Greenwich Hospital Act 1865

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1865 c. 89
Anno Regni VICTORI, Britanniarum Regin,Vicesimo Octavo & Vicesimo Nono. An Act to provide for the better Government ofGreenwich Hospital, and the more beneficial Application of the Revenues thereof.

(28 & 29 Vict.) C A P. LXXXIX.

[5th July 1865]

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:

Preliminary.

Preliminary.

S-1 Short Title.

1 Short Title.

1. This Act may be cited as ‘TheGreenwich Hospital Act, 1865.’

S-2 Commencement of Act.

2 Commencement of Act.

2. This Act shall commence from and immediately after the Thirtieth Day ofSeptember One thousand eight hundred and sixty-five.

S-3 Interpretation of Terms.

3 Interpretation of Terms.

3. In this Act—

The Term ‘the Admiralty’ means the Lord High Admiral of the United Kingdom or the Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral:

The Term ‘Lands’ includes any Estate, Term, Easement, Right, or Interest in, to, over, or affecting Lands.

S-4 Enactments described in Schedule repealed.

4 Enactments described in Schedule repealed.

4. From and after the Commencement of this Act the Enactments described in the Schedule to this Act shall be repealed, but this Repeal shall not affect the past Operation of any such Enactment, or anything done, or Right, Title, Obligation, or Liability accrued, under any such Enactment before the Commencement of this Act, or any Offence against any such Enactment committed before the Commencement of this Act, or any Punishment, Forfeiture, Remedy, or Proceeding in respect thereof.

Pensions, Gratuities, and Allowances.

Pensions, Gratuities, and Allowances.

S-5 Power to order new Pensions &c.

5 Power to order new Pensions &c.

5. It shall be lawful for Her Majesty in Council from Time to Time, by Order in Council, to appoint such Pensions as seem fit to Officers, Non-commissioned Officers, and Men of the Royal Navy and Marines, and Seamen of the Merchant Service for the Time being entitled to the Benefits ofGreenwich Hospital, to be enjoyed by them so long only as they are not on the Establishment or Inmates of Greenwich Hospital, but in addition to any Half Pay, Pension, or other Allowance coming to them otherwise than under any such Order in Council,—and to prescribe the Conditions on which such Pensions are to be held,—and to appoint such Gratuities as seem fit to Widows of Non-commissioned Officers and Men of the Royal Navy and Marines killed or drowned in the Service of the Crown.

S-6 Power to grant Allowances to present Inmates.

6 Power to grant Allowances to present Inmates.

6. The Admiralty may from Time to Time appoint to any Non-commissioned Officers and Men of the Royal Navy and Marines who were on the Sixth Day ofApril One thousand eight hundred and sixty-five Inmates of Greenwich Hospital, and who being Inmates thereof after the Commencement of this Act are willing to cease to be Inmates thereof, such Allowances as seem fit, not exceeding the Rates of Money Allowance of which, on the Sixth Day of April One thousand eight hundred and sixty-five, they were in receipt as Inmates of the Hospital, to be enjoyed by them respectively in addition to any Pensions appointed to them under any such Order in Council.

S-7 Name of Pensions, &c.

7 Name of Pensions, &c.

7. Pensions and Gratuities under any such Order in Council and such Allowances shall be distinguished asGreenwich Hospital Pensions, Gratuities, and Allowances (as the Case may be); and the Pensions now known as Greenwich Out Pensions shall be called Naval Pensions.

S-8 Assignments, &c. void.

8 Assignments, &c. void.

8. Any Assignment, Sale, or Contract of or relating to anyGreenwich Hospital Pension, Gratuity, or Allowance, other than such as may be made or entered into under the Authority of and in conformity with any Order in Council under this Act, shall be void.

S-9 Pensions, &c. to be voted.

9 Pensions, &c. to be voted.

9.Greenwich Hospital Pensions, Gratuities, and Allowances shall be in the first instance defrayed out of Money to be provided by Parliament for that Purpose.

Alteration of Establishment.

Alteration of Establishment.

S-10 Abolition of Commissioners, &c.

10 Abolition of Commissioners, &c.

10. On the Commencement of this Act the several Offices of the Commissioners and of the Governor and of the Lieutenant Governor ofGreenwich Hospital shall be abolished.

S-11 Power to remove other Officers, &c.

11 Power to remove other Officers, &c.

11. On the Commencement of this Act, or at any Time and from Time to Time thereafter, if and when for the better Execution of the Purposes of this Act it seems expedient, the Admiralty may remove from Office all or any Officers, Military or Civil, on the Establishment ofGreenwich Hospital, and may remove from Employment all or any Clerks or Persons employed in connexion with the Hospital.

S-12 Annuities to be provided for Commissioners, &c.

12 Annuities to be provided for Commissioners, &c.

12. Out of the Funded Property ofGreenwich Hospital there shall be purchased from the Commissioners for the Reduction of the National Debt and provided (subject and according to the Provisions of the Acts relating to the Purchase of Annuities from the Commissioners for the Reduction of the National Debt) for each of the Persons holding Office at the Commencement of this Act as the Commissioners of Greenwich Hospital (other than the ex officio Commissioners), and for the Governor and the Lieutenant Governor of the Hospital, and for each Officer, Military or Civil, on the Establishment of the Hospital, remunerated by Salary, who is removed from Office by the Admiralty under the Provisions of this Act, an Annuity for his Life equal in Amount to the Value of the Salary and Emoluments attached to the Office of Commissioner, Governor, or Lieutenant Governor (as the Case may be), or to the Office from which each such Officer is so removed.

S-13 Continuance of Superannuation Allowance.

13 Continuance of Superannuation Allowance.

13. Provided, That if any Commissioner, or any Officer who is removed from Office as aforesaid, is at the Commencement of this Act entitled to receive, in addition to the Salary of his Office, any Superannuation Allowance in respect of any former Employment in the Civil Service of the Crown, he shall be entitled to continue to receive, in addition to such Annuity as aforesaid, the Amount of Superannuation Allowance which he is at the Commencement of this Act so entitled to receive, and no more.

S-14 As to Titles, &c. of Governor and Lieut. Governor.

14 As to Titles, &c. of Governor and Lieut. Governor.

14. Provided also, That the Officers holding the Offices of Governor and Lieutenant Governor ofGreenwich Hospital at the Commencement of this Act may retain their Titles as such, and may continue to occupy their Official Residences in the Hospital, and to enjoy the Allowances and Emoluments incident to those Residences; and in case the Governor or the Lieutenant Governor elects to continue to occupy his Official Residence, the Amount of the Annuity to be purchased for him as aforesaid shall be diminished by the annual Value to him of the Residence and of the Emoluments and Allowances incident thereto.

S-15 Appointment of Visitor and Governor.

15 Appointment of Visitor and Governor.

15. Provided further. That on the Death of the Officer holding the Office of Governor ofGreenwich Hospital at the Commencement of this Act, the Admiralty may appoint an Officer of the Royal Navy of Rank not lower than that of Vice Admiral to be Visitor and Governor of Greenwich Hospital during good Behaviour, and from Time to Time on any Vacancy in the said Office may appoint a Successor with the like Qualification, and may (subject to the Approval of Her Majesty in Council) fix the Salary of such Officer, and may from Time to Time assign to him as Visitor such Duties as seem fit, but so that he be not authorized to interfere with the ordinary Government of the Hospital or of the Schools thereof.

S-16 Annuities to be provided for Clerks, &c. if removed.

16 Annuities to be provided for Clerks, &c. if removed.

16. Out of the Funded Property ofGreenwich Hospital there shall be purchased as aforesaid and provided for each Clerk or other Person employed in a subordinate Civil Capacity in connexion with Greenwich Hospital, and remunerated wholly or in part by Salary, who is removed from Employment by the Admiralty under the Provisions of this Act, an Annuity not less in Amount than the Superannuation Allowance to which a Person subject to the Superannuation Act, 1859, would under like Circumstances be entitled on Abolition of his Office.

S-17 Annuity to be held with Half Pay, &c.

17 Annuity to be held with Half Pay, &c.

17. Every Annuity provided as aforesaid shall be held and enjoyed by the Person for whom it is provided without Prejudice to his Right (if any) to the continued Receipt of any Naval or Military Pension or Half Pay which he received while holding the Office of Commissioner, Governor, or Lieutenant Governor, or while holding such other Office or Employment as aforesaid, subject, however, to the subsequent Provisions of this Act.

S-18 Power to require...

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