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Court of Session Consignations (Scotland) Act 1895

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7As soon as may be after the passing of this Act, the .Lord Ordinary in Exchequer Causes, on the representation of the Queen's and Lord Treasurer's Remembrancer, shall, after such inquiry as he, may deem necessary, determine the amount of consignations made-prior to the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-nine, in the name of the Accountant, or of any of the Clerks, of Court, as the case may be, or deposited in bank in the name of any person by order of the Court, or in virtue of the provisions of any Act, of otherwise deposited in the name of any party or agent ill a cause or proceeding, or by a trustee in a sequestration or cessio as an unclaimed dividend or special deposit, and not paid out or otherwise accounted for; and shall certify the same to the Queen's and Lord Treasurer's Remembrancer, appending to his certificate; a list of the consignations made prior to the said date and found by him, to be still unpaid, or not otherwise accounted for, including any interest which may have accrued thereon, and also the amount at-the aforesaid date at the credit of the fund called the Interests Account of Unclaimed Dividends, in terms of section one hundred and fifty-three of the Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act, 1856; and the Accountant or the Clerk of Court, as the case may be, shall account for, and any bank having the custody of such consignation shall pay over, within one month after the receipt of a requisition to that effect, the amount so determined, to the Queen's and Lord Treasurer's Remembrancer, who shall in exchange grant a receipt binding himself and his successors in office to relieve the said Accountant, or Clerk of Court or bank, of any claim that may be established in respect of any sum so paid over to him, which receipt shall be a discharge to the said Accountant, or the said clerk or bank.

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