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Rule 3: Proportionality


Nothing in these rules shall require the SRA to take any action which it considers unreasonable or disproportionate in the context of any statutory trust account.


The SRA may apply a level to beneficial entitlements within a statutory trust account below which it will not attempt to identify and/or locate potential beneficiaries where in the opinion of the SRA it would be unreasonable or disproportionate to do so. The level applies to the principal sum identified as relating to a particular beneficiary, after the application of any pro-rata adjustment which may be made under rule 7.2 and ignoring the addition of any interest as set out in rule 8.1.