Ordnance Board Transfer Act 1855

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1855 c. 117
Anno Regni VICTORI, Britanniarum Regin,Decimo Octavo & Decimo Nono. An Act for transferring to One of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State the Powers and Estates vested in the Principal Officers of the Ordnance.

(18 & 19 Vict.) C A P. CXVII.

[14th August 1855]

'WHEREAS by various Acts of Parliament, and particularly by an Actof the Session of Parliament holden in the Fifth and Sixth Years of the Reign of Her present Majesty, Chapter Ninety-four, and by another Actof the Session of Parliament holden in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Years of the Reign of Her present Majesty, Chapter Sixty-seven, various Powers and Authorities were given to or vested in and exerciseable by the Principal Officers of Her Majesty's Ordnance, and by the said Acts, and by or under divers Conveyances, Surrenders, Assignments, and Leases, or by some other Means, divers Lands, Hereditaments, Estates, and Property purchased, taken, used, and occupied for the Ordnance and Barrack Services throughout the United Kingdom before and at the Time of the Revocation by Her Majesty next herein-after mentioned, were vested in the said Principal Officers: And whereas Her Majesty hath thought fit to revoke the Letters Patent of some of the said Principal Officers, and by other Letters Patent to transfer to One of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State the Administration of the Department the Duties of which were previously executed by the said Principal Officers of Her Majesty's Ordnance: And whereas it is expedient that the said several Powers and Authorities, and the said Lands, Hereditaments, Estates, and Property, and all Title, Estate, and Interest therein respectively, should be also transferred from the said Principal Officers, and vested in One Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State:' 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-I Powers, &c. vested in Principal Officers of Ordnance to be transferred to Her Majesty's Secretary of State for War.

I Powers, &c. vested in Principal Officers of Ordnance to be transferred to Her Majesty's Secretary of State for War.

I. All the Powers, Authorities, Rights, and Privileges whatsoever, which by virtue of the said recited Acts or either of them, or of any other Act or Acts of Parliament, or of any other Law, Custom, or Usage whatsoever have been or were at any Time vested in or exercised or exerciseable by the Principal Officers of Her Majesty's Ordnance, or any of them, shall from henceforth continue in full Force, and shall be and the same are hereby declared to be transferred to and vested in and exerciseable by Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Time being to whom Her Majesty shall think fit to intrust the Seals of the War Department, and such last-mentioned Principal Secretary of State shall be entitled to the same Exemption from personal Responsibility as the said Principal Officers were entitled to.

S-II All Lands, &c. vested in such Officers vested in the said Secretary of State.

II All Lands, &c. vested in such Officers vested in the said Secretary of State.

II. All Lands...

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