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18 August 1846.–10 Vict.

(Ireland.)

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B I L L

To authorize a further Issue of Money in Aid of Public

Works of acknowledged Utility in Poor Districts in Ireland.

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

the Committee.]

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C. 33.

c. 88.

HEREAS by an Act passed in the first and second years Preamble :

of the reign of his late Majesty King William the Fourth, intituled, “An Act for the Extension and Promotion of 1 & 2 W. 4, Public Works in Ireland ;” and by another Act of the first year

of
5 Her present Majesty, intituled, “ An Act to amend the Acts for the 1 Vict. e. 21.

Extension and Promotion of Public Works in Ireland ;” and by another
Act of the first and second years of Her present Majesty, intituled,
“ An Act to authorize a further issue of Exchequer Bills for Public 1 & 2 Vict.

Works and Fisheries and Employment of the Poor, and to amend
10 the Acts relating thereto;” and by another Act of the sixth and

seventh years of Her present Majesty, intituled, “ An Act to amend 6 & 7 Vict.
the Acts for carrying on Public Works in Ireland ;” and by another
Act of the present Session of Parliament, intituled, “ An Act for the 9 Vict, c. 1.

further Amendment of the Acts for the Extension and Promotion of
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Public Works in Ireland ;" the Commissioners for the execution of
the first-recited Act were authorized, with the consent of the Com.
missioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, to apply, by way of Grant,
sums of money to a certain amount limited in the said recited Acts,

in aid of Public Works in Ireland: And whereas the several sums
20 specified in the said recited Acts have been applied to the purposes

therein stated :

C. 44.

And whereas in certain districts in Ireland the population is frequently in a state of destitution, and such districts are too poor

themselves to bear the whole expense of Works of acknowledged
utility required for the improvement of the said districts, and it is
expedient, with a view to the internal improvement of those districts,
and the envployment of the labouring poor therein, that aid should be
afforded in the execution of such Works by the grant of public money, 5
to be applied solely in aid of Works of acknowledged utility required
in such districts, and in cases only in which the repayment of Loans
to the amount of at least a moiety of the estimated expense of such
Works shall have been secured in the manner described in the said
recited Acts, and in which such contributions shall have been made 10
as the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury shall think fit to
require from the individuals principally interested in the Works;

Commissioners of Public Works in Ireland em powered to make additional issues by way of Grant.

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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, 15 and by the Authority of the same, THAT it shall and may be lawful for the Commissioners of Public Works in Ireland acting in the execution of the said recited Acts, under the like provisions and regulations as are therein contained, to make such additional issues by way of Grant as they may be authorized to make by the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, to an amount not exceeding in the whole the sum of Fifty thousand Pounds, and for the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, or any Three or more of them, to cause to be issued from time to time, as they may find necessary, out of the Consolidated Fund of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, or by the issue of Exchequer Bills, in addition to the several sums specified in the above-recited Acts, any sum or sums of money not exceeding in the whole the said sum of Fifty thousand Pounds, to be applied for the purposes of the said Acts and of this Act, as the same are limited and described by this Act as

30 aforesaid.

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2. Extending provisions of former Acts to issues made under this Act.

And be it Enacted, That all and every the provisions, regulations, powers, privileges, advantages, forfeitures and disabilities contained or expressed in the said recited Acts, or any Act amending the same, in respect of the Grants authorized to be made thereunder, shall be

applied and extended, so far as the same are applicable, to the Grants to be made under authority of this Act as fully and effectually, to all intents and purposes, as if the same were herein repeated and reenacted.

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3. Act may be amended during the present Session.

And be it Enacted, That this Act may be amended or repcaled by any Act to be passed in this present Session of Parliament.

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To authorize a further Issue of Money in Aid

(Prepured and brought in by Mr. Greene, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer,

and Mr. Labouchere.)

of Public Works of acknowledged Utility in Poor Districts in Ireland.

Ordered, by The House of Commons, lo be Printeri,

18 August 1846.

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To extend and consolidate the Powers hitherto exercised

by the Commissioners of Public Works in Ireland, and
to appoint additional Commissioners.

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

in the Committee.]

HEREAS an Act was passed in the first and second years Preamblo :

of the reign of his late Majesty King William the Fourth, 1 & 2 Will 4, intituled, “ An Act for the Extension and Promotion of Public Works in Ireland :"

c. 33.

5 And whereas by the said Act it is enacted, that it should and might Sec. 5.

be lawful for the King's most Excellent Majesty, by Warrant or Warrants under the Royal Sign Manual, to nominate Three Persons to be Commissioners for the execution of the said Act during his

Majesty's pleasure, and to remove any one or more of the same, and 10 in like manner to nominate another or others in the room of the

person or persons so removed, and the said persons so to be from time to time nominated should be and they were thereby constituted and appointed Commissioners for the execution of the said Act :

And whereas an Act was passed in the Session holden in the sixth 6 & 7 Will. 4, 15 and seventh years of the reign of his said late Majesty, intituled, “An c. 108.

Act to amend an Act passed in the first and second Years of the Reign of his present Majesty, for the Extension and Promotion of Public Works in Ireland :"

And whereas another Act was passed in the first year of the reign i Vict. c. 21. 20 of Her present Majesty, intituled, “ An Act to amend the Acts for the Extension and Promotion of Public Works in Ireland :'

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