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Life Annuities Act 1808

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XXVIIIRecovery and Application of Penalties.

Arid be it further enacted, That all pecuniary Penalties and Forfeitures imposed by this Act, shall be recoverable if incurred in England, in the Name of His Majesty's Attorney General on the Part of His Majesty, by Information in the Court of Exchequer at Westminster, or (if incurred in Ireland) in the Name of His Majesty's Attorney General in the Court of Exchequer at Dublin, (or if incurred in Scotland) in the Name of His Majesty's Advocate General in the Court of Exchequer in Scotland; and such Penalty and Forfeiture shall go and belong to the said Commissioners for the Reduction of the National Debt, and become Part of the Sinking Fund : Provided always, that it shall be lawful for the said Commissioners to cause such Reward as they shall think fit, not exceeding one Moiety of any such Penalty or Forfeiture so recovered, after deducting all Charges and Expences incurred in recovering the same, to be paid thereout to any Person or Persons who shall appear to them to be entitled thereto as Informer or Informers, in respect of such Penalty or Forfeiture so recovered; any Thing herein contained to the contrary notwithstanding.

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