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Court of Session (No. 2) Act 1838

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XIVTwo Clerks of the Bill Chamber.

And be it enacted, That the Offices of the whole of the present Clerks in the Bill Chamber connected with Bill Chamber Procedure shall be and the same are hereby abolished; and it shall be lawful for Her Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors, from and after the passing of this Act, to appoint Two fit Persons to be Clerks of the Bills, and such Clerks of the Bills shall, under the Principal Clerks of Session, have the whole Charge of the Bill Chamber Department, and the said Two Clerks shall be responsible for the reputed Solvency of Cautioners arid for consigned Money, in like Manner as the Bill Chamber Clerks are at present, and shall find Caution as the Court shall direct; and the Clerks of the Bills shall receive a Salary of Two hundred and fifty Pounds each per Annum; and the said Clerks are hereby prohibited from charging or receiving any Fees, except for copying Bills of Suspension or other Papers, Copies of which may be ordered or required from them, for which an Allowance shall be paid at the aforesaid Rate of Four-pence for each Page of One hundred and fifty Words, and Sixpence for each Page of States or Schemes in Figures, including Stationery ; and all Fees in the Bill Chamber, except those allowed by this Act, are hereby abolished, including the Fees on consigned Money and Interest during the Period of Consignation : Provided further, that no Successor shall be appointed to the present Keeper of the Register of Abbreviates of Adjudications, but upon the Death, Resignation, or Removal of James Mercer, now officiating in that Office, the said Office of Keeper of the Register of Abbreviates of Adjudications shall be abolished, and the Duties thereof performed by the Keeper of the Register of Hornings and Inhibitions in such Manner and subject to such Conditions and Regulations as Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Home Department for the Time being shall direct

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