Civil List and Pension Bill

Bill No. 14/1970

Read the first time on 7th May 1970.
An Act to provide a Civil List and pension for the President of the Republic of Singapore.
Be it enacted by the President with the advice and consent of the Parliament of Singapore, as follows: —
Short title and commencement
1.—(1)  This Act may be cited as the Civil List and Pension Act, 1970, and shall come into operation on such date as the Minister may, by notification in the Gazette, appoint.
(2)  The Minister may appoint different dates for the coming into operation of the different Parts or provisions of this Act.
PART I
CIVIL LIST
Civil List of the President
2.—(1)  There shall be paid for the Civil List of the President so long as he shall hold office the yearly sums specified in the Schedule to this Act.
(2)  (a)  Payments in respect of the amounts for the Privy Purse and Entertainment Allowance specified in Class I of the Schedule to this Act shall be made to the President.

(b)Payments of the acting President’s Allowance specified in Class I of the Schedule to this Act shall be made to the person appointed under clause (4) of Article 1 of the Constitution.

(3)  Payments in respect of the amounts set out in Classes II, III and IV of the Schedule to this Act shall be made by or on the instructions of the Private Secretary to the President in accordance with any written law governing the disbursement of public funds.
(4)  No payment in respect of amounts specified in Class I of the Schedule to this Act shall be made in respect of any period during which the office of the President is vacant.
Charge on Consolidated Fund
3.  The sums required for payments under section 2 of this Act shall be charged on and paid out of the Consolidated Fund.
Payment
4.  The yearly sums payable under Class I of the Schedule to this Act shall —
(a)accrue from day to day; and
(b)be payable monthly on the last day of each month or on such other day as the Minister may from time to time determine.
Appropriation
5.—(1)  In the application of the sums paid in respect of any year under section 2 of this Act, the amounts specified in the Schedule to this Act shall be appropriated to the classes of expenditure specified therein respectively in that year.
(2)  If it appears that the sum appropriated to any class of expenditure in any year will not be wholly required for the expenditure of that class in that year, the amount not so required may, with the approval of the Minister, be applied as an addition to the sum available for any other class.
(3)  The sums to be expended by or on the instructions of the Private Secretary to the President in respect of Classes II, III and IV of the Schedule to this Act, for any year shall be expended in that year by the Private Secretary to the President in conformity with the detailed estimates for that year submitted by him to, and approved by, the Minister.
Change of holder of office
6.  In the event of there being a change of holder of the office of President there shall be made such adjustments and distribution of the annual payment due under section 2 of this Act in respect of amounts specified for Class I of the Schedule to this Act, as the circumstances of the case may require.
Alteration of Schedule
7.  Parliament may, from time to time, by resolution vary the Schedule to this Act.