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PART IV.

CLASS XX.

ACTIONS AGAINST JUSTICES AND OTHER OFFICERS.

[There has been no recent general statute relating to actions against justices and other officers, but particular provisions are to be found in all the late acts imposing duties on persons in public situations, protecting them in the discharge of such duties, as for instance in the last smuggling act, 3 and 4 W. 4, c. 56, s. 103, 4, 5, 6, 7. See also the provisions of the 1 and 2 W. 4, c. 41, for the protection of special constables appointed under that act, post, Part VI., Class XI., Constables.]

CLASS XXI.

PENAL ACTIONS AND INFORMATIONS.

(For the provision of the 3 and 4 W. 4, c. 42, s. 3, with respect to the time within which actions for penalties, damages, or sums of money given to the party grieved by any statute now or hereafter to be in force shall be brought; see ante, Part IV., Class VIII.,

p. 463.]

PART IV.

CLASS XXII.

ACTIONS AGAINST THE HUNDRED.

c. 31.

[No. I.] 2 & 3 W. IV. c. 72.--An Act to extend the Provi

sions of an Act of the Seventh and Eighth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Fourth, relative to Remedies against the Hundred (1).

[1st August 1832.] WHEREAS it is expedient to extend the provisions of an act made 7 & 8 G. 4, and passed in the seventh and eighth years of the reign of his late

Majesty king George the fourth, intituled An Act for consolidating and

amending the Laws in England relative to Remedies against the Hundred, Remedy may

to threshing machines : Be it therefore enacted, &c. That if any threshing be had against machine, whether fixed or moveable, or any part thereof, shall be felothe hundred for niously cut, broken, damaged, or destroyed by any persons riotously damages done and tumultuously assembled together, then and in every such case the to threshing inhabitants of the hundred, wapentake, ward, or other district in the machines.

nature of a hundred, or by whatever name it shall be denominated, in which any such offence shall be committed, shall be liable to yield full compensation to the person or persons damnified by the offence, not only for the damage so done to any such machines as aforesaid, but also for any damage which may at the same time be done by any such offenders to any erection or fixture whatever in or about or belonging to

any such machines. Provisions of II. That the several clauses, remedies, and provisions contained in recited act ex- the said recited act shall extend and be construed to extend to such matended to chines as are herein-before mentioned, as fully and effectually to all threshing ma- intents and purposes as if the same machines had been mentioned and chines. particularized in the said recited act. Not to extend III. Provided always, That nothing in this act contained shall extend to Scotland or to Scotland or Ireland. Ireland.

(1) See this act, Evans's Statutes, Part IV, Class XXII.

PART IV.

CLASS XXIII.

KING'S DEBTS. [No. I.] 1& 2 W. IV. c. 2.-An Act to amend an Act of the

Second Year of the Reign of his Majesty King George the Third, and to appoint the number of Commissioners competent to grant Quietus to Public Accountants under an Act passed in the Fifty-sixth Year of the Reign of his Majesty King George the Third, for consolidating the Public Revenues of Great Britain and Ireland.

[No. II.] 1 & 2 W. IV. c. 52.- An Act to repeal an Act

passed in the Fifty-second Year of the Reign of his Majesty King George the Third, to provide for the more speedy Examination, Controlling, and finally Auditing the Military Accounts of Ireland.

[No. III.] 2 & 3 W. IV. c. 26.—An Act to authorize the

Commissioners for Auditing the Public Accounts of Great Britain to examine and audit Accounts of the Receipt and Expenditure of Colonial Revenues.

[No. IV.] 2 & 3 W. IV. c. 99.-An Act for transferring

the Powers and Duties of the Commissioners of Public Accounts in Ireland to the Commissioners for Auditing the Public Accounts of Great Britain.

[No. V.) 2 & 3 W. 4, c. 103.-An Act to provide for the

Examination and Audit of the Customs and Excise Revenues in Scotland.

(No. VI.] 2 & 3 W. 4. c. 104.--An Act to regulate the

period of rendering the Public Accounts and making up the general Imprest Certificates.

[11th August, 1832.] WHEREAS the sums required for the various public services have

been voted by the commons house of parliament for a period of five quarters, commencing on the first day of January last past, and ending on the thirty-first day of March one thousand eight hundred and thirty-three; and the estimates of the sums which will be required for the public service will henceforth be made up for the year ending on the thirty-first day of March, instead of the thirty-first day of December, as has hitherto been done : And whereas it is expedient that the rendering of the public accounts should correspond with such periods ; be No. VI. it therefore enacted, That it shall be lawful for the lord high treasurer, 2 & 3 W. 4, or the commissioners of his Majesty's treasury for the time being, or c. 104.

any three or more of them, and they are hereby authorized and em

powered (if they shall deem it expedient), to order and cause all or any Treasury to public accountants in any department of the public service to make up order accounts their accounts for such periods, and from and to such days, as to the to be made up said lord high treasurer or commissioners of the treasury shall seem exfor certain

pedient; and all and every such accountants and sub-accountants shall periods; make up their respective accounts conformably to such orders as they

shall hereafter receive from the lord high treasurer or the commissioners and delivered of the treasury, and shall render and deliver the same, so made up, to to commis- the commissioners for auditing the public accounts (whensoever by sioners of audit. law or usage they are required to deliver their accounts to the said

commissioners of audit) within three calendar months of the day to which the said respective accounts shall be directed to be made up, unless the said commissioners of audit shall, in pursuance of the powers now vested in them, enlarge the said time for delivering the said respec

tive accounts. Treasury may II. And whereas an act was passed in the first and second years of order quarterly the reign of his late Majesty king George the fourth, intituled An Act periods for to alter and abolish certain Forms of Proceedings in the Exchequer and making up Audit Office, relative to Public Accountants, and for making further Prorigeneral imprest sions for the Purpose of facilitating and expediting the passing of Public certificates to end otherwise

Accounts in Great Britain ; and to render perpetual and amend an Act

passed in the Fifty-fourth Year of His late Majesty, for the effectual Erascribed by

mination of the Accounts of certain Colonial Revenues : And whereas it 1 & 2 G. 4,

may be expedient to alter the quarterly periods prescribed by the said c. 121. act for the making up and transmitting the general imprest certificates

made out in the office of the auditor of the exchequer; be it therefore further enacted, That it shall be lawful for the lord high treasurer, or the lords commissioners of the treasury, or any three or more of them, and they are hereby authorized and empowered (if they shall deem it expedient), from time to time to order and direct that the quarterly periods for which the said general imprest certificates shall hereafter be made

up shall end on other days instead of those prescribed by the said

act, and to appoint and name such other days for that purpose; and Imprest certifi- the said general imprest certificates shall be made out accordingly, and cates to be

shall be transmitted to the aforesaid commissioners for auditing the transmitted to commissioners

public accounts within thirty days after each of the said quarterly days of audit.

to be appointed and named as aforesaid, instead of the days prescribed by the said act.

than as pre

[No. VII.] 3 & 4 W. IV. c. 99.-An Act for facilitating the

Appointment of Sheriffs, and the more effectual Audit and Passing of their Accounts, and for the more speedy Return and Recovery of Fines and Issues, forfeited Recognizances, Penalties, and Deodands; and to abolish certain Offices in the Exchequer.

[29th August 1833.] [Inserted ante, Vol. I., Part IV., Class XIV.]

[No. VIII.] 4W. IV. c. 15.-An Act to regulate the Office of the Receipt of His Majesty's Exchequer at Westminster.

[22d May 1834.] 57 G.3, c. 84. WHEREAS by an act passed in the fifty-seventh year of the reign

of his late Majesty king George the third, intituled An Act to regulate the Offices of his Majesty's Exchequer in England and Ireland respectively, it was declared, that the offices of auditor and tellers of his Majesty's exchequer in England and Ireland respectively, and of clerks No. VIII. of the pells in England and Ireland respectively, were offices with 4 W. 4, c. 15. respect to which it was expedient that a more economical execution of the duties thereof respectively, after the termination of the then existing interests therein, should be adopted ; and it was thereby enacted, That from time to time thereafter as such respective offices should become vacant it should be lawful for the lord high treasurer of the united kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, or the commissioners of his Majesty's treasury, for the time being, and they were thereby required to regulate the duties and establishments of the offices so becoming vacant, so that the said duties should be performed in person by such fit and proper persons as the said commissioners should deem sufficient and necessary, with such salaries or emoluments as should be ordered and appointed by the said commissioners in that behalf, the said commissioners laying before parliament an account of the new establishment of the respective offices so regulated, and all the regulations above mentioned, with a statement of the number of officers and amount of salaries of each respectively, together with a statement of the former establishment of the respective offices so regulated: And whereas, under the powers vested in the commissioners of his Majesty's treasury by the said act, the offices of auditor of the exchequer and clerk of the pells in Ireland have been abolished, and certain other arrangements have been made in the offices of teller of the exchequer in Ireland and clerk of the pells in England: And whereas his Majesty was pleased by his royal sign manual warrant, bearing date the twenty-first day of June one thousand eight hundred and thirty, to appoint certain commissioners to inquire into the charges of managing and collecting the public revenue, and into the manner in which the public monies were received into, kept in, and issued from the receipt of his Majesty's exchequer, and also by his royal sign manual warrant, bearing date the eighth day of July one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one, to appoint certain other commissioners to inquire and examine into the practice of the exchequer with respect to the receipt and payment of the public money, and the mode of keeping the accounts thereof: And whereas by a report of the said last-mentioned commissioners made thereupon to the commissioners of the treasury, bearing date the eighth day of October following, various arrangements, alterations, and improvements in the constitution of the court of the receipt of the exchequer, and in the practice and mode of keeping the accounts thereof, have been proposed to be adopted: And whereas it is expedient to carry into effect certain of the regulations proposed in the said report, and to that end to remodel the constitution of the exchequer at Westminster, and to effect the improvements intended, notwithstanding the existing interests in the several offices of the exchequer which have not as yet been determined: be it therefore enacted, &c., That from and offices of auafter the commencement of this act, as herein-after mentioned, the ditor, tellers, several offices following in the exchequer at Westminster (that is to say), clerk of the the offices of auditor, and of each of the four tellers of the exchequer, pells, and the and of the clerk of the pells, and the several offices subordinate thereto, offices suborbe and the same are hereby abolished, and to that end that the several dinate thereto, patents, warrants, and authorities under which the same have been abolished. and are respectively held shall cease, determine, and become absolutely null and void; and that in lieu of the said several offices the constitu- New establishtion and establishment of the exchequer shall consist of the following ment. officers ; (that is to say,) a comptroller general to be designated comptroller general of the receipt and issue of his Majesty's exchequer, with an annual salary of two thousand pounds; an assistant comptroller, a chief clerk, and such number of clerks and assistants, with such salaries, as shall be established and regulated from time to time by the commissioners of his Majesty's treasury.

II. That the office of the said comptroller shall be granted by letters Appointment of patent under the great seal of the united kingdom of Great Britain and compiroller.

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