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tions which shall be from time to time transmitted to him by such
Secretary

4.

sioners to

:

And be it Enacted, That the said Three Commissioners shall be Commis

authorized and empowered to appoint a person to be styled the “Comp- appoint
5 troller of Accounts," whose duty shall be to comptrol the accounts and of Accounts.

bring forward the estimates and perform any other duties deputed
to him by the said Commissioners for the time being, under whose
direction and control shall be placed the Accountant-general, and

all clerks and other officers attached to his department for executing
10 the office of Lord High Admiral, to whom the said Commissioners

shall be and they are hereby authorized and empowered to depute
all or any of the powers transferred to the said Commissioners by
the said Act of the second year of the reign of WILLIAM the Fourth :

Provided always, That the said Comptroller of Accounts shall corre-
15 spond with the Secretary for the time being of the Board of Admiralty,

and shall obey all orders and instructions which shall be from time
to time transmitted to him by such Secretary.

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5. AND whereas by the third section of the said Act passed in the Repeals third second year of the reign of his late Majesty King William the Fourth, Act of

4 W, 4, c. 40. 20 it is enacted, that from and after the revocation of the said Letters Patent,

all contracts, covenants and agreements made between the said Com-
missioners of the Navy and Victualling respectively, or any person
on their behalf, and any other person or persons whomsoever, for the

supply of any stores, goods or other things for his Majesty's service,
25 or for the performance of any work, or on any other account in any-

wise relating to the Naval and Victualling Departments respectively,
or in which the said Commissioners are in any manner interested or
concerned, shall in like manner be transferred to and vested in the

Commissioners for executing the office of Lord High Admiral afore-
30 said for the time being, and shall be executed and enforced by them

in the same manner as if they had been named therein : And whereas
it is deemed expedient that such section should be repealed and re-
enacted as hereinafter mentioned ; BE it therefore Enacted, That from

and after the passing of this Act, the said section be and the same is
35 hereby repealed.

6. And be it further Enacted, That from and after the revocation of Contracts to

be transferred the said Letters Patent, all contracts, covenants and agreements to new Offimade between the said Commissioners for executing the office of Lord cers and one High Admiral, or any person on their behalf, and any other

person

missioners. 40 or persons whomsoever, for the supply of any stores, goods or other

things for Her Majesty's Service, or for the performance of any work,
or on any other account in anywise relating to the Naval and
Victualling Departments respectively, or in which the said Commis-

sioners are in any manner interested or concerned, shall be transferred
to and vested in the said Comptroller of the Dock-yards, the Comp-
troller of the Medical and Victualling Department, the Comptroller of
Accounts, and one of the Commissioners for executing the office of
Lord High Admiral as aforesaid, for the time being, and shall be
executed and enforced by them in the same manner as if they had
been named therein.

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7. Comptroller AND whereas it is expedient for the government of Her Majesty's of Dockyards, and Naval Service, that the officer to be appointed to fill the office of Medical and Victualling

Comptroller of the Duck-yards and Comptroller of the Victualling 10 Department, and Medical Department, should be experienced men, and well versed must have served as in the duties they have to perform; BE it Enacted, That no officer Superintendents.

shall be appointed to fill either of these Departments who has not

served Five Years as Superintendent of a Dock-yard or Superintendent 8. of an Hospital and Victualling-yard respectively.

15 On the demise of the

And be it Enacted, That on the demise of the present Vice and present Vice and Rear

Rear Admiral of Great Britain, the Two Naval Lords of the Admirals of Great Britain, Admiralty for the time being do hold the appointments of Vice and Naval Lords Rear Admiral, and in the event of the appointment of a Lord High of the Admiralty to hold Admiral, they hold their appointment and act as his Counsel. those Appointments.

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To make further Provision for the Government

of the New Zealand Islands.

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[Note.—The Words printed in Italics are proposed to be inserted

in the Committee.]

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hereas by an Act of Parliament made in the fourth Preamble,

year of Her Majesty's reign, intituled, “ An Act to continue until the Thirty-first day of December One thousand eight hundred

and Forty-one, and to the end of the then next Session of Parliament,
5 and to extend the Provisions of an Act to provide for the Adminis-

tration of Justice in New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land, and
for the more effectual Government thereof, and for other Purposes
relating thereto,” it is amongst other things enacted, that it shall be

lawful for Her Majesty, by Letters Patent to be from time to time
10 issued under the Great Seal of the United Kingdom, to erect into a

separate Colony or Colonies any Islands which now are or which
hereafter inay be comprised within and be dependencies of the said
Colony of New South Wales :

And whereas in pursuance and exercise of the powers in Her Ma-
15 jesty vested in and by the said recited Act of Parliament, Her Majesty

did, by certain Letters Patent under the Great Seal of the United
Kingdom, bearing date at Westminster the Sixteenth day of November
in the fourth year of Her Majesty's reign, erect into a separate

Colony the Islands of New Zealand, theretofore comprised within or
20 dependencies of the said (Colony of New South Wales, with all other

Islands lying between Thirty-four degrees Thirty minutes North, to
the Forty-seventh degree Ten minutes South Latitude, and between the
One hundred and sixty-sixth degree Five minutes to the one hundred

and seventy-ninth degree of East Longitude, reckoning from the meri-
dian of Greenwich; and the said Islands of New Zealand were
thereby erected into a separate Colony accordingly:

And whereas, in further pursuance of the said recited Act, Her
Majesty did, by the said recited Letters Patent, authorize the Governor 5
for the time being of the said Colony of New Zealand and certain
other persons to be a Legislative Council for the said Colony, and did
require and enjoin that the said Legislative Council should, in pur-
suance of the said Act of Parliament, make and ordain all such Laws
and Ordinances as might be required for the peace, order and good 10
government of the said Colony :

And whereas it is expedient to make further provision for the government of the Islands of New Zealand ;

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1. Act and Letters Patent repealed so far as repugnant to Act.

26 it therefore and it is hereby Enacted, by The QUEEN's
most Excellent MAJESTY, by and with the Advice and Consent of 15
the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present
Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, THAT
the said recited Act of the fourth year of Her Majesty's reign, and all
Charters, Letters Patent, Instructions and Orders in Council made
and issued in pursuance thereof shall be and the same are hereby 20
repealed, abrogated and annulled, so far, and only so far, as the same
or any of them are repugnant to or would interfere with or prevent
the operation of this present Act, or may be repugnant to or would
interfere with or prevent the operation of any Letters Patent, Charters,
Orders in Council or Royal Instructions which may at any time here- 25
after be issued under the authority or in pursuance of this Act : Pro-
vided nevertheless, That all Laws and Ordinances made and acts
done under and in pursuance of the said recited Act, Charters, Letters
Patent, Instructions, Orders in Council, or any of them, shall here-
after be as lawful, valid and effectual as though this present Act had

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not been made, save only so far as any such Laws, Ordinances or
Acts may be repugnant to, or would interfere with, or would prevent
the operation of this present Act.

2.

Her Majesty

And be it Enacted, That it shall be lawful for Her Majesty in and
may establish
Municipal by any Letters Patent hereafter to be issued under the Great Seal of 35
Corporations, the United Kingdom, from time to time, to constitute and establish

within

any

district or districts of the Islands of New Zealand one or
more Municipal Corporation or Corporations, and to grant to any
such Corporations all or any of the powers which, in pursuance of
the statutes in that behalf made and provided, it is competent to Her

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Majesty to grant to the inhabitants of any town or borough in England
and Wales, incorporated in virtue of such statutes, or any of them,

and

and to qualify and restrict the exercise of any such powers in such and the same manner as by the statutes aforesaid, or any of them, Her Majesty may qualify or restrict the exercise of any such powers as aforesaid in England.

Two Pro

3. 5 And be it Enacted, That it shall be lawful for Her Majesty, in and Her Majesty

by any Letters Patent hereafter to be issued under the Great Seal of Islands into the United Kingdom, from time to time to divide the said Islands of

vinces, and New Zealand into Two or more separate Provinces, and to constitute establish

separate and establish within the same Two or more separate Assemblies; (that Assemblies. 10 is to say) One such Assembly in and for each of such separate Pro

vinces; and that each of the said Assemblies shall consist of and be holden by a Governor, a Legislative Council and a House of Representatives.

4.

Councils.

And be it Enacted, That each of the said Legislative Councils, Election of

Legislative 15 when such Legislative Councils shall be constituted, shall consist of

such persons as Her Majesty shall for that purpose appoint, and that the Members of each of the said Houses of Representatives shall be elected by the respective Mayors, Aldermen and Common Councils

of the several Municipal Corporations aforesaid, situate within the 20 limits of the Government for which each of the said Houses of Repre

sentatives respectively shall be so elected, and that such elections shall take place in such manner and form, and under such regulations, as shall for that purpose be prescribed in any such Letters Patent as aforesaid.

certain de

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And be it Enacted, That it shall be competent for any such As- Assemblies sembly so to be constituted and established within the Islands of New may make Zealand, and they are hereby authorized and empowered (save as scriptions of hereinafter is excepted) to make and enact laws, statutes and ordi

nances for the peace, order and good government of such parts of the 30 said Íslands as shall be within the limits of any separate Province, for which

any such other Assembly shall be so constituted and established as aforesaid, such laws not being repugnant to the laws of the United Kingdom aforesaid.

a General

6. And be it Enacted, That it shall be lawful for Her Majesty in and Her Majesty 35 by any such Letters Patent as aforesaid, to constitute and establish may establish a General Assembly in and for the Islands of New Zealand, to be called Assembly for

the Islands, the General Assembly of New Zealand, which said General Assembly shall consist of and be holden by the Governor-in-chief of the said Islands, and a Legislative Council, and a House of Representatives, and that the said Legislative Council shall consist of such persons as Her Majesty shall for that purpose appoint, and that the said House

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