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the last-recited Act authorized, such further Sum or Sums of
Money, not exceeding in the whole the Sum of Two hundred
thousand Pounds, as may from Time to Time be required for
the Extension and Promotion of Drainage and other Works of
public Utility in Ireland, the same to be applied for the Purpose
of the Loans which the Commissioners of Public Works in Ire-
land may be called upon to make under the Provisions of the
Acts now in force authorizing Loans to be made for those

Purposes.
Provisions 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-
motion of Drainage and other Works of public Utility in Ire-
land, shall extend to this Act, and to Loans hereby authorized

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V. And be it enacted, That this Act may be amended or amended, &c. repealed by any Act to be passed in the present Session of

Parliament.

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Poor Law

CAP. XXIV.
An Act to make Provision, until the Thirty-first Day of

December One thousand eight hundred and fifty, for
a General Rate in Aid of certain distressed Unions
and Electoral Divisions in Ireland. [24th May 1849.]
WHE

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
December One thousand eight hundred and forty-nine and the
Thirty-first Day of December One thousand eight hundred and
fifty, to fix and declare from Time to Time the Amount of such
Sum as the said Commissioners shall deem it necessary should be
raised for the Purpose aforesaid, and to assess the same upon

the
several Unions in Ireland in proportion to the annual Value of
the Property in each Union rateable to the Relief of the Poor,
according to the Valuation thereof for Poor Rates in force for
the Time being; provided that the Sum so to be levied in any
Union, in each of the said Two Years, shall not exceed Sixpence
in the Pound on such annual Value; and the said Commissioners
shall transmit to the Guardians of each Union an Order under
their Seal, stating the Amount so assessed on such Union, and

the

authorize the

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the Amount thereof which shall be leviable on each Electoral
Division of such Union, according to the net annual Value of
the rateable Property in such Electoral Divisions respectively.

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

may advance

forth

ment.

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

Parliament.

SCHEDULE to which this Act refers.

Valua

Amount Name tion of of

Aid Union. Poor

received. Law.

of Rate in granted

Total
Amount Amount

Amount apo

Total
Amount Amount of

Debt
appro-

Amount of

plied for

of Rate out of priated due on

Rate

Emigration Rate in Aid
Rate in under Union.

remaining

under collected. 'uncollo ed.

remaining Aid. Rate in

this Act. unissued. Aid.

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CAP. XXV.
An Act for giving effect to the Stipulations of a Treaty

between Her Majesty and the Queen of Portugal for
the Apprehension of certain Deserters.

[26th June 1849.]
: WHEREAS by the Sixteenth Article of a Treaty of Com-

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

serters.

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.

Act.

CAP.

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