Civil Liability and Courts Act 2004

Disposal of part of funds of suitors.

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 the dormant account of the funds of suitors of the High Court and the special account for small balances, as may be required for the purposes of subsection (2).

(2) The sums paid to the Exchequer pursuant to an order under subsection (1) may be applied from time to time, by the Minister, with the consent of the Minister for Finance, for the purposes of defraying the costs of providing, managing and maintaining court buildings under section 5 (d) of the Courts Service Act 1998 .