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A.D. 1906. or more of the Commissioners, and shall specify

the prison to which the offender is to be committed, but shall not authorise the im. prisonment of an offender for a period exceeding three months.

(3) Every person who on examination on oath or affirmation before the Commissioners wilfully gives false evidence shall be liable to the penalties for perjury.

(4) Any person may appear before the Commissioners by counsel or solicitor, if

authorised to do so by the Commissioners. Indemnity 2.-(1) A person examined as a witness by to witnesses, the Commissioners shall not be excused from

answering any question put to him, or from producing any document, on the ground that the answer thereto or production thereof may criminate or tend to criminate him.

(2) Every person examined as a witness, who, in the opinion of the Commissioners, makes a

full and true disclosure touching all the A.D. 1906. matters in respect of which he is examined, shall be entitled to receive a certificate signed by the Commissi jners, stating that the witness has, on his cxamination, made a full and true disclosure as aforesaid.

(3) If any criminal proceeding is at any time thereafter instituted against any such witness in respect of any matter touching which he has been so examined, the court having cognizance of the case shall, on his application, and on proof of the certificato, stay the proceeding.

(4) Nothing in this section shall apply to the case of proceedings for having given false evidence before the Commissioners, or of having procured, or attempted or conspired to procure, the giving of such evidence.

3. This Act may be cited as the Metropolitan Short title. Police (Commission) Act, 1906.

CHAP. 7.
Police (Superannuation) Act, 1906.

ABSTRACT OP THE ENACTMENTS.

1. Pensions to constables continuing to serve after qualification for pension. 2. Reckoning of discontinuous service as approved service for pension. 3. Reckoning of approved service in different forces. 4. Approved service in case of Naval änd Army Reservists. 5. Amendment of 53 8. 54 Vict. c. 45. 8. 8 as to forfeiture of pensions. 6. Age of compulsory retirement. 7. Amendment of Police Act, 1890, s. 4. 8. Short title.

An Act to amend the Law relating to the Superannuation of Constables.

[22nd June 1906.] Be it enacted by the King'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.-(1) Where a constable in a police force

to which the Police Act, 1890, applies is encontinuing titled to retire on a pension without a medical after quali. certificate, but continues to serve in the force, fication for the police authority may, if they think fit, 33 & 54 Vict. direct that he shall be entitled, on retiring at

any time thereafter, to receive a pension not less in amount than that to which he would have been entitled if he had retired instead of

continuing in the force, and iü such case the right to receive on retirement such pension shall not, while the constable continues to serve in the force, be liable to forfeiture, except in the cases in which a pension when granted is liable to forfeiture ander sectiou eight of that Act.

(2) Before giving any suci direction, and every year thereafter, the police authority shall cause the constable to be examined by some duly qualified medical practitioner, and, if on any such examination it is found that the constable is not physically fit for further service, the police authority shall not permit him to continue to serve in the force.

(3) Where such a direction is given, any extra pay which may be granted to the constable in consideration of his continuing to sorve after becoming entitled to retire on pension shall not be reckoned in the calcula

Pensions to constables

C. $5.

c. 10.

or

service in different

A.D. 1906. tion of the amount of pension or gratuity

awarded under the Police Act, 1890, and the 56 Vict. c. 10. Police Act, 1893, and no rateable deductions

shall be made from such extra pay under

section fifteen of the Police Act, 1890. Reckoning 2.-(1) Where a constable, who has retired of discon

without a pension from a police force to which tinuous service as

the Police Act, 1890, applies, subsequently approved rejoins that force after the passing of this Act, service for pension.

or has so rejoined the force before that date, the police authority shall allow him to reckon in his approved service the period of the approved service which he was entitled to reckon at the end of his previous service, if the constable repays to the police authority the amount of any gratuity which may have been granted to him, or of any rateable deductions from his pay which may have been paid to him, by the police authority in respect of his previous service.

(2) The repayment shall be effected by means of deductions from pay or otherwise as the police authority may determine, and all sums so repaid shall be carried to the pension

fund, Reckoning 3.-(1) Where a constable, who has retired of approved without a pension from a police force to which

the Police Act, 1890, applies, subsequently forces, joins some other such police force after the

passing of this Act or has so joined such other force before that date, the police authority of that other force may, if they think fit, allow him to reckon in his approved service the period of approved service, not being less than three completed years, which he was entitled to reckon at the end of his service in the first-mentioned force if the constable pays to the police authority of that other force the amount of any gratuity which may have been granted to him or of any rateable deduction from his pay which may have been paid to him in respect of his service in the first-mentioned force; but nothing in this provision shall affect a constable's rights under subsec. tion four of section four of the Police Act, 1890; and subsection two of section fifteen of that Act shall not apply.

(2) The payments by the constable shall be effected by means of deductions from pay, or otherwise as the police authority may determine, and all sums so paid shall be carried to

the pension fund. Approved 4.-(1) Where a constable of a police force service in to which the Police Act, 1890, applies bas, in Naval and pursuance of a Royal proclamation, been Army Re

called into actual service as a member of any servists.

Royal Naval Reserve force, or been called out for permanent service as a member of the Army Reserve, his period of service under

that proclamation may, if the police authority A.D. 1906. think fit, be reckoned in the computation of approved service.

(2) Subsection (5) of section four of the Police Act, 1890 (which relates to the computation of approved service of constables who belong to the Army Reserve), shall extend to constables who belong to any Royal Naval Reserve force, with the substitution of “re

quired for training or called into actual

service for “called out for training or " for permanent service.”

(3) The Police Reservists Act, 1902, is, 48 2 Edw. 7. respects England, herehy repealed.

5. After paragraph (d) of section eight of Amendment the Police Act, 1890 (which specifies the cases Vict. c. 45. in which a pension or an allowance under that s. 8 as to Act becomes liable to be forfeited wholly or

forfeiture of

pensions. in part and permanently or temporarily), there shall be added the following new paragraphs:

"se) if the grantee supplies to any person

or publishes in a manner which the
police authority consider to be dis-
creditable or iinproper any information
of a confidential nature which he

may
have obtained in the course of his

employnient in the police ; or
“(f) if the grantee solicits, or, without the
consent of the police authority, accepts
directly or indirectly any testimonial or
gift of a pecuniary value on his retire.

ment from the police; or
(g) if the grantee enters into or con-

tinues in any business occupation or
employment as a private detective, after
being prohibited to do so by the police

authority on any reasonable grounds : Provided that the decision of a police authority other than the Secretary of State as to forfei. ture on any of the grounds aforesaid shall be subject to confirmation by the Secretary of State, but such confirmation shall not affect the right of appeal to quarter sessions conferred by section eleven of the Police Act, 1890."

6.-(1) In a police force to which the Police Age of com. Act, 1890, applies, retirement shall be como tirement. pulsory for every constable above the rank of inspector on his attaining sixty-five years of age, except that in special cases the police authority may extend any such constable's service for a further period, in no case exceeding five years, on being satisfied that the constable's retirement at sixty-five would be detrimental to the interests of the police force; but nothing in this section shall be construed as in anywisc affecting the retirement of a constable holding a rank above that of inspector before the passing of this Act.

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CUSTOMS AND EXCISE.
1. Duty on tea.
2. Amendments with respect to duty on stripped tobacco and drawbacks on tobacco.
3. Duty on coal to cease.
4. Continuance of additional customs duties and drawbacks on tobacco, beer, and spirits.
5. Continuance of additional excise duties and drawbacks on beer and spirits.

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An Act to grant certain duties of Cus- Most Gracious Sovereign,

toms and Inland Revenue, to alter We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal
other duties, and to amend the Law

subjects the Commons of the United Kingdom

of Great Britain and Ireland in Parliament relating to Customs and Inland Re

assembled, towards raising the necessary venue and the National Debt, and to supplies to defray Your Majesty's public make other provisions for the financial expenses, and making an addition to the arrangements of the year.

public revenue, have freely and voluntarily

resolved to give and grant unto Your Majesty [22nd June 1906.] the several duties hereinafter mentioned; and

one.

c. 7.

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for 1906

A.D. 1906. do therefore most humbly beseech Your 4. The additional duties of customs on A.D. 1906. Majesty that it may be enacted, and be it tobacco, beer, and spirits imposed by sections

Continuance enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty, two, three, four, and five of the Finance Act, of additional by and with the advice and consent of the 1900 (including the increased duties imposed customs Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, by section five of that Act), shall continue to drawbacks in this present Parliament assembled, and by be charged, levied, and paid until the first day on tobacco, the authority of the same, as follows:- of July nineteen hundred and seven, and, as

beer, and

spirits. regards the period for which any additional 63 & 64 Vict.

draw back is allowed under the said section c. 7. PART I,

four, July nineteen hundred and seven shall be CUSTOMS AND EXCISE.

substituted for August nineteen hundred and Duty on 1. In lieu of the duty of customs payable on tea,

5. The additional duties of excise on beer Continuance tea imported into Great Britain or Ireland,

and spirits imposed by sections six and seven excise duties there shall, as from the fourteenth day of May

of the Finance Act, 1900, shall continue to be and draw. nineteen hundred and six, until the fourteenth day of May nineteen hundred and seven, be

charged, levied, and paid until the first day of backs on

July nineteen hundred and seven, and, as re- spirits. charged, levied, and paid the following duty (that is to say):

gards the period in respect of which any 63 & 64 Vict.

additional drawback is allowed under the said Tea, the pound

fivepence.

section six, July nineteen hundred and seven Amend. 2.-(1) As from the first day of May nine

shall be substituted for August nineteen hunments with teen hundred and six, one halfpenny per

dred and one. to Luty on pound shall be substituted for threepence per

PART II. stripped pound as the increase of duty in the case of drawbacksa stripped tobacco ander subsection (1) of sec- INCOME TAX AND INHABITED House DUTY. on tobacco. tion two of the Finance Act, 1904, and the

6.-(1) Income tax for the year beginning Income tax 4 Edw.7.

rebate under subsection (2) of that section c. 7.

on the sixth day of April nineteen hundred

1907. shall cease as from the same day.

and six shall be charged at the rate of one
(2) As from the twenty-first day of May shilling
nineteen hundred and six, the table of rates (2) All such enactments relating to income
of drawback set out in the First Schedule to

tax as were in force on the fifth day of April
this Act shall be substituted for the table of nineteen hundred and six shall have full force
rates of drawback set out in the Schedule

and effect with respect to the duty of income to the Finance Act, 1904.

tax hereby granted. (3) Subject to any regulations which the (3) The annual value of any property, which Commissioners of Castoms may make, stalks, has been adopted for the purpose either of shorts, or other refuse of tobacco (including income tax under Schedules A. and B. in the ofl al snuff) may be deposited by a licensed Income Tax Act, 1853, or of inhabited house 16 & 17 Vict. manufacturer of tobacco in a bonded ware

duty, during the year ending on the fifth day c. 34. house for exportation as merchandise, and of April nineteen hundred and six, shall be any drawback payable thereon shall, notwith- taken as the annual value of such property for standing anything in section one of the Manu.

the same purpose during the next subsequent 26 & 27 Vict. factured Tobacco Act, 1863, be paid with all

year; provided that this subsectionconvenient speed after the deposit.

(a) so far as respects the duty on inbabited (4) The Commissioners of Customs may per- houses in Scotland, shall be construed mit, subject to any regulations which they with the substitution of the twenty-fourth may make, the shipment on drawback for use day of May for the fifth day of April ; and as stores of British manufactured tobacco, in (6) shall not apply to the Metropolis as packages containing such quantities as they defined by the Valuation (Metropolis) 32 & 33 Vict. may allow, direct from the premises of a Act, 1869. licensed manufacturer of tobacco, and the like drawback shall be payable upon the shipment

PART III.
of the tobacco as would be payable upon the

NATIONAL DEBT.
deposit of the tobacco in a bonded warehouse
to be used as sbips' stores.

7.-(1) The amount of the permanent annual Reduction

charge for the National Debt under section of debt. Duty on coal 3. On the first day of November nineteen one of the Sinking Fund Act, 1875, shall, 38 & 39 Vict. to cease. hundred and six, the duty on coal imposed during the current financial year, be the sum 1 Edw. 7. by section three of the Finance Act, 1901, of twenty-eight and a half million, instead of shall cease.

twenty-eight million, pounds, and subsection

1.7.

c. 67.

c. 45.

c. 7.

A.D. 1906. (1) of section seven of the Finance Act, 1905,

shall, as respects the current financial year, have effect accordingly.

(2) Any sums paid into the Exchequer in any year on account of the China indemnity shall be issued and applied in like manner as the new sinking fund.

PART IV.

GENERAL. Repeal, con- 8.-(1) The Acts specified in the Second struction, and short

Schedule to this Act are hereby repealed to the title.

extent mentioned in the third column of that A.D. 1906. Schedule.

(2) Part I. of this Act so far as it relates to duties of customs shall be construed together with the Customs Consolidation Act, 1876, and 39 & 40 Vict. the Acts amending that Act, and so far as it c. 36. relates to duties of excise shall be construed together with the Acts which relate to the duties of exciso and the management of those duties.

(3) This Act may be cited as the Finance Act, 1906.

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