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1 & 2 Vict., c. 88, s. 14.

conditions and regulations, and for the purposes of the said therein
recited Acts and the said first-recited Act, to make additional ad-
vances by way of grant to an amount not exceeding in the whole
the sum of Fifty thousand Pounds, and for the Commissioners of
Her Majesty's Treasury, or any Three or more of them, to cause to 5
be issued from time to time, as they might find necessary, out of the
growing produce of the Consolidated Fund of the United Kingdom of
Great Britain and Ireland arising in Ireland (in addition to the sum
of Fifty thousand Pounds therein recited, to which the issues for the
purposes of the grants to be made under the therein-recited Acts were 10
limited), any further sum or sums of money not exceeding in the
whole the sum of Fifty thousand Pounds, to be applied to the
purposes of the said recited Acts and the said first-recited Act :
And whereas by another Act passed in the first and second years of
Her present Majesty, intituled, “An Act to authorize a further Issue

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of Exchequer Bills for Public Works and Fisheries, and Employment
of the Poor, and to amend the Acts relating thereto,” it is enacted, that
it should be lawful for the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury to
appropriate out of the sum of Five hundred thousand pounds in Ex-
chequer Bills authorized to be advanced under the authority of said 20
Act any sum or sums in Exchequer Bills not exceeding Fifty thousand
pounds in the whole, for the promotion and extension of Public
Works in Ireland, to be applied by the Commissioners appointed
under the authority of an Act of the first and second years of the
reign of his late Majesty King WILLIAM the Fourth, intituled, “ An 25
Act for the Extension and Promotion of Public Works in Ireland,” to
the purposes and under the provisions of the said Act: And whereas
of the said sum of Fifty thousand Pounds so made applicable under
the said last-mentioned Act the sum of Four thousand Pounds was
applied to grants, the remaining Forty-six thousand Pounds having 30
been issued by way of loan : And whereas by another Act passed in
the sixth and seventh years of Her present Majesty, intituled, “ An Act
to amend the Acts for carrying on Public Works in Ireland,” after
reciting as therein recited, it is enacted, that it shall be lawful for the
Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury to order that out of such 35
monies as at or after the passing of said Act may be in the Exchequer,
or as may be thereafter paid into the Bank of England to the credit of
Her Majesty's Exchequer in repayment of loans made for Public
Works in Ireland, any suin or sums of money not exceeding the
sum of Twenty-one thousand Pounds may be set apart and appro- 40
priated for grants by the said Commissioners of Public Works,
with the approval of the said Commissioners of Her Majesty's
Treasury, in such and the same manner as the said sum of
Twenty-one thousand Pounds might have been used and applied for
grants if the same had not been as therein mentioned, inadvertently

applied

6 & 7 Vict., c 14, s. 17.

applied for the purposes of loans : And whereas of the said several
sums so authorized to be advanced under the said recited Acts, a sum
of One hundred and eighteen thousand and Ninety-three Pounds

Nineteen Shillings and Eight-pence has been advanced and paid, 5 and applied for the purposes of the said Acts, in the way of grant,

leaving a sum of Six thousand nine hundred and Six Pounds and Four-pence still unapplied and available for such purposes; and it is expedient to increase the sum so available, and to authorize the

Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury to issue a further sum 10 from the Consolidated Fund for the purposes of the said Acts and

this Act, or any of them; and it is also expedient to amend the said recited Act of the first year of Her present MAJESTY, and extend its provisions to other cases; BE it therefore Enacted, by The

QUEEN's most Excellent MAJESTY, by and with the Advice 15

and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, THAT it shall and may be lawful for the Commissioners of Public The ComWorks in Ireland, acting in execution of the said recited Acts, under Public Works

the like conditions and regulations (save as hereinafter provided), and may make 20 for the purposes of the said recited Acts and this Act, to make addi. Grants to the

tional advances by way of grant to an amount not exceeding in the 50,0001. whole the sum of Fifty thousand Pounds, and for the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury of the United Kingdom of Great Britain

and Ireland, or any Three or more of them, to cause to be issued 25 from time to time, as they may find necessary, out of the growing

produce of the Consolidated Fund of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, in addition to the said several sums hereinbefore mentioned, any sum or sums of money not exceeding in the whole

the said sum of Fifty thousand Pounds, to be applied for the several 30 purposes of the said Acts and this Act, or any of them, in relation to

grants.

1.

extent of

2.

Grants under

And be it Enacted, That all and every the provisions regulations, Provisions of powers, privileges, advantages, forfeitures and disabilities contained shall apply to or expressed in the said recited Acts, or any Act amending the same, this Act in respect of the grants authorized to be made thereunder, shall (save as hereinafter provided) be applied and extended to the grants to be 1 Vict., c. 21, made under authority of this Act as fully and effectually to all intents and purposes as if the same were herein repeated and re-enacted.

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s. 2.

3

Justices and

AND whereas by the said recited Act of the first year of Her Two Justices 40 present Majesty it is, amongst other things, enacted, that if any Cess-payers Three or more Justices of the Peace, not being Stipendiary Magis- may convene

a meeting of trates, in and for any county, county of a city, or county of a

Cess-payers town in Ireland, shall think it expedient to make application for the for making an

application to construction of any Public Work on the terms and under the the Lord regulations thereinafter contained for the repayment of a moiety of

86.

Lieutenant for the exe

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the cution of

c. 116.

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Public Works, the expense of executing such Work, it shall and may be lawful for
under 1 Vict.,
c. 21, s. 3. them, by notice under their hands, to be posted on the places

appointed for posting notices of applications to presentment sessions
in the barony or half barony or place in which such work is pro-
posed to be executed, to convene a special meeting of the Justices
and Cess-payers associated with such Justices at the last special or 5
presentment sessions held in such barony or half barony or place

for the purposes of an Act passed in the then last Session of Par& 7 W.4,

liament, intituled, “An Act to consolidate and amend the Laws
relating to the Presentment of Public Money by Grand Juries in
Ireland ;” and such meeting shall be held at the place appointed 10
for the holding of such special or presentment sessions at such
time as shall be specified in such notice, not being sooner than
Seven Days from the time of posting such notice ; and the senior
Justice present at such meeting shall preside thereat, and shall have, in
addition to his vote, a casting voice in case of an equality of voices; 15
and, if a majority of such Justices and Cess-payers assembled at such
special sessions shall so think fit, the chairman shall apply by memo-
rial to the Lord Lieutenant or other Chief Governor or Governors of
Ireland on behalf of the Justices and Cess-payers assembled at such
sessions, praying that the Work described in such memorial may be
executed, and that a sum, not exceeding the amount in such memorial
mentioned, may be advanced for that purpose, a moiety thereof to be
repaid by Grand Jury Presentment as thereinafter mentioned : AND
whereas by reason of a deficiency of magistrates residing in certain dis-
tricts it is difficult to obtain the concurrence of Three Justices of the

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Peace in convening any such special meeting as aforesaid, and it is there-
fore expedient to amend the said provision ; BE it therefore Enacted,
That from and after the passing of this Act it shall and may be lawful
for
any

Two Justices of the Peace (not being stipendiary Magistrates) in and for any county, county of a city or county of a town in Ireland, and any Threc cess-payers associated with the Justices at

30 the then last special or presentment sessions as aforesaid held in and for the barony, half-barony or place wherein any Public Work is proposed to be executed under the provisions of the said first-recited Act and this Act (as far as the same are applicable), by notice under their hands, to be posted as in the said last-recited provision directed, 35 to convene any such special meeting of the Justices and cess-payers for such purposes, and subject to such regulations as in the said lastrecited provision mentioned ; and every such special meeting so convened shall be as valid and effectual for all and every the purposes of the said first-recited Act as if such meeting had been convened in such manner as in the said first-recited Act prescribed ; and the several

40 provisions of the said first-recited Act (subject to the variations thereof contained in this Act) shall extend and be applied to any such special meeting, and to the proceedings thereat, the application for

the

Works to be

the execution of the works, the advance of monies, the repayment on account of the same, and to the several other matters and things relating to any such works applied for at such meeting.

4. And be it Enacted, That it shall and may be lawful for any such Special meet5 special meeting as aforesaid, convened in the manner in the said first- for Advances

for the Repair recited Act or this Act prescribed, to make an application, in like or Extension manner as aforesaid, to the Lord Lieutenant or other Chief Gover- Public Works. nor or Governors of Ireland for an advance as aforesaid for the

alteration, extension or improvement of any then existing Public 10 Work, as fully and effectually as for the construction as aforesaid of

any Public Work; and the provisions of the said first-recited Act shall extend and be applied to any such alteration, extension or improvement of any existing Public Work as fully and effectually as to the construction of any Public Work.

5. 15 And be it Enacted, That whenever any such Public Work shall have subsequent

been constructed, altered, extended or improved under the provisions such Public of the said recited Acts or this Act, it shall and may be lawful for the

provided for said Commissioners of Public Works, from time to time, to take such as under the

proceedings and exercise such powers and authorities for or relating 20 to the subsequent repairs and maintenance of any such Public Work

aforesaid, and such subsequent repairs and works of maintenance shall
and
may be executed, and the expense thereof shall and may

be

provided for, raised and repaid, in such manner and subject to such provisions and regulations as by the said recited Act of the first and 1 & 2 W. 4,

c. 33, ss. 82, 25 second years of the reign of his late Majesty King William the 83 & 84.

Fourth, or any Act or Acts amending the same, are directed and pro- 2 & 3 Viet., vided in relation to the repair or maintenance of any road or bridge,

c. 50, s. 15. in aid of the construction whereof grants may be made or have been made by the said Commissioners of Public Works.

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AND whereas by the said recited Act of the first and second Advances years of the reign of his late Majesty King William the Fourth it Works Act is, amongst other things, enacted, that it shall and may be lawful for

Improvethe Commissioners for the execution of the said recited Act to make ments of

Lands, may advances in aid of the drainage, embankment, reclaiming or other be made by 35 improvement of land, on the credit of mortgages, assignments or Public Works, other assurances of the estate and interest, freehold or leasehold, in within 20

repayable such land which is to be the subject of such drainage, embankment, such Rate of reclamation or other improvement; provided always, that it shall be Interest as in made out to the satisfaction of such Commissioners, by competent Loans.

1 & 2 W. 4, 40 evidence, accompanied by the certificate of a skilful engineer or c. 33, s. 32.

surveyor approved of by the said Commissioners, that such drainage, embankment, reclamation or other improvement, when completed, will increase the value of such land in the proportion

under Publi

on Loan for

Board of

cases of other ss. 3 & 16.

of at least Ten per centum on the sum proposed to be expended thereon, and that a contract, with Two good and sufficient sureties to be approved of by the said Commissioners, shall be previously made and entered into for the full and complete execution of such drainage, embankment, reclaiming or other improvement, at and for

5 a sum not exceeding the amount of the advance sought therefor within a period to be fixed by the said Commissioners, not exceeding Seven Years from the date of such advance, and that in all such cases the whole amount of such advance shall be made repayable within Three Years next after the period so fixed for the completion 10 of such drainage, embankment, reclaiming or other improvement, with interest thereon in the meanwhile at a rate not less than Five Pounds per centum per annum, payable half-yearly, as the said Commissioners shall fix and appoint : And whereas the provisions of

the last-reci ed Act as to Loans are in part amended by an Act of the 6 & 7 W.4, sixth and seventh years of the reign of King William the Fourth, for 15 c. 108,

the amendment of the said last-recited Act; but it is expedient that
further encouragement should be given for the improvement of lands,
by enabling parties to obtain such advances on more favourable terms,
and that for such purpose the aforesaid provision should be further
amended; BE it therefore Enacted, That it shall and may be lawful 20
for the Commissioners of Public Works in Ireland, if they shall so
think fit, subject to such restrictions and conditions as are hereinafter
provided, to make any loan or advance as aforesaid, for or in aid of
the drainage, embankment, reclaiming or other permanent improvement
of land, upon application duly made conformably to the provisions of

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the said recited Act of the first and second years of the reign of King
WILLIAM the Fourth, and any other Acts amending the same, and
this Act, in relation thereto, and which may be approved of by the said
Commissioners, and by the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury,
or any Three or more of them, upon the terms and conditions that

30 the whole amount of such loan or advance shall be made repayable within such time or times, not exceeding Twenty Years after the period so fixed as aforesaid, for the completion of such drainage, embankment, reclaiming or other permanent improvement, at such rate of interest in the meanwhile, payable half-yearly, as by the said last recited Act, or any Acts amending the same, is provided with respect to any other advances by way of loan thereunder, any thing in the said last-recited Act, or the other Acts amending the same, requiring a different period of payment, or a higher or other rate of interest on any loan or advance for any such drainage, embankment,

40 reclamation or other permanent improvement, to the contrary notwithstanding: Provided always, That any such loan or advance, and any charge, mortgage, assignment or other assurance for securing the repayment thereof, shall be subject to the several provisions, regulations and enactments in the said last-recited Act, and the

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