Statute of Limitations, 1957

Chapter II.


Person under a disability.

48.—(1) For the purposes of this Act, a person shall be under a disability while—

(a) he is an infant, or

(b) he is of unsound mind, or

(c) he is a convict subject to the operation of the Forfeiture Act, 1870, in whose case no administrator or curator has been appointed under that Act.

(2) For the purposes of subsection (1) of this section but without prejudice to the generality thereof, a person shall be conclusively presumed to be of unsound mind while he is detained in pursuance of any enactment authorising the detention of persons of unsound mind or criminal lunatics.