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1896.

Expiring Laws Continuance Act, 1896.

Ch. 39, 40.

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Session and Chapter.
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Short Title.
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How far continued.
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Amending Acts.


33 & 34 Vict c.56. The Endowed Schools Act. 1869. As to the powers of making schemes and as to the payment of the salaries of additional Charity Commissioners. 36 & 37 Vict c.87.
37 & 38 Vict. c. 87.
52 & 53 Vict. c 40.


CHAPTER 40.

An Act to provide for raising farther Money for the purpose of the Telegraph Acts, 1863 to 1892.

[14th August 1896.]

Most Gracious Sovereign,

WHEREAS by the Telegraph Act 189255 & 56 Vict. c.59, the Treasury are authorised to raise the sum of one million pounds for the purpose of the Telegraph Acts, 1863 to 1892, and to borrow that sum as in the said Act mentioned; and it is expedient to provide further money for the said purpose:

Now we. Tour Majesty's most dutiful and loyal subjects the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in Parliament assembled, being desirous to make the said further provision, have cheerfully granted to Your Majesty the further sum of three hundred thousand pounds, to be paid out of the Consolidated Fund, for the purposes of the said Acts, and we have resolved that the said sum may be provided as herein-after mentioned, and we do most humbly beseech Your Majesty that it may be enacted, and be it enacted by the Queen'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:

Grant of 300,000l. for telegraph purposes. 1. The Treasury may issue out of the Consolidated Fund, or the growing produce thereof, such sums not exceeding in the whole the sum of three hundred thousand pounds as may be required by the Postmaster General for the purposes of the Telegraph Acts, 1863 to 1892, and section one of the Telegraph Act, 1892, shall be construed as if one million three hundred thousand pounds were therein substituted for one million pounds.

Short title 2. This Act may be cited as the Telegraph (Money) Act, 1896, and together with the Telegraph Acts, 1863 to 1892, may be cited collectively as the Telegraph Acts, 1863 to 1896.