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Exchequer Court (Scotland) Act 1856

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XLVIPower to Treasury to grant Compensations for Loss of Office.

It shall be lawful for any Person who conceives that he is entitled to Compensation for Loss to be suffered through the Operation of this Act to make Application to the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury for the Time being claiming such Compensation; and it shall be lawful for the said Commissioners to investigate such Claim, and to call for such Evidence in relation thereto as they may think necessary; and upon such Claim being established to their Satisfaction, the said Commissioners are hereby authorized and empowered to award to such Person such Compensation as they shall think him entitled to, either by the Payment of a given Sum or by way of Annuity, as they shall think proper ; and such Compensations shall be paid out of any Monies which may from Time to Time be voted by Parliament for that Purpose ; provided that a Copy of every such Award of Compensation shall be laid before both Houses of Parliament within Ten Days from the Date thereof, if Parliament shall be then sitting, and if not, then within Ten Days after the Commencement of the Session of Parliament next ensuing, and no such Award shall be final and conclusive, until Two 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 Public Office, such Compensation shall be accounted pro tanto of the Salary payable to such Person in respect of such Office while he shall continue to hold the same.

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