National Economy Act 1931

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1931 c. 48


National Economy Act, 1931

(21 & 22 Geo. 5.) CHAPTER 48.

An Act to authorise the making of Orders in Council for the purpose of effecting economies in expenditure falling to be defrayed out of public moneys and improvements in the arrangements for meeting such expenditure.

[30th September 1931]

B E 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:—

S-1 Power to make Orders in Council for effecting certain economies.

1 Power to make Orders in Council for effecting certain economies.

(1) During the period of one month after the commencement of this Act His Majesty may, in respect of the services specified in the Schedule to this Act and in respect of the remuneration (otherwise than by way of pension assessed before the commencement of this Act) of persons in His Majesty's Service, make such Orders in Council as appear to him to be expedient for the purposes of effecting economies in the expenditure falling to be defrayed out of the Consolidated Fund, out of moneys provided by Parliament, or out of any fund established by the enactments relating to any of the said services, and of effecting improvements in the arrangements for meeting such expenditure; and, in particular, without prejudice to the generality of the said power, any such Order may make provision—

(a ) for altering the respective proportions in which expenditure in respect of any such service is to be defrayed out of any fund so established as aforesaid and out of moneys provided by Parliament and for making transfers and adjustments between any such funds or between any such fund and any other statutory fund;

(b ) for imposing duties on local authorities in connection with the administration of any such service;

(c ) for increasing the contributions to be made to the unemployment fund, and for securing that, as from the date on which the Treasury cease to have power to make advances for the purpose of meeting deficiencies in that fund, any such deficiency shall be met out of such moneys as may be provided by Parliament for that purpose;

(d ) for the modification or termination of statutory or contractual rights, obligations and restrictions subsisting at the date when the provisions of the Order take effect.

(2) The Minister designated in any Order in Council made under this...

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