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Civil List Audit Act 1816

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Civil List Audit Act 1816

1816 CHAPTER 46

An Act for the better Regulation of the Civil Lift.

[20th June 1816]

WHEREAS an Act passed in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled An Act for enabling His Majesty to discharge the Debt contracted upon His Civil Lift Revenues and for preventing the same from being in Arrear for the future, by regulating the. Mode of Payments out of the said Revenues; and by suppressing or regulating certain Offices therein mentioned, which are now paid out of the Revenues of the Civil Lift : And whereas an Act passed in the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled An Act for establishing certain Regulations in the Receipt of the Exchequer: And whereas an Act passed in Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled An Act to authorize the Lord Steward of the Household, the Lord Chamberlain, the Master of the Horse, the Master of the Robes, and the Lords of the Treasury, respectively, to pay Bounties granted by His Majesty to Persons in low and indigent Circumstances : And whereas an Act passed in the Forty-fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled An Act for the better Support of His Majesty's Household, and of the Honour end Dignity of the "Crown of the United Kingdom, and for preventing Accumulation of Arrears in the Payments out of the Civil Lift Revenues : And whereas an Act passed in the Fifty-second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum for defraying the Expences incident to the Assumption of the Personal Exercise of the Royal Authority by His Royal Highness The Prince Regent, in the Name and on the Behalf of His Majesty : And whereas another Act passed in the Fifty-second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled An Act for the Regulation of His Majesty's Household, and for enabling Her Majesty the Queen to meet the increased Expence to which Her Majesty may be exposed during His Majesty's Indisposition,; and for the Care of His Majesty's Real and Personal Property; and to amend an Act of the last Session of Parliament, to provide for the Administration of the Royal Authority during His Majesty's lllnefs : And whereas the ordinary Revenues of the Civil Lift have for many Years part been found inadequate to defray the Charges thereon, and the Deficiency has been made good by the Application of the Funds arising from the Droits of the Crown, or other Extraordinary Resources, or by special Grants of Parliament: And whereas it is highly expedient that the ordinary Revenues of His Majesty's Civil Lift should be made adequate to the ordinary Charges thereon, and that several of the Charges which have heretofore been borne upon the Civil Lift Revenues should in future be made a Charge upon and be defrayed out of the Consolidated Fund of Great Britain, or otherwise provided for ; and it is also expedient that distinct and separate Appropriations should be made of certain Proportions of the Civil Lift Revenues, for the Payment of certain Charges comprised in the several Gaffes of the Civil Lift, and that further and more effectual Provision should be made for the Regulation and Controul of the Expenditure thereof; be it therefore enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty, by arid 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, That from and after the Fifth Day of April One thousand eight hundred and sixteen, the Payment of the several Allowances and Sums of Twelve thousand Pounds to His Royal Highness Frederick Duke of York, of Two thousand five hundred Pounds to His Royal Highness William Henry Duke of Clarence, and of Four thousand Pounds to each of Their Royal Highness the Princess Augusta Sophia, the Princess Elizabeth, the Princess Mary, and the Princess Sophia, heretofore granted by His Majesty, and charged upon the Civil Lift Revenues, shall cease and determine, and such Allowances and Sums of Money shall be no longer payable or paid out of the said Revenues ; but from and after the said Fifth Day of April One thousand eight hundred and sixteen, the said several Allowances and Sums of Money respectively shall be charged and chargeable upon and issuing and payable out of the Consolidated Fund of Great Britain, during the Joint Lives of His Majesty and Their said Royal Highness respectively, as to each of Their said respective Allowances and Sums aforesaid.

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