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Section two, subsection (7), of section eighteen, section twenty-five subject to the provisions of this Act, in paragraph (e) of subsection (1) of section forty-seven the words from "and (iii) for " to the end of the paragraph, and the Second Schedule. Sections one and three, section nine except
subsection (5) thereof, the First Schedule, and so much of the Second Schedule as amends sections seventeen and eighteen and the Second Schedule of the principal Act.
The whole Act, except section four, sections nine to thirteen and sections fifteen and sixteen.
Sections three, four, five, six, twelve and fifteen, and subsection (4) of section sixteen.
Sections one, two, three, seven and ten.
The whole Act.
An Act to apply a sum out of the Consolidated Fund to the service of the year ending on the thirty-first day of March one thousand nine hundred and twenty-five, and to appropriate the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament.
GRANT OUT OF CONSOLIDAted Fund.
[7th August 1924.]
1. ISSUE OF £246,640,519 out oF THE CONSOLIDATED FUND.-The Treasury may issue out of the Consolidated Fund of the United Kingdom, and apply towards making good the supply granted to His Majesty for the service of the year ending on the thirty-first day of March, one thousand nine hundred and twenty-five, the
APPROPRIATION ACT, 1924.
sum of two hundred and forty-six million six hundred and forty thousand five hundred and nineteen pounds.
2. POWER FOR THE TREASURY TO BORROW.—(1) The Treasury may borrow from any person, by the issue of Treasury Bills or otherwise, and the Bank of England and the Bank of Ireland may advance to the Treasury on the credit of the said sum, any sum or sums not exceeding in the whole two hundred and forty-six million six hundred and forty thousand five hundred and nineteen pounds.
(2) The date of payment of any Treasury Bills issued under this section shall be a date not later than the thirty-first day of March, one thousand nine hundred and twenty-five, and section six of the Treasury Bills Act, 1877 (40 & 41 Vict. c. 2) (which relates to the renewal of bills), shall not apply with respect to those bills.
(3) Any money borrowed otherwise than on Treasury Bills shall be repaid, with interest not exceeding five pounds per cent. per annum, out of the growing produce of the Consolidated Fund, at any period not later than the next succeeding quarter to that in which the money was borrowed.
(4) Any money borrowed under this section shall be placed to the credit of the account of the Exchequer, and shall form part of the said Consolidated Fund, and be available in any manner in which such Fund is available.
APPROPRIATION OF GRANTS.
3. APPROPRIATION OF SUMS VOTED FOR SUPPLY SERVICES.-All sums granted by this Act and the other Acts mentioned in Schedule (A) annexed to this Act out of the said Consolidated Fund towards making good the supply granted to His Majesty, amounting, as appears by the said schedule, in the aggregate, to the sum of four hundred and seventeen million six hundred and forty-two thousand two hundred and seventy-eight pounds, are appropriated, and shall be deemed to have been appropriated as from the date of the passing of the Acts mentioned in the said Schedule (A), for the services and purposes expressed in Schedule (B) annexed hereto.
The abstract of schedules and schedules annexed hereto, with the notes (if any) to such schedules, shall be deemed to be part of this Act in the same manner as if they had been contained in the body thereof.
In addition to the sums hereby granted out of the Consolidated Fund, there may be applied out of any money directed under section two of the Public Accounts and Charges Act, 1891 (54 & 55 Vict. c. 24), to be applied as appropriations in aid of the grants for the services and purposes specified in Schedule (B) annexed hereto the sums respectively set forth in the last column of the said schedule.
4. TREASURY MAY, IN CERTAIN CASES OF EXIGENCY, AUTHORISE EXPENDITURE UNPROVIDED FOR; PROVIDED THAT THE AGGREGATE GRANTS FOR THE NAVY SERVICES AND FOR THE AIR SERVICES RESPECTIVELY BE NOT EXCEEDED. (1) So long as the aggregate expenditure on naval and air services respectively is not made to exceed the aggregate sums appropriated by this Act for those services respectively, any surplus arising on any vote for those services, either by an excess of the sum realised on account of appropriations in aid of the vote over the sum which may be applied under this Act as appropriations in aid of that vote, or by saving of expenditure on that vote, may, with the sanction of the Treasury, be temporarily applied either in making up any deficiency in the sums realised on account of appropriations in aid of any other vote in the same department, or in defraying expenditure in the same department which is not provided for in the sums appropriated to the service of the department by this Act, and which it may be detrimental to the public service to postpone until provision can be made for it by Parliament in the usual course.
(2) A statement showing all cases in which the sanction of the Treasury has been given to the temporary application of a surplus under this section, and showing the circumstances under which the sanction of the Treasury has been given, shall be laid before the House of Commons with the appropriation accounts of the naval and air services for the year, in order that any temporary application of any surplus
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sanctioned by the Treasury under this section may be submitted for the sanction of Parliament.
5. SANCTION FOR NAVY AND AIR EXPENDITURE FOR 1922-1923 UNPROVIDED FOR.--Whereas under the powers given for the purpose by the Appropriation Act, 1922 (12 & 13 Geo. 5, c. 32), surpluses arising on certain votes for the navy and air services respectively have been applied as shown in the account set out in Schedule (C) to this Act:
It is enacted that the application of those surpluses as shown in the said account is hereby sanctioned.
6. DECLARATION REQUIRED IN CERTAIN CASES BEFORE RECEIPT OF SUMS APPROPRIATED.—(1) A person shall not receive any payment out of a grant which may be made in pursuance of this Act for half-pay or army, navy, air force, or civil noneffective services, until he has subscribed such declaration as may from time to time be prescribed by a warrant of the Treasury before one of the persons prescribed by the warrant :
Provided that the Treasury may dispense with the production of a declaration under this section in respect of any payment if such a declaration has been subscribed within a period of seven calendar months preceding the date of the payment. (2) Any person who makes a declaration for the purpose of this section knowing the same to be untrue in any material particular shall be guilty of a misdemeanour. 7. SHORT TITLE.-This Act may be cited for all purposes as the Appropriation Act, 1924.
[Here follows Abstract of Schedules.-ED.]
An Act to raise the percentages by which certain pensions may be increased under the Pensions (Increase) Act, 1920, to permit the payment of increased pensions under the said Act to pensioners residing outside the British Islands, and to require police, local and other public authorities to increase pensions granted by them up to the maximum amount authorised by the said Act. [7th August 1924.]
1. ADDITIONS TO PERCENTAGES BY WHICH PENSIONS MAY BE INCREASED.-(1) As from the first day of July, nineteen hundred and twenty-three, the Schedule to the Pensions (Increase) Act, 1920 (10 & 11 Geo. 5, c. 36) (hereinafter referred to as the principal Act), shall, as respects pensions not exceeding one hundred pounds payable out of moneys provided by Parliament or out of the Education (Scotland) Fund or by police, local or other public authorities in Great Britain, have effect and be deemed to have had effect as if the percentages by which existing pensions may be increased were—
(a) in the case of an existing pension not exceeding twenty-five pounds a year, seventy per cent. instead of fifty per cent.;
(b) in the case of an existing pension exceeding twenty-five pounds a year but not exceeding fifty pounds a year, sixty-five per cent. instead of fifty per cent.; and
(c) in the case of an existing pension exceeding fifty pounds a year but not exceeding one hundred pounds a year, fifty per cent. instead of forty per
(i) Where the service, or branch of the service, from which the pensioner retired is a service or branch of the service in which additional remuneration by way of bonus was paid on the said first day of July, and was reckoned for the purposes of pension, either in whole or in part, in the
PENSIONS (INCREASE) ACT, 1924.
case of persons retiring from the said service or branch on that date, no addition shall be made to his pension by virtue of the increased percentages authorised by this section greater than such as may be sufficient to increase his pension to the pension of which he would have been in receipt on the second day of July, nineteen hundred and twentythree, had such bonus been included amongst the salary and emoluments on which his pension was awarded and been reckoned for the purposes of pension to the extent to which it would have been reckoned if he had retired on the said first day of July.
(ii) Nothing in this Act shall affect the provisions of the said schedule other than those relating to such percentages as aforesaid.
(2) For the purposes of this section, "existing" means existing immediately before the passing of the principal Act.
2. REPEAL OF FIRST STATUTORY CONDITION FOR INCREASE OF PENSION.-The first statutory condition for the increase of pensions under the principal Act (which provides that the pensioner must reside in the British Islands) shall cease to have effect.
3. PENSIONS GRANTED BY PUBLIC AUTHORITIES TO BE INCREASED.—(1) As from the first day of July, nineteen hundred and twenty-three, all pensions granted by a police, local or other public authority in Great Britain to pensioners to whom the principal Act applies and in whose case the conditions laid down by that Act are fulfilled, shall, so long as those conditions continue to be fulfilled, be increased by the pension authority up to the maximum amount authorised by the principal Act as amended by this Act.
(2) Any order made by the Treasury under section three of the principal Act may contain such consequential and supplemental provisions as appear necessary or expedient for securing the effective operation of the order, and any such order may be revoked, varied, or amended by an order made in like manner.
4. CONSTRUCTION AND SHORT TITLE.—This Act shall be construed as one with the principal Act, and may be cited as the Pensions (Increase) Act, 1924, and the principal Act and this Act may be cited together as the Pensions (Increase) Acts, 1920 and 1924.
An Act to amend paragraph (3) of section two of the Old Age Pensions Act, 1908. [7th August 1924.]
1. AMENDMENT OF STATUTORY CONDITION AS TO MEANS.-Paragraph (3) of section two of the Old Age Pensions Act, 1908 (8 Edw. 7, c. 40), as amended by subsection (1) of section two of the Old Age Pensions Act, 1919 (9 & 10 Geo. 5, c. 102) (which contains the statutory condition as to means), shall for all purposes have effect as though after the words "calculated under this Act there were inserted the words "after deducting therefrom such part, if any, thereof, but not exceeding in any case thirty-nine pounds, as is derived from any source other than earnings.
2. SHORT TITLE AND EXTENT.-(1) This Act may be cited as the Old Age Pensions Act, 1924; and the Old Age Pensions Acts, 1908 to 1919, and this Act may be cited together as the Old Age Pensions Acts, 1908 to 1924. (2) This Act shall not extend to Northern Ireland.
An Act to make provision for the control and regulation of traffic in and near London, and for purposes connected therewith. [7th August 1924.]
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An Act to amend the financial provisions of the Housing, &c. Act, 1923, and for other purposes incidental thereto or connected therewith. [7th August 1924.]
1. EXTENSION OF 13 & 14 GEO. 5, c. 24, to HOUSES COMPLETED BEFORE 1ST OCTOBER 1939.-(1) Subject to the provisions of this Act, sections one and three of the Housing, &c. Act, 1923 (which relate to contributions by the Minister of Health to the expenses of local authorities in assisting the construction of houses and to the expenses of public utility societies and other bodies in building houses), shall extend to houses which are provided in pursuance of proposals approved by the Minister and are completed before the first day of October, nineteen hundred and thirty-nine, and so much of that Act as limits the operation of those sections to houses completed before the first day of October, nineteen hundred and twenty-five, or the first day of June, nineteen hundred and twenty-six, shall cease to have effect.
(2) The following paragraph shall be substituted for paragraph (b) of subsection (1) of section one of the Housing, &c. Act, 1923 :
"(b) towards any expenses incurred by the local authority in the provision of such houses by the local authority themselves."
Where a local authority purchase any such houses as are referred to in the said paragraph for the purposes of Part III. of the Housing of the Working Classes Act, 1890 (53 & 54 Vict. c. 70), the houses shall not be treated as houses provided by the local authority themselves within the meaning of the said Act of 1923 or this Act if the houses are houses which have been completed before the passing of this Act or have been occupied prior to the purchase.
2. INCREASED GOVERNMENT CONTRIBUTIONS IN CASE OF HOUSES WHICH ARE SUBJECT TO SPECIAL CONDITIONS.-(1) Where, in pursuance of proposals approved by the Minister after the passing of this Act, any houses are provided by a local authority themselves or by a society, body of trustees or company within the meaning of section three of the said Act, or expenses are incurred by a local authority in promoting the construction of any houses in accordance with section two of the said Act as amended by this Act, then, if the houses are subject to special conditions as hereinafter provided in this Act, the contribution which the Minister may make or undertake to make in respect of each such house, instead of being a contribution of six pounds payable annually for a period of twenty years
(a) shall be a contribution of nine pounds or, if the house is situated in an agricultural parish, twelve pounds ten shillings; and
(b) shall be payable annually for a period of forty years; and the said Act shall have effect accordingly.
Provided that, where the contributions are made towards expenses incurred by a local authority in promoting the construction of houses in accordance with section two of the said Act as amended by this Act, the said Act in its application to any those houses shall have effect with the following modifications, namely:(i) In the provision in subsection (1) of section one which requires that a contribution shall be reduced in certain contingencies, nine pounds, or in the case of a house situated in an agricultural parish twelve pounds ten shillings, shall be substituted for six pounds, and forty years shall be substituted for twenty years:
(ii) Paragraph (a) of subsection (3) of section two shall not apply, and the following paragraph shall be substituted for paragraph (b) of the said subsection :
(b) Undertake to pay such annual sum as may be specified in the proposals for a period not exceeding forty years to the person for the time being in receipt of the rent payable by a tenant to whom the