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The Paymaster General Act 1782 (22 Geo. III, c. 81) was an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain. The Act abolished the practice of the heads of subordinate Treasuries keeping large sums of public money for long periods, during which they employed them for their own profit.[1] It was repealed by the Paymaster-General Act 1783.


  1. ^ Mark A. Thomson, A Constitutional History of England. 1642 to 1801 (London: Methuen, 1938), pp. 442-43.