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Treasury may raise 18,310,700l. by Exchequer Bills, in like Manner as is prescribed by 48 G. 3. c. 1.
4 & 5 W. 4. c. 15.
5 & 6 Vict. o. 66.
The Clauses, &c. in recited Acts extended to this Act.
The Treasury to apply the Money raised.
An Act for raising the Sum of Eighteen millions three hundred and ten thousand seven hundred Pounds by Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand eight hundred and forty-seven.
Most Gracious Sovereign,
[23d April 1847.]
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, That it shall be lawful for the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, at any Time or Times, to cause any Number of Exchequer Bills to be made out at the Receipt of the Exchequer at Westminster for any Sum or Sums of Money not exceeding in the whole the Sum of Eighteen millions three hundred and ten thousand seven hundred Pounds, in like Manner as is prescribed in an Act passed in the Forty-eighth 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, intituled An Act for further regulating the Preparation and Issue of Exchequer Bills.
II. And be it enacted, That all and every the Clauses, Provisoes, Powers, Privileges, Advantages, Penalties, Forfeitures, and Disabilities contained 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.
III. And be it enacted, That 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.
IV. And be it enacted, That the Principal Sum or Sums of Bills, bow to be Money to be contained in such Exchequer Bills shall be charged charged and upon and shall be paid out of any Supplies to be granted in the next Session of Parliament.
V. And be it enacted, That the Exchequer Bills to be made Interest on out in pursuance of this 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 Three-pence 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.
be current in
VI. And be it enacted, That all the Exchequer Bills to be Bills charged made out by virtue of this Act, or so many of them as shall on Supplies to from Time to Time remain undischarged and uncancelled, shall, Payment of after Twelve Calendar Months from their respective Dates, be Public Revetaken and shall pass and be current to all the Receivers and nue after Collectors in Great Britain of the Customs, Excise, or any dar Months Revenue, Supply, Aid, or Tax whatsoever already granted or from their payable, or which shall hereafter be granted or payable, to Her Dates. 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 Successors, upon any Account whatever.
5 & 6 W. & M.
VII. And be it declared and enacted, That it shall be lawful Bank of Engfor the Governor and Company of the Bank of England to land may advance or lend to Her Majesty, upon the Credit of the Ex- 18,310,7007. chequer Bills to be made out in pursuance of this Act, any on the Credit Sum or Sums of Money not exceeding in the whole the Sum of of Bills notEighteen millions three hundred and ten thousand seven hun- withstanding dred Pounds; any thing in an Act passed in the Fifth and c. 20. Sixth Years of the Reign of King William and Queen Mary, intituled An Act for granting to Their Majesties several Rates and Duties upon 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 subsequent Act, to the contrary thereof in anywise notwithstanding.
An Act to authorize the Application of certain Sums received on account of the Fees payable to the Office of Director in Chancery in Scotland towards the Payment of Debts incurred in completing the General Register House at Edinburgh. [23d April 1847.] WHEREAS an Act was passed in the Fifty-seventh Year
of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Third,
'intituled An Act to abolish certain Offices and regulate others, 57 G. 3. c.64.
3 G. 4. c. 62.
in Scotland, whereby the Fees of certain Offices regulated by the said Act were directed to be paid to the Receiver General ' of Scotland, and to be applied in the Manner therein mentioned: And whereas another Act was passed in the Third Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Fourth, 'intituled An Act for regulating the Fees chargeable in His Majesty's General Registry House at Edinburgh, and for completing the Buildings necessary for keeping the Public Records of Scotland therein, whereby it was provided, that the Balance of all Fees that had arisen and should thereafter arise, and which were directed by the said first-recited Act to be paid to the Receiver General of Scotland, should be paid to the Persons in the said second-recited Act named, to the Amount of Thirty thousand Pounds, to be applied by them in completing and fitting-up the Buildings of the General Register House or Repository of the Public Records of Scotland: And whereas another Act was passed in the Seventh and Eighth Years of the Reign of His said Majesty King 7&8 G. 4. c. 46. George the Fourth, intituled An Act for the better enabling the • Commissioners appointed by an Act passed in the Third Year of 'His present Majesty to complete the Buildings of His Majesty's General Register House at Edinburgh, whereby it was enacted, that the Balance of all such Fees as had already arisen or should thereafter arise, and which were directed by the said 'first-recited Act to be paid to the Receiver General of Scotland, should be paid to the Persons therein named, to the Amount in all of Twenty thousand Pounds, to be applied by them, or any Three or more of them, in enlarging, altering, and improving, and completing and fitting-up, the Buildings intended for a general Repository of the Public Records of Scotland: And whereas, for the greater Convenience of the • Courts of Justice and of the Public, and to accomplish with as little Delay as possible the Purposes of the said Acts, by enlarging, altering, and improving, and completing and fittingup, the said Buildings, it became necessary for the said Com'missioners to borrow, and they did accordingly borrow certain 'considerable Sums of Money, which were all duly applied for the Purposes of the said Acts: And whereas by Reports made by the Persons named as Commissioners by the said Two last-recited Acts, in pursuance thereof, to the Two Houses of Parliament, it appears that the annual Amount of the Balances thereby directed to be paid and applied as aforesaid fell much short of their expected Amount, and the Result of various • Measures adopted by Parliament for the Amelioration of the Law of Scotland also tended considerably to diminish the Fees applicable to the Purposes of the said Two last-recited Acts, whereby there remains unpaid of the said Sums so borrowed, ' and applied to the Purposes aforesaid, as ascertained by Report of the Queen's and Lord High Treasurer's Remembrancer in Scotland, a Balance of Seventeen thousand two hundred and seventy-three Pounds or thereby, and there are no Means for the Extinction thereof available or likely to arise out of the • Fees
Fees appropriated for the Completion of the said General Register House as aforesaid, as the Amount of the said Fees has 'been recently still further diminished by the annual Payment 'thereout of the Salary of the Lord Clerk Register, which, after the Death of the late Lord Clerk Register, was by the said 'first-recited Act appointed to be paid out of such Fecs, and it is necessary to make further Provision for Payment of the 'said Balance: And whereas, upon the Decision of certain legal Proceedings which took place in relation to the Fees of the Office of Director in Chancery connected with the said Register House, a Sum of Twenty thousand seven hundred and eleven Pounds Fourteen Shillings and One Penny has been paid into Bank to the Credit of the said Office of Di' rector in Chancery; and it is just and expedient that so much of the said Sum as shall be necessary to extinguish the said Debt should be applied to that end: 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, That it shall be lawful to the Lord High Treasury to Treasurer of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, authorize Reor the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury of the said membrancer in United Kingdom, or any Three or more of them, and they are apply certain hereby required, by Warrant under their Hands, to authorize Monies in PayHer Majesty's and the Lord High Treasurer's Remembrancer incurred in the in Scotland to apply so much of the said Sum of Twenty Completion of thousand seven hundred and eleven Pounds Fourteen Shillings the Register House, with and One Penny, now standing at the Credit of the Office of any Interest Director in Chancery as aforesaid, in Payment and Extinction accruing of the said Debt of Seventeen thousand two hundred and thereon. seventy-three Pounds Nine Shillings and Seven-pence, incurred in the Completion of the said Register House, together with any Interest which may accrue thereon before the same be paid, and to direct that the same be duly discharged accordingly.
ment of Debt
II. And be it enacted, That the said recited Acts of the Recited Acts, Third and of the Seventh and Eighth Years of the Reign of so far as directs His Majesty King George the Fourth, in so far as the same &c. of Register the enlarging, authorize and direct the enlarging, altering, and improving, and House, &c., completing and fitting-up, the said General Register House, repealed. and the Application thereto of the Balances of any Fees receivable at the said General Register House, shall be and are hereby repealed.
III. And be it enacted, That this Act may be amended or Act may be repealed by any Act to be passed during the present Session amended, &c. of Parliament.
An Act to regulate the Stations of Soldiers during
[23d April 1847.] WHEREAS by an Act passed in the Eighth Year of the
Reign of King George the Second, intituled An Act for 8 G. 2. c. 30. regulating the quartering of Soldiers during the Time of the
remain in Bar-.
racks or Quarters during Elections for Members of Parliament, except in certain Cases.
given by the
Clerk of the Crown to Secretary at War, &c.
• Elections of Members to serve in Parliament, Provision is made for the Removal of all Soldiers quartered or billeted in any • City, Borough, Town, or Place to the Distance of Two or more Miles, when and as often as any Election of any Peer or Peers 'to represent the Peers of Scotland in Parliament, or of any Member or Members to serve in Parliament, shall be appointed to be made therein: And whereas in consequence of Changes in the Law for taking the Poll at the Election of Members to serve in Parliament the Expence and Inconvenience of such Removal of Soldiers is greatly increased;' 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, That the said Act shall be repealed.
II. And be it enacted, That on every Day appointed for the Nomination or for the Election or for taking the Poll for the Election of a Member or Members to serve in the Commons House of Parliament no Soldier within Two Miles of any City, Borough, Town, or Place where such Nomination or Election shall be declared or Poll taken shall be allowed to go out of the Barrack or Quarters in which he is stationed, unless for the Purpose of mounting or relieving Guard, or for giving his Vote at such Election; and that every Soldier allowed to go out for any such Purpose within the Limits aforesaid shall return to his Barrack or Quarters with all convenient Speed as soon as his Guard shall have been relieved or Vote tendered.
III. And be it enacted, That when and so often as any ElecElections to be tion of any Member or Members to serve in the Commons House of Parliament shall be appointed to be made, the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery or other Officer making out any new Writ for such Election shall, with all convenient Speed after making out the said Writ, give Notice thereof to the Secretary at War, or in case there shall be no Secretary at War to the Person officiating in his Stead, who shall, at some convenient Time before the Day appointed for such Election, give Notice thereof in Writing to the General Officer commanding in each District of Great Britain, who shall thereupon give the necessary Orders for enforcing the Execution of this Act in all Places under his Command.
Not to apply to
Guards attend ing Her Majesty, or to Soldiers
in the Rank.
Act may be amended, &c.
IV. Provided always, and be it enacted, That nothing in this Act contained shall be deemed to apply to any Soldiers attending as the Guards of Her Majesty or any Person of the Royal Family, or to the Soldiers usually stationed or employed within the Bank of England.
V. And be it enacted, That this Act may be amended or repealed by any Act to be passed in this Session of Parliament.