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ARMY AND AIR FORCE (ANNUAL) ACT, 1924.
have effect as if for the words "military decoration or military reward" there were substituted the words "air-force decoration or air-force reward."
Accommodation to be provided.
Lodging and attendance for soldier where meals furnished
Tenpence per night for the first soldier and eightpence per night for each additional soldier.
Breakfast as specified in Part I. of the Second Schedule to the Sevenpence each.
Army and Air Force Acts.
Dinner as so specified
Supper as so specified
Tenpence per night for the
An Act to extend the periods for which the receipt of unemployment benefit during the current benefit year may be authorised under section two of the Unemployment Insurance Act, 1923. [15th April 1924.]
1. AMENDMENT OF s. 2 of 13 & 14 GEO. 5, c. 2.-Section two of the Unemployment Insurance Act, 1923 (which prescribes the conditions for the receipt of benefit in the benefit year ending on the fifteenth day of October, nineteen hundred and twenty-four), shall be amended so as to empower the Minister of Labour to authorise the receipt of benefit during the said benefit year for periods not exceeding in the aggregate forty-one weeks, and proviso (1) to the said section shall accordingly have effect as though for the words "twenty-six weeks," in both places where they occur, there were substituted the words "forty-one weeks.'
2. SHORT TITLE.-This Act may be cited as the Unemployment Insurance (No. 3) Act, 1924, and shall be included among the Acts which may be cited together as the Unemployment Insurance Acts, 1920 to 1924.
An Act to carry into effect a Treaty of Peace between His Majesty and certain other Powers, and certain conventions, protocols, and declarations connected therewith. [15th April 1924.]
Whereas, at Lausanne, on the twenty-fourth day of July, nineteen hundred and twenty-three, a Treaty of Peace with Turkey, and the conventions, protocols, and declaration mentioned in Part I. of the Schedule to this Act were signed on behalf of His Majesty, and in connection with the said Treaty the further convention and
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protocol mentioned in Part II. of that Schedule was signed at Paris on the twentythird day of November, nineteen hundred and twenty-three:
And whereas copies of the said Treaty, conventions, protocols, and declaration have been laid before each House of Parliament, and it is expedient that His Majesty should have power to do all such things as may be proper and expedient for giving effect thereto :
Be it therefore enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
1. POWER OF HIS MAJESTY TO GIVE EFFECT TO PEACE TREATY, &c.—(1) His Majesty may make such appointments, establish such offices, make such Orders in Council, and do such things as appear to him to be necessary for carrying out the said Treaty, conventions, protocols and declaration, and for giving effect to any of the provisions thereof.
(2) Any Order in Council made under this Act may provide for the imposition, by summary process or otherwise, of penalties in respect of breach of the provisions thereof, and for conferring on courts within His Majesty's Dominions jurisdiction in cases where under the Convention respecting Conditions of Residence and Business and Jurisdiction such courts are alone to have jurisdiction.
(3) Every such Order in Council shall be laid before Parliament as soon as may be after it is made, and shall have effect as if enacted in this Act, but may be varied or revoked by a subsequent Order in Council, and shall not be deemed to be a statutory rule within the meaning of section one of the Rules Publication Act, 1893 (56 & 57 Vict. c. 66):
Provided that, if an Address is presented to His Majesty by either House of Parliament within the next twenty-one days on which that House has sat after any Order in Council made under this Act has been laid before it praying that the Order or any part thereof may be annulled, His Majesty in Council may annul the Order or such part thereof, and it shall thenceforth be void, but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done thereunder.
(4) Any expenses incurred in carrying out the said Treaty, conventions, protocols and declaration shall be defrayed out of moneys provided by Parliament.
2. SHORT TITLE.-This Act may be cited as the Treaty of Peace (Turkey) Act,
PART I.-CONVENTIONS, PROTOCOLS, AND DECLARATION CONNECTED WITH THE TREATY OF PEACE WITH TURKEY SIGNED AT LAUSANNE.
I. Convention respecting the Régime of the Straits.
II. Convention respecting the Thracian Frontiers.
III. Convention respecting Conditions of Residence and Business and Jurisdiction.
IV. Commercial Convention.
V. Amnesty Declaration and Protocol.
VI. Protocol relating to certain Concessions granted in the Ottoman Empire. VII. Protocol relating to the accession of Belgium and Portugal to certain provisions of Instruments signed at Lausanne.
VIII. Protocol relating to the Evacuation of the Turkish territory occupied by the British, French and Italian Forces.
IX. Protocol relating to the Karagatch territory and to the islands of Imbros
X. Protocol relating to the Treaty, concluded at Sèvres between the Principal
XI. Protocol relating to signature by the Serb-Croat-Slovene State.
TREATY OF PEACE (TURKEY) ACT, 1924.
PART II.-CONVENTION AND PROTOCOL SIGNED AT PARIS.
Convention relating to the Assessment and Reparation of Damage suffered in Turkey by the Nationals of the contracting Powers and the Protocol annexed thereto.
An Act to amend the Trade Facilities Acts, 1921 and 1922, to authorise the Treasury to contribute towards the interest payable on certain loans, the application of which is calculated to promote employment in the United Kingdom, to extend the periods during which guarantees may respectively be given and remain in force under the Overseas Trade Acts, 1920 to 1922, and to amend section three of the Trade Facilities and Loans Guarantee Act, 1922 (Session 2). [15th May 1924.]
1. INCREASE OF AMOUNT OF LOANS WHICH MAY BE GUARANTEED UNDER 11 & 12 GEO. 5, c. 65, AND EXTENSION OF PERIOD For giving of GUARANTEES, 13 GEO. 5, c. 4 (SESSION 2). (1) The maximum limit on the aggregate capital amount of the loans, the principal or interest of which may be guaranteed under subsection (1) of section one of the Trade Facilities Act, 1921, as amended by the Trade Facilities and Loans Guarantee Act, 1922 (Session 2), shall be increased from fifty million pounds to sixty-five million pounds.
(2) The power to give guarantees under the said section one may be exercised at any time up to and including the thirty-first day of March, nineteen hundred and twenty-five.
2. POWER OF TREASURY TO CONTRIBUTE TOWARDS INTEREST PAYABLE ON CERTAIN LOANS.-(1) If the Treasury are satisfied
(a) that the proceeds of any loan to which this section applies are to be applied by way of capital expenditure on or in connection with a public utility undertaking in some part of His Majesty's Dominions in accordance with a scheme approved by the Government of that part of His Majesty's Dominions; and
(b) that the expenditure involved in the scheme is in anticipation of expenditure which would normally have been incurred at a later date; and
(c) that the application of the proceeds of the loan in the manner proposed is calculated to promote employment in the United Kingdom;
the Treasury may, subject to the povisions of this section, undertake to pay to the said Government an amount not exceeding three-quarters of any interest payable in the first five years of the currency of the loan in respect of such portion of the loan as is to be expended in the United Kingdom, so, however, that the amount payable by the Treasury under this section shall not exceed one million pounds in any one year or five million pounds in all.
(2) The loans to which this section apply are loans to be raised in the United Kingdom either by the Government of any part of His Majesty's Dominions, or by a local authority in any part of His Majesty's Dominions or by any body of persons constituted for the purpose of carrying out a public utility undertaking.
(3) No undertaking shall be given by the Treasury under this section after the expiration of three years from the commencement of this Act or in respect of a loan to be raised thereafter.
(4) Such sums as may from time to time be required by the Treasury for fulfilling any undertaking given under this section shall be paid out of moneys provided by Parliament.
(5) The Treasury shall, as soon as may be after the expiration of each year during which undertakings may be given under this section, lay before both Houses of Parliament a statement of the amounts payable under the undertakings given
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under this section during that year, together with particulars of the purposes to which the loans were to be applied.
(6) In this section the expression "public utility undertaking' means an undertaking for providing or improving communications, drainage or irrigation, or for providing power, lighting or water, and references to any part of His Majesty's Dominions shall include references to any territory which is under His Majesty's protection.
3. EXTENSION OF PERIODS DURING WHICH GUARANTEES MAY BE GIVEN AND REMAIN IN FORCE UNDER OVERSEAS TRADE Acts, 1920 to 1922.-(1) The powers of the Board of Trade under the Overseas Trade Acts, 1920 to 1922, with respect to the giving of guarantees may be exercised in the case of new guarantees at any time up to and including the eighth day of September, nineteen hundred and twenty-six, and the period during which guarantees given under the said Acts (including renewed guarantees) may remain in force shall be extended so as to expire on the eighth day of September, nineteen hundred and thirty.
(2) In subsection (1) of section one of the Overseas Trade (Credits and Insurance) Amendment Act, 1921 (11 & 12 Geo. 5, c. 26), the words from " (a) the powers to and (b)," and in subsection (2) of section two of the Trade Facilities Act, 1921 (11 & 12 Geo. 5, c. 65), the words from "in proviso (a)" to " by the amending Act," and the words from "so long as " to the end of the subsection, are hereby repealed.
(3) The Overseas Trade Acts, 1920 to 1922, and this section may be cited together as the Overseas Trade Acts, 1920 to 1924.
4. AMENDMENT OF SECTION 3 of 13 Geo. 5, c. 4.-Section three of the Trade Facilities and Loans Guarantee Act, 1922 (Session 2), which authorises the Treasury to guarantee the payment of the principal of, and the interest on, a loan to be raised by the Government of the Soudan for certain purposes, not exceeding in the aggregate an amount sufficient to raise three million five hundred thousand pounds, shall have effect as though the sum of seven million pounds were therein substituted for the sum of three million five hundred thousand pounds.
5. SHORT TITLE.-This Act may be cited as the Trade Facilities Act, 1924, and the Trade Facilities Acts, 1921 and 1922, and sections one and two of this Act may be cited together as the Trade Facilities Acts, 1921 to 1924.
An Act to extend further the duration of the Poor Law Emergency Provisions (Scotland)
1. CONTINUANCE SUBJECT TO AmendmenT of 11 & 12 GEO. 5, c. 64.-The Poor Law Emergency Provisions (Scotland) Act, 1921, as amended by section three of the Local Authorities (Emergency Provisions) Act, 1923 (13 & 14 Geo. 5, c. 6), shall continue in force until the fifteenth day of May, nineteen hundred and twenty-five; subject to the following modification :
A parish council may make such grants as they may think fit towards assisting in defraying the expenses of emigration of any destitute able-bodied person out of employment who has expressed a desire to emigrate and of any persons in respect of whom such able-bodied person would, had he been in receipt of poor relief from the council, have received relief, and the provisions of section one of the Poor Law Emergency Provisions (Scotland) Act, 1921, shall apply to any payment so made as if it were relief given thereunder to such ablebodied person.
2. SHORT TITLE.-This Act may be cited as the Poor Law Emergency Provisions Continuance (Scotland) Act, 1924.
NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE (MEDICAL BENEFIT) ACT, 1924.
An Act to make further provision with respect to the cost of medical benefit and to the expenses of the administration of benefits under the Acts relating to national health insurance, and to amend section twenty-nine of the National Health Insurance Act, 1918, and for purposes connected therewith. [29th May 1924.]
1. PROVISION AS TO COST OF MEDICAL BENEFIT AND ADMINISTRATION EXPENSES. −(1) There shall, in respect of each year during which this Act continues in force, be paid
(a) to insurance committees in England on account of the cost, and the expenses of the administration, of medical benefit, by way of addition to the sums payable under subsection (1) of section seven of the National Health Insurance Act, 1920 (10 & 11 Geo. 5, c. 10), and, subject to such conditions as may be prescribed, a sum at such yearly rate as may be prescribed, but not exceeding two shillings and twopence three farthings per year, in respect of each of the total number of the persons in respect of whom payments are made under the said section seven (in this Act referred to as the total number of persons for the purposes of the said section seven "); and (b) to the Minister of Health, on account of the expenses incurred by him in connection with the administration of benefits, a sum at such yearly rate as may be prescribed, but not exceeding three halfpence per year, in respect of each of the total number of persons for the purposes of the said section seven.
(2) Such part of the sums to be paid as aforesaid as is not defrayed in pursuance of section three of the National Health Insurance Act, 1911 (1 & 2 Geo. 5, c. 55), out of moneys provided by Parliament (hereinafter referred to as "the balance") shall in each year be provided as follows, that is to say :
(a) there shall be paid by each approved society an amount representing a charge
at the rate of seven-ninths of twopence in respect of each of the total number of persons in respect of whom payments are made by the society under the said section seven :
(b) there shall be paid out of the moneys in the Central Fund representing sums carried to that fund under section twenty-nine of the National Health Insurance Act, 1918 (7 & 8 Geo. 5, c. 62) (which provides for the disposal of sums unclaimed in the Stamp Sales Account), as amended by this Act, an amount representing a charge at the rate of seven-ninths of one shilling and eightpence farthing in respect of each of the total number of persons for the purposes of the said section seven :
(c) the residue of the balance shall be paid out of the sums standing to the credit of the Income Account of the National Health Insurance Fund (Investment) Account in the books of the National Debt Commissioners kept in accordance with the regulations made by the Treasury under subsection (3) of section fifty-four of the National Insurance Act, 1911.
(3) There shall, in respect of every member of an approved society who has attained the age of seventy years in respect of every year during which this Act continues in force, be paid to the Reserve Suspense Fund out of moneys in the Central Fund representing sums carried to that Fund as aforesaid and out of the Income Account mentioned in paragraph (c) of the last preceding subsection, amounts at the like rates at which payments are to be made out of the said Fund and the said Account under paragraph (b) and paragraph (c) respectively of the said subsection.
2. PAYMENT INTO CENTRAL FUND.-Out of the residues of the sums unclaimed in the Stamps Sales Accounts for England, Scotland and Wales respectively, which residues are under section twenty-nine of the National Health Insurance Act, 1918,