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Prisons (Scotland) Act 1877

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60Superannuation to clerk or treasurer, &c

At any time after the passing of this Act a prison authority shall have a discretionary power to grant to any cleric or treasurer, or other officer of such authority in office at the passing of this Act, such superannuation allowance or other compensation to take effect on his ceasing to hold office, as they shall deem fit, and may declare the proportions in which such allowance or compensation shall be payable by the commissioners of supply of the county and the magistrates of the burgh or burghs at the passing of this Act within the jurisdiction of such prison authority: Provided always, that any such grant made by such prison authority may be reduced or rescinded by such commissioners of supply or magistrates, as the case may be, in so far as payable by them, if such commissioners of supply or magistrates shall consider the same excessive or improper. Any sums payable under this section shall be a charge against the county general assessment of a county, or any municipal, or police, or other assessment of a burgh, as the case may be.

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