The Sessional Papers Printed by Order of the House of Lords, or Presented by Royal Command, in the Session 1856 Arranged in Volumes

The Sessional Papers Printed by Order of the House of Lords, or Presented by Royal Command, in the Session 1856 Arranged in Volumes

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ...which became law, as the 5 Sc 6 Will. 4. c. 35., to consolidate these three departments, and also that of Chelsea, into one general Pay Office. The Paymaster of Civil Services was created by the 4 Sc 5 Will. 4. c. 15.; but this office also was subsequently abolished bv ihe 11 & 12 Vict. c. 65., and its duties transferred to she Paymaster-general. Thus all payments are now made by one single department. It was neither intended by Parliament, nor is it provided by the Consolidating Statute, that any variation was thereby to be made in the system of strict appropriation or Exchequer control. On the contrary, no issue is recognized under these statutes, except as sanctioned by Act or vote of Parliament, by Ways and Means Act, Royal Order, Treasury Warrant, Treasury Issuing Letter, and Exchequer Warrant; and in each of these several documents, as has been already shown, the principle of specific appropriation is set forth and maintained. But though the obligation of adhering strictly to this appropriation is undiminished by the consolidation of the pay offices, the power of evading it is increased, and the consequent risk of a violation of the law is proportionally augmented. Whilst there existed five distinct pay offices, no transfer of funds from one to another Exchequer could take place, except by a confederacy between two independent functionMemorandum, aries, involving both in a common responsibility, incurred for the convenience llS'"i: " of one.. Such occurrence was therefore highly improbable. It is otherwise where the five classes of payments are concentrated in one department. In this latter case, full opportunity is given to the Paymaster, however strictly the Exchequer control may be exercised, to set all restrictions...show more

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  • Paperback | 146 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 272g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123678720X
  • 9781236787200