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them, be and the same is hereby repealed; and the person or persons heretofore appointed as Commissioner or Commissioners to assist the said Commissioners of Public Works in the execution of the said Acts,

or any of them, shall cease to be such Commissioner or Commis5 sioners.

4. AND whereas by reason of the transfer to the Commissioners of Power to

appoint Two Public Works in Ireland of the Duties heretofore discharged by the additional Commissioners for the execution of the said recited Acts for the im- sioners.

provement of the navigation of the River Shannon, as well as the 10 various other Duties by the said severally recited Acts and otherwise imposed upon the said Commissioners of Public Works, it has been

and it is expedient that two additional Commissioners of Public Works should be appointed for the execution of the said

several recited Acts and this Act; BE it therefore Enacted, That it 15 shall and may be lawful for the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by

warrant or warrants under the Royal Sign Manual, to nominate and appoint, in addition to the said persons so as aforesaid appointed and now acting as Commissioners of Public Works, Two Persons, who, with

the said last-mentioned Commissioners, shall be the Commissioners of 20 Public Works in Ireland, as fully and effectually to all intents and pur

poses as the Commissioners of Public Works in Ireland were and existed before the passing of this Aci, and shall be the Commissioners for the execution of the said several Acts hereinbefore recited, and of this Act,

and also of all other Acts for the execution of which the Commis25 sioners of Public Works in Ireland are Commissioners.

5. And be it Enacted, That it shall and may be lawful for the Queen's Power to

appoint other most Excellent Majesty to remove either of the said Commissioners Conmis

sioners in so to be appointed, or any of the Commissioners heretofore appointed, their places

under the said first-recited Act, and in like manner to nominate another and stead. 30 or others in the stead of the person or persons so reinoved, or in the

stead of any of the said Commissioners being removed or dying or resigning: Provided, however, that there shall not be at any one time more than Five Persons Commissioners of Public Works in Ireland for

the execution of the said severally recited Acts, and all other Acts for 35 the execution of which the Commissioners of Public Works shall have been appointed or are the Commissioners.

6. And be it Enacted, That all acts, matters and things which the All acts by

Two of Commissioners of Public Works are by any of the provisions of the the Commissaid recited Acts, or any of them, or this Act, required or authorized

sioners valid. 40 to do or execute, shall and may be done and executed by any Two of

the Commissioners of Public Works for the time being; and that the
Commissioners of Public Works in Ireland for the time being may
hereafter be called, known and described by the name of “ The Com-
missioners of Public Works in Ireland.”

any

7. Repeal of provision as to payment of Salaries and Allowances under 1 & 2 Will. 4, c. 33, sect. 8.

And be it Enacted, That so much of the said recited Act of the first and second years of the reign of his said late Majesty King WILLIAM the Fourth as authorizes the Lord Lieutenant or other Chief Governor or Governors of Ireland for the time being to issue and advance, or cause to be issued and advanced, such sums of money, in such manner as therein mentioned, out of any of the public monies remaining in Her Majesty's Exchequer in Dublin, for the purpose paying the salaries and allowances, and in defraying all other necessary charges and expenses in or about the execution of the said Act, be and the same is hereby repealed.

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No obligation And be it Enacted, That no obligation, contract, agreement,
or contract
liable to assignment, deed, conveyance or other instrument whatever taken
Stamp Duty.

or made to or by the said Commissioners for the execution of the said
Act of the first and second years of the reign of his late Majesty King
WILLIAM the Fourth, for the Extension and Promotion of Public 15
Works in Ireland, or any of the Acts amending the same, nor any
affidavit, deposition, certificate, order or receipt to be respectively
taken or made under or by virtue of the said last-mentioned Acts, or
any of them, shall be liable to any stamp duty whatever, any thing in
any Act or Acts in force in Ireland to the contrary in anywise not- 20

withstanding
9.
The Treasury And be it Enacted, That it shall and may be lawful for the Lords
to fix Salaries,
&c., to ap-

Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, or any Three or more of tionalOfficers, them, from time to time to fix and appoint such salaries as they may

think fit, for the said Commissioners of Public Works, and also to 25 Regulat.com- appoint such additional and other officers, clerks and servants, and at

such salaries as the said Commissioners of the Treasury may think
proper and necessary, and from time to time to dismiss such officers,
clerks and servants, and to appoint others in their place and stead,
and also to make such orders, rules and regulations, and from time to 30
time to vary and alter the same as they the said Commissioners of
Her Majesty's Treasury may think necessary and proper, for the full
and effectual execution of the provisions of the said recited Acts and
this Act, and of the discharge of the duties of the Commissioners of

Public Works for the time being thereunder.
10.
Act may be And be it Enacted, That this Act may be amended or repealed
amended or
repealed by any Act to be passed in the present Session of Parliament.
during the
present
Session.

and to make
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(Prepared and brought in by Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Labouchere, and Mr. Parker.)

To extend and consolidate the Powers

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

Ordered, by The House of Communa, to be Printed,

8 August 1846.

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To empower the Commissioners for the issue of Loans

for Public Works and Fisheries to make Loans in Money to the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Woods in lieu of Loans heretofore authorized to be made in Exchequer Bills.

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provements in the Metropolis and for other purposes, the Commissioners for issuing Exchequer Bills for Public Works acting

in the execution of an Act passed in the fifty-seventh year of the 5 reign of King GEORGE the Third, and of several subsequent Acts

for amending and extending the same, have been from time to time authorized and empowered to advance and lend to the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Woods, Forests, Land Revenues, Works and

Buildings, for the purposes of the said Acts respectively, divers suns 10 of money in Exchequer Bills, upon such terms and securities, with

such provisions for the repayment thereof, and in such manner as in the same Acts respectively is prescribed or referred to :

And whereas by an Act passed in the Session of Parliament held 5 Vict. c. 9, in the fifth and sixth years of Her present Majesty, intituled, “ An sess. 2. 15 Act to authorize the Advance of Money out of the Consolidated

Fund to a limited Amount, for carrying on Public Works and Fisheries, and Employment of the Poor, and to amend the Acts authorizing the Issue of Exchequer Bills for the like Purposes,” it was enacted,

that, in lieu of the advances theretofore made in Exchequer Bills by 20 the Commissioners for issuing Exchequer Bills for Public Works,

certain sums of money should be advanced for the like purposes out of the Consolidated Fund in manner therein mentioned, and that such advances should be made in manner therein mentioned by the said

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