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Consolidated Fund (£19,000,000).
CA P. XIII.
An Act to apply the Sum of Nineteen Millions out of the Consolidated Fund to the Service of the Year One thousand eight hundred and sixty-six.
Most Gracious Sovereign,
[23d March 1866.]
E, 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:
Service of the
1. There shall and may be issued and applied, for or towards There shall be making good the Supply granted to Her Majesty for the Service of applied for the the Year One thousand eight hundred and sixty-six, the Sum of Year 1866 the Nineteen Millions out of the Consolidated Fund of the United Sum of Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and the Commissioners of out of the ConHer Majesty's Treasury of the United Kingdom of Great Britain solidated Fund. and Ireland, or the Lord High Treasurer of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, for the Time being, are or is hereby authorized and empowered to issue and apply the same accordingly.
may cause 19,000,000l. of
Bills to be
2. It shall be lawful for the said Commissioners of Her Majesty's The Treasury Treasury, from Time to Time, by Warrant under their Hands, to cause or direct any Number of Exchequer Bills to be made out at Exchequer the Receipt of Her Majesty's Exchequer at Westminster for any made out in Sum or Sums of Money not exceeding in the whole the Sum of manner prescribed by Nineteen Millions; and such Exchequer Bills shall be made out in 48 G. 3. c. 1., the same or like Manner, Form, and Order, and according to the 4 & 5 W. 4. same or like Rules and Directions, as are directed and prescribed c. 15., and in an Act passed in the Forty-eighth Year of the Reign of His c. 66. Majesty King George the Third, Chapter One, and in another Act
5 & 6 Vict.
The Clauses, &c. in recited
to this Act.
Consolidated Fund (£19,000,000).
passed in the Session of Parliament holden in the Fourth and Fifth
3. All and every the Clauses, Provisoes, Powers, Privileges, Acts extended Advantages, Penalties, Forfeitures, and Disabilities contained in the said Act shall be applied and extended to the Exchequer Bills to be made out in pursuance of this Act, as fully and effectually, to all Intents and Purposes, as if particularly repeated and re-enacted in this Act.
Interest on Ex
4. The Exchequer Bills to be made out in pursuance of this Act chequer Bills. shall and may bear an Interest not exceeding the Rate of Threepence Halfpenny per Centum per Diem upon or in respect of the whole of the Monies respectively contained therein.
5. It shall and may be lawful for the Governor and Company England may of the Bank of England, and they are hereby empowered, to take, 19,000,000l. on accept, and receive the Exchequer Bills authorized to be made out the Credit of in pursuance of this Act, and to advance or lend to Her Majesty, at withstanding the Receipt of the Exchequer at Westminster, upon the Credit of 5 & 6 W. & M. the Sum granted by this Act, out of the Consolidated Fund of the
this Act, not
Bills prepared by virtue of this Act to be
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, any Sum or Sums of Money not exceeding in the whole the Sum of Nineteen Millions, anything in an Act passed in the Fifth and Sixth Years of the Reign of King William and Queen Mary, Chapter Twenty, or in any other Act or Acts, to the contrary notwithstanding.
6. It shall be lawful for the said Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury and they are hereby authorized and empowered, to cause delivered to the such Exchequer Bills as shall be prepared by virtue of this Act to Bank as Secu- be delivered from Time to Time to the Governor and Company of rity for such Advances.
Monies raised by Bills to be
applied to the
by the Com
the Bank of England in such Proportions as the Public Service may require, as Security for any Advance or Advances which may be made to Her Majesty by the said Governor and Company of the Bank of England, under the Authority of this Act.
7. It shall be lawful for the said Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury to issue and apply, from Time to Time, all such Sums of Money as shall be raised by Exchequer Bills to be made out in pursuance of this Act, to such Services as shall then have been voted by the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in this present Session of Parliament.
Consolidated Fund (£19,000,000).
8. The Principal Sum or Sums of Money to be contained in Exchequer all such Exchequer Bills to be made forth by virtue of this Act, chargeable together with the Interest that may become due thereon, shall be upon the growand the same are hereby made chargeable and charged upon the ing Produce of growing Produce of the Consolidated Fund of the United Kingdom dated Fund. of Great Britain and Ireland, at any Period not later than the next succeeding Quarter to that in which the said Exchequer Bills have been issued; and it shall be lawful for the said Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury for the Time being, and they are hereby authorized, from Time to Time, by Warrant under their Hands, to direct the Comptroller General of the Receipt of the Exchequer at Westminster, in such Manner as they shall think necessary, to grant a Credit on the Exchequer Funds in the Bank of England unto such Person or Persons as shall be named in the said Warrant, for any Sum or Sums of Money not exceeding in the whole a Sum sufficient to discharge and pay off the Principal Sum or Sums of Money contained in such Exchequer Bills then outstanding, and which may have been made out and issued by virtue of this Act, together with all such Interest as may be due thereupon.
9 & 10 Vict. c. 95.
Vacancies in the Office of
CA P. XIV.
An Act for the Abolition of the Offices of Treasurer and of High Bailiff of County Courts as Vacancies shall occur, and to provide for the Payment of future Registrars of County Courts.
[23d April 1866.]
HEREAS by an Act passed in the Session of Parliament holden in the Ninth and Tenth Years of the Reign of Her present Majesty, Chapter Ninety-five, the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury were empowered to appoint as many Persons as they should think fit to be Treasurers of the Courts holden under that Act: And whereas Twenty-three Persons were appointed to be such Treasurers, and as, from Time to Time, Vacancies have occurred, other Persons have been appointed: And whereas by the said Act the Judge of every Court holden under the said Act was empowered to appoint One or more High Bailiffs for such Court: And whereas it is expedient that whenever any of the Holders of either of the Offices of Treasurer or High Bailiff as aforesaid shall die, resign, or be removed, the Vacancy caused thereby should not be filled up, and that Provision should be made for the Performance of the Duties now attached to those Offices: And whereas it is further expedient to reduce the Salaries of future appointed Registrars of County Courts: 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. Whenever any Person who has been appointed a Treasurer of Treasurers of County Courts under the Provisions of Section Twenty-three of County Courts the said Act shall die, resign, or be removed, the Vacancy caused not to be filled by the Death, Resignation, or Removal of such Person shall not be filled up.
2. The Accounts of the Registrar and other Officers of the Courts, of which the Person who shall have died, resigned, or been removed was the Treasurer, shall be examined by such Person or Persons, at
of the Courts.
such Time or Times, under the Supervision of such Person as the Registrar and Commissioners of the Treasury shall think fit, provided that the other Officers Salaries and Expenses of the Persons by whom such Accounts are to be examined shall not exceed the Sum allowed to the then late Treasurer for the Services of a Clerk, and for the travelling Expenses of himself and Clerk.
3. Where it shall appear to the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasurers may Treasury that greater Efficiency and Economy will be effected by retire upon permitting the Retirement of a Treasurer of County Courts, it shall in certain be lawful for the said Commissioners to grant to any such Treasurer, Cases. out of Monies to be provided for the Purpose by Parliament, such Superannuation Allowance as the said Commissioners may determine, not exceeding such Amount as might be granted under "The Superannuation Act, 1859," to a civil Servant retiring upon Medical Certificate.
4. If the Commissioners of the Treasury shall think fit to employ If Person apin the Examination of the Accounts of the Courts any Person whom pointed to they may think it desirable so to employ, on account of Knowledge counts be a acquired by him as Clerk to any Treasurer of County Courts, Clerk, after such Clerk shall, if after One Year the said Commissioners shall Probation he continue to employ him, be deemed a Servant in the permanent shall be deemed Civil Service of the State, and be entitled to Superannuation.
a Civil Servant.
of the Courts,
5. The Commissioners of the Treasury shall from Time to Time Treasury to make Rules make such Rules as to them shall seem meet for the keeping and for keeping and rendering of Accounts by the Registrars and other Officers of the rendering AcCourts of which the Treasurer has died, resigned, or been removed, counts by and for securing the Payment of the Sums of Money in the Hands other Officers of such Registrars or other Officers, as the said Commissioners may from Time to Time in each Case direct, into the Bank of England, Payments by to the Account of the Paymaster General, to be carried by him to Registrars to be paid into an Account to be called "The County Courts Fund," out of which Bank of Fund the said Commissioners shall direct all necessary Payments England. for the Purposes of such Courts to be made.
6. The Person under whose Supervision the Accounts of the Accounts to be Courts are to be examined as aforesaid shall once in every Year, and oftener if required, on such Day as the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury from Time to Time shall appoint, render to the Commissioners for auditing the Public Accounts of Great Britain a true Account in Writing of all Monies paid into the aforesaid "County Courts Fund" at the Paymaster General's, and of Monies