Police Act 1958

  • repealed
  • Police Act 1958: repealed, on 1 October 2008, by section 130(4) of the Policing Act 2008 (2008 No 72).
59 Unclaimed property
  • (1) Any goods and chattels which have come into the possession of any member of the Police and which are unclaimed after being held for not less than 3 months, shall, by the direction of the Commissioner, be sold by public auction, a notice of the sale having been previously published 3 times in some newspaper circulating in the district in which the sale is to be held:

    Provided that perishable goods may be sold at any time and in such manner as the District Commander may direct, or if valueless may be destroyed.

    (2) The proceeds of every sale must be paid into the Crown Bank Account, after deducting the costs incurred in—

    • (a) Advertising and conducting the sale; and

    • (b) Storing, transporting, testing, or otherwise preparing the goods and chattels for sale.

    (3) The Commissioner may, if he thinks fit, appoint any person, not being the holder of a licence under the Auctioneers Act 1928, to conduct any such sale by auction.

    (4) Any money that has come into the possession of a member of the Police in the course of duty, and is unclaimed, must be paid into the Crown Bank Account.

    Compare: 1947 No 13 s 42

    Subsection (1) proviso was amended, as from 13 February 1959, by regulation 8 of Police Regulations 1959 (SR 1985/259) by substituting the words District Commander for the words the officer in charge of a district.

    The original subsection (2) was amended, as from 1 April 1964, by section 4(4) Public Revenues Amendment Act 1963 (1963 No 46) by substituting the words Consolidated Revenue Account for the words Consolidated Fund.

    The original subsection (2) was amended, as from 1 April 1978, by substituting the words Consolidated Account for the words Consolidated Revenue Account.

    The original subsection (2) was amended, as from 1 July 1989, by section 83(7) Public Finance Act 1989 (1989 No 44) by substituting the words the Crown Bank Account for the words Consolidated Account.

    Subsection (2) was substituted, as from 3 June 1998, by section 5(1) Police Amendment Act 1998 (1998 No 56).

    Subsection (4) was inserted, as from 3 June 1998, by section 5(2) Police Amendment Act 1998 (1998 No 56).