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Civil List Audit Act 1816

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VIITreasury to direct the Officers of the Exchequer to pay to Persons named in any Warrant, any Pension, Fee, or Salary which did not become due in consequence of the Death of the Person to whom the same was directed to be paid.

And whereas it may frequently happen that Pensions, Fees, and Salaries may be directed to be paid at the Exchequer, in Cafes where the Parties entitled to such Pensions, Fees, and Salaries, may have died previously to the Day up to which such Payments may have been directed, by. which the Money becomes appropriated in the Hands of the proper Officers of the Exchequer, and cannot be applied to any Purposes whatever without the Authority of Parliament: And whereas it is expedient that Authority should be given to the Lord High Treasurer, or Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, or any Three or more of them for the Time being, to authorize the proper Officers of the Exchequer, who may have been directed to pay, out of His Majesty's Civil Lift Revenues, any Sum or Sums to any Person or Persons, for any Pension, Fee, or Salary which did not become due or could not be paid in consequence of the Death of the Person to whom it was directed to be paid, to pay the said Sum to any other Person or Persons, for the Purpose of the same being again paid into the Exchequer, and applied if arising upon the Third Class of the Civil Lift, to the Account of the Consolidated Fund, and if arising in any-other of the Gaffes of the Civil Lift, .to the Account of His Majesty's Civil Lift Revenues ; be it therefore further enacted, That it shall and may be lawful for the Lord High Treasurer, or Commissioners of the Treasury, or any Three or more of them, and they are hereby authorized, from Time to Time, by Warrant under their Hand or Hands, to direct the proper Officers of the Exchequer to pay to any Person or Persons who may be named in the said Warrant, any Sum or Sums which may have been directed to be paid to any Person or Persons for any Pension, Fee, or Salary, but which did not become due or could not be paid in consequence of the Death of the Person or Persons to whom the same was directed to be paid before the Day up to which such Pension, Fee, or Salary, may have been directed to be paid; and the Sum or Sums which may be received under such Warrant or Warrants shall be repaid into the Exchequer, and applied, if arising upon the Third Class of the Civil Lift, to the Account of the Consolidated Fund, and if arising in any of the other Gaffes of the Civil Lift, to the Account of His Majesty's Civil Lift Revenues.

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