Greenwich Hospital Act 1885

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1885 c. 42


Greenwich Hospital Act, 1885

(48 & 49 Vict.) CHAPTER 42.

An Act to provide for defraying the Expenditure on account of Greenwich Hospital directly out of the Revenues of Greenwich Hospital; to amend in other respects the Greenwich Hospital Acts, 1865 to 1883; and to amend the law relating to the Naval Knights of Windsor.

[31st July 1885]

Whereas the present practice of defraying the expenditure on account of Greenwich Hospital out of money provided in the first instance by Parliament, and subsequently repaid by Greenwich Hospital, is unnecessary and inconvenient:

And whereas it is expedient to provide for defraying such expenditure directly out of the revenues of Greenwich Hospital, and in other respects to amend the Greenwich Hospital Acts, 1865 to 1883:

Be it therefore 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 title and construction of Act.

1 Short title and construction of Act.

1. This Act may be cited as theGreenwich Hospital Act, 1885; and this Act and the Greenwich Hospital Acts, 1865 to 1883, shall be read and have effect together as one Act, and may be cited together as the Greenwich Hospital Acts, 1865 to 1885.

S-2 Expenditure to be defrayed out of revenues of Greenwich Hospital.

2 Expenditure to be defrayed out of revenues of Greenwich Hospital.

2. All expenditure which under the Greenwich Hospital Acts, 1865 to 1883, is in the first instance defrayed out of moneys provided by Parliament for the purpose, shall, as from the thirty-first day of March one thousand eight hundred and eighty-five, be defrayed directly out of the money for the time being standing to the credit of the Greenwich Hospital Income Account.

If in any year the money standing to the credit of that account should prove inadequate to meet the expenditure chargeable on it, it shall be the duty of Her Majesty's Paymaster-General from time to time, under the direction of the Admiralty, to carry over from the Greenwich Hospital Capital Account such sums as may be required to make good any such deficiency.

S-3 Annual estimate to be laid before Parliament.

3 Annual estimate to be laid before Parliament.

3. A statement showing under proper heads the estimated income and expenditure of Greenwich Hospital for the current financial year shall be annually laid by the Admiralty before Parliament, and be submitted for approval by resolution of the House of Commons.

The Comptroller and Auditor General shall not allow as a charge against income any expenditure not covered by the sum total of the approved estimate of the year in which it comes in course of payment, unless the same shall have been specifically sanctioned by resolution of the House of Commons.

S-4 Amendment of 28 & 29 Vict. c. 89. s. 47.

4 Amendment of 28 & 29 Vict. c. 89. s. 47.

4. The duties of the Accountant General of the Navy under section forty-seven of the Greenwich Hospital Act, 1865, may henceforth be performed by such officer as the Admiralty may from time to time direct.

S-5 Amendment of 35 & ...

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