Public Hospitals (Amendment) Act, 1939

Payments by the Board to sweepstake committees.

5.—(1) Whenever the Minister is satisfied, in respect of a sweepstake in which the drawing of prizes takes place after the passing of this Act, that, owing to an emergency which could not reasonably have been foreseen by the sweepstake committee managing such sweepstake and which was not occasioned or contributed to by any act or default of such sweepstake committee, the expenses incurred by such sweepstake committee in holding such sweepstake exceed the total amount lawfully applicable, out of the moneys received from the sale of tickets in such sweepstake, for the payment of such expenses, the Minister may direct the Board to pay to such sweepstake committee such sum as may be necessary to discharge the amount by which the said expenses exceed the said total amount so lawfully applicable for the payment thereof.

(2) Whenever the Minister directs, under the next preceding sub-section of this section, the Board to make to a sweepstake committee any such payment as is mentioned in that sub-section, the Board shall, notwithstanding anything contained in the Principal Act, make to the said sweepstake committee the payment so directed by the Minister.

(3) Every payment required by the next preceding sub-section of this section to be made by the Board to a sweepstake committee shall—

(a) if such payment is so required to be made to the sweepstake committee managing a sweepstake held on or before the 1st day of January, 1940, be made out of the Hospitals Trust Fund, and

(b) in any other case, be made out of the Reserve Fund so far as that Fund is sufficient and, so far (if at all) as the Reserve Fund is insufficient, out of the Hospitals Trust Fund.