Militia Pay and Allowances Act 1803

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1803 c. 94
Anno Regni GEORGII III. Britanniarum Regis,Quadragesimo tertio. An Act for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Clothing of the Militia inGreat Britain for the Year One thousand eight hundred and three.

(43 Geo. 3) C A P. XCIV.

[13th July 1803]

'WHEREAS it is necessary that Provision should be made for defraying the Charge of the Pay and Clothing of the Militia inGreat Britain for one Year, from the twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand eight hundred and three;' be it therefore 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, That in every County, Riding, or Place inEngland , where the Militia is or shall be raised, the Receiver or Receivers General of the Land Tax for such County, Riding, or Place respectively, and in every County, Stewartry, City, or Place in Scotland , where the Militia is or shall be raised, the Receiver General for Scotland shall issue and pay the whole Sums required, in the Manner and for the several Uses herein-after mentioned; (that is to say,) For the Pay of the said Militia for four CalendarMonths in Advance, at the Rate of six Shillings a Day for each Adjutant, where an Adjutant is appointed; and at the Rate of three Shillings a Day for each Quarter Master, where a Quarter Master is appointed; and at the Rate of one Shilling and Sixpence a Day for each Serjeant resident at the Head Quarters of the Regiment, Battalion, Corps, or Independent Company, with the Addition of two Shillings and Sixpence a Week for each Serjeant Major, where a Serjeant Major is appointed; and at the Rate of one Shilling and Two-pence a Day for each Corporal so resident as aforesaid; and at the Rate of one Shilling a Day for each Drummer so resident as aforesaid, with the Addition of Sixpence a Day for each Drum Major, where a Drum Major is appointed; and also at the Rate of Four-pence a Month for each private Man and Drummer for defraying the contingent Expences of each Regiment, Battalion, Corps, and Independent Company of Militia, one Moiety whereof it shall be lawful to apply in Aid of the Stoppage Fund of each Regiment, Battalion, Corps, and Independent Company, for providing the Men with Necessaries, under the Direction of the Colonel or other Commandant, during the Time of their being from Home upon account of their annual Exercise; and also for Half a Year's Salary for the Clerk of each Regiment, Battalion, or Corps of Militia, belonging to such County, Riding, Stewartry, City, or Place, at the Rate of fifty Pounds a Year; and also for the respective Allowances to the Clerk of the General Meetings, and Clerks of the several Subdivision Meetings, at the Rates following; (that is to say,) To the Clerk of the General Meetings at the Rate of five Pounds five Shillings for each Meeting, and to the several Clerks of the Subdivision Meetings at the Rate of one Pound one Shilling for each Meeting; and also for the Clothing of the Militia for such County, Riding, Stewartry, City, or Place, after the Rate of three Pounds ten Shillings for each Serjeant, and two Pounds for each Corporal and Drummer, with the Addition of one Pound for each Serjeant Major and each Drum Major, where such Serjeant Majors, Drum Majors, Serjeants, Corporals, and Drummers, have not been clothed within two Years; and with respect to the private Militia Men, at the Rate of one Pound twelve Shillings for each private Militia Man: Provided always, that where any Serjeant, Corporal, or Drummershall be absent on Furlough or Licence, such Serjeant, Corporal, or Drummer shall, during such Absence, receive Pay at the following Rates, instead of those above mentioned; (that is to say,) every Serjeant the Sum of one Shillingper Day, every Corporal the Sum of Eight-pence per Day, and every Drummer the Sum of Sixpence per Day respectively, and no more.

S-II Further Allowances to Clerks of General and Subdivision Meetings for amending Returns, &c.

II Further Allowances to Clerks of General and Subdivision Meetings for amending Returns, &c.

II. And be it further enacted, That such further Allowances shall be made to such respective General and Subdivision Clerks for their Expences and Trouble in amending the Returns of Persons returned liable to serve in the Militia by taking out the Names of all Persons who may appeal, and whose Appeals or Claims of Exemptions have been allowed, and inserting, the Names of any Persons that shall have been omitted to be inserted, and in numbering the Returns and making out the Tickets for the Ballot, after the Rate of one Pound fifteen Shillings for every one thousand Names of Persons returned liable to serve; and also for the actual Expences incurred by such respective Clerks, and for Printing and Stationary used for the Purpose of this Act, so far as to the Lord Lieutenants or Deputy Lieutenants of the respective Counties, Ridings, Stewartries, Cities, or Places, shall appear reasonable and proper; and in case the Orders made by the Lord Lieutenants or Deputy Lieutenants for the Payment of such further Allowances as aforesaid shall be confirmed at a General Meeting consisting of not less than five Deputy Lieutenants, but not otherwise.

S-III The Money \(except to the Clerks of the Meetings) to be paid by the respective Receivers-General to the Clerk of the Regiment, and for Independent Companies to the Captain, &c.

III The Money \(except to the Clerks of the Meetings) to be paid by the respective Receivers-General to the Clerk of the Regiment, and for Independent Companies to the Captain, &c.

III. And be it further enacted, That all such Sums of Money granted for the Pay, Clothing, and contingent Expences of the Militia as aforesaid, except such as shall be due to the several Clerks of the Meetings aforesaid, shall be paid inEngland by the respective Receivers General of the Land Tax, and in Scotland by the Receiver General for Scotland , into the Hands of the Clerk or Clerks of the Regiments, Battalions, or Corps of Militia, belonging to such County, Riding, Stewartry, City, or Place respectively, upon his or their producing his or their Warrant or Warrants of Appointment to such Office, under the Hand and Seal of the Colonel or other Commandant of each Regiment, Battalion, or Corps respectively; and where the Militia shall be formed into an Independent Company or Independent Companies, such Sums as aforesaid shall be paid by the respective Receivers General into the Hands of the respective Captains of such Independent Companies, or to such Person as each respective Captain shall authorize to receive the same, according to the Number of Persons hereby entitled to receive Pay, of which such Regiment or Regiments, Battalion or Battalions, Corps, or Independent Company or Independent Companies, shall have been legally appointed to consist; and such Receivers General of the Land Tax in England , or Receiver General for Scotland , shall also, within fourteen Days after the Expiration of the third Calendar Month from the Time of the first Payment, make a second Payment for four Calendar Months in Advance; and shall also, within fourteen Days after the Expiration of the third Calendar Month from the Time of the said second Payment, make a, third Payment for four Calendar Months in Advance for the Pay and contingent Expences of the Militia, and for the Allowances to the Regimentalor Battalion Clerk or Clerks aforesaid, in the Proportions hereinbefore mentioned; and the Receipt of such Clerk or Clerks, and of such Captain of an Independent Company or Captains of Independent Companies, or of such Person or Persons as such Captain or Captains shall so authorize to receive such Money as aforesaid, shall be a sufficient Discharge to such Receivers General of the Land Tax inEngland , and Receiver General for Scotland respectively, for the several Sums of Money so by them or him paid.

S-IV Clerks shall pay Adjutant, or Captains of Independent Companies, at certain Periods, who shall distribute the Pay regularly, &c.

IV Clerks shall pay Adjutant, or Captains of Independent Companies, at certain Periods, who shall distribute the Pay regularly, &c.

IV. And be it enacted, That the Clerk of each Regiment, Battalion, or Corps of Militia, shall forthwith, after the Receipt of such Sums of Money as aforesaid, pay or cause to be paid to the Adjutant of such, Regiment, Battalion, or Corps, one Calendar Month's Pay in Advance on account of his own Pay, and of the Pay of the Quarter Master; and also two Months' Pay in Advance for the Serjeant Major, Drum Major, Serjeants, Corporals, and Drummers; and on the twenty-fifth Day of every subsequent Month the said Clerk shall pay, or cause to be paid, to every such Adjutant, one other Month's Pay in Advance for himself, and for the Quarter Master, Serjeant Major, Drum Major, Serjeants, Corporals, and Drummers respectively, which Pay every such Adjutant is hereby required to distribute to the several Persons by this Act entitled to receive the same, as it shall become due, (except for the Period of Exercise as hereinafter directed); and the Captain or Commanding Officer of each Independent Company is hereby required to distribute in like Manner, to each Person of his Company entitled thereto, such Money as he shall receive for their Pay by virtue of this Act; and three Times in the Year every such Adjutant shall give in to the Clerk of the Regiment, Battalion, or Corps to which he shall belong, and every such Captain or Commanding Officer of an Independent Company shall give in to the Receiver General, an Account of the several Payments he shall have made in pursuance of this Act, according to the following Form:

Date of Receipt.

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To Cash received of Mr. Regimental or Battalion Clerk, or Receiver-General [as the Case shall be ] for two Months' Pay in Advance, from to

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