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Exemption II. The Exemption No. 2., under the Head or Title of No. 2. in the

Exemptions from the Duties contained in Schedules (E.) and said Act to extend only to the (F.," in the said Act, shall be deemed and construed and is Duties con hereby declared to extend only to exempt any Person from the tained in Sche- Duties contained in Schedule (E.) of the said Act for One dule (E.) in certain Cases.

such Horse as in the said Exemption No. 2. is described, used for riding on the Occasions and in manner therein mentioned ; and nothing in the said Exemption shall be deemed or construed to extend to exempt any Person from the Duties contained in Schedule (F.) of the said Act, for any such Horse as aforesaid, except where the same shall be kept for the purpose of Husbandry, and used only for such Purpose, and for riding on the Occasions and in manner in the said

Exemption No. 2. 'mentioned. Horses used by

III. For any Horse used by any Common Carrier in drawCommon Caring any Carriage used by him principally and bonâ fide for and riers occasion, in the carrying of Goods, and occasionally only in conveying Passengers to Passengers for Hire, in the Manner mentioned with respect to be charged only such Carriage in Schedule (D.) of the said Act, there shall not ander Schedule by reason of such using be charged

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or higher Duty (F.)

than the Duty contained in the said Schedule (F.) Time for giving

IV. The Time limited by Section Six of the said Act for the Notice to de- giving of Notice to determine any Contract of Composition for termine Com- the Duties of Assessed Taxes shall be and is hereby extended positions extended.

to the Fifth Day of April One thousand eight hundred and fifty-four; and any such Notice as in the said Section Six is mentioned, given on or before the said last-mentioned Day, shall have the saine Force and Effect as it would have had if it had

been given within the Time limited by the said Section. Justices of the

V. And whereas by the several Acts in force relating to Peace in Ire the Duties granted by an Act passed in the last Session of land may admi- Parliament, Chapter Thirty-four, on Profits arising from Prorequired by the perty, Professions, Trades, and Offices, divers Oaths are Acts relating to required to be taken by Persons appointed Assessors and Col.

lectors of the said Duties, and by Persons claiming Exemption Tax.

from or a Return or Repayment of the said Duties under the several Provisions of the said Acts, and by other Persons in relation to the Execution of the said Acts, which said Oaths the Commissioners for Special Purposes and other Commissioners in the said Acts mentioned are respectively authorized to administer; and it is expedient to authorize Her Majesty's Justices of the Peace in Ireland, as well as the said Commissioners, to administer the same: Be it enacted, That it shall be lawful for Her Majesty's Justices of the Peace in Ireland respectively within their respective Jurisdictions, and any One of them is hereby authorized and empowered, to administer to any such Assessor or Collector or to any other Person any Oath required or authorized by the said several Acts or any of them to be taken in any Matter relating to the Execution of the said Acts.

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CAP. II.

An Act to apply the Sum of Eight Millions out of the

Consolidated Fund to the Service of the Year One thousand eight hundred and fifty-four.

[23d March 1854.] 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 Excel lent 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:

I. There shall and may be issued and applied, for or towards There shall be making good the Supply granted to Her Majesty for the applied for the Service of the Year One thousand eight hundred and fifty Year 1854, the four, the Sum of Eight Millions out of the Consolidated Fund of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and 8,000,0001. out the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury of the United of the ConsoliKingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, or the Lord Iligh 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.

II. It shall be lawful for the said Commissioners of Her The Treasury Majesty's Treasury from Time to Time, by Warrant under may cause their Hands, to cause or direct any Number of Exchequer Bills 8,000,000l

. of to be made out at the Receipt of Her Majesty's Exchequer at Bills to be raade Westminster for any Sum or Sums of Money not exceeding out in manner in the whole the Sum of Eight Millions; and such Exchequer prescribed by Bills shall be made out in the same or like Manner, Form, and 4 & 5 W. 4. Order, and according to the same or like Rules and Directions, c. 15., and as are directed and prescribed in an Act passed in the Forty- 5 & 6 Vict eighth Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Third, intituled An Act for regulating the issuing and paying off of Exchequer Bills, and in another Act passed in the Session of Parliament holden in the Fourth and Fifth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King William the Fourth, intituled An Act to regulate the Office of the Receipt of His Majesty's Exchequer at Westminster, and in another Act passed in the Session of Parliament holden in the Fifth and Sixth Years of the Reign of Iler present Majesty, intituled An Act for further regulating the Preparation and Issue of Exchequer Bills.

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The Clauses, III. All and every the Clauses, Provisoes, Powers, Privileges, & Xets'extended Advantages, Penalties, Forfeitures, and Disabilities contained to this Act. in the said recited Acts 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 the said several Clauses, Provisoes, Powers, Privileges, Advantages, Penalties, Forfeitures, and Disabilities had been particularly

repeated and re-enacted in the Body of this Act. Interest on IV. The Exchequer Bills to be made out in pursuance of Exchequer Bills.

this Act 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. Bank of Eng. V. It shall and may be lawful for the Governor and Company

of the Bank of England, and they are hereby empowered, to 8,000,0001, on take, accept, and receive the Exchequer Bills' authorized to be

made out in pursuance of this Act, and to advance or lend to this Act, not

Her Majesty, at the Receipt of the Exchequer at Westminster, withstanding 5 & 6 W. & M. upon the Credit of the Sum granted by this Act, out of the

Consolidated Fund of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, any Sum or Sums of Money not exceeding in the whole the Sum of Eight Millions, anything in an Act passed in the Fifth and Sixth Years of the Reign of King William and Queen Mary, intituled An Act for granting to their Majesties several Rates and Duties upon the Tonnage of Ships and Vessels, and upon Beer, Ale, and other Liquors, and for securing certain Recompences and Advantages in the said Act mentioned to such Persons as shall voluntarily advance the sum of One million five hundred thousand Pounds towards carrying on the War against France, or in any other Act or Acts, to

the contrary notwithstanding. Bills prepared

VI. It shall be lawful for the said Commissioners of Her by virtue of

Majesty's Treasury, and they are hereby authorized and this Act to be empowered, to cause such Bills as shall be prepared by virtue the Bank as

of this Act to be delivered from Time to Time to the Governor Security for

and Company of the Bank of England, in such Proportions such Advances.

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. Monies raised

VII. It shall be lawful for the said Commissioners of Her by Bills to be Majesty's Treasury to issue and apply from Time to Time all applied to the Services voted

such Sums of Money as shall be raised by Exchequer Bills to by the Com. 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. Exchequer

VIII. The Principal Sumor Sums of Money to be conBills made chargeable tained in all such Exchequer Bills to be made forth by virtue upon the

of this Act, together with the Interest that may become due growing Prothereon, shall be and the same are hereby made chargeable and

charged

mons.

charged upon the growing Produce of the Consolidated Fund duce of the of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in the Consolidated

Fund. 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, which Credit shall be chargeable on and paid out of the growing Produce of the said Consolidated Fund of the next succeeding Quarter to that in which the said Exchequer Bills have been issued, 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.

CAP. III.

An Act for raising the Sum of One million seven

hundred and fifty thousand Pounds by Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand eight hundred and fifty-four.

[23d March 1854.] 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 raising the necessary Supplies which we have cheerfully granted to Your Majesty in this Session of Parliament, have resolved to give and 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. Towards making gocd the Supp'y granted to Her Majesty Treasury for the Service of the Year One thousand eight hundred and may raise,

1,750,000l. fifty-four, it shall be lawful for the Commissioners of Her

by Exchequer Majesty's Treasury of the United Kingdom of Great Britain Bills, in like and Ireland at any Time or Times, and they are hereby Manner as is authorized, to cause any Number of Exchequer Bills to be made prescribed by out at the Receipt of the Exchequer at Westminster for any Sum or Sums of Money not exceeding in the whole the sum of One million seven hundred and fifty thousand Pounds, in like Manner as is prescribed in an Act passed in the Forty-eighth A 4

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Year of the Reign of King George the Third, intituled An Act for regulating the issuing and paying off of Exchequer Bills, and in another Act passed in the Session of Parliament holden in the Fourth and Fifth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King William the Fourth, intituled An Act to regulate the Office of the Receipt of His Majesty's Exchequer at Westminster, and in another Act passed in the Session of Parliament holden in

the Fifth and Sixth Years of the Reign of Her present Majesty, 5 & 6 Vict. intituled An Act for further regulating the Preparation and Issue

of Exchequer Bills. The Clauses, II. All and every the Clauses, Provisoes, Powers, Privileges,

Advantages, Penalties, Forfeitures, and Disabilities contained Acts extended to this Act.

in the said Acts 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 the said several Clauses or Provisoes had been particularly repeated and re

enacted in the Body of this Act. The Treasury III. It shall be lawful for the said Commissioners of Her to issue and apply the

Majesty's Treasury to issue and apply from Time to Time all Money raised. 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 bave been voted by the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in this present Session of

Parliament. Bills, how to be IV. The Principal Sum or Sums of Money to be contained charged and paid.

in such Exchequer Bills shall be charged upon and shall be paid out of any Supplies to be granted in the next Session of

Parliament. Interest on V. The Exchequer Bills to be made out in pursuance of this Bills.

Act shall bear Date on the Days on which the same shall be respectively issued, and shall bear an Interest not exceeding the Rate of Threepence Halfpenny per Centum per Diem in respect of the whole of the Monies respectively contained therein, payable out of any Aids or Supplies in the Bank of England standing to

the Credit of the Exchequer. Bills charged on VI. All the Exchequer Bills to be made out by virtue of this Supplies to be. Act, or so many of them as shall from Time to Time remain ment of Public undischarged and uncancelled, shall, after Twelve Calendar Revenue after Months from their respective Dates, be taken and shall pass and Twelve Calen- be current to all the Receivers and Collectors in Great Britain dar Months

of the Customs, Excise, or Revenue, any Supply, Aid, or Tax Dates. whatsoever already granted or payable, or which shall hereafter

be granted or payable to Her Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors, and also at the Bank of England to the Account of Her Majesty's Exchequer, from the said Receivers or Collectors, or from any other Person or Persons, Bodies Politic or Corporate whatsoever, making any Payment there to Her Majesty, Her

Heirs and Sccessors, upon any Account whatever. Bank of Eng

VII. It shall be lawful for the Governor and Company of

the Bank of England to advance or lend to Her Majesty, upon 1,750,000l, on the Credit of the Exchequer Bills to be made out in pursuance

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