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Public Assistance Act, 1939

Receipt of money by public assistance authorities.

55.(1) All moneys payable to a public assistance authority shall be paid to and received by the treasurer of such authority and shall be carried by such treasurer to the credit of such authority.

(2) Only the receipt of the treasurer of a public assistance authority shall be a good discharge to a person paying money to such authority, save that the receipt of an officer of such authority duly authorised by such authority or by a regulation made under this Act to receive payments of a particular class shall be a good discharge to a person making a payment of that class to such officer.

(3) Whenever an officer of a public assistance authority receives for such authority any money which he is authorised by such authority or by a regulation made under this Act so to receive, it shall be the duty of such officer forthwith to pay such money to the treasurer of such authority.