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Civil List Audit Act 1816

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IIIums to be appropriated to the Payment of the respective Classes of the Civil Lift, and to be applied in the First Instance in Payment thereof in Preference to all other Payments.

And whereas an Estimate has been laid before Parliament, of the future annual Charges of the several Gaffes of His Majesty's Civil Lift, the Amount of which, for each Class respectively, is specified in the Schedule to this Act annexed 5 and it is expedient, for ensuring the regular Payment of the said Charges, arising in each Class respectively, that Appropriations should be made out of the Civil Lift Revenues, in the Manner herein-after directed ; be it therefore further enacted, That it shall be lawful for the Lord High Treasurer, or the Commissioners of the Treasury for the Time being, or any Three or more of them, and they are hereby required, at the Commencement of every Quarter, or within a Period not exceeding Thirty Days from the Commencement of each Quarter, by Warrant under their Hands, to direct what Sums shall respectively be set apart and appropriated, in the Receipt of His Majesty's Exchequer, out of the Quarterly Revenues of the Civil Lift, for the Purpose of defraying the several Charges upon the respective Gaffes thereof; but so as that the Sum to be appropriated to the Sixth Class do not exceed One-fourth Part of the estimated annual Amount of that Class, as specified in the Schedule to this Act annexed ; and so that the Sums to be appropriated to the other of the Gaffes in any One Quarter be equal to One-fourth Part of the estimated Amount of such Class, together with any Saving which may have accrued upon the said Class in the preceding Quarter ; and the several and respective Sums, in the said Warrant directed to be set apart and appropriated, shall be so set apart by the Auditor of the Receipt of His Majesty's Exchequer, and be appropriated to the respective Gaffes accordingly ; and each and every Sum so set apart and appropriated, shall in the First Instance be applied in the Payment of all the unsatisfied Charges of every Description of the Class in respect of which such Appropriation shall have been made, in Preference to any other Charges whatever upon His Majesty's Civil Lift Revenues ; and no Part thereof shall on any Account whatever be applied for any other Purpose, or in Aid of any other of the Gaffes of the Civil Lift, or of any other of the Charges thereon, except in the Manner herein-after provided ; any Thing contained in the said recited Act of the Twenty-second Year aforesaid, or any other Act or Acts of Parliament to the contrary notwithstanding ; but in case the actual Charge of any Class or Gaffes of the Civil Lift shall exceed the Sum which may have been appropriated thereto, then such Exceeding shall and may be issued out of any Money in the Exchequer arising from His Majesty's Civil Lift Revenues, which may not have been appropriated to any particular Class or Classes of the Civil Lift.

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