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The brethren and sisters shall be respectively poor single persons of good character, not less than 60 years old at the time of appointment, natives of the ancient borough of Guildford, or resident there for a period of at least 20 years; provided that if and so often as there shall not be any duly qualified candidate from the said ancient borough, candidates from the municipal borough of Guildford, being otherwise duly qualified as directed by this scheme, shall be eligible for appointment. No person shall be eligible for any of the said appointments who is a drunkard or lunatic, or has any infectious or contagious disease, or who shall be in receipt of relief from any parochial or other rate for the relief of the poor, or who shall have received such relief at any time within the three next preceding years; and in the selection of candidates those persons are to be preferred who, being otherwise properly qualified, shall have borne office or been traders in the said borough of Guildford.
The brethren and sisters shall in general be in the proportion of twelve brethren to eight sisters, with power, nevertheless, for the Governors to relax this rule under special circumstances as they may find expedient.
9. Upon the occurrence of any vacancy in the office of master, a meeting of the Governors shall be held, at which some proper person shall be appointed by the Governors to fill the vacancy; provided that no appointment of a master shall be made until the expiration of six weeks after the vacancy in the office has occurred, and that every such appointment be forthwith notified by the Governors to the Archbishop of Canterbury for his approval, without which approval the appointment shall not be complete or valid.
10. All applications for admission as inmates shall be made in writing to the master, and shall be entered by the master in a register specifying the date, and the name, age, residence, description, and qualifications of every applicant. The master shall also keep a register of all inmates admitted to the hospital, in which register shall be entered the date of every admission, and the particulars of the qualifications of each person admitted, and the date and mode of occurrence of every vacancy.
11. All appointments of inmates shall be made by the Governors at some meeting of their body, and the persons to be so appointed shall be selected by the Governors from the register of applicants, and (except in such special or urgent cases as may be considered by the Governors to require the relaxation of this rule) no appointment of any inmate shall be made until after the expiration of one calendar month at the least from the date of his or her application for admission. In making the appointments preference shall in all cases be given by the Governors, as far as possible, to the most deserving candidates, qualified as aforesaid, regard being had to the age, personal character, and the circumstances and necessities of each candidate.
12. The master shall receive a yearly salary of 701., to be paid to him by the Governors half-yearly out of the income of the Charity, and an allowance of 5l. annually for coals, and shall occupy such rooms within the hospital as may from time to time be assigned by the Governors for his use. The Governors, however, with the consent in writing of the Archbishop of Canterbury, and with the sanction of the Charity Commissioners, may from time to time vary the amount of the stipend and allowance to be paid to the master.
13. The Governors shall pay to each of the brethren and sisters respectively such weekly or other stipends or allowances, not exceeding the rate of 8s. per week, as the income and resources of the Charity will from time to time admit; provided that if the available income of the Charity at any time will not admit of the payment of a stipend at the rate of 5s. per week to each brother and sister the Governors shall be at liberty, with the consent of the Charity Commissioners, to suspend the appointment of the full number of inmates, so that such inmate may receive a stipend amounting to that weekly rate at the least.
The Governors shall also be at liberty to make reasonable allowances of coal or other necessaries to each of the brethren and sisters, to be provided out of the income of the Charity, in addition to their pecuniary stipends, whenever such income shall be sufficient for the purpose.
14. The salary of the master and the weekly stipend of each brother and sister hereafter to be elected shall commence from the day of his or her admission to the hospital; but the Governors shall be at liberty, if they so think fit, to set apart any proportion, not exceeding one half of such salary or stipend, for a period not exceeding three months, towards defraying the expense of cleansing, papering, or painting the apartment of such master, brother, or sister.
15. One room in the hospital shall be assigned by the Governors to each brother and sister for his or her exclusive use, and every such room with its fixtures shall be maintained and kept in repair out of the income of the Charity.
16. The Governors shall from time to time inspect the apartments of the master, brethren, and sisters respectively, and whenever they shall consider it necessary shall direct the same to be cleansed and whitewashed, and the windows to be mended, at the expense of the occupier, and they may defray the cost by deducting the same from his or her stipend, at their discretion.
17. The Governors shall have the power of removing the master and any of the brethren or sisters, in case they shall cease to be objects of the Charity, or for immorality, insubordination, or other misconduct; provided that the removal of the master shall not be valid without the approval in writing of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
18. The master may at any time, with the concurrence of one Governor or more, suspend any brother or sister, for misconduct, from the receipt of any allowance or benefit from the
Charity Charity until the case can be reported by the master to the Governors, and decided upon by them.
19. One of the brethren shall be appointed by the Governors to be the vice-master, and during his tenure of such appointment shall receive a salary at the rate of 41. per annum, to be paid to him quarterly, in addition to his stipend as a brother.
The Governors shall be at liberty at any time to remove such vice-master, at their discretion, and to appoint another in his place.
20. The oaths hitherto administered to the master, brethren, and sisters respectively shall in future be discontinued. The sisters shall also be relieved from the duty of attending the sick; and the stipend of 13s. 4d. allowed as a remuneration for such service, and all allowances and gifts to the inmates, other than those directed or provided by this scheme, shall respectively cease.
All existing regulations and usages now in force with respect to the administration of the Charity, which are in any way at variance with this scheme or any of the provisions or objects thereof, shall also respectively cease and be discontinued.
21. Subject to the provisions of this scheme, the Governors may from time to time prescribe such reasonable rules and regulations as they may think expedient for the government and conduct of the hospital, and the master, inmates, and officers thercof, and all such rules and regulations shall be observed by the persons affected thereby.
22. If any doubt or question shall arise amongst the Governors or any of them as to the proper construction or application of any of the provisions of this scheme, or the management of the Charity, application may be made by the Governors to the Charity Commissioners for England and Wales, for their opinion and advice thereon, which opinion and advice, when given, shall be binding on the Governors and on all other persons affected thereby; and if any of the provisions hereof relating to the detailed management of the Charity, and not prescribing or defining the principal objects thereof, shall be found to be unsuitable or practically inconvenient, the same may be modified or altered or annulled by the Governors, with the sanction of the said Commissioners.
23. This scheme shall be printed, and a copy given to every person who shall become a member of the governing body of the Charity, and to every master and inmate of the hospital.
CAP. XXXIII. An Act to enable the Commissioners of Her Majesty's
Works to acquire additional Land for the Purposes of the Public Offices Extension Act of 1859.
[11th July 1861.] WHEREAS by The Public Offices Extension Act, 1859,
Twenty-second Victoria, Chapter Nineteen, the Com• missioners of Her Majesty's Works and Public Buildings are empowered to acquire the Land and Hereditaments therein 'mentioned, situate near Whitehall and Her Majesty's Palace
22 & 23 Vict. c. 19.
of Westminster, as a Site for the Erection of Public Offices, as therein mentioned: And whereas it has been found ' necessary for the Purposes of the said Act that the said • Commissioners should also be empowered to acquire the
additional Land and Hereditaments described in the First
Schedule to this Act: And whereas a Plan describing the · Land to be acquired by the said Commissioners under the · Authority of this Act has been prepared by or under the - Direction of the said Commissioners :' May it therefore please Your Majesty that it may be enacted; and be it 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, and by the Authority of the same, as follows:
1. The said Act shall be read and construed to all Intents Construction of and Purposes whatsoever (except as expressly varied by this Recited Act as Act) as if the Land and Hereditaments comprised and described to the Lands in in the Schedule to this Act were comprised and described in the First Schedule to the said Act.
2. The said Plan prepared as aforesaid, describing the Land Plan to be deto be acquired by the said Commissioners under the Authority posited at the of this Act, shall, when signed by the Commissioners for Commissioners executing the Office of Lord High Treasurer, be deposited of Her Maat the Office of the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Works jesty's Works. and Public Buildings, and shall remain at the said Office, to the end that all Persons may at all seasonable Times have Liberty to inspect and peruse the same, at their Will and Pleasure, paying the Sum of One Shilling for every such Inspection.
3. The compulsory Powers hereby or by the said Act given Compulsory to the said Commissioners of Her Majesty's Works and Public Powers to conBuildings for purchasing or taking the Land and Hereditaments Years. comprised in the said First Schedule hereto shall continue for Three Years from the passing of this Act, but no longer; and it shall be lawful for the said Commissioners and they are hereby authorized to purchase the said Land and Hereditaments, with and out of any Monies which have been or which may
be appropriated by Parliament, or by Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for India in Council
, and placed at the Disposal of the said Commissioners for that Purpose.
4. And whereas it has been referred to James Pennethorne Commissioners of Whitehall Yard in the City of Westminster, Surveyor, to ascertain on behalf of Her Majesty on the one Part, and Commissioners
pay 2,4701. to ' the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Works and Public of Woods for • Buildings on the other Part, the Value of a certain Portion the Property of
of the Hereditaments comprised in the First Schedule to this such Property
Act, the Property of Her Majesty in right of Her Crown, thereupon to 'as more particularly described in the Second Schedule to rest in the
Commissioners (No. 19. Price 2d.] T
of Works to
of Works for the Purposes of this Act.
this Act, subject to the Leases or Agreements for Leases
affecting the same as mentioned in such Second Schedule, • and such Value has been ascertained by the said James « Pennethorne to be the Sum of Two thousand four hundred
and seventy Pounds:' Be it enacted, That out of the First Monies which have been or which may be appropriated and placed at the Disposal of the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Works and Public Buildings by Parliament, or by Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for India in Council
, for that Purpose, the said last-mentioned Commissioners shall pay the said Sum of Two thousand four hundred and seventy Pounds to the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Woods, Forests, and Land Revenues, to be by them applied to the same Purposes as Monies arising from the Sale of Estates belonging to the Crown are by an Act of the Tenth Year of the Reign of King George the Fourth, Chapter Fifty, directed to be applied; and upon such Payment being made, the Hereditaments belonging to Her Majesty, as more particularly mentioned in the said Second Schedule to this Act, with their and every of their Rights, Members, and Appurtenances, and the Freehold and Inheritance of the same in Fee Simple, shall, (subject to the Leases or Agreements for Leases in the said Second Schedule to this Act mentioned or referred to be and become by force and virtue of this Act vested in the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Works and Public Buildings, their Successors and Assigns, for ever, who shall be deemed in Law to be in the actual Seisin and Possession thereof, subject to the Leases or Agreements for Leases mentioned in the said Second Schedule, and with the same or the like Power of Recovery of the Rents, and compelling the Performance of the Covenants in the said Leases or Agreements respectively reserved or contained, and on the Part of Tenants to be paid and performed, as were possessed by Her Majesty immediately before the passing of this Act, but freed and discharged and absolutely exonerated of and from all former and other Estates, Rights, Titles, Uses, Trusts, Intents, and Purposes, Interests, Claims, and Demands heretofore created, limited, or declared of or affecting the same, in trust nevertheless for the Purposes of this Act: Provided always, that in any Case in which other Hereditaments are comprised in the same Lease as that by which is demised any Part of the Hereditaments mentioned in the Second Schedule to this Act, nothing herein contained shall affect or prejudice the Covenants, Conditions, and Agreements contained in such Lease, so far as the same relate to the Hereditaments not mentioned in the same Schedule, it being the Intention of this Act that upon the said Payment being made to the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Woods, Forests, and Land Revenues, all Covenants, Conditions, and Agreements contained in any such Lease, and the Rents thereby reserved, shall be distributed so that the same shall thenceforth