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Ministers of the Crown (Parliamentary Secretaries) Act 1960

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Ministers of the Crown (Parliamentary Secretaries) Act 1960

1960 CHAPTER 6

An Act to replace the existing limits on the numbers of Parliamentary Secretaries in individual departments by a single aggregate limit; to authorise the payment of a salary to a Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Science; and to increase the salary of the Captain of the Gentlemen-at-Arms.

[20th December 1960]

Be it enactedby 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:—

1Numbers of Parliamentary Secretaries.

(1)The limits imposed by section two of the Ministers of the Crown Act, 1937, or by any other enactment upon the number of persons to whom salaries may be paid as the holders of any one or more of the offices to which this section applies, or who may be appointed to hold any such office, shall cease to have effect; but the total number of persons to whom salaries may be paid at any time as the holders of all such offices shall not exceed thirty-three.

(2)This section applies to the offices listed in Part II of the Second Schedule to the House of Commons Disqualification Act, 1957, except those of the Law Officers, the Secretaries to and Junior Lords of the Treasury, and the Treasurer, Comptroller and Vice-Chamberlain of Her Majesty's Household.

2Salary of Parliamentary Secretary for Science.

(1)There shall be paid out of moneys provided by Parliament to any person holding office as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Science an annual salary not exceeding two thousand five hundred pounds.

(2)For the purposes of section six of the Ministers of the Crown Act, 1937 (which makes provision against duplicate salaries) any salary payable under this section shall be deemed to be a salary payable under that Act.

(3)The office of Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Science shall be included in the list of Ministerial Offices set out in Part II of the Second Schedule to the House of Commons Disqualification Act, 1957.

Salary of Captain of Gentlemen-at-Arms.

3The amount of the annual salary payable under section two of the Ministerial Salaries Act, 1946, to the Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms is hereby increased from two thousand two hundred to three thousand pounds.

4Consequential amendments and repeals.

(1)The enactments described in the first column of the First Schedule to this Act shall have effect subject to the amendments specified in the second column of that Schedule, being amendments consequential on the foregoing provisions of this Act.

(2)The enactments described in the Second Schedule to this Act are hereby repealed to the extent specified in the third column of that Schedule.

Expenses.

5There shall be defrayed out of moneys provided by Parliament any increase attributable to the provisions of this Act in the sums authorised to be paid out of moneys so provided under any other enactment.

6Interpretation and short title.

(1)Any reference in this Act to any enactment is a reference thereto as amended by or under any other enactment, including this Act.

(2)This Act may be cited as the Ministers of the Crown (Parliamentary Secretaries) Act, 1960.

FIRST SCHEDULEConsequential Amendment of Enactments

The Board of Agriculture Act, 1889. 52 & 53 Vict. c. 30.

In section five, in subsection (2), for the words from " to the secretary" to " servants " there shall be substituted the words

to the secretaries (other than any Parliamentary Secretary) and to the officers and servants.

The Board of Agriculture and Fisheries Act, 1909. 9 Edw. 7. c. 15.

In section one, after the word " two " there shall be inserted the words

or moreand the word " second " shall be omitted.

The New Ministries and Secretaries Act, 1916. 6 & 7 Geo. 5. c. 68.

In section ten, in subsection (2), for the words from " to the secretaries" to " servants " there shall be substituted the words

to the secretaries (other than any Parliamentary Secretary) and to the officers and servants.

The Air Force (Constitution) Act, 1917. 7 & 8 Geo. 5. c. 51.

In section nine, in subsection (2), for the words from "to the members" to " servants " there shall be substituted the words

to the members of the Air Council (other than the Secretary of State and any Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State) and to the secretaries, officers and servants.

The Ministry of Health Act, 1919. 9 & 10 Geo. 6. c. 21.

In section six, in subsection (1), for the words " one parliamentary secretary " there shall be substituted the words

one or more Parliamentary Secretaries;

and in subsection (2), for the words from " to the secretaries " to " servants " there shall be substituted the words

to the secretaries (other than any Parliamentary Secretary) and to the officers and servants.

The Ministry of Transport Act, 1919. 9 & 10 Geo. 5. c. 50.

In section twenty-five, in subsection (2), for the words from " to the secretaries " to " servants " there shall be substituted the words

to the secretaries (other than any Parliamentary Secretary) and to the officers and servants.

The Ministers of the Crown Act, 1937. 1 Edw. 8 and 1 Geo. 6. c. 38.

In section two, for subsection (2) there shall be substituted the following subsection :—

" (2) The number of Parliamentary Under-Secretaries in the Treasury to whom salaries may be paid under this Act shall not exceed three."

The Ministry of Supply Act, 1939. 2 & 3 Geo. 6. c. 38.

In section one, in subsection (2), for the words " a Parliamentary Secretary " there shall be substituted the words

one or more Parliamentary Secretaries.

The Education Act, 1944. 7 & 8 Geo. 6. c. 31.

In section one, in subsection (3), for the words " a Parliamentary Secretary " there shall be substituted the words

one or more Parliamentary Secretaries,

and for the words " the Parliamentary Secretary " there shall be substituted the words

any Parliamentary Secretary.

The Ministry of National Insurance Act, 1944. 7 & 8 Geo. 6. c. 46.

In section three, in subsection (1), for the words " a parliamentary secretary " there shall be substituted the words

any Parliamentary Secretary;

and in subsection (3), after the word " secretaries " in the second place where it occurs there shall be inserted the words

(other than any Parliamentary Secretary).

The Ministry of Fuel and Power Act, 1945. 8 & 9 Geo. 6. c. 19.

In section three, in subsection (1), for the words " a Parliamentary Secretary " there shall be substituted the words

one or more Parliamentary Secretaries;

and in subsection (2), for the words " the Parliamentary Secretary " in both places where they occur there shall be substituted the words

any Parliamentary Secretary.

The Ministerial Salaries Act, 1946. 9 & 10 Geo. 6. c. 55.

In section two, for the words from " not exceeding" to the end of the section there shall be substituted the words

not exceeding three thousand pounds a year in the case of the Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms, two thousand two hundred pounds a year in the case of the Captain of the Queen's Bodyguard of the Yeomen of the Guard, and two thousand pounds a year in the case of each of the Lords in Waiting..

The Ministry of Defence Act, 1946.

10 & 11 Geo. 6. c. 2.

In section three, in subsection (1) for the words " a Parliamentary Secretary " there shall be substituted the words

one or more Parliamentary Secretaries.

SECOND SCHEDULERepeals

Acts

Session and ChapterShort TitleExtent of Repeal
1 Edw. 8 and 1 Geo. 6. c. 38.The Ministers of the Crown Act, 1937.In section one, in subsection (2), the proviso. The Third Schedule.
15 & 16 Geo. 6. and 1 Eliz. 2. c. 9.The Ministers of the Crown (Parliamentary Under-Secretaries) Act, 1951.The whole Act.
5 & 6 Eliz. 2. c. 47.The Ministerial Salaries Act, 1957.In the First Schedule, the amendment of the proviso to subsection (2) of section one of the Ministers of the Crown Act, 1937, and the amendment of section two of the Ministerial Salaries Act, 1946.

Instruments

Number of InstrumentShort TitleExtent of Repeal
S.I. 1953 No. 1198.The Transfer of Functions (Ministry of Pensions) Order. 1953.In Article 3, paragraph (2).
S.I. 1953 No. 1204.The Transfer of Functions (Ministry of Civil Aviation) Order, 1953.In Article 3, paragraph (2).
S.I. 1955 No. 554.The Transfer of Functions (Ministry of Food) Order, 1955.In Article 3, paragraph (2).

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