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1849, to be by him handed over to the said [C.D.]: And whereas the [Deputy] Clerk of the Peace of the said [County] hath, on the

Day of

instant, duly certified that the said Sum for Costs had not then been paid : (*) These are therefore to command you, in Her Majesty's Name, forthwith to make Distress of the Goods and Chattels of the said [A.B.], and if within the Space of

Days next after the making of such Distress the said last-mentioned Sum, together with the reasonable Charges of taking and keeping the said Distress, shall not be paid, that then you do sell the said Goods and Chattels so by you distrained, and do pay the Money arising from such Sale to

in the said [County), that he may pay and apply the same as by Law directed, and if no such Distress can be found, then that you certify the same unto [me], to the end that such Proceedings may be had therein as to the Law doth appertain.

Given under [my] Hand and Seal, this Day of in the Year of our Lord

at

in the County) aforesaid.

J.N. (L.S.)

(S. 2.) Warrant of Commitment for Want of Distress in the last Case. To the Constables of

or any of them, and to the Keeper of the [House of Correction] at

in the said [County] of WHEREAS [&c., as in the last Form to the Asterisk (*), and then thus] : And whereas afterwards, on the

Day of

in the Year aforesaid, [I] the undersigned issued a Warrant to the Constables of

or any of them, commanding him or them to levy the said Sum of

for Costs by Distress and Sale of the Goods and Chattels of the said A.B.: And whereas it appears to me, as well by the Return of the said Constable to the said Warrant of Distress as otherwise, that the said Constable hath made diligent Search for the Goods and Chattels of the said [A.B.], but that no sufficient Distress whereon to levy the Sum above mentioned could be found: These are therefore to command you the said Constables of or any of you, to take the said A.B., and him safely to convey to the [House of Correction) at aforesaid, and there deliver him to the said Keeper thereof, together with this Precept; and [I] do hereby command you the said Keeper of the said [House of Correction) to receive the said A.B. into your Custody in the said [House of Correction), there to imprison him (and keep him to hard Labour] for the Space of

unless the said Sum, and all Costs and Charges of the said Distress [and of the Commitment and conveying of the said A.B. to the said House of Correction], amounting to the further Sum of

shall be sooner paid unto you the said Keeper, and for your so doing this shall be your sufficient Warrant. Given under [my] Hand and Seal, this

Day of in the Year of our Lord

at

in the [County] aforesaid.

J. N. (L.s.)

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CA P. LXXI.
An Act to dissolve Regimental Benefit Societies, and to

provide for the Application of the Funds of such Societies,
and of Regimental Charitable Funds. [28th July 1849.]
WHEREAS. Benefit

Societies have been formed by and among the Non-commissioned Officers, Trumpeters, Drummers, and Privates of several Regiments of Cavalry and Infantry • of the Line, for the Purpose of raising Funds to be applied,

under Rules and Regulations established in such Regiments

respectively, for the Benefit of the several Parties subscribing • thereto on their Discharge from the Army : And whereas the

Majority of the Subscribers to such Societies are desirous that such Societies should be now dissolved, and that the Funds should be divided and distributed between the several Persons

entitled as existing Subscribers to or Pensioners of such Societies • to share in the Distribution of such Funds : And whereas it is ' expedient that the said Societies should no longer be continued, . but that the Portion which may be now equitably due to each • existing Subscriber should be placed in the Regimental Savings

Bank to accumulate for his Benefit :' 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 from and after the passing of this Act the said several Regimental BeSocieties shall cease to exist, and that the Funds of such Societies

nefit Societies to

cease, and Funds shall, by the Order of the Secretary at War, be transferred by the to be paid into several Trustees or Persons holding the same to the Account of the Bank of the Paymaster General at the Bank of England.

England. II. And be it enacted, That the Secretary at War and One of Equitable the Secretaries to the Treasury to be appointed by the Lords Distribution Commissioners of the Treasury for this purpose, and the Military

of the Funds

to be made. Secretary to the Commander in Chief for the Time being, shall be Commissioners for the Purpose of making an equitable Distribution of the Funds of the said several Societies between the Persons entitled thereto, either as existing Subscribers to or as existing Pensioners upon such several Funds, and such Commissioners shall have Authority to apply such Part of the said Funds be necessary

for such Purpose in the Purchase of Annuities for discharged Soldiers entitled to Pensions, or to purchase such Pensions, and to place the Sum to which each existing Subscriber may be declared entitled in the Savings Bank established under the Authority of an Act of the Sixth Year of Her Majesty, intituled An Act to establish Military Savings Banks, in the Regi. 5&6 Vict. c. 71. ment to which he belongs, to accumulate there for him until his Discharge : Provided always, that no Part of any such Fund shall be awarded by the said Commissioners to any Subscriber who may have been discharged from his Regiment without having been entitled to receive Benefit from the said Fund under the Rules and Regulations governing such Society, or to any Subscriber still serving who, under such Rules and Regulations, has forfeited his prospective Right to any Share of or Payment from such Fund.

III. And be it enacted, That upon its being proved to the Portion of any Satisfaction of the Secretary at War, upon the Recommendation Soldier may lie X 2

of withdrawn

as may

from Savings of the Commanding Officer of the Regiment, that it will be of Bank for his Advantage to a Soldier to withdraw his Portion of the said Fund, Benefit before including any Accumulations thereon, from the Regimental Savings his Discharge. Bank before his Discharge, it shall be lawful for the Secretary

at War to sanction such Withdrawal, and such Portion may be

withdrawn accordingly. Regimental

IV. And whereas other Funds have been from Time to Time cbaritable

created for charitable Regimental Purposes by Subscriptions of Funds to be • Officers, unexpended Balances of Canteen Funds, and otherwise, paid into the

• and now exist in several Regiments of Cavalry and Infantry, Bank of

• and are invested in the Names of Officers of such Regiments England.

' and others, or are in the Hands of the Agents or Officers of the • Regiments : And whereas it is expedient that such Funds should • be applied, with the Knowledge and Sanction of the Commander • in Chief and Secretary at War, to the Purposes for which they " were created, and that the present Trustees should be released • from Responsibility :' Be it enacted, That the several Funds last aforesaid shall, by the Order of the Secretary at War, be paid by the Trustees or other Persons in possession of the sa Funds to the Account of the Paymaster General at the Bank of England.

V. And be it enacted, That the Commanding Officer of every Commanding Officers to

Regiment shall furnish to the Secretary at War an Account of furnish Ac- every Benefit Society in his Regiment, showing the Amount of counts of Benefit the Capital of such Society, the Names of the existing SubscriSocieties, &c. of bers to the Society, and of Pensioners, if any, upon such Society, their Regiments.

and the Names of the Trustees or other Persons in the Possession of the Funds of such Society, and also an Account of the Amount of any charitable or other Fund belonging to the Regiment, with

the Names of the Trustees or other Persons in possession of such Trustees to Fund; and the Trustees or Persons possessing the Funds of such pay the Funds Benefit Societies or charitable or other Funds are hereby re. into the Bank

quired, upon the Order of the Secretary at War, to pay the Sums of England.

in their Possession into the Bank of England to the Account of the Paymaster General, and the Cashier of the Bank of England is hereby authorized to receive all such Monies as may be paid into the Bank of England under the Authority of this Act and the Order of the Secretary at War, and the Receipt of such Cashier shall be a full and sufficient Discharge to the several Trustees or

Persons paying such Monies into the Bank of England. Monies paid

VI. And be it enacted, That the Money so placed to the Acinto the Bank count of the Paymaster General shall be forthwith transferred by to be transferred the Warrant of the Secretary at War from the Account of the to the Fund

Paymaster General to the separate Account raised in the Names for the Military of the Commissioners for the Reduction of the National Debt in Savings Banks.

the Books of the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, and denominated the Fund for Military Savings Banks, and the Money so transferred shall be held by the said Commissioners,

subject to the Provisions of the Act passed in the Ninth Year 8&9 Vict. c. 27. of the Reign of Her present Majesty, intituled An Act to amend

the Act to establish Military Savings Banks. Separate

VII. And be it enacted, That the Secretary at War shall open Account to be in the Books of his Office an Account with each Regiment poskept by the

sessing charitable Funds, and shall credit the said Account with Secretary at

the Amount paid into the Bank of England, and with Interest War of cha.

thereon,

thereon, not exceeding the Rate allowed by the said Act of the ritable Fund of Sixth Year of Her Majesty for other Monies deposited in the each Regiment. Fund for Military Savings Banks, and shall from Time to Time authorize such Issues as may be necessary to enable the Com• manding Officer of the Regiment to make such customary Donations as may be deemed expedient to discharged Soldiers of long or good Service, or to the Widows, Wives, and Children of Soldiers.

VIII. And be it enacted, That the Commanding Officer of every Commanding Regiment possessing or acquiring any such charitable Fund shaú Officer to acfurnish to the Secretary at War, at such Times as he shall require count to Secrethe same, a detailed Statement of the Manner in which he has tary at War as

to Disposal of appropriated any Part of the Money placed at his Disposal for Funds. charitable Regimental Purposes.

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CA P. LXXII. An Act further to amend the Acts relating to the Offices of the House of Commons.

[28th July 1849.] HEREAS an Act was passed in the Fifty-seeond Year

of the Reign of King George the Third, intituled An Act 52 G.3.c.11. to repeal an Act passed in the Thirty-ninth and Fortieth Year of His present Majesty for establishing certain Regulations in the Offices of the House of Commons, and to establish other and further Regulations in the said Offices; and an Act was passed in the Third Year of King William the Fourth, intituled An Act for the better Support of the Dignity of the 2& 3 W. 4.

Speaker of the House of Commons, and for disabling the c. 105. Speaker of the House of Commons for the Time being from ' holding any Office or Place of Profit

, during Pleasure, under the Crown; and an Act was passed in the Fifth Year of King

William the Fourth, intituled An Act to regulate the Salaries 4&5 W.4. c. 70. of the Officers of the House of Commons, and to abolish the 'Sinecure Offices of Principal Committee Clerks and Clerks of Ingrossments; and an Act was passed in the Tenth Year of · Her present Majesty, intituled An Act to amend the Acts rela- 9& 10 Vict. ting to the Offices of the House of Commons : And whereas c. 77. ' under the Provisions of the said Acts the Fees and Sums pay

able in the several Offices and Departments of the House of • Commons, and collected under the Provisions of such Acts, are * paid into the Bank of England to the Account of the Commis• sioners for regulating the Offices of the House of Commons, ' and are made applicable to the Payment of the Salaries and Ex

penses of the said House : And whereas it is expedient that, ' except as herein-after mentioned, the said Salaries and Ex:

penses should be provided for by annual Votes, and that the " Monies from Time to Time paid to the said Account should be

carried to the Consolidated Fund :' 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 from and after the passing of this Act all the Monies arising Provisions of the said recited Acts concerning the Application from Fees of of the Money paid to the said Account of the Commissioners for the House of

Commons to be regulating the Offices of the House of Commons shall be repealed, carried to the X 3

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Consolidated and all the Money which shall stand to the Credit of the said Fund.

Account at the Bank of England on the First Day of January, the First Day of April, the First Day of July, and the First Day of October, in every Year, shall from Time to Time on the said respective Days, or within Two Days afterwards, and at such other Times as the Speaker of the House of Commons shall direct, be transferred by the Governor and Company of the Bank of England to the Account of Her Majesty's Exchequer, and when so transferred shall be carried to and form Part of the Consoli

dated Fund of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Salaries of the II. And whereas the Salaries of the Clerk of the House of present Clerk,

« Commons, the Clerks Assistant, the Serjeant at Arms, the Clerks Assis

• Deputy Serjeant at Arms, and the Speaker's Secretary, have tant, &c. to be

by the said recited Acts been made the first Charge upon the paid out of the Consolidated

Money paid to the Account of the said Commissioners, and by Fund.

• this Act directed to be carried to the Consolidated Fund :' Be • it enacted, That the Salaries of the Clerk of the House of Com

mons, the Clerk Assistant, the Second Clerk Assistant, the • Serjeant at Arms, the Deputy Serjeant at Arms, and the Speaker's Secretary, shall be charged upon and shall be paid to the Persons now holding such respective Offices, while they continue to hold the same, out of the said Consolidated Fund, by equal quarterly Payments, on the Fifth Day of January, the Fifth Day of April, the Fifth Day of July, and the Tenth Day of October in every Year ; and the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury of the said United Kingdom are hereby authorized and required, by any Warrant under their Hands, to direct the Payment of the said Salaries out of the said Consolidated

Fund. Salaries to cease

III. And be it enacted, That from and after the Time when after Deter- the Persons now holding such respective Offices as aforesaid shall mination, &c. respectively cease to hold the same the Provisions of the several

Acts directing and fixing the Salaries of such Offices shall cease. Salaries, &c. to

IV. And be it enacted, That, except as herein-before probe paid out of vided, all the Salaries and Superannuation and other Allowances Monies to be and Expenses now payable out of the Money so paid to the said provided by Account of the Commissioners for regulating the Offices of the Parliament.

House of Commons shall be paid out of such Monies as Parlia

ment shall from Time to Time provide for those Purposes. Salaries, &c. to

V. And be it enacted, That so much of the said last-recited be paid by Act as directs the Commissioners for regulating the Offices of the Paymaster House of Commons to appoint a Paymaster, and as regulates the General.

said Office, shall from and after the First Day of August One thousand eight hundred and forty-nine be repealed ; and the Salaries, Allowances, Superannuations, Charges, and Expenses of the House of Commons shall thenceforth be paid by the Pay. master General in such Manner and at such Times as the Speaker of the House of Commons, or the said Commissioners, shall direct, out of any Money which the Commissioners of Her Majesty's

Treasury shall direct to be issued for those Purposes. Audit by the

VI. And be it enacted, That the Audit by the Speaker of the Speaker to be House of Commons of the Accounts of the Receiver of the Fees deemed suf. and Sums payable in the several Offices and Departments of the ficient, House of Commons shall be deemed and taken to be in all respects

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