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be enforceable and recoverable by the Commissioners of Her
5. Whereas by the Forty-eighth Section of the Public Maximum Sum
and making certain Payments, directed by Act of Parliament • to be made out of the Poor's Rate, as also in the Produce of
other Assessments directed to be raised and levied on the 'Persons and in respect of the Property by Law rateable to • the Relief of the Poor of the Parishes of Saint Margaret and · Saint John the Evangelist, Westminster, and reciting, that the • Rates of the said Parishes had been mortgaged, and were • then charged with and subject to the Repayment of certain · Sums, amounting in the aggregate to Thirty-five thousand • four hundred and three Pounds, or thereabouts, Principal
Money, with Interest thereon, and which Charges it was ' calculated would be wholly paid off on or before the Twentyfifth Day of December One thousand eight hundred and
seventy-three, and that it was expedient that Provision should
be made for a Contribution for a limited Time by the said
from Time to Time place at their Disposal for that Purpose,
Sum of Four hundred Pounds per Annum, as should be deficient
Purposes thereof, such Deficiencies to be calculated and « ascertained with reference to the Sum of Three hundred and • seventy-five Pounds, being the Amount actually collected for • and in respect of such Rates made in the Year One thousand • eight hundred and fifty-eight in respect of Houses and Build"ings which might be shut up or taken down, or of Ground
taken and used by the Commissioners for the Purposes of the « said Act, and by the Forty-ninth Section of the said Act it " was provided that the First Payment in respect of such • Deficiencies should be made on the Twenty-ninth Day of
If Defendant shall plead the General Issue in any Action he may give the special Matter in Evidence.
September One thousand eight hundred and sixty :' Now be it enacted, That in consideration of the additional Land to be taken as aforesaid, the maximum Sum of Four hundred Pounds per Annum, payable as in the said Act mentioned, for making up such Deficiency as aforesaid, shall be increased to a Sum not exceeding Five hundred and twenty Pounds per Annum, and the annual Amount with reference to which such Deficiencies shall be calculated and ascertained, as in the said Act mentioned, shall be the Sum of Four hundred and ninety-eight Pounds, in lieu of the Sum of Three hundred and seventy-five Pounds in the said Act mentioned, and the First Payment in respect of the Deficiencies arising by reason of or with reference to the Land comprised in the First Schedule to this Act shall be made on the Twenty-ninth Day of September One thousand eight hundred and sixty-two.
6. Whereas by the Fifty-third Section of the said Act it is provided, that in every Action or Suit brought or prosecuted ' for anything done in pursuance thereof, as therein mentioned, • the Defendant shall and may, at his Election, plead specially
or plead the General Issue, and give the said Act and the
special Matter in Evidence, at any Trial to be had thereupon, • and that the same was done in pursuance and by the Authority c of the said Act:' Be it enacted and declared, That in case any Defendant shall plead the General Issue, as aforesaid, in any Action or Suit relating to the Land and Hereditaments comprised in the said First Schedule hereto or any Part thereof, or to anything done in respect thereof, he may in like Manner give the special Matter in Evidence, and that the same was done in pursuance and by the Authority of the said Act and of this Act.
7. This Act may be cited as “ The Supplemental Public Offices Extension Act, 1861."
The FIRST SCHEDULE referred to in the foregoing Act.
No. on in Plan. Street.
Owners or reputed Lessees or reputed Lessees.
John Swift and John Ed-John Swift and John Ed.
ward Errington, Execu. ward Errington, ExeCaroline Moles
tors of Joseph Locke, cutors of Joseph Locke, worth, Rev.
deceased ; John Edward deceased; John Ed
Sir Robert Gyll and the The Adjutant General.
Majesty's Works and
on in Plan. Street.
Owners or reputed Lessees or reputed Lessees.
Caroline Molesworth, Rev. John Swift and John Ed.
Edward Errington. ward Errington.
Ralph Colley Smith,
The Board of Works for
the Westminster District, the Chelsea Waterworks Company, the Equitable Gas Com. pany,
the Chartered Gas
Company, the London Gas Company, and the Public.
The SECOND SCHEDULE referred to in the foregoing Act. The Parish of Saint Margaret, Westminster, in the County of Middlesex.
5 Garden Ground The Crown Caroline Molesworth, John Swift and
Reverend Ralph John Edward
Colley Smith, Ri- Errington, Exe.
Ditto Caroline Molesworth, Frederick Yates
Ditto Caroline Molesworth, The Adjutant Ge
Reverend Ralph neral.
Colley Smith, Richard Hunter, Frederick Gwatkin, the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Works and Public Buildings.
Lease (with other
facilitate the Improvement of Landed Property in
[11th July 1861.] WHEREAS an Act was passed in the Twenty-third Year 23 Vict. c. 19.
of Her Majesty, intituled An Act to extend the Act to ' facilitate the Improvement of Landed Property in Ireland, and the Acts amending the same, to the Erection of Dwellings for the Labouring Classes in Ireland, and thereby, after reciting
an Act passed in the Tenth Year of Her Majesty, being an • Act for facilitating the Improvement of Landed Property in · Ireland; and a certain other Act of the Twelfth and Thir· teenth Years of Her Majesty, Chapter Twenty-three; and a
certain other Act of the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Years of · Her Majesty, Chapter Thirty-one, it was enacted, that out of
any Money authorized to be advanced for facilitating the
Improvement of Landed Property in Ireland, under the • Provisions of the said therein-recited Acts, Loans might be ' made for the Erection of Dwellings for Labourers and their
Families, in such Cases, and upon such Conditions, as are 'therein mentioned and provided : And whereas by the said • Act of the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Years of Her Majesty,
Chapter Thirty-one, it is provided that the Commissioners of Public Works in Ireland should not make any Order for any Loan under the said Acts or any of them to the same
Owner for a larger Sum than Five thousand Pounds, or if 'any previous Order or Orders should have been made under • the said Acts for a Loan or Loans to the same Owner in
respect of the same or any other Lands, or to any previous • Owner of the same Lands in respect of such Land, the said
Commissioners should not make such Order for a Loan to a larger Amount than would, with the Sum that had been or
might be issued under such previous Order or Orders, make ' up Five thousand Pounds: And whereas it is expedient • that, for the Purpose of facilitating the Erection of Dwelling « Houses for Labourers and their families, Loans may be • authorized to be made under the Provisions of the said Acts
beyond the said limited Sum of Five thousand Pounds :' 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: Loans may be 1. That notwithstanding that an Order or Orders may have made for the
been or may be made by the said Commissioners of Public Erection of Dwellings for
Works in Ireland, under the said Acts or any of them, for a Labourers and Loan or Loans either to the same Owner in respect of the their Families, same or any other Land, or to several Owners in respect of the
same Lands, amounting in the whole to the said Sum of Five notwithstandthousand Pounds, it shall be lawful nevertheless for the said ing previous
Loans. Commissioners to make a further Loan or further Loans, under the Provisions of the said Act of the Twenty-third Year of Her Majesty, Chapter Nineteen, and of the said Acts therein recited, for the Purpose only of erecting Dwellings for Labourers and their Families: Provided always, that such further Loan or Loans so to be made in excess of the said Sum of Five thousand Pounds shall not exceed the Sum of One thousand Pounds.
Stocks and Annuities transferable at the Bank of
[22d July 1861.] WHEREAS it is expedient that more effectual Regulations
should be made for facilitating the Transfer of Government Stocks, Funds, and Annuities now by Law transferable at the Bank of Ireland, and also to facilitate the mutual
Transfer of Capital in certain public Stocks or Funds trans' ferable at the Bank of England to certain public Stocks or
Funds transferable at the Bank of Ireland, and in like Manner ' from certain public Stocks or Funds transferable at the Bank
of Ireland to certain public Stocks or Funds transferable at
the Bank of England. And whereas the said Governor and • Company of the Bank of Ireland have heretofore closed the ' Books for Transfer of the various Capital Stocks and Annuities
created by Parliament transferable at the Bank of Ireland
forming Part of the unredeemed Public Debt for a certain • Number of Days prior to the Days fixed for the Payment of " the half-yearly Dividend thereon respectively, in order to ' their Convenience in calculating the Dividends due to the ' several Proprietors thereof and preparing the Warrants for ' the same, and during the Period of such closing no Transfers • have been permitted except under Circumstances of special
Necessity, and such Transfers have been attended with great • Inconvenience by reason of the Stocks so transferred carrying «the Right to the current Half Year's Dividend: And whereas . it is desirous to increase the Facilities for the Transfer of
such Stocks :' 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 assembled, and by the Authority of the same, as follows :
1. It shall be lawful for the said Governor and Company of Provision for the Bank of Ireland to close the Books for the Transfer of the Increase of