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the last-recited Act authorized, such further Sum or Sums of
IV. And be it enacted, That all the Powers, Authorities, 10 & 11 Vict. Provisions, Matters, and Things, of what Nature or Kind soever, c.106. extended contained in or referred to by the said last-recited Act, or any to this Act.
Act authorizing Loans to be made for the Extension and Pro-
to be made for those Purposes. Act may be
V. And be it enacted, That this Act may be amended or amended, &c. repealed by any Act to be passed in the present Session of
December One thousand eight hundred and fifty, for
HEREAS it is expedient, for a limited Time, to make
further Provision for the Relief of the destitute Poor chargeable on certain Unions and Electoral Divisions in • Ireland:' Be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assem
bled, and by the Authority of the same, That it shall be lawful Commissioners for the Commissioners for administering the Laws for the Relief in Ireland may of the Poor in Ireland, with the Approval of the Lord Lieutenant levying a Rate or other Chief Governor or Governors of Ireland for the Time in Aid.
being, during each of the Years ending the Thirty-first Day of
the Amount thereof which shall be leviable on each Electoral
II. And be it enacted, That the Guardians of each Union shall, Upon Receipt in the Rate to be made on each Electoral Division of the Union of Order from
the Poor Law next after the Receipt of such Order, provide for the Sum Commissioners leviable on such Division, according to the Order of the Com- for the Levy of missioners as aforesaid ; and from and after the making of the such Rate, the Rate on such Division next after the Receipt of such Order the able on each Treasurer of the Union shall, out of all Lodgments made with Electoral Divihim of such Rate, or any subsequent Rate, on account of such sion to be levied Division, reserve One Moiety of all such Lodgments, and place the Bank of the same to the Credit of such Division in an Account to be Ireland. entitled “The Union Rate in Aid Account,” until the whole Sum leviable on such Division under the said Order shall have been reserved and placed to such Account as aforesaid; and the Treasurer of such Union shall pay over from Time to Time all Sums so reserved as aforesaid on account of the Proportion leviable on each Electoral Division into the Bank of Ireland, to be there placed to a separate Account in the Name of the Paymaster of Civil Services in Ireland, to be entitled “ The General Rate in Aid Account.”
III. And be it enacted, That the Commissioners of Her Ma- Commissioners jesty's Treasury shall be empowered to order the Payment of of the Treasury the Sum standing in such separate Account at the Bank of Ire- posal of Monies land as aforesaid, or of any Part thereof, to such Person or arising from the Persons, at such Time and Times, and under such Conditions Rate in Aid. and Restrictions, as the said Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury shall think fit, for the Purpose of affording Relief to destitute poor Persons in any Union or Electoral Division in Ireland, or of assisting the Emigration of such destitute poor Persons, or for the Purpose of repaying any Advance which may have been made as herein-after provided out of the Consolidated Fund of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland for any of the Purposes aforesaid.
IV. And be it enacted, That for the more speedy affording of Commissioners such Relief it shall be lawful for the Commissioners of Her Ma- of the Treasury jesty's Treasury to direct that any Sum or Sums not exceeding 100,0001. in the whole One hundred thousand Pounds shall be issued and paid, out of the growing Produce of the said Consolidated Fund, to such Person or Persons and at such Time and Times as the said Commissioners shall from Time to Time direct; and such Sum or Sums shall be charged on and be repayable out of the Produce of any Rate or Rates to be levied in any Union or Unions in Ireland under the Provisions and in pursuance of this Act.
V. And be it enacted, That an Account shall be made up of Account to be the Sums received and expended under this Act by means of the made up of said Rate in Aid, to the Thirty-first Day of December in the Expenditure in present Year, and also a similar Account to the same Day in Form in Schethe Year One thousand eight hundred and fifty, in the Form set dule, and laid L 4
forth in the Schedule to this Act annexed; which Accounts shall be laid before Parliament within Ten Days after the first Sitting of Parliament next after the Thirty-first Day of December
in each of the said Years. Act may be VI. And be it enacted, That this Act may be amended or ainended, &c. repealed by any Act to be passed in the present Session of
SCHEDULE to which this Act refers.
Amount Name tion of of
Aid Union. Poor
of Rate in granted
of Rate out of priated due on
Emigration Rate in Aid
under collected. 'uncollo ed.
remaining Aid. Rate in
this Act. unissued. Aid.
between Her Majesty and the Queen of Portugal for
[26th June 1849.]
merce and Navigation between Her Majesty and the Queen of Portugal, signed at Lisbon on the Third Day of July • One thousand eight hundred and forty-two, the Ratifications
whereof were exchanged at Lisbon on the Thirtieth Day of • the same Month, it was agreed “ that if any Apprentices or " " Sailors should desert from Vessels belonging to the Sub• "jects of either of the High Contracting Parties while such "“ Vessels were within any Port in the Territory of the other • “Party, the Magistrates of such Port and Territory should • " be bound to give every Assistance in their Power for the "'« Apprehension of such Deserters, on Application to that • " Effect being made by the Consul of the Party concerned or • " by the Deputy or Representative of the Consul, and no
public Body, civil or religious, should protect or harbour 6 “such Deserters ;” and by the Nineteenth Article of the said
Treaty it was further agreed, “ that the said Treaty should 6 “ be in force for the Term of Ten Years from the Date « « thereof, and further until the End of Twelve Months after " “ either of the High Contracting Parties should have given
Notice to the other of its Intention to terminate the same, “ “ each of the High Contracting Parties reserving to itself the ““ Right of giving such Notice to the other at the End of the 6 " said Term of Ten Years, or at any subsequent Time; and "" it was thereby agreed between them that at the Expiration "" of Twelve Months after such Notice should have been re«“ceived by either Party from the other the said Treaty and • “all the Provisions thereof should altogether cease and deter"“mine:” And whereas it is expedient that Provision should • be made for carrying the said Treaty into effect:' Be it therefore enacted by the 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 case any Apprentice or Deserters from Sailor shall desert from any Vessel belonging to any Portuguese Portuguese Subject or Subjects while such Vessel shall be within any Port apprehended on in any of Her Majesty's Dominions, or the Territories under Application of the Government of the East India Company, all Justices of the Consul. Peace and other Magistrates and Officers of Justice within their several Jurisdictions shall, on Application being made by a Portuguese Consul, or his Deputy or Representative, according to the Provisions of the said Treaty, aid in apprehending such Apprentice or Sailor; and upon any such Application it shall
be lawful for any Justice of the Peace, or other Magistrate or Person having Power to commit for Trial Persons accused of Crimes against the Laws of that part of Her Majesty's Dominions or Territories in which such Apprentice or Sailor shall be found, to issue his Warrant for the Apprehension of such Apprentice or Sailor, and, upon due Proof of such Desertion as aforesaid, to order such Apprentice or Sailor to be conveyed on board the said Vessel, or to be delivered to the Master, Mate, or Owner of such Vessel, or his Agent, for the Purpose of being so conveyed; and it shall be lawful for such Master, Mate, Owner, or Agent, or any other Person, in pursuance of the Order in that Behalf, to convey such Apprentice or Sailor
accordingly. Penalty for
II. And be it enacted, That no Person shall protect or harprotecting De- bour any Apprentice or Sailor who shall have deserted as afore
said, knowing or having Reason to believe such Apprentice or Sailor to have so deserted; and every Person so offending shall for every such Apprentice or Seaman so protected or harboured forfeit and pay the Sum of Ten Pounds; and such Penalty shall be recovered, paid, and applied in like Manner as the Penalty
imposed by an Act passed in the Eighth Year of Her Majesty, 7& 8 Vict.c.112. intituled An Act to amend and consolidate the Laws relating to
Merchant Seamen, and for keeping a Register of Seamen, upon a Person harbouring or secreting a Seaman or Apprentice having deserted from his Ship; and the Provisions of such Act applicable to such last-mentioned Penalty, and to the Proceedings for the Recovery thereof, shall be applicable to the Penalty imposed by this Act, and to the Proceedings for the Recovery
thereof. Limits of the III. And be it enacted, That if by any Law or Ordinance
to be hereafter made by the local Legislature of any British Colony or Possession abroad Provision shall be made for carrying into complete Effect within such Colony or Possession the Objects of this present Act by the Substitution of some other Enactment in lieu thereof, then it shall be competent to Her Majesty, with the Advice of Her Privy Council, (if to Her Majesty in Council it shall seem meet, but not otherwise, to suspend the Operation within any such Colony or Possession of this present Act, so long as such substituted Enactment shall
continue in force there, and no longer. Continuance of IV. And be it enacted, That this Act shall continue in force the Act. during the Continuance of the said Treaty.