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Debtors (Scotland) Act 1838

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XXXIIICompensation.

And be it enacted, That it shall be lawful for any Person entitled to Compensation for Loss to be suffered through the Operation or Effect of this Act to make Application to the Lord High Treasurer, or to the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland for the Time being, claiming such Compensation, giving at the same Time Notice of such Application to Her Majesty's Advocate; and it shall be lawful for the said Lord High Treasurer, or Commissioners of the Treasury, to investigate such Claim, and call for such Evidence in relation thereto as he or they may think necessary ; and upon such Claim being established to his or their Satisfaction, the said Lord High Treasurer, or Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, or any Three of them,_ is and are hereby authorized and empowered to award to such Person such Compensation as he or they shall think him entitled to, either by the Payment of a gross Sum or by way of Annuity, as he or they shall think proper : Provided always, that a Copy of every such Award for Compensation shall be laid before both Houses of Parliament within Two Calendar Months after the Commencement of the Session next ensuing after making the same; and no such Award shall be final and conclusive until Two Calendar Months after the same shall have been so laid before Parliament: Provided also, that if any Person to whom Compensation shall be so awarded by way of Annuity shall be afterwards appointed to any other Public Office, such Compensation shall be accounted pro tanto of the Salary payable to such Person in respect of such other Office while he shall continue to hold the same.

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