Appropriation Act 1939

Publication Date:January 01, 1939


Appropriation Act, 1939

(2 & 3 Geo. 6.) 52.

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 forty, and to appropriate the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament.

[4th August 1939]

Most Gracious Sovereign,

We , Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal subjects the Commons of the United Kingdom 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 hereinafter 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:—

Grant out of Consolidated Fund.

Grant out of Consolidated Fund.

S-1 Issue of 472,908,146 out of the Consolidated Fund.

1 Issue of 472,908,146 out of the Consolidated Fund.

1. The Treasury may issue out of the Consolidated Fund of the United Kingdom, 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 forty the sum of four hundred and seventy-two million, nine hundred and eight thousand, one hundred and forty-six 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 sum, any sum or sums not exceeding in the whole four hundred and seventy-two million, nine hundred and eight thousand, one hundred and forty-six 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 forty 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.

(5) The interest on any money borrowed under this section shall be paid out of the permanent annual charge for the National Debt.

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 seven hundred and ninety-four million, five hundred and thirty-six thousand, and forty-five 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, authoriseexpenditure unprovided for; provided that the aggregate grants for navy,army and air services respectively be not exceeded.

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

(1) So long as the aggregate expenditure on navy, army and air 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 navy, army and air 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, army and air expenditure for1937 unprovided for.

5 Sanction for navy, army and air expenditure for1937 unprovided for.

5. Whereas under the powers given for the purpose by the Appropriation Acts, 1937 and 1938, surpluses arising on certain votes for navy, army and air services have been applied so far as necessary to meeting deficitson those services respectively as shown in the statements set out in Schedule (C) to this Act:

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

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

6 Declaration required in certain cases before receiptof sums appropriated.

(1) A person shall not receive any payment out of a grant which may be made in pursuance of this Act for half-pay or army, navy, air force, 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 the warrant:

Provided that the Treasury may dispense with the production of a declaration under this section in respect of any payment if either—

(a ) such a declaration has been subscribed within a period of twelve calendar months preceding the date of the payment, or such longer period as the Treasury may in any particular case allow; or

(b ) the payment is made through a banker who has entered into an undertaking in such form as may be approved by the Treasury with respect to the notification of circumstances coming to the knowledge of the banker which might affect the right to such payments of the person to whom the payment is made.

(2) 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 misdemeanour.

S-7 Short title.

7 Short title.

7. This Act may be cited for all purposes as theAppropriation Act, 1939.

A B S T R A C T

of

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

SCHEDULE (A).

s. d.
Grants out of the Consolidated Fund 794,536,045 0 0

SCHEDULE (B.)—Appropriations of Grants.

Sums not exceeding

Supply Grants. Appropriations in Aid.
1937 and 1938. s. d. s. d.

Part 1. Civil Departments Excess 1937

10 0 0 955 2 10

,, 2. Navy (Supplementary), 1938

100 0 0 1,750,000 0 0

,, 3. Army (Supplementary), 1938

100 0 0 8,024,900 0 0

Army (Royal Ordnance Factories) (Supplementary), 1938

100 0 0 3,597,800 0 0

,, 4. Air (Supplementary), 1938

100 0 0 7,990,000 0 0

,, 5. Civil and Revenue Departments (Supplementary), 1938

6,211,189 0 0 426,520 0 0
6,211,599 0 0 21,790,175 2 10

SCHEDULE (B.)—Appropriations of Grants.

Sums not exceeding

Supply Grants. Appropriations in Aid.
s. d. s. d.
1939.
Part 6. Navy 69,399,100 0 0 84,267,681 0 0
,, 7. Army 81,923,200 0 0 159,941,900 0 0

Army (Royal Ordnance Factories)

1,164,000 0 0 27,601,900 0 0
,, 8. Air Force 66,561,200 0 0 194,065,700 0 0
219,047,500 0 0 465,877,181 0 0
Part 9. Civil, Class I 2,892,314 0 0 2,269,748 0 0
,, 10. Civil, Class II 17,928,713 0 0 641,904 0 0
,, 11. Civil, Class III 32,154,999 0 0 51,982,769 0 0
,, 12. Civil, Class IV 67,108,353 0 0 6,718,805 0 0
,, 13. Civil, Class V 183,973,448 0 0 16,048,066 0 0
,, 14. Civil, Class VI 59,461,980 0 0 150,736,423 0 0
,, 15. Civil, Class VII 15,160,704 0 0 4,300,485 0 0
,, 16. Civil, Class VIII 42,096,185 0 0 55,745 0 0
,, 17. Civil, Class IX 54,170,000 0 0 100,000 0 0
Total, Civil 474,946,696 0 0 232,853,945 0 0
Part 18. Revenue Departments 94,330,250 0 0 4,544,382 0 0
Grand Total 794,536,045 0 0 725,065,683 2 10

SCHEDULE (A.)

Grants out of the Consolidated Fund.

s. d.

For the service of the year ended on the 31st day of March 1938—

Under Act 2 & 3 Geo. 6. c. 12 10 0 0

For the service of the year ended on the 31st day of March 1939—

Under Act 2 & 3 Geo. 6. c. 12 6,211,589 0 0

For the service of the year ending on the 31st day of March 1940—

Under Act 2 & 3 Geo. 6. c. 12 315,416,300 0 0
Under this Act 472,908,146 0 0
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