Finance (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1956


23.—(1) The Minister may make regulations governing prize bonds and any such regulations may, in particular, make provision with respect to all or any of the following matters:

(a) persons who may purchase prize bonds,

(b) payments in cases in which the holder of prize bonds is a person under any legal disability or is a deceased person,

(c) the receipts which are to be a good discharge for payments,

(d) the settlement of disputes,

(e) the application of any of the provisions of the Bills of Exchange Acts, 1882 to 1917, to warrants or other instruments by which payments are effected.

(2) Section 10 of the Savings Banks Act, 1887 , as varied by the Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Alteration of Fees) Regulations, 1953 ( S.I. No. 214 of 1953 ) (which section as so varied relates to the price of certificates of birth, death or marriage) shall apply for the purposes of regulations under this section as it applies for the purposes of the Acts relating to the Post Office Savings Bank, and for the purposes of such regulations that section shall have effect as if the holder of prize bonds or any person having an interest in prize bonds were a depositor in the Post Office Savings Bank.