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An Act to provide for Payment of the Persons employed in taking Account of the Population in England.

[7 October 1841]

5 Vict. c.9

3 & 4 Vict. c.99.

Repeal of Part of 3 & 4 Vict. c.99.
WHEREAS by an Act passed in the Fourth Year of the Reign of Her Majesty, intituled An Act for taking an Account of the Population of Great Britain, it is among other things provided, that the Justices of the Peace in England, at their respective Michaelmas Quarter Sessions in the Year One thousand eight hundred and forty-one, or at the Quarter Sessions following, shall allow to the several Enumerators, Registrars, and Superintendent Registrars the Allowances to which they shall be entitled according to the Table of Allowances to be made according to the Provisions of the said Act, and shall order Payment thereof to be made out of the Poor's Rates of the several Parishes and Places, in such Proportion as to them shall seem just, which Payment shall thereafter be allowed in the Accounts of the Overseers of the Poor: And whereas it is expedient that other Provisions should be made for Payment of the said Allowances: 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assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That so much of the said Act as is herein-before recited shall be repealed.
Manner in which the Payments shall be made to Persons employed in the Execution of 3 & 4 Vict. c.99 in England

Apportionment of Payments where more than One Parish in a District.
4 & 5 W. 4. c. 76

As to extra-parochial Places.
II. And be it enacted, That upon the Production of the Certificates mentioned in the said Act, that the Duties required by the said Act have been in each Case faithfully performed, the Guardians of the Poor, or, where there are no such Guardians, the Overseers of the Poor, in every Superintendent Registrar's District in England, shall pay to such Superintendent Registrar, out of the Monies in their Hands as such Guardians or Overseers, the whole Amount of the Allowances to which the said Superintendent Registrar and the Registrars and Enumerators in that District are severally entitled, and each Superintendent Registrar shall pay over to the Registrars in his District the Allowances to which the said Registrars and Enumerators are entitled, and each Registrar shall pay over to the Enumerators in his District the Allowances to which they are severally entitled, according to the said Table; and the Receipts to be given by the Enumerators, Registrars, and the Superintendent Registrars, for Payment of their said Allowances, shall be finally delivered to the Guardians or Overseers, as the Case may be; and where the District of any Superintendent Registrar, Registrar, or Enumerator, contains more than One Parish or Place, or Parts of more than One Parish or Place, the Guardians established under an Act passed in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, intituled An Act for the Amendment and better Administration of the Laws relating to the Poor in England and Wales, or if there be no such Guardians the Superintendent Registrar, shall apportion the whole Sum so paid or to be paid on account of that District among the several Parishes and Places of which any Part is within such District, in such Manner as to them or him shall seem just; and such Apportionment shall be binding upon all Persons, and the Payment thereof shall be allowed in the Accounts of the Guardians and Overseers of the Poor of the said several Parishes and Places; and in every extra-parochial or other Place not having Overseers of the Poor the Persons appointed to collect the County or Borough Rates therein shall be deemed Overseers of the Poor within the Meaning of this Act, and shall pay the Amount charged to the Account of such Place under the Provisions of the first-recited Act and of this Act to the Guardians of the Union in which such Place is situated, or, if it be not situated in any Union, to the Superintendent Registrar, out of the next Monies in their Hands collected for the County or Borough Rate within such Place, and shall be allowed such Payment in their Accounts; and if there be any extra-parochial Place in which no County or Borough Rate, or Rate in the Nature of a County Rate, is collected, the Treasurer of the County, Riding, or Division, or Borough, shall pay the Amount charged to the Account of such Place out of the Monies in his Hands as such Treasurer, and shall be allowed such Payment in his Account.
Guardians, &c. making Payments to certify same to Population Commissioners. III. And be it enacted, That the Guardians, Overseers, or Treasurer by whom any such Payment shall have been made shall within One Calendar Month thereafter certify to the Commissioners for taking Account of the Population the Amount of Money so paid by them or him respectively.
Act may be amended. IV. And be it enacted, That this Act may be amended or repealed by any Act to be passed in this Session of Parliament.