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Charities Act (Northern Ireland) 1964

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4Publication of charitable gifts in wills.N.I.

(1)Where a will contains a charitable gift to be applied or paid in Northern Ireland, the Ministry may, if it thinks fit, require the person to whom probate of the will or letters of administration with the will annexed have been granted—

(a)to produce to the Ministry, within six months after the grant of probate or letters of administration or within two months after the date on which the Ministry makes the requirement, whichever period expires later, such evidence as the Ministry may require to show either—

(i)that the property comprised in the gift has been transferred to the charity specified in the will; or

(ii)that the trustees of the charity specified in the will are aware of the gift; or

(b)to publish, within six months after the grant of probate or letters of administration or within two months after the date on which the Ministry makes the requirement, whichever period expires later, such particulars of the gift as the Ministry may require and in such manner as the Ministry may specify.

(2)If any person fails to comply with any requirement made under subsection (1) he shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding[F1 level 3 on the standard scale].

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