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Civil List Audit Act 1816

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VIIITreasury may appoint an Officer to audit the Civil Lift Accounts; such Officer not to fit in Parliament.

And whereas it would effentially contribute to the Exercise of a due Economy in the different Branches of the Royal Household, by establishing a more effectual Superintendence over that Part of the Civil Lift which belongs to the Departments of the Lord Chamberlain, the Lord Steward, and the Master of the Horse, if an Officer were appointed specially for the Purpose of examining and auditing the Bills, Expences, and Accounts of those Departments respectively ; be it therefore enacted, That it shall be lawful for the Lord High Treasurer, or the Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury for the Time being, or any Three or more of them, and they are hereby required, to appoint a proper Person, who shall be empowered and required to examine and audit all the Tradesmen's Bills, and the Accounts and Expences incurred or to be incurred in the Departments of the Lord Chamberlain, Lord Steward, and Master of the Horse, and to examine into all the Expenditure within those Departments during its Progress, and to report thereon to the Lord High Treasurer, or the Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury for the Time being, so that the same may be, as far as may be practicable, in conformity to the previous Estimates thereof, as sanctioned and approved by the Lord High Treasurer, or the Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury for the Time being, or any Three or more of them; and the said Officer in the Execution of the said Duty shall obey such Orders and Directions as he shall from Time to Time receive from the Lord High Treasurer, or Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury for the Time being, or any Three or more of them; and it shall be lawful for the Lord High Treasurer, or the Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury for the Time being, or any Three or more of them, to grant to such Officer, out of the Civil Lift Revenues, such Salary as His Majesty may think fit, not exceeding One thousand five hundred Pounds per Annum; and the said Officer, during the holding of the said Office, shall be and he is hereby declared to be incapable of being elected into or of fitting and voting in Parliament.

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