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House of Commons (Disqualifications) Act 1801

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IVPersons who shall hold certain Places in Ireland, shall be disabled from sitting in any future Parliament of the United Kingdom, viz.

And whereas by the said Act for the Union of Great Britain and Ireland, it was amongst other Things provided, That "until an Act " shall have passed in the Parliament of the United Kingdom, providing " in what Cases Persons holding Offices or Places of Profit under the " Crown of Ireland shall be incapable of being Members of the House of " Commons of the United Kingdom, no greater Number of Members " than Twenty holding such Offices or Places as aforesaid, shall be capable " of sitting in the said House of Commons of the United Kingdom; " be it therefore further enacted, That, from and after the Dissolution or other Determination of this present Parliament, no Person or Persons who shall by himself or his Deputy, or any other in Trust for him, or for his Benefit, take, hold, enjoy, or execute, or continue to hold, enjoy, or execute, any of the Offices, Employments, or Places of Profit herein-after mentioned, in or for that Part of the United Kingdom called Ireland, shall be capable of being elected or chosen a Member of or of sitting or voting as a Member of the House of Commons of any Parliament of the said United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, in any Parliament which shall hereafter be summoned and holden; (that is to say),

No Person who shall be Commissioner of Customs, Excise, or Stamps, or who shall be concerned, directly or indirectly, in the farming, collecting, or managing any of the Sums of Money, Duties, or other Aids, heretofore granted, or which shall hereafter be granted by any Act of Parliament to His Majesty, His Heirs or Successors (except the Commissioners of the Treasury and their Secretary):

Nor any Person who shall be a Commissioner for determining Appeals concerning the said Duties of Customs, Excise, or Stamps, or for controuling or auditing the Account of the said Duties (except the Auditor General of the Exchequer) :

Nor any Person who shall be a Commissioner of Imprest Accounts :

Nor any Agent for any Regiment:

Nor any Person who shall directly or indirectly, himself, or by any Person whatsoever in Trust for him, or for his Use or Benefit, or on his Account, undertake, execute, hold, or enjoy, or continue to execute, hold, or enjoy in the Whole or in Part, any Contract, Agreement, or Commission made or entered into under or from the Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury in Ireland, or with any One or more of such Commissioners, or with any other Person or Persons whomsoever, for or on Account of the Public Service in Ireland; or who shall knowingly and willingly furnish or provide, in pursuance of any such Agreement, Contract, or Commission which he or they shall have made or entered into as aforesaid, any Money to be remitted Abroad, or any Wares or Merchandize to be used or employed in the Service of the Public, during the Time that he shall execute, hold, or enjoy any such Contract, Agreement, or Commission, or any Part or Share thereof, or any Benefit or Employment arising from the same (except Persons who shall be Members of any incorporated Trading Company now existing or established in Ireland, and consisting of more than Ten Persons, so far as relates to any Contract, Agreement, or Commission, which now is or shall or may hereafter be made, entered into, or accepted by such Company in its Corporate Capacity, for the general Benefit of such Incorporation or Company):

Nor any Deputies or Clerks in any of the several Offices following; that is to say, the Office of Lord High Treasurer or the Commissioners of the Treasury, (except the Secretary of the Treasury); or of the Auditor of the Receipt of His Majesty's Exchequer, or of the Tellers of the Exchequer, or of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, (except the Secretary of the Chancellor of the Exchequer); or of the Commissioners of Stamps, or of the Commissioners of Appeals,

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