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To amend an Act of the Seventh Year of King GEORGE

the Fourth, for consolidating and amending the Laws
relating to Prisons in Ireland.

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HEREAS by an Act passed in the seventh year of the Preamble :

7 Geo. 4, reign of his Majesty King George the Fourth, intituled,

c. 74, “ An Act for consolidating and amending the Laws relating to Pri- 8s. 90. 92.

sons in Ireland,” after providing, amongst other things, that it shall be 5 lawful for the Lord Lieutenant or other Chief Governor or Governors

of Ireland for the time being, from time to time, by warrant, to be published in the Dublin Gazette, to order that any Bridewells shall be discontinued, and shall no longer be used as a Bridewell or Prison, it

is enacted as follows; (that is to say) “ that it shall and may be law- Sect. 92. 10 ful for the Lord Lieutenant or other Chief Governor or Governors of

Ireland for the time being to direct that such Bridewells as shall be continued shall be divided into two classes ; and that one class of the said Bridewells to be selected and appointed by the Lord Lieute

nant or other Chief Governor or Governors of Ireland shall be 15 denominated District Bridewells, to each of which Bridewells a cer

tain district within the county shall be allotted, and that all prisoners committed within such district either for trial at, or under sentence passed by, the Court of Quarter Sessions, shall be kept and re

main in such District Bridewell, and shall not be transmitted to the 20 County Gaol, unless some order to that effect shall be made by com

petent authority, and it shall and may be lawful, in the event of a crowded state of the County Gaol, on the report of the local inspector

thereof, for the keeper of any such District Bridewell to detain therein
any prisoner committed for trial at the assizes for the county until within
a reasonable time prior to the assizes : Provided always, That in case
of imprisonmeut for a period exceeding Four Months, or in any
case in which it shall appear to the court to be necessary, it shall and 5
niay be lawful, by the order and at the discretion of the court by
whom judgment shall be passed, to send any prisoner to the County
Gaol or House of Correction, and provided that no persons commit-
ted for debt shall be confined in any such Bridewell; and it shall and
may be lawful for the Grand Jury of any county in which any District 10
Bridewell is or shall be appointed, to present any reasonable sum for
the medical and other necessary expenses attending the support and
maintenance of the same :”

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And whereas it has been considered that the said recited enactment does not extend or apply to any Bridewell built, erected or established after the passing of the said recited Act, or hereafter to be built, erected or established, and it is expedient that the same should be extended and applied to such last-mentioned cases ;

1. 'The recited enactment as to District Bridewells shall extend

built after the

B6 it therefore Enacted, by The QUEEN's most Excellent MAJESTY, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual 20 and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, THAT the said recited enactment shall be and the same is liereby extended and applied, and shall be

deemed and construed as hereafter extending and applying, to any to Bridewells Bridewell or Bridewells in Ireland heretofore built, erected or esta. 25 passing of the blished after the passing of the said recited Act, or hereafter to be 7 G. 4, c. 74. built, erected or established, as fully and effectually to all intents and

purposes as if such Bridewell or Bridewells had been built, erected or established before or at the time of the passing of the said recited Act.

30 2. Act may be And be it Enacted, That this Act may be amended or repealed by amended, &c. this Session. any Act to be passed in this present Session of Parliament.

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[AS AMENDED BY THE SELECT COMMITTEE]

For making Preliminary Inquiries in certain

Cases of Private Bills.

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1.

HEREAS it is expedient that facilities should be given Preamble.

for procuring more complete and trustworthy information previous to inquiries before either House of Parliament, on applica

tions in certain cases for Local Acts; BE it therefore Enacted, by The
5 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 in any case where it is intended to make an application to Notice to
Parliament for an Act for the establishment of any waterworks, or for the Commis-

sioners of 10 draining, paving, cleansing, lighting or otherwise improving any town, Woods,

district or place, or for making, maintaining or altering any burial- Forests, &c., ground or cemetery, or for continuing, altering or enlarging any of to apply for the

powers or provisions contained in any Act or Acts relating to any Parliament.
of the purposes aforesaid, a notice, in writing, of such intention to
15 apply to Parliament in the next ensuing Session for an Act for any of

the above objects, shall, on or before the last day of November, or in
case such day shall fall on a Sunday, then on the day preceding, in
each
year,

be sent or delivered to the office of the Commissioners of
Her Majesty's Woods, Forests, Land Revenues, Works and Buildings;
20 and such notice shall be signed by the promoters of such intended

work or by some person duly authorized on their behalf, and shall be
accompanied by a statement of the intended objects and provisions of
the proposed Act, and with such plans, sections, books of reference
or other documents, if any, as are required by the Standing Orders
of either House of Parliament to be deposited at any public office.

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