Appropriation Act 1916

Publication Date:January 01, 1916


Appropriation Act, 1916.

(6 & 7 Geo. 5.) CHAPTER 71.

An Act to apply a sum out of the Consolidated Fund to the service of the year ending on the thirty-first day of March one thousand nine hundred and seventeen, and to appropriate the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament.

[22nd December 1916]

Most Gracious Sovereign,

We , Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in Parliament assembled, towards making good the supply which we have cheerfully granted to Your Majesty in this session of Parliament, have resolved to grant unto Your Majesty the sum herein-after mentioned; and do therefore most humbly beseech Your Majesty that it may be enacted, and be it enacted by the King'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:

Grants out of Consolidated Fund.

Grants out of Consolidated Fund.

S-1 Issue of 400,179,480 out of the Consolidated Fund.

1 Issue of 400,179,480 out of the Consolidated Fund.

1. The Treasury may issue out of the Consolidated Fund of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and apply towards making good the supply granted to His Majesty for the service of the year ending on the thirty-first day of March one thousand nine hundred and seventeen the sum of four hundred million one hundred and seventy-nine thousand four hundred and eighty pounds.

S-2 Power for the Treasury to borrow.

2 Power for the Treasury to borrow.

(1) The Treasury may borrow from any person, by the issue of Treasury Bills or otherwise, and the Bank of England and the Bank of Ireland may advance to the Treasury on the credit of the said sums, any sum or sums not exceeding in the whole four hundred million one hundred and seventy-nine thousand four hundred and eighty pounds.

(2) The date of payment of any Treasury Bills issued under this section shall be a date not later than the thirty-first day of March one thousand nine hundred and seventeen, and section six of the Treasury Bills Act, 1877 (which relates to the renewal of bills), shall not apply with respect to those bills.

(3) Any money borrowed otherwise than on Treasury Bills shall be repaid, with interest not exceeding five pounds per cent. per annum, out of the growing produce of the Consolidated Fund, at any period not later than the next succeeding quarter to that in which the money was borrowed.

(4) Any money borrowed under this section shall be placed to the credit of the account of the Exchequer, and shall form part of the said Consolidated Fund, and be available in any manner in which such Fund is available.

Appropriation of Grants.

Appropriation of Grants.

S-3 Appropriation of sums voted for supply services.

3 Appropriation of sums voted for supply services.

3. All sums granted by this Act and the other Acts mentioned in Schedule (A.) annexed to this Act out of the said Consolidated Fund towards making good the supply granted to His Majesty, amounting, as appears by the said schedule, in the aggregate, to the sum of one thousand nine hundred and fifty-seven million nine hundred and six thousand four hundred and two pounds, are appropriated, and shall be deemed to have been appropriated as from the date of the passing of the Acts mentioned in the said Schedule (A.), for the services and purposes expressed in Schedule (B.) annexed hereto.

The abstract of schedules and schedules annexed hereto, with the notes (if any) to such schedules, shall be deemed to be part of this Act in the same manner as if they had been contained in the body thereof.

In addition to the sums hereby granted out of the Consolidated Fund, there may be applied out of any money directed under section two of the Public Accounts and Charges Act, 1891, to be applied as appropriations in aid of the grants for the services and purposes specified in Schedule (B.) annexed hereto the sums respectively set forth in the last column of the said schedule.

S-4 Treasury may, in certain cases of exigency, authorise expenditure unprovided for; provided that the aggregate grants for the navy services and for the army services respectively be not exceeded.

4 Treasury may, in certain cases of exigency, authorise expenditure unprovided for; provided that the aggregate grants for the navy services and for the army services respectively be not exceeded.

(1) So long as the aggregate expenditure on naval and military services respectively is not made to exceed the aggregate sums appropriated by this Act for those services respectively, any surplus arising on any vote for those services, either by an excess of the sum realised on account of appropriations in aid of the vote over the sum which may be applied under this Act as appropriations in aid of that vote, or by saving of expenditure on that vote, may, with the sanction of the Treasury, be temporarily applied either in making up any deficiency in the sums realised on account of appropriations in aid of any other vote in the same department, or in defraying expenditure in the same department which is not provided for in the sums appropriated to the service of the department by this Act, and which it may be detrimental to the public service to postpone until provision can be made for it by Parliament in the usual course.

(2) A statement showing all cases in which the sanction of the Treasury has been given to the temporary application of a surplus under this section, and showing the circumstances under which the sanction of the Treasury has been given, shall be laid before the House of Commons with the appropriation accounts of the naval and military services for the year, in order that any temporary application of any surplus sanctioned by the Treasury under this section may be submitted for the sanction of Parliament.

S-5 Sanction for navy and army expenditure for 1914-1915 unprovided for.

5 Sanction for navy and army expenditure for 1914-1915 unprovided for.

5. Whereas under the powers given for the purpose by the Appropriation Act, 1914, surpluses arising on certain votes for the naval and military services respectively have been temporarily applied as shown in the accounts set out in Schedule (C.) to this Act:

It is enacted that the application of those surpluses as shown in the said accounts is hereby sanctioned.

S-6 Declaration required in certain cases before receipt of sums appropriated.

6 Declaration required in certain cases before receipt of sums appropriated.

6. A person shall not receive any part of a grant which may be made in pursuance of this Act for half-pay or army, navy, or civil non-effective services, until he has subscribed such declaration as may from time to time be prescribed by a warrant of the Treasury before one of the persons prescribed by such warrant:

Provided that, whenever any such payment is made at more frequent intervals than once in a quarter, the Treasury may dispense with the production of more than one declaration in respect of each quarter.

Any person who makes a declaration for the purpose of this section, knowing the same to be untrue in any material particular, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

S-7 Short title.

7 Short title.

7. This Act may be cited for all purposes as theAppropriation Act, 1916.

A B S T R A C T

of

SCHEDULES (A.) and (B.) to which this Act refers.

SCHEDULE (A.)

s. d.
Grant out of the Consolidated Fund 1,957,906,402 0 0

SCHEDULE (B.)—Appropriation of Grants.

Sums not exceeding

Supply Grants.

Appropriations in Aid.

1914-1915-1916.
s. d. s. d.
Part 1. Navy Excesses, 1914-1915 100 0 0
,, 2. Army Excesses, 1914-1915 10 0 0

,, 3. Army (Ordnance Factories) Excesses, 1914-1915

10 0 0

,, 4. Navy (Supplementary) 1915-1916

10 0 0 4,500,000 0 0

,, 5. Army (Supplementary) 1915-1916

10 0 0 18,000,000 0 0

,, 6. Civil Services (Supplementary) 1915-1916

196,019 0 0 — *3,700 0 0

,, 7. Ministry of Munitions and Ordnance Factories, 1915-1916

2,000 0 0 22,000,000 0 0

,, 8. Naval and Military Operations, &c. (Supplementary Vote of Credit), 1915-1916

120,000,000 0 0
120,198,159 0 0 44,496,300 0 0
1916-1917.
,, 9 Navy 17,000 0 0 1,700 0 0
,, 10 Army 15,000 0 0 1,500 0 0
32,000 0 0 3,200 0 0
,, 11. Civil Services, Class I. 3,043,582 0 0 145,629 0 0
,, 12. Ditto, Class II. 4,848,529 0 0 825,321 0 0
,, 13. Ditto, Class III. 4,740,961 0 0 733,551 0 0
,, 14. Ditto, Class IV. 20,647,388 0 0 14,880 0 0
,, 15. Ditto, Class V. 1,387,362 0 0 121,920 0 0
,, 16. Ditto, Class VI. 1,117,361 0 0 4,500 0 0
,, 17. Ditto, Class VII. 20,361,952 0 0 242,700 0 0

Total Civil Services

56,147,135 0 0 2,088,501 0 0

* Deficit.

Sums not exceeding

Supply Grants.

Appropriations in Aid.

1916-1917.
s. d. s. d.

Part 18. Ministry of Munitions and Ordnance Factories

1,100 0 0 1,100 0 0
,, 19. Revenue Departments, &c. 31,528,008 0 0 672,012 0 0

,, 20. Naval and Military Operations, &c. (Vote of Credit)

300,000,000 0 0

,, 21. Naval and Military Operations, &c. (Supplementary Votes of Credit)

1,450,000,000 0 0

Grand Total

1,957,906,402 0 0 47,261,113 0 0

SCHEDULE (A.)

Grants out of the Consolidated Fund.

s. d.

For the service of the year ended on the 31st day of March, 1915:—

Under Act 6 & 7 Geo. 5. c. 48

120 0 0

For the service of the year ended on the 31st day of March 1916:—

Under Act 6 Geo. 5. c. 1

120,000,000 0 0

Under Act 6 Geo. 5. c. 3

198,039 0 0

For the service of the year ending on the 31st day of March 1917:—

Under Act 6 Geo. 5. c. 1

300,000,000 0 0

Under Act 6 Geo. 5. c. 3

36,636,000 0 0

Under Act 6 & 7 Geo. 5. c. 16

300,000,000 0 0

Under Act 6 & 7 Geo. 5. c. 30

470,262,480 0 0

Under Act 6 & 7 Geo. 5. c. 48

330,630,283 0 0

Under this Act

400,179,480 0 0
Total 1,957,906,402 0 0
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SCHEDULE (B.)—Part 1.

Navy Excesses, 1914-1915.

Sums not exceeding

Supply Grants.

Appropriations in Aid.

s. d.

Sum granted to make good excesses of Navy...

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