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B I L L
(AS AMENDED BY THE COMMITTEE]
To provide for the Preparation, Audit and Presentation to
Parliament of Annual Accounts of the Receipt and
(N. B.—The Clauses marked (A.) and (B.) were added by the
HEREAS by an Act passed in the second year of the Preamble :
reign of his late Majesty King William the Fourth, 2 Will. 4, intituled, “ An Act to amend the Laws relating to the Business of the . 40, ss. 30 Civil Departments of the Navy, and to make other Regulations for more effectually carrying on the Duties of the said Departments,” provision was made for the making up and the laying before Parliament of an Annual Account of Naval Receipt and Expenditure, examined and certified by the Commissioners for auditing the Public Accounts:
And whereas it is expedient to amend the provisions of the said Act, and to provide for the preparation, audit and presentation to Parliament of Accounts of the Appropriation of the Monies annually granted for the Naval and Military Services;
BE it therefore Enacted, by The QUEEN's most Excellent 15 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 so much of the said recited Repeal of the Act as relates to the Account of Naval Receipt and Expenditure shall 30th and 21st be repealed : Provided always, That nothing in this Act contained Act 2 Will. 4, shall be construed to affect the preparation and the laying before Parliament of the said Account for the year ended the Thirty-first day
of March One thousand eight hundred and Forty-six, in accordance with the provisions of the before-recited Act.
2. Accounts of And be it Enacted, That on or before the Thirtieth day of NoReceipt and Expenditure
vember in each year an Account of the Receipt and Expenditure of for Navy,
the sums granted for Naval Services for the year ended on the ThirtyArmy, Com
5 missariat and first day of March preceding, and on or before the Thirtieth day of Ordnance Services, to April in each year, similar Accounts of the Receipt and Expenditure be annually transmitted
of the suis granted for Army, Commissariat and Ordnance Services to the Trea
for the year ended on the Thirty-first day of March of the preceding sury.
year, classed under the several heads of Service, as expressed in the 10
3. No Imprests
And be it Enacted, That no sum shall be charged in the said Ac- 30 to be charged in the said
counts which may be of the nature of an imprest or advance of the Accounts.
expenditure or application of which an Account is to be subsequently
rendered. 4. Commis- And be it Enacted, That the Commissioners for auditing the Public sioners of Audit to have Accounts shall be allowed access to all books, orders and other papers 35 books, orders to which they may desire to make reference in the progress of their
examination of the account-books and vouchers of the several departments intrusted with the detailed application of the sums granted for
Navy, Army, Commissariat and Ordnance Services. 5. CLAUSE (A.) Objections And be it Enacted, That if, during the progress of the exami- 40 from time to
nation by the Audit Office of the books and vouchers of the said time, and departments, any objections shall arise to any item to be introduced
to be made
into the Accounts of Receipt and Expenditure to be transmitted to when not
be referred to
be immediately communicated by the said Commissioners to the
answered to the satisfaction of the Commissioners of Audit by the
Audit to the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, who shall
sented to Parliament.
the sums expended shall have exceeded the sums voted, giving under
sanctioned by the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, according
Commissioners of Audit shall moreover advert in their Report
by the TreaCommissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury on the days after men- sury.
tioned, if Parliament be then sitting, or if not, then in each case
the Naval Account of Receipt and Expenditure on or before the
Ordnance Accounts of Receipt and Expenditure on or before the
be laid before
To authorize, for a Time to be limited, the Regulation of
the Annuities and Premiums of the Naval Medical
[Note.—The Words printed in Italics are proposed to be inserted
in the Committee.]
HER É AS under an Order in Council, bearing date the Preamble.
Thirteenth day of August One thousand eight hundred and Seventeen, the Naval Medical Supplemental Fund Society was established for the relief of Widows of Medical Officers in the Royal Navy, and certain Rules and Regulations were thereby made and prescribed for the government, regulation and management of the said Society, and the Funds thereof : And whereas certain Pensions and Annuities have been and are paid and payable by, and Premiums have
been and are paid and payable to, the said Society, and it is expedient 10 that the rate of the said Pensions, Annuities and Premiums now paid
or payable should be continued during the continuance of this Act, unless it be found expedient to reduce or vary the rate thereof, as hereinafter mentioned, in order to prevent any encroachment on the
Funds of the said Society; BE it therefore Enacted, by The QUEEN's 15
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 Amount of and after the passing of this Act the amount or rate of Pensions and
payable by Annuities now paid and payable by, and the rate of Premiums now and Premiums 20 paid and payable to, the said Society shall, during the continuance of Society.
this Act, continue to be paid and payable by and to the said Society,