HC Deb 22 April 1901 vol 92 cc912-3
MR. YOXALL (Nottingham, W.)

I beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he can state what is the total amount received by the Treasury in respect of unclaimed moneys since the date of the Act of 1872 (35 and 36 Vic.) Court of Chancery Funds (c. 44).


The only funds in the possession of the Chancery and other Courts which can be described as unclaimed funds are the so-called Dormant Funds—that is, funds which have not been dealt with for fifteen years and upwards. A list of these funds is published triennially in the London Gazette. The last list was issued in 1899. These funds are held by the Paymaster General subject to the orders of the Supreme Court. None of them are held by the Treasury.