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(1)There shall be paid to the commissioner of police of the metropolis and to the receiver of the metropolitan police district, out of money provided by Parliament such salaries as the Secretary of State with the approval of the Treasury may appoint.
(2)There shall be paid to the assistant commissioners of police of the metropolis such salaries as the Secretary of State may appoint, and those salaries shall be paid either out of money provided by Parliament, or out of the Metropolitan Police Fund, or apportioned between money provided by Parliament and the Metropolitan Police Fund in such manner as the Secretary of State with the approval of the Treasury may appoint. Provided that the amount to be paid out of money to be provided by Parliament shall not exceed the sum of one thousand two hundred pounds in any one year.
(3)This Act shall not, except so far as it relates to the funds from which salaries are payable, apply to any existing officer who within one month from the passing of this Act, signifies in writing to the Secretary of State his desire to continue to receive the salary and allowances of which he was in receipt on the first day of January one thousand eight hundred and ninety-nine in lieu of the salary appointed under this Act, and shall not affect any salary payable to any existing officer as registrar of anthropometric measurements.
(4)Subject to the foregoing provisions as to existing officers, the enactments specified in the schedule to this Act are hereby repealed to the extent mentioned in the third column of that schedule.
(5)This Act shall come into operation on the first day of October, eighteen hundred and ninety-nine.
This Act may be cited as the Metropolitan Police Act, 1899, and may be cited with the Metropolitan Police Acts, 1829 to 1895.
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