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Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled,

and by the Authority of the same, as follows : Complaints for 1. From and after the First Day of September One thouRecovery of Penalties to be

sand eight hundred and sixty-one, Complaints for the Recovery brought with of Penalties under the said recited Act may be brought without out the Con

the Concourse of the Lord Advocate, anything in the said Act to the contrary notwithstanding; provided always, that the Expenses of every such Complaint shall be in the Discretion of the Sheriff, Magistrate, or Justices before whom the same may be brought, and he or they shall determine the

Amount thereof. Certain Burghs 2. Burghs of Barony or Regality which send or contribute to include the

to send a Member to Parliament shall, for the Purposes of Area within the Parliamen- the said recited Act and this Act, be deemed to include, and tary Bounda- shall include, the whole Area contained within the Parliaries. mentary Boundaries thereof.

CAP. XVIII.
An Act to make Provision for the Dissolution of

Combinations of Parishes in Scotland as to the
Management of the Poor. [7th June 1861.]
VHEREAS by an Act passed in the Eighth and Ninth

Years of the Reign of Her Majesty Queen Victoria, 'intituled An Act for the Amendment and Administration of * the Laws relating to the Relief of the Poor in Scotland, it

was provided, in the Sixteenth Section thereof, that the Board of Supervision thereby established, if satisfied that the Administration of the Affairs of the Poor in any Two or

more Parishes, “ might be carried on with greater Advantage «« to the said Parishes and to the Poor therein, by the said "“ Parishes being combined for the Purposes” of the said Act,

to resolve and declare that such Parishes should thence' forward be combined for the Purposes of the said Act : And

whereas no Power is by the said Act conferred on the Board ' of Supervision, or on any other Tribunal, to dissolve, under

any Circumstances, a Combination of Parishes once effected ' under Authority of the said Act: And whereas it is expedient " that Power should be conferred on the said Board, in the · Cases and subject to the Provisions after mentioned, to dis• solve such Combinations of Parishes :' 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, as follows:
Parochial 1. It shall be lawful for the Parochial Board of

any Board of Com- bination of Parishes which may have been combined under the appoint Special Provisions of the said recited Act, at One of its fixed General Meeting for

Meetings, to resolve that it is expedient that the Combination Application for Dissolution. dissolved, and thereupon to appoint a Special Meeting of the

should, as to all or as to certain of the Parishes thereof, be

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Board for the Purpose of considering whether an Application should be made to the Board of Supervision, craving the said Board of Supervision so to dissolve such Combination : Provided always, that Notice shall have been given by the Member or Members of the Parochial Board intending, at such Meeting, to propose such Resolution, of his or their Intention then to propose the same, to every other Member thereof, by Letter addressed to each such Member at his ordinary Place of Residence, and put into the Post Office at least One Month prior to such General Meeting; and the Special Meeting, if resolved to be appointed, shall be appointed to be held on a Day not sooner than Three Weeks nor later than Six Weeks after the Date of such Resolution.

2. Intimation shall be given of the Special Meeting ap- Intimation pointed as aforesaid by Letters addressed by the Inspector of of Special

Meeting. the Poor to every Member of the Parochial Board at his usual Place of Residence, and put into the Post Office at least One Fortnight before the Day of Meeting, and specifying the Time and Place of Meeting, and the Purpose for which such Meeting has been appointed to be held.

3. At such Special Meeting, if the Parochial Board shall Special Meetunanimously, or by a Majority of at least Two Thirds, agree rize Applica

. to the proposed Application being made, but not otherwise, it tion to Board shall be lawful for the Parochial Board to authorize an Appli- of Supervision. cation, in their Name, to be transmitted to the Board of Supervision, praying such Board of Supervision to dissolve the Combination as to all or any of the Parishes thereof, and the Chairman of the Parochial Board shall thereupon sign and forth with transmit to the Board of Supervision such Application accordingly; and the said Parochial Board may also transmit to the Board of Supervision a Statement of their Reasons in support of such Application ; and any Members of the Parochial Board who may dissent from the Resolution to make such Application may, within Ten Days after the Date of such Resolution, give in to the Chairman a Statement of their Reasons of Dissent, which Statement the Chairman shall forthwith transmit to the Board of Supervision.

4. The Board of Supervision, on receiving any such Ap- Board of Suplication, shall make such Inquiry as to them shall seem pervision may necessary and proper; and the said Board of Supervision after sofre Combisuch Inquiry shall have Power, if satisfied, from any Change nation ; in the Condition and State of the Parishes, or on consideration of the Results of the Experience already had of the Administration of the Poor since the Parishes were combined, that it is not for the Advantage of the Parishes, or of the Poor thereof, that the Administration of the Affairs of the Poor should be continued in these Parishes in a State of Combination, to dissolve the Combination as to all or any of the Parishes thereof in Terms of the Prayer of the Application, or they may, if they see Cause, refuse such Application.

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5. If the Board of Supervision shall dissolve any such Comall Questions between the

bination as aforesaid, they shall further, after such Inquiry as Parishes. they shall deem necessary and proper, determine all Questions

as to the Liability of the several Parishes which had constituted the Combination to support particular Paupers in Time to come, and as to the Obligations incumbent on the Combination, and the Shares thenceforward to be borne by the several Parishes thereof, and as to any Property belonging to the Combination, and the Division or Destination to be thereafter made of it, and any Claims of Compensation thence arising ; and generally they shall have Power to dispose of all Questions and Claims between the several Parishes in reference to the Affairs of the Poor in so far as affected by the Dissolution as aforesaid, and all Decisions and Determinations by the Board of Supervision shall be final and conclusive, and shall not be subject to Review

by any Court, whether by Appeal, Advocation, Suspension, Reduction, or otherwise. After Dissolu- 6. On any such Dissolution taking place as aforesaid, the tion, Manage- Management of the Poor in every Parish which shall, in conment of Poor to proceed as

sequence, have ceased to form Part of a Combination of if Parishes Parishes, and the Administration of the Laws relating to the

Relief of the Poor in such Parish and to the raising the necessary Funds for their Relief, shall, from and after a Day to be named by the Board of Supervision as the Date at which the Dissolution shall take effect, and subject to the Decisions and Determinations of the said Board herein-before mentioned, be carried on in every such Parish as if no such

Combination had ever been formed. If Application 7. If the Board of Supervision shall refuse any such Apbe renewed till plication for Dissolution as aforesaid, it shall not be lawful for after Lapse of the Parochial Board whose Application has been refused to Five Years.

renew such Application till after the Lapse of Five Years from the Date at which it was so refused.

never combined.

CAP. XIX.
An Act to apply the Sum of Ten Millions out of the

Consolidated Fund to the Service of the Year One
thousand eight hundred and sixty-one.

[7th June 1861.] Most Gracious Sovereign, WE, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects, the

Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, in Parliament assembled, towards making good the Supply which we have cheerfully granted to Your Majesty in this Session of Parliament, have resolved to grant unto Your Majesty the Sum herein-after mentioned; and do therefore most humbly beseech Your Majesty that it may be enacted ; and be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and

Temporal,

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Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, as follows:

1. There shall and may be issued and applied, for or towards There shall be making good the Supply granted to Her Majesty for the Ser- applied for the vice of the Year One thousand eight hundred and sixty-one, Year 1861 the the Sum of Ten Millions out of the Consolidated Fund of Sum of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and the 10,000,000). Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury of the United King- solidated Fund. dom of Great Britain and Ireland, or the Lord High Treasurer of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, for the Time being, are or is hereby authorized and empowered to issue and apply the same accordingly,

2. It shall be lawful for the said Commissioners of Her The Treasury Majesty's Treasury, from Time to Time, by Warrant under may cause their Hands, to cause or direct any Number of Exchequer of Exchequer Bills to be made out at the Receipt of Her Majesty's Ex- Bills to be chequer at Westminster for any Sum or Sums of Money not exceeding in the whole the Sum of Ten Millions; and such scribed by Exchequer Bills shall be made out in the same or like Manner, 48 G. 3. c. 1., Form, and Order, and according to the same or like Rules 4 & 5 W. 4. and Directions, as are directed and prescribed in an Act passed 5 & 6 Viet. in the Forty-eighth Year of the Reign of His Majesty King c. 66. George the Third, Chapter One, and in another Act passed in the Session of Parliament holden in the Fourth and Fifth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King William the Fourth, Chapter Fifteen, and in another Act passed in the Session of Parliament holden in the Fifth and Sixth Years of the Reign of Her present Majesty, Chapter Sixty-six.

3. All and every the. Clauses, Provisoes, Powers, Privileges, The Clauses, Advantages, Penalties, Forfeitures, and Disabilities contained &c. in recited in the said Acts shall be applied and extended to the Exchequer to this Act. Bills to be made out in pursuance of this Act, as fully and effectually, to all Intents and Purposes, as if particularly repeated and re-enacted in this Act.

4. The Exchequer Bills to be made out in pursuance of Interest on this Act shall and may bear an Interest not exceeding the Rate Exchequer

Bills, of Threepence Halfpenny per Centum per Diem upon or in respect of the whole of the Monies respectively contained therein.

5. It shall and may be lawful for the Governor and Company Bank of of the Bank of England, and they are hereby empowered, to England take, accept, and receive the Exchequer Bills authorized to be 10,000,0001. made out in pursuance of this Act, and to advance or lend to on the Credit Her Majesty, at the Receipt of the Exchequer at Westminster, of this Act, upon the Credit of the Sum granted by this Act, out of the ing 5 & 6 W. Consolidated Fund of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & M. c. 20. and Ireland, any Sum or Sums of Money not exceeding in the whole the Sum of Ten Millions, anything in an Act passed in the Fifth and Sixth Years of the Reign of King William and Queen Mary, Chapter Twenty, or in any other Act or Acts, to the contrary notwithstanding. [No. 14. Price 2d.]

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Bills prepared 6. It shall be lawful for the said Commissioners of Her tis Act to be Majesty's Treasury, and they are hereby authorized and emdelivered to powered, to cause such Exchequer Bills as shall be prepared the Bank as by virtue of this Act to be delivered from Time to Time to Security for

the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, in such such Advances.

Proportions as the Public Service may require, as Security
for any Advance or Advances which may be made to Her
Majesty by the said Governor and Company of the Bank of

England, under the Authority of this Act.
Monies raised 7. It shall be lawful for the said Commissioners of Her
by Bills to be Majesty's Treasury to issue and apply from Time to Time all
Services voted such Sums of Money as shall be raised by Exchequer Bills to
by the Com- be made out in pursuance of this Act to such Services as shall

then have been voted by the Commons of the United Kingdom
of Great Britain and Ireland in this present Session of

Parliament.
Exchequer 8. The Principal Sum or Sums of Money to be contained in
Bills made

all such Exchequer Bills to be made forth by virtue of this
chargeable
upon the grow. Act, together with the Interest that may become due thereon,
ing Produce of shall be and the same are hereby made chargeable and charged

upon the growing Produce of the Consolidated Fund of the dated Fund.

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, at any Period
not later than the next succeeding Quarter to that in which
the said Exchequer Bills have been issued; and it shall be
lawful for the said Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury
for the Time being, and they are hereby authorized, from
Time to Time, by Warrant under their Hands, to direct the
Comptroller General of the Receipt of the Exchequer at
Westminster, in such Manner as they shall think necessary, to
grant a Credit on the Exchequer Funds in the Bank of England
unto such Person or Persons as shall be named in the said
Warrants for any Sum or Sums of Money not exceeding in
the whole a Sum sufficient to discharge and pay off the Principal
Sum or Sums of Money contained in such Exchequer Bills
then outstanding, and which may have been made out and
issued by virtue of this Act, together with all such Interest as
may be due thereupon.

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CAP. XX.
An Act to continue certain Duties of Customs and

Inland Revenue for the Service of Her Majesty,
and to alter and repeal certain other Duties.

[12th June 1861.]
Most Gracious Sovereign,
WE, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects, the

Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and
Ireland in Parliament assembled, towards raising the necessary
Supplies to defray Your Majesty's Public Expenses, and
making an Addition to the Public Revenue, have freely and
voluntarily resolved to give and grant unto Your Majesty the

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