Civil Liability and Courts Act 2004

Disposal of part of funds of suitors.


F24[35.(1) The financial institution shall pay out of the general cash account to the Exchequer such sums as the Chief Justice, from time to time, directs, not exceeding 97. 5 per cent of the aggregate of the amounts in the form of money standing in—

(a) the dormant account of the funds of suitors of the High Court,

(b) the special account for small balances,

(c) the dormant account of the funds of suitors of the Circuit Court, and

(d) the dormant funds of suitors of the District Court, as may be required for the purposes of subsection (2).

(2) The sums paid to the Exchequer pursuant to a direction under subsection (1) may be applied from time to time, by the Minister, with the consent of the Minister for Public Expenditure, National Development Plan Delivery and Reform, for the purposes of defraying the costs of providing, managing and maintaining—

(a) court buildings under section 5 (d) of the Courts Service Act 1998, and

(b) information and communications technology facilities for courts, court offices and the Courts Service.]




Substituted (31.07.2023) by Courts and Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2023 (18/2023), s. 54, S.I. No. 389 of 2023, art. 3(i).

Editorial Notes:


Previous affecting provision: functions transferred and references to “Department of Finance” and “Minister for Finance” in subs. (2) construed (29.07.2011) by Finance (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 418 of 2011), arts. 2, 3(a), 5 and sch. 1 part 2, in effect as per art. 1(2); section substituted (31.07.2023) as per F-note above.