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adjourned over such day, or on which the member was in the place where the session was held, but was prevented by sickness from attending any such sitting as aforesaid, shall be reckoned as a day of attendance at such session, for the purposes of this Act; and a member shall, for the purposes aforesaid, be held to be at the place where the session is held, whenever he is within ten miles of such place.

The deduction of five dollars was increased to eight dollars by 36 V., c. 31, sec. 13.

less than 31 days' atten

3. A member shall not be entitled to the said sessional allow- Allowance for ance for less than thirty-one days' attendance reckoned as aforesaid, but his allowance for any less number of days shall be six dance. dollars for each day's attendance.

The words "ten dollars" are substituted for "six dollars" by 36 V., c. 31, sec. 13.

shall be

4. The said compensation may be paid from time to time as How the the member becomes entitled to it, to the extent of four dollars indemnity for each day's attendance as aforesaid, but the remainder shall payable. be retained by the clerk of the proper House, until the close of the session, when the final payment shall be made.

a session

provided for.

5. If any person is, from any cause a member of either Case of a memHouse for a part only of any session, then provided he is a member for part of ber for upwards of thirty days during such session, he shall be entitled to the sessional allowance herein before mentioned, subject to the deduction aforesaid for non-attendance as a member, and also to a deduction of five dollars for each day of such session before he was elected or after he ceased to be a member; but if he is a member for only thirty days or less, then he shall be entitled only to six dollars for each day's attendance at such session, whatever be the length thereof.

The deduction of five dollars was increased to eight dollars, and the words "ten dollars were substituted for the words "six dollars" by 36 V., c. 31, sec. 13.

6. There shall be also allowed to each member of the Senate Allowance for and of the House of Commons ten cents for each mile of the mileage. distance between the place of residence of such member and the place at which the session is held, reckoning such distance going and coming, according to the nearest mail route, which distance shall be determined and certified by the Speaker of the Senate or House of Commons (as the case may be).

Session.

7. The sum due to each Member at the close of any Session Final payment shall be calculated and paid to him by the Clerk of the House at the close of of which he is a Member, on his making and signing, before the Clerk or Accountant or Assistant Accountant of the House, or

be made.

Declaration to a Justice of the Peace, a solemn declaration to be kept by the Clerk, stating the number of days' attendance and the number of miles of distance according to the nearest mail route as determined and certified by the Speaker, for which such Member is entitled to the said allowance, and the amount of such allowance after deducting the number of days (if any) which are to be deducted under any preceding section of this Act; and such declaration may be in the form A hereunto annexed, and shall have the same effect as an affidavit in the same form.

Grant for paying the allow

ance.

Clerks to ac

neys received by them.

So much of this section as relates to the Clerk of the House of Commons is repealed by 31 V., c. 27, sec. 12, and the Accountant is directed to perform the duties prescribed for the said Clerk in this section.

8. There is hereby granted to Her Majesty out of any unappropriated moneys forming part of the Consolidated Revenue Fund of Canada an annual sum, sufficient to enable Her Majesty to advance to the Clerk of the Senate and the Clerk of the House of Commons respectively, such sums as are required to pay the estimated amount of the sessional allowance hereinbefore mentioned.

For "Clerk of House of Commons" read "Minister of Finance." See 31 V., c. 27, sec. 12.

9. The Clerk of the Senate and the Clerk of the House of count for mo- Commons shall respectively account for all moneys received by them under this Act, in the same manner as for moneys advanced to them for the contingent expenses of the said Senate and House of Commons, and they may, respectively, apply any surplus thereof to the payment of such contingent expenses, and may supply any deficiency of such estimated amount out of any moneys in their hands respectively applicable to the payment of such contingent expenses.

Salaries of
Speakers.

So much of this section as relates to the Clerk of the House of Commons is repealed by 31 V., c. 27, sec. 12.

10, This section was temporary and only related to the Session of Parliament during which this Act was passed.

11. This section was temporary and only related to the Session in which this Act was passed.

12. "The following salaries shall be payable to the officers hereinafter mentioned respectively:

To the Speaker of the Senate the sum of four thousand dollars per

annum ;

To the Speaker of the House of Commons the sum of four thousand dollars per annum :-"

and

The 12th Section was repealed by 36 V., c. 31, sec. 14, the above section substituted for it: And it was enacted also that the said section so amended should take effect from the first day of January, 1873.

13. This Act may be cited as the "The Members' Indemnity Short Title.

Act."

SCHEDULE FORM A.

I, A. B., One of the members of the Senate (or House of Commons), solemnly declare, that I reside at

in

which is distant by the nearest mail route
miles, as determined by the Speaker of this House, from
where the Session of Parliament of Canada, which
day of
one thousand

began on the
eight hundred and

That the first day present, at

day of

was held

during the said session on which I was
where the said session was held, was the
one thousand eight hundred and

That on the said day and on each day of the said session,
after the said day on which there was a sitting of the said
House, I attended such sitting, or a sitting of some Committee
thereof except only on
which I was prevented by sickness from attending as aforesaid,
though I was then present at

days** on

of

***

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Clerk (or Accountant or Assistant Accountant) of the Senate (or House of Commons) or Justice of the Peace for the

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If the member attended a sitting of the House or of some Committee on every sitting day after the first on which he so attended, omit the words from* to***;-and if his nonattendance was not on any day occasioned by sickness, omit the words from**

to***

If the person making the declaration became or ceased to be a member after the commencement of the session, vary the form, so as to state correctly the facts upon which the sum due to the member is to be calculated.

Preamble.

Speaker and four other Commissioners

to carry this Act into effect.

How appointed, &c.

Quorum.

Estimate to be made by the Clerk.

And by the
Arms.

31 VICT. CAP. 27.

An Act respecting the Internal Economy of the House of Commons, and for other purposes.

[Assented to 22nd May, 1868.]

ER Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the

follows:

1. The Speaker of the House of Commons for the time being, and any four Members of Her Majesty's Privy Council for Canada, for the time being, who may be appointed by the Governor in Council as Commissioners under this Act (they and each of them being also members of the House of Commons), and the names and offices of whom and their appointment as Commissioners shall be communicated by message from the Governor to the House of Commons in the first week of each Session of Parliament, shall be, and they are hereby nominated, constituted and appointed Commissioners for the purposes of this Act, and any three of the said Commissioners whereof the Speaker of the House of Commons for the time being shall be one, shall be and they are hereby authorized to carry this Act into execution.

2. An estimate shall annually be prepared by the Clerk of the House of Commons of the sums which will probably be required to be provided by Parliament for the payment of the indemnity and mileage of members, and of salaries, allowances, and contingent expenses of the House, and of the several Officers and Clerks thereof under his direction, and of the Stationery of the House, during the year commencing on the first day of July in each year; and an Estimate shall annually be Sergeant-at- prepared by the Sergeant at Arms of the House of Commons of the sums which will probably be required to be provided by Parliament for the payment of salaries or allowances of the Messengers, Door-keepers and Servants of the House under his direction, and of the contingent expenses under his direction, during the year as above mentioned; and such estimates shall be submitted to the Speaker for his approval and shall be subject to such approval and to such alterations as the Speaker Speaker to pre-shall consider proper; and the Speaker shall thereupon prepare an estimate of the sums requisite for the several purposes aforesaid, and shall sign the same, and such several estimates of the Clerk, Sergeant-at-Arms and Speaker, shall be transmitted by Minister of the Speaker to the Minister of Finance for his approval, and shall be laid severally before the House of Commons with the other estimates for the year.

To be submit

ted to the

Speaker.

pare an Estimate.

Estimates to

be submitted

Finance, &c.

ing of the Se

3. An estimate shall also annually be prepared by an officer Estimate for acting for that purpose under the sanction of the Senate and the joint printHouse of Commons, of the sums which will probably be required nate and House to be provided by Parliament for the Printing services during of Commons. the year commencing on the first of July in each year, which shall be transmitted to the Minister of Finance for his approval and shall be laid before Parliament with the other estimates for

the year.

Members' In

order of Com

4. All sums of money voted by Parliament upon such esti- Sums voted or mates or payable to Members of the House of Commons, under payable under The Members' Indemnity Act, shall be paid over to and held demnity Act, by the Minister of Finance subject to the order of the said to be subject to Commissioners or any three of them, of whom the Speaker missioners. shall be one, and shall be paid or transferred to them or their order at any time, and from time to time, in such sums as they may deem requisite.

The Members' Indemnity Act is the Act last preceding this Act.

To give secu

5. All the sums mentioned in the next preceding section, Accountant to shall be paid according to the directions of the Commissioners he appointed. from time to time, and the Speaker shall appoint an officer for rity; his Acthat purpose, who shall be called the Accountant of the House count. of Commons, and shall take from him such security for the faithful discharge of his duties as the Commissioners shall think Advance of fit, and an account shall be opened in one of the banks of this money to AcDominion, in the name of the said Accountant; And the Com-countant, &c. missioners herein before mentioned, shall from time to time, pay

or transfer such sums as they shall deem necessary for that purpose, to the credit of the said Accountant, by an order signed

val of Account

by the Speaker and two other of the said Commissioners; and In case of in case of the death or removal from office of any such Ac- death or remocountant, the moneys standing to his credit in the account afore- ant. said, shall be forthwith paid by the said bank to the said Commissioners.

voted for Print

6. The sums voted by Parliament for the Printing of Parlia- As to moneys ment shall be paid over to and held by the Minister of Finance, ing of Parliafor Printing Services; and for these services an account shall ment. be opened in one of the Banks of Canada, and in such name as the Senate and House of Commons may direct; and such sums as shall be deemed necessary shall be paid or transferred to the name of the person so selected as the work progresses, to be accounted for in the Printing account annual balance sheet.

paid to the Re

7. In case the sums voted by Parliament shall in any year Surplus mobe more than sufficient to pay and discharge all charges there-neys to the te on, the Commissioners shall, within six weeks after the end of ceiver Generalthe Session, after retaining in their hands a sum sufficient to answer all demands in respect of the same, which may be likely

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