Greenwich Hospital Act 1869

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1869 c. 44


Greenwich Hospital Act, 1869

(32 & 33 Vict.) CHAP. 44.

An Act to make better provision respecting Greenwich Hospital, and the application of the revenues thereof.

[2d August 1869]

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:

S-1 Short titles. This Act and 28 & 29 Vict. c. 89. construed together.

1 Short titles. This Act and 28 & 29 Vict. c. 89. construed together.

1. This Act may be cited as TheGreenwich Hospital Act, 1869; and this Act and The Greenwich Hospital Act, 1865, shall be read and have effect together as one Act, and may be cited together as The Greenwich Hospital Acts, 1865 and 1869.

S-2 Enactments in schedule repealed.

2 Enactments in schedule repealed.

2. From and immediately after the thirtieth day of September one thousand eight hundred and sixty-nine, the enactments described in the schedule to this Act shall be repealed; but this repeal shall not affect any Greenwich Hospital allowance appointed before this repeal takes effect.

S-3 Admission of invalids, &c. to benefits of hospital.

3 Admission of invalids, &c. to benefits of hospital.

3. The Admiralty may, under regulations to be from time to time made by them, admit temporarily or permanently to the benefits of Greenwich Hospital non-commissioned officers and men of the royal navy and marines who, although not in receipt of naval pensions, have been, before or after the passing of this Act, discharged as invalided for disease or wounds contracted or received in or by the service of the Crown, or are infirm and helpless.

S-4 Transfer of invalids to naval hospital, &c.

4 Transfer of invalids to naval hospital, &c.

4. The Admiralty may, under regulations to be from time to time made by them, send any non-commissioned officers or men admitted to the benefits of Greenwich Hospital to a naval hospital or infirmary, to be there maintained at the expense of Greenwich Hospital.

S-5 Power to substitute pensions for maintenance.

5 Power to substitute pensions for maintenance.

5. The Admiralty may, under regulations to be from time to time made by them, appoint to non-commissioned officers and men admitted to the benefits of Greenwich Hospital, in lieu of maintaining them in or at the expense of Greenwich Hospital, such special Greenwich Hospital pensions as to the Admiralty shall seem fit, according to the circumstances of each case, but so that the amount received by any non-commissioned officer or man in respect of such special pension, together with the naval pension (if any) appointed to him, and the Greenwich Hospital pension (if any) appointed to him under The Greenwich Hospital Act, 1865, shall not exceed in the case of any non-commissioned officer or man who was an inmate of Greenwich Hospital on the first day of January one thousand eight hundred and sixty-nine the sum of thirty-six pounds ten shillings a year, and in the case of any non-commissioned officer or man who has been or is admitted to the benefits of Greenwich Hospital after the last-mentioned day the sum of twenty-seven pounds ten shillings a year.

S-6 Approval of regulations.

6 Approval of regulations.

6. Regulations made by the Admiralty under this Act shall not have effect unless and until they are approved by Her Majesty in Council.

S-7 Power to permit use of buildings for public purposes.

7 Power to permit use of buildings for public purposes.

7. The Admiralty may from time to time permit Greenwich Hospital or any part thereof, with the appurtenances, to be occupied and used temporarily for the purposes of the naval service or of any department of Her Majesty's Government, or for the benefit of persons engaged or who have been engaged in seafaring pursuits, with or without requiring a rent, and on such terms respecting repairs and other matters as the Admiralty think fit; but so that the whole of the buildings of the hospital and their appurtenances shall be at all times available for the purposes to which the...

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