24. Unclaimed dividends; undistributed balances.

The Secretary of State must from time to time pay into the Consolidated Fund1 out of the Insolvency Services Account2 so much of the sums standing to the credit of that account as represents:


    (1)     dividends which were declared before such date as the Treasury may from time to time determine and have not been claimed; and


    (2)     balances ascertained before that date which are too small to be divided among the persons entitled to them3.

For these purposes, the sums standing to the credit of the Insolvency Services Account are deemed to include any sums paid out of that