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An Act to reduce and re-apportion the aggregate amount of the fiduciary bank-note issues of banks in Northern Ireland, and to restrict the circulation in Northern Ireland of notes issued outside the United Kingdom, and otherwise to amend the Bankers (Ireland) Act 1845 in its application to Northern Ireland.
[2nd July 1928]
Whereas by virtue of certificates issued under section eight of theM1 Bankers (Ireland) Act 1845 the aggregate amount of bank-notes which banks in Ireland are authorised to issue in excess of the amount of bank-notes issued by them against gold and silver coin and other currency held by those banks was fixed at six millions, three hundred and fifty-four thousand, four hundred and ninety-four pounds, and such authorised excess issues are hereinafter referred to as “fiduciary note issues”:
And whereas, by an Act of the Parliament of the Irish Free State, called “the Currency Act 1927,” provision is made for the issue within the Irish Free State of currency and bank-notes, and the issue in the Irish Free State of bank-notes other than those authorised by that Act is, from a date (in that Act referred to as “the appointed day”), prohibited:
And whereas, in consequence of the passing of the said Currency Act 1927 it is necessary that the aggregate amount of the fiduciary note issues in Northern Ireland should be reduced:
And whereas the banks specified in the Schedule to this Act are the banks carrying on banking business in Northern Ireland which are entitled to fiduciary note issues, and those banks have agreed with one another and with the Treasury that the aggregate fiduciary note issues in Northern Ireland should be reduced to one million, six hundred and thirty-four thousand pounds, and that that amount should be apportioned amongst the several banks in manner shown in the Schedule to this Act:
And whereas it is expedient to give effect to the said agreement, and to restrict the putting into circulation in Northern Ireland of bank and other notes forming part of the currency of any country outside the United Kingdom, and otherwise to amend theM2 Bankers (Ireland) Act 1845 in its application to Northern Ireland:
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