Opinion Number. 726

Subject

ENEMY ALIENS: COMMONWEALTH BANK WHETHER ENEMY ALIENS MAY WITHDRAW SAVINGS BANK IN WARTIME MONEYS FROM COMMONWEALTH

Date
Client
The Secretary, Department of Defence

The Secretary to the Department of Defence has asked for advice on the question whether alien enemies may withdraw, without restriction, from the Commonwealth Savings Bank, sums deposited there by them.

In the absence of any specific provision to the contrary, I am of opinion that alien enemies may withdraw, without restriction, moneys deposited by them in the Commonwealth Savings Bank.

[Vol. 14, p. 381]

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