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which he is afterwards awarded detention 7.-(1) For paragraph m of section forty-four A.D. 1906.
by bis commanding officer.”
of the Army Act (which relates to punishments

As to
(6) After section one hundred and thirty-five, of non-commissioned officers) the following punish-
the following section shall be added as a paragraph shall be substituted :-
new section:

m. In the case of a non-commissioned

missioned “135 A.-(1) A soldier sentenced to officer, forfeiture, in the prescribed manner, officers. detention shall undergo the term of his of seniority of rank, or reduction to a detention either in military custody or lower grade, or to the ranks." in a detention barrack, or partly in one (2) In paragraph (3) of section one hundred way and partly in the other.

and eighty-three of the Army Act (which re. •(2) A soldier sentenced to imprison- lates to non-commissioned officers), for the ment, or any other person liable to be

may be reduced by sentence of a
imprisoned in a military prison, may be court-martial,” there should be substituted the
confined in a detention barrack, but a words“ may, by the sentence of a court-martial,
soldier sentenced to detention shall not “ be ordered to forfeit seniority of rank or be
be confined in a prison.

“ reduced.”
(3) Subject to the foregoing pro-
visions of this section, the provisions of

8. In subsection (3) of section seventy-three As to com:

of the Army Act (which relates to the com- tary authothis Act (other than proviso (4) to section forty-four) relating to imprisonment,

petent military authority in case of confession rity for the military prisoners, and military prisons,

of desertion or fraudulent enlistment) for the purposes of

words" or any general or other officer comshall apply to detention, soldiers under

manding a military district " there shall be
going detention, and detention bar-

substituted the words “or any prescribed
racks:
“ Provided that a detention barrack

general officer.”
shall not be deemed to be a public prison 9.—(1) Rules made under subsection (2) of As to mili-
for the purposes of subsection (3) of

section one hundred and thirty-three of the sons. section sixty-three of this Act, so far as

Army Act (which relates to military prisons) that subsection relates to the manner in

shall not authorise the infliction of corporal which a military prisoner is to be dealt punishment for any offence, and accordingly in with."

that subsection the words “not exceeding

twenty-five lashes in the case of corporal Amendment 5.-(1) For paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of Army Act

punishment," and the words "in addition as to fraudu. of section thirteen of the Army Act (which

to the offences for which such punishment lent enlist- relates to fraudulent enlistment) the following

can be inflicted in pursuance of the Prison
ment in
colonial
paragraph shall be substituted:

Act, 1865, and the Prison Act, 1877shall
(a) When belonging to either the regular be repealed.
forces, or the militia when embodied, or

(2) In the same subsection, after the words
the yeomanry when called out for actual

“military prisoners therein " there shall be military service, without baving obtained

inserted the words "and for enabling such
a regular discharge therefrom, or otherwise

prisoners to earn, by special industry and
fulfilled the conditions enabling him to good conduct, a remission of a portion of
enlist or enroll, enlists or enrolls himself “ their sentence."
in His Majesty's regular forces or in any (3) In the same subsection, for the words
force raised in India or a colony."

regulations in the Prison Act, 1865, and in
(2) In subsection (1) of section one hundred " the Prison Act, 1877, as to the duties of
and eighty-one of the Army Act (which modi.

“ gaolers, medical officers, and coroners,' fies that Act with respect to the auxiliary there shall be substituted the words “regu. forces) for the words "enlists or attempts to “ lations made under the Prison Act, 1898, as 61 & 62 Vict. “enlist in the regular forces there shall be

“ to the duties of gaolers and medical officers c. 41. substituted the words "enlists or enrolls him- " and all regulations contained in the Coroners 50 & 51 Vict. “ self, or attempts to enlist or enroll himself, in

Act, 1887, as to the duties of coroners with c. 71. “ the regular forces or in a force raised in

respect to inquests in prisons.” India or a colony."

10. At the end of paragraph (5) of section one as to the As to mode 6. In section forty-three of the Army Act hundred and seventy-six of the Army Act application of complaint (which relates to the mode of complaint by (which relates to the application of military law to by soldiers.

soldiers), for the words “to the general or law to the reserve forces) there shall be added: – reservists.
“ other officer commanding the district or sta.

“and
“ tion where the soldier is serving," there shall “(d) when employed in military service
be substituted the words "to the prescribed

under the orders of an officer of the regu-
general officer.”

lar forces."

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1. Validation and repayment of loans for provision of seed potatoes.
2. Validation of supply of seed potatoes by guardians and repayment of price by purchasers.
3. Saving as to franchise and disqualification.
4. Validation of orders, go. of Local Government Bourd.
6. Short title.

An Act to make provision with respect their disposal for the purpose of local loans
to loans and sales made for the purpose

any loan to the guardians of any union for the

purpose of providing seed potatoes, the loan of the supply of Seed Potatoes to

shall be deemed to have been legally made and
occupiers and cultivators of land in

shall be repayable by the guardians to the
Ireland.
[29th May 1906.] Board of Works by two equal instalments, the

first of which shall be paid on the first day of
Be it enacted by the King's most Excellent

February nineteen huudred and seven and the
Majesty, by and with the advice and consent

second on the first day of February nineteen
of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and

hundred and eight, with interest at the rate of Commons, in this present Parliamentassembled,

three and a half per cent. per annum on the and by the authority of the same, as follows:

loan or any outstanding balance thereof from

the date of the advance to the date of repayValidation 1.-(1) Where at any time between the first ment, and the poor rate leviable in the union and repase of December nineteen hundred and four and shall as from the date of the loan, without any

the first of September nineteen hundred and deed of mortgage or other instrument, be and provision of five the Board of Works have, with the consent be deemed to have been charged with the re

of the Treasury and the approval of the Local payment thereof and interest by the said Government Board, made out of moneys at instalments.

ment of loans for

sard potatoes.

A.D. 1906.

(2) If at any time the Board of Works certify same time as the first ordinary poor rate made A.D. 1906. that any sum is payable to them by the during the year nineteen hundred and six, and guardians of any union on account of any loan the second of those rates shall be made at the or interest as aforesaid, the Local Government same time as the first ordinary poor rate made Board shall, by order under their seal, assess during the year nineteen hundred and seven: that sum on the union and send copies of the Provided that where the first ordinary poor order to the guardians and the treasurer of the rate made during the year nineteen hundred union; and within one month of the receipt of and six was made before the passing of this Act the copy of the order the treasurer of the union and the first special rate was not made thereshall, out of any money then in his hands to the with, then the amount of the instalment credit of the guardians, or,

if such money is

payable by any purchaser which would have insufficient, then out of all moneys subsequently been leviable by that rate sball be added to the received by him on account of the guardians, amount of the second instalment payable by pay the amount specified in the order to the him, and the total amount of both instalments Board of Works.

shall be levied by the special rate made at the

same time as the first ordinary poor rate made Validation 2.-(1) Where at any time between the first of supply of of December nineteen hundred and four and

during the year nineteen hundred and seven.

(7) The first instalment payable by each toes by guar- the first of September nineteen hundred and dians and

purchaser of seed potatoes shall be due on the five the guardians of any union have, with the repayment of price by sanction of the Local Government Board, pro

day on which the first of such special rates is

made, and the second instalment shall be due purchasers. vided a supply of seed potatoes for the use of any district electoral division of their union,

on the day on which the second of such special

rates is made. Any such instalment may be
and have sold any such potatoes to any occupier paid to the guardians at any earlier date.
or cultivator of land in that electoral division,
the sale shall be deemed to have been legally

3. No electoral disability or loss of parlia- Saving as
made, and any sum due to the guardians on
account thereof shall be paid by two equal

mentury or other franchise shall be incurred to franchise instalments, and the guardians shall certify

by any voter by reason of the purchase of seed qualifica

potatoes under this Act, nor shall any person the amount of each instalment to the council

be or be deemed to have been disqualified of the county comprising the electoral division

under any Article in the Schedule to the Local affected.

Government (Application of Enactments)
(2) For obtaining payment of each instalment

Order, 1898, by reason of his having entered
duc from any person the county council or
urban district council, as the case may be, shall

into a contract for such purchase.
levy the amount, where the person is rated to

4. Allorders and regulations made, sanctions Validation the poor rate, by a special rate to be added to

given, and things done by the Local Govern. of orders, the poor rate assessed on the tenements occu- ment Board in relation to the provision during Government pied by him and to be collected therewith.

the period in that behalf in this Act mentioned Board. (3) Where any such person is not rated to

of seed potatoes by the guardians of any anion, the poor rate, the county council or urban

and any rate made before the passing of this district council shall make a special rate for Act which would have been valid if this Act the purposes of this Act to which he shall be

had previously passed, shall be and be deemed
rated.

to have been valid and effectual for all pur.
(4) Every such last-mentioned special rate
shall be recoverable in the same manner and

poses.
with the same remedies by the collectors of the 5. In this Act,
poor rate as if it were poor rate, and shall be The expression “the Local Government
paid by the county council or urban district,

Board” means the Local Government
council to the guardians.

Board for Ireland ; and
(5) Where the poor rate is collected in two The expression “the Board of Works
moieties the special rate required for the pur-

means the Commissioners of Public
poses of this Act shall be collected with the first

Works in Ireland. moiety of the

poor rate. (6) The first of the special rates required for 6. This Act may be cited as the Seed Potatoes Short title. the purposes of this Act shall be made at the Supply (Ireland) Act, 1906.

tion.

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CHAP. 4.

A.D. 1906.

Post Office (Money Orders) Act, 1906.

ABSTRACT OF THE ENACTMENTS.
1. Extension of 46 & 47 Vict. c. 58. 8. 4, to foreign states and British protectorates.
2. Short title.

An Act to extend certain provisions of with the government, or with any person on states and

behalf, of a foreign state or British protec

British the Post Office (Money Orders) Acts

pro

tectorates.
torate for the transmission of small sums
to Money Orders transmitted to and

through the post offices of the United Kingdom
from Foreign States and British Pro- and the foreign state or British protectorate
tectorates.
[29th May 1906.] by means of money orders of a like character

to those issued under the Post Office (Money 43 & 44 Vict.
Be it enacted by the King's most Excellent Orders) Act, 1880, as amended by any sub. c. 33.
Majesty, by and with the advice and consent sequent enactment.
of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Com-
mons, in this present Parliament assembled,

2. This Act may be cited as the Post Office Short title. and by the authority of the same, as follows:

(Money Orders) Act, 1906, and may be cited

with the Post Office Acts, 18:37 to 1904, and Extension of 1. The provisions of section four of the Post may also be cited, and shall be construed as * 17 Vict. Office (Money Orders) Act, 1883, shall extend one, with the Post Office (Money Orders) Acts, foreign to any case where an arrangement is made 1848 to 1904.

CHAP. 5.

Seamen's and Soldiers' False Characters Act, 1906.

ABSTRACT OF THE ENACTMENTS.
1. Forgery of service or discharge certificate and personation.
2. Penalty on using or giving false statements for enlistment.
3. Extension of 16 & 17 Vict. c. 69. 8. 16 to naval reserves.
4. Short title.

An Act to amend the Law relating to or any certificate purporting to be a certificate discharge the falsification of Seamen's and

of service or discharge of a seaman or soldier, and personSoldiers' Certificates of Service or

or utters any such certificate knowing it to be ation.

forged, or obtains or seeks to obtain any emDischarge, and to false statements ployment or other advantage by means of any made, used, or given in connection forged or counterfeit certificate of service or with Entry or Enlistment into His

discharge, or personates the holder of a certifi.

cate of service or discharge, he shall on con-
Majesty's Naval, Military, or Marine

viction under the Summary Jurisdiction Acts
Forces.
[22nd June 1906.] be liable in the case of a first offence to

imprisonment, with or without hard labour,
Be it enacted by the King's most Excellent

for a term not exceeding one month, or to a Majesty, by and with the advice and consent fine not exceeding twenty pounds, and in the of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Com- case of a second or subsequent offence to immons, in this present Parliament assemblea, prisonment, with or without hard labour, for a and by the authority of the same, as follows:-- term not exceeding three months.

(2) For the purposes of this section the 1.-(1) If any person forges the certificate expression “seaman means a man who has of service or discharge of any seaman or soldier, served in His Majesty's naval forces, and the

Forgery of service or

ment.

1.D 1906. expression “soldier”. means a man who has

served in His Majesty's military or marine

forces. Penalty on using or

2. If any inan when entering or enlisting giving false or offering himself for entry or enlistment in statements His Majesty's naval, military, or marine forces for enlist

makes use of any forged or counterfeit statement as to his character or previous employment, or any statement as to his character or previous employment which to his knowledge is false in any material particular, he shall be liable, on conviction under the Summary Jurisdiction Acts, to a fine not exceeding twenty pounds; and if any person makes a written statement as to the character or previous employment of any man which he

knows to be false in any material particular, A.D. 1906. and which he allows or intends to be used for the purpose of the entry or enlistment of that man into His Majesty's naval, military, or marine forces, he shall be liable, on conviction under the Summary Jurisdiction Acts, to the like fine.

3. In section sixteen of the Naval Enlistment Extension Act, 1853 (which imposes a penalty on persons Vict. C. 69. who make or give a false statement upon s. 16 to naval entering or offering themselves to enter the reserves. naval service of His Majesty), the expression “naval service" shall include service in any of the naval reserve forces.

4. This Act may be cited as the Seamen's Short title. and Soldiers' False Characters Act, 1906.

CHAP, 6.

Metropolitan Police (Commission) Act, 1906.

ABSTRACT OF THE ENACTMENTS.
1. Powers of Commissioners.
2. Indemnity to witnesses.
3. Short title.

An Act to facilitate the proceedings of

the Commissioners appointed to hold an Inquiry respecting the Duties of the Metropolitan Police in dealing with cases of Drunkenness, Disorder, and Solicitation in the Streets.

[22nd June 1906.]

Be it therefore 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:

Commis

a

WHEREAS a Commission has been issued by His Majesty whereby the Right Honourable Alfred Lyttelton, K.C., Willoughby Hyett Dickinson, Esquire, M.P., Rufus Daniel Isaacs, Esquire, K.C., M.P., David Brynmor Jones, Esquire, K.C., M.P., and Charles Algernon Whitmore, Esquire (herein-after referred to as "the Commissioners "), have been authorised and directed to inquire into and report upon the duties of the Metropolitan Police in dealing with cases of drunkenness, disorder, and solicitation in the streets, and the manner in which those duties are discharged, with power to make recommendations thereon:

And whereas it is desirable to make provision for the more effective conduct by the Commissioners of any inquiry which they may be authorised to make:

1.-(1) The Commissioners shall have all Powers of such powers, rights, and privileges as are

sioners. vested in the High Court, or in any juuge thereof, on the occasion of any action, in respect of the following matters : (i) The enforcing the attendance of wit.

nesses and examining them on oath,

affirmation, or otherwise; and (ii) The compelling the production of

documents; and (iii) The punishing persons guilty of con

tempt; and a summons signed by one or more of the Commissioners may be substituted for and ehall be equivalent to any forinal process capable of being issued in any action for enforcing the attendance of witnesses and compelling the production of documents.

(2) A warrant of committal to prison issued for the purpose of enforcing the powers con. ferred by this section shall be signed by one

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