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1. Issue of 313,2701. out of the Consolidated Fund for the service of the year ending 31st March 1882. 2. Power to the Treasury to borrow. 3. Short title.

An Act to apply the sum of Three hundred and thirteen thousand two hun

dred and seventy pounds out of the Consolidated Fund to the service of the year ending on the thirty-first day of March one thousand eight hundred and eighty-two. (13th March 1882.)

Most Gracious Sovereign, WE, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, in Parliament assembled, towards making good the supply which we have cheerfully granted to Your Majesty in this session of Parliament, have resolved to grant unto Your Majesty the sum herein-after mentioned; and do therefore most humbly beseech Your Majesty that it may be enacted; and be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

1. The Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury for the time being may issue out of

the Consolidated Fund of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and apply towards jesty for the service of the year ending on the making good the supply granted to Her Mathirty-first day of March one thousand eight hundred and eighty-two the sum of three hundred and thirteen thousand two hundred and seventy pounds.

2. The Commissioners of the Treasury may borrow from time to time on the credit of the said sum any sum or sums not exceeding in the whole the sum of three hundred and thirteen thousand two hundred and seventy pounds, and shall repay the moneys so borrowed with interest not exceeding five pounds per centum per annum out of the growing produce of the Consolidated Fund at any period not later than the next succeeding quarter to that in which the said moneys were borrowed.

Any sums so borrowed shall be placed to the credit of the account of Her Majesty's Exchequer, and shall form part of the said Consolidated Fund, and be available in any manner in which such fund is available.

3. This Act may be cited as the Consolidated Fund (No. 1) Act, 1882.

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CHAP. 2.

Post Office (Reply Post Cards) Act, 1882.

ABSTRACT OF THE ENACTMENTS.

1. Short title.

2. Acts not to prevent issue of reply post cards.

An Act to authorise the use of Reply Post Cards. (13th March 1882.)

WHEREAS the Post Office Act, 1875, authorised the Treasury from time to time by warrant to fix the rates of postage to be charged by or under the authority of the Postmaster-General in respect (among other postal packets) of post cards, conveyed or delivered for conveyance by post, whether in the United Kingdom or elsewhere, subject to the proviso (among others) that the highest rate for an inland post card shall not exceed one half

penny:

And whereas it is proposed to issue such reply post cards as herein-after mentioned, and doubts have arisen as to the power to issue the same, and it is expedient to remove such doubts:

Be it therefore enacted, by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament

assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

1. This Act may be cited as the Post Office (Reply Post Cards) Act, 1882, and this Act may be cited together with the Post Office (Duties) Acts, 1840 to 1875, as the Post Office (Duties) Acts, 1840 to 1882.

2. Nothing in the Post Office (Duties) Acts, 1840 to 1875, or any of them, shall be deemed to prevent the issue of a reply post card, or the fixing of a rate of postage for a reply post card not exceeding double the rate charged for an ordinary post card.

A "reply post card" means a post card of such a character that the person receiving the same through the post may without further payment again transmit the same or a part thereof through the post.

A reply post card or any part thereof which may be again transmitted through the post without further payment shall be deemed to be a postal packet within the meaning of the above-mentioned Acts.

СНАР. 3.

Slate Mines (Gunpowder) Act, 1882.

1. Title of Act.

ABSTRACT OF THE ENACTMENTS.

2. Power to exempt slate mines from certain regulations relating to the use of explosives.

An Act to amend the Law relating to the use of Gunpowder in Slate Mines. (29th March 1882.)

Be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

1. This Act may be cited as the Slate Mines (Gunpowder) Act, 1882.

2. (1.) It shall be lawful for one of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, if he shall think fit, from time to time, on the application of the owner, agent, or manager of any slate mine, to exempt such mine from the general rule contained in sub-section two of section twenty-three of the Metalliferous Mines Regulation Act, 1872, with respect to the use of gunpowder or other explosive substances, or any portion of such rule.

(2.) The application shall be transmitted by the owner, agent, or manager to the inspector of the district, and the requirements of sections twenty-four and twenty-eight of the

Metalliferous Mines Regulation Act, 1872, as to the posting of any proposed special rule shall extend to any such application: Provided that the exemption shall not come into force until granted by the Secretary of State.

(3.) The Secretary of State may at any time revoke such exemption, but such revocation

shall not come into force until written or printed notice thereof has been posted up at the mine for twenty-four hours.

(4.) A list of the exemptions granted or revoked under this Act shall be set forth by the inspector of the district in his annual report.

CHAP. 4.

Consolidated Fund (No. 2) Act, 1882.

ABSTRACT OF THE ENACTMENTS.

1. Issue of 424,8441. 148. 10d. out of the Consolidated Fund for the service of the years ending 31st March 1881 and 1882.

2. Issue of 6,793,4981. out of the Consolidated Fund for the service of the year ending 31st March 1883.

3. Power to the Treasury to borrow.

4. Short title.

An Act to apply certain sums out of the Consolidated Fund to the service of

the years ending on the thirty-first day of March one thousand eight hundred and eighty-one, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-two, and one thousand eight hundred and eighty-three. (29th March 1882.)

Most Gracious Sovereign, WE, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, in Parliament assembled, towards making good the supply which we have cheerfully granted to Your Majesty in this session of Parliament, have resolved to grant unto Your Majesty the sums herein-after mentioned; and do therefore most humbly beseech Your Majesty that it may be enacted; and be it enacted by the Queen's inost Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

1. The Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury for the time being may issue out of the Consolidated Fund of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and apply towards making good the supply granted to Her Majesty for the service of the years ending on the thirty-first day of March one thousand eight hundred and eighty-one and one thou

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2. The Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury for the time being may issue out of the Consolidated Fund of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and apply towards making good the supply granted to Her Majesty for the service of the year ending on the thirty-first day of March one thousand eight hundred and eighty-three, the sum of six million seven hundred and ninety-three thousand four hundred and ninety-eight pounds.

3. The Commissioners of the Treasury may borrow from time to time, on the credit of the said sums, any sum or sums not exceeding in the whole the sum of seven million two hundred and eighteen thousand three hundred and forty-two pounds fourteen shillings and tenpence, and shall repay the moneys so borrowed, with interest not exceeding five pounds per centum per annum, out of the growing produce of the Consolidated Fund at any period not later than the next succeeding quarter to that in which the said sums were borrowed.

Any sums so borrowed shall be placed to the credit of the account of Her Majesty's Exchequer, and shall form part of the said Consolidated Fund, and be available in any manner in which such fund is available.

4. This Act may be cited as the Consolidated Fund (No. 2) Act, 1882.

СНАР. 5.

Duke of Albany (Establishment) Act, 1882.

ABSTRACT OF THE ENACTMENTS.

1. Power for Her Majesty to grant an additional annuity of ten thousand pounds for life to Prince Leopold George Duncan Albert Duke of Albany.

2. Payment of proportionate part of annuity.

3. Power for Her Majesty to grant an annuity of six thousand pounds to Her said Serene Highness in the event of her surviving His Royal Highness the Duke of Albany. 4. Annuities granted by this Act to be charged on the Consolidated Fund. 5. Short title.

An Act to enable Her Majesty to provide for the Establishment of His Royal Highness the Duke of Albany and Her Serene Highness Princess Helen Frederica Augusta of Waldeck and Pyrmont, and to settle an Annuity on Her Serene Highness.

(21st April 1882.)

Most Gracious Sovereign, WE, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, in Parlia ment assembled, having taken into consideration Your Majesty's most gracious message that Your Majesty has agreed to a marriage proposed between Your Majesty's fourth son His Royal Highness Leopold George Duncan Albert Duke of Albany and Her Serene Highness the Princess Helen Frederica Augusta, fourth daughter of His Serene Highness the Reigning Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont, do most humbly beseech Your Majesty that it may be enacted:

Be it therefore enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

1. It shall be lawful for Her Majesty in order to provide for the establishment of His Royal Highness Prince Leopold George Duncan Albert Duke of Albany and Her Serene Highness Princess Helen Frederica Augusta of Waldeck and Pyrmont, by letters patent under the great seal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, to grant unto His said Royal Highness, or to such persons as Her Majesty may think fit to name in the said letters patent, on trust for His said Royal Highness, and subject to such conditions as Her Majesty may direct, an annuity of ten

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2. The first payment of such portion of the said annuity as may have accrued between the date of the said marriage and the first of the said quarterly days which happens after the said marriage shall be made on such lastmentioned quarterly day, and a proportionate part shall be payable for the period between the last quarterly day of payment and the date of the determination thereof: provided that in the event of His said Royal Highness succeeding to any sovereignty or principality abroad, it shall be lawful for Her Majesty or her successors, with the consent of Parliament, to revoke or reduce the said annuity by warrant under the sign manual.

3. It shall be lawful for Her Majesty or her successors, by letters patent under the great seal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, to grant to Her said Serene Highness in case of her surviving His said Royal Highness, or to such persons as Her Majesty or her successors may think fit to name in the said letters patent, on trust for Her said Serene Highness in the event of her so surviving, an annuity of six thousand pounds, to commence from the date of the death of His said Royal Highness and to con tinue from thenceforth during the life of Her said Serene Highness, and to be payable on the quarterly days aforesaid, the first payment to be made on such of the said quarterly days as happens next after the death of His said Royal Highness of such portion of the said annuity as may have accrued between the date of the said death and the said quarterly day; and a proportionate part thereof to be payable

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