Public Works (Ireland) Act 1831

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1831 c. 33
Anno Regni GULIELMI IV. Britanniarum Regis,Primo & Secundo. An Act for the Extension and Promotion lot Public Works inIreland .

(1 & 2 Will. 4) C A P. XXXIII.

[15th October 1831]

'WHEREAS under and by virtue of an Act passed in the Fifty-seventh Year of the Reign of His Majesty KingGeorge the Third, intituled Great Britain,in manner therein mentioned , and by several other Acts since from Time to Time made, certain Sums of Money were appropriated, and made applicable, under the Direction of Commissioners appointed by the Lord Lieutenant or other Chief Governor or Governors of Ireland , to the Aid and Encouragement, by way of Loan upon certain Securities in such Acts specified of Public Works in Ireland: And whereas great Benefit has been found to arise from holding out and affording such Aid and Encouragement, but the Sums of Money for that Purpose granted have been nearly all appropriated; and it is expedient farther to promote the Execution of Works of Public Utility by extending to such Works, upon a permanent System, the Aid of Public Credit, to be afforded upon sufficient Security taken for the Repayment of the Money raised thereunder, together with Interest thereon, under the Controul and Direction of Commissioners to be for that Purpose appointed: And whereas it is also expedient to transfer to such Commissioners the Duties now performed by various Public Boards, capable of being consolidated with Advantage to the Public Service and Economy to the Resources of the Nation;' 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 Authorityof the same, That it shall and may be lawful for the King's most Excellent Majesty, by Warrant or Warrants under His Royal Sign Manual, to authorize and empower the Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury of the United Kingdom ofGreat Britain and Ireland , now or for the Time being, to cause or direct to be made out from Time to Time, as may be necessary, under the Provisions of this Act, at His Majesty's Exchequer in Great Britain , any Number of Exchequer Bills the Amount whereof at any Time outstanding shall not exceed in the whole the Sum of Five hundred thousand Pounds; such Bills to be made out in the same or like Manner, Form, and Order, and according to the same or like Rules and Directions (except where other Directions for making out the same are contained and particularly expressed in this Act), as in and by an Act made in the Forty-eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Third, intituled An Act for regulating the issuing and paying off of Exchequer Bills , are enacted and prescribed.

S-II Provisions of 48 G. 3. c. 1. to extend to this Act.

II Provisions of 48 G. 3. c. 1. to extend to this Act.

II. And be it further enacted, That all and every the Clauses, Provisoes, Powers, Privileges, Advantages, Penalties, Forfeitures, and Disabilities contained in the said recited Act of the Forty-eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty KingGeorge the Third shall be applied and extend to the Exchequer Bills to be made in pursuance of this Act, as fully and effectually to all Intents and Purposes as if the said several Clauses or Provisoes had been particularly repeated and re-enacted in the Body of this Act.

S-III Exchequer Bills to bear Interest after the Rate of 3 d. per Diem, and to be payable as the Treasury shall appoint, but not later than Three Years from their Date.

III Exchequer Bills to bear Interest after the Rate of 3 d. per Diem, and to be payable as the Treasury shall appoint, but not later than Three Years from their Date.

III. And be it further enacted, That the said Exchequer Bills to be made out in pursuance of this Act shall and may bear an Interest not exceeding the Rate of Three-pence Halfpennyper Centum per Diem upon or in respect of the whole of the Monies respectively contained therein, and shall be made payable at such Periods as shall be fixed by the said Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury; nevertheless so as that all such Bills as shall be made out for the carrying on of any Works under the Provisions of this Act shall be made payable within Three Years from the Date thereof, and that the Principal Sum contained in every such Bill, together with such Interest as aforesaid, to be computed from the Day of the Date thereof until the Time appointed for the Payment thereof, shall be paid off and discharged upon the Days and Times respectively appointed for the Payment thereof.

S-IV Exchequer Bills after they have become due to be current with Collectors of Excise, &c. but not before.

IV Exchequer Bills after they have become due to be current with Collectors of Excise, &c. but not before.

IV. Provided always, and be it further enacted, That all and every the Exchequer Bills to be made out by virtue of this Act, or so many of them as shall from Time to Time remain undischarged and uncancelled after the respective Days on which they shall become due and payable, shall and may after that Time pass and be current to all and every the Receivers and Collectors inGreat Britain and Ireland of the Customs, Excise, or any Revenue, Supply, Aid, or Tax whatsoever due or payable to His Majesty, His Heirs or Successors, and also at the Receipt of Exchequer in Great Britain , and at the Bank of Ireland to the Credit and Account of the Teller of His Majesty's Exchequer of Ireland , from the said Receivers or Collectors; but no such Receiver or Collector shall exchange at any Time before the said Day of Payment thereof, for any Money of such Revenues, Aid, Taxes, or Supplies in his Hands, any Exchequer Bill which shall have been issued as aforesaid by virtue of this Act, nor shall any Action he maintained against such Receiver or Collector for neglecting or refusing to exchange any such Exchequer Bill for ready Money before the said Day of Payment thereof, any thing in this Act to the contrary contained in anywise notwithstanding; and that such of the same Bills as shall be received at the said Receipt of the Exchequer in Great Britain , and at the said Bank of Ireland to the Credit and Account of the said Teller of His Majesty's Exchequer there, shall and may be locked up and secured as Cash, according to the Course of the said Exchequers of Great Britain and Ireland respectively settled and established by Law for locking up and securing Monies received in Specie at the said Exchequer of Great Britain or Bank of Ireland , to the Credit and Account of the Teller of the said Exchequer of Ireland respectively.

S-V Three Commissioners to be appointed under Sign Manual.

V Three Commissioners to be appointed under Sign Manual.

V. And be it further enacted, That it shall and may be lawful for the King's most Excellent Majesty, by Warrant or Warrants under the Royal Sign Manual, to nominate Three Persons to be Commissioners for the Execution of this Act during His Majesty's Pleasure, and to remove any One or more of the same, and in like Manner to nominate another or others in the Room of the Person or Persons so removed; and the said Persons so to be from Time to Time nominated shall be and they are hereby constituted and appointed Commissioners for the Execution of this Act.

S-VI Commissioners to meet in Dublin, and appoint Secretary, Surveyors, &c. and other Officers, with Salary, subject to Direction and Approbation of Commissioners of Treasury.

VI Commissioners to meet in Dublin, and appoint Secretary, Surveyors, &c. and other Officers, with Salary, subject to Direction and Approbation of Commissioners of Treasury.

VI. And be it further enacted, That the said Commissioners for the Execution of this Act, or the Chairman with any One of them, shall meet and sit from Time to Time inDublin , in such Place or Places as they shall respectively find most convenient, with or without Adjournment; and they, or the Chairman and any One of them, shall and may from Time to Time appoint and employ such Secretary, Solicitor, and such and so many Civil Engineers or Surveyors, Clerks, Messengers, or other Officer or Officers, as by the Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury for the Time being may be directed or approved; and it shall and may be lawful to and for the said Commissioners for the Execution of this Act to allow to such Secretary, Solicitor, Engineers, Surveyors, Clerks, Messengers, and other Officers such reasonable Salary and Salaries, Pay or Reward, as to such Commissioners may seem meet, subject always to the Approval and Direction of the Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, and from Time to Time, at their Discretion, to dismiss and discharge such Secretary, Solicitor, Engineer or Engineers, Surveyor or Surveyors, and other Officers, or any or either of them, and to appoint others in their Place, subject to such Direction or Approval as aforesaid; and the said Secretary, Solicitor, Engineers, Surveyors, Clerks, Messengers, and other Officers are hereby required to execute and perform their several Duties without any Fee or Gratuity whatsoever therefor, other than such Salaries, Pay, or Rewards as the said Commissioners for the Execution of this Act shall, with such Approval and Direction as aforesaid, fix, appoint, and allow in manner by this Act directed.

S-VII No Superannuation Allowance to any Person under this Act.

VII No Superannuation Allowance to any Person under this Act.

VII. Provided, and be it further enacted, That no Commissioner, nor any Officer nor other Person appointed or to be appointed under this Act, shall be entitled, by reason of any Service under this Act, to claim or receive any Superannuation, Pension, or Allowance in the Nature thereof; any thing in any Act or Acts heretofore made, or any Law or Usage, to the contrary notwithstanding.

S-VIII Lord Lieutenant to issue Money for necessary Expences and Allowances, on Order of Commissioners,...

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