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PART III.

CLASS II.

TRADE, NAVIGATION, SHIPOWNERS, MARINERS, AND

FISHERIES. [No. I.) 11 G. IV. & 1 W. IV. c. 45.-An Act to subject to

Duties of Customs Goods the property of the Crown, in case of Sale after Importation.

[16th July 1830.] WHEREAS goods, wares, and merchandize, the property of the crown,

are not by law subject to the payment of any duties of customs on importation into any part of his Majesty's dominions : And whereas it is expedient that such goods, wares, and merchandize, in the case of the

sale thereof after importation, should be subject to the payment of such Goods, &c. the duties; be it therefore enacted, &c. That from and after the passing of property of the this act all goods, wares, and merchandize, the property of the crown, crown sold after shall, in case of the sale thereof after importation into this realm, be importation

liable to and shall be charged with such and the same duties of customs charged with duty.

as may be by law payable or charged on the like goods, wares, and merchandize, not being the property of the crown.

[No. II.) 11 G. IV. & 1 W. IV. c. 54.–An Act to revive, continue, and amend several Acts relating to the Fisheries.

[16th July 1830.] WHEREAS by an act passed in the forty-eighth year of the reign of 48 G.3, c. 110. his late Majesty king George the third, intituled An Act for the

further Encouragement and better Regulation of the British White Herring, Fishery, until the First Day of June, One thousand eight hundred and thirteen, and from thence to the End of the then next Session of Parlia

ment; and by another act passed in the fifty-fifth year of the reign of 55 G. 3, c. 94. his said late Majesty, intituled An Act to continue and amend several Acts

relating to the British White Herring Fishery; and by another act passed

in the first and second year of the reign of his late Majesty king George 1 & 2 G. 4, the fourth, intituled An Act to repeal certain Bounties granted for the

Encouragement of the Deep Sea British White Herring Fishery, and to make further Regulations relating to the said Fishery, certain regulations were made respecting the British white herring fisheries; and by the said acts various bounties were granted for the encouragement of the said fisheries : And whereas by the said act passed in the first and second year of the reign of his said late Majesty, and by an act passed

in the fifth year of the reign of his late Majesty king George the fourth, 3 G. 4. 4, c. 64. intituled An Act to amend the several Acts for the Encouragement and

Improvement of the British and Irish Fisheries; and by another act

passed in the seventh year of the reign of his late Majesty king George 7 G. 4, c. 34. the fourth, intituled An Act to amend an Act of the Fifth Year of His

present Majesty, for amending the several Acts for the Encouragement and Improvement of the British and Irish Fisheries, the said bounties, or such of them as were then existing, have been repealed, such repeal having

c. 79.

taken effect upon and from the fifth day of April, one thousand eight No. II. hundred and thirty : And whereas doubts may arise whether the repeal 11 G. 4, & of the bounties aforesaid hath not rendered ineffectual certain of the pro- 1 W. 4, c. 54. visions and regulations of the before-mentioned acts of the forty-eighth and fifty-fifth years of the reign of his said late Majesty king George the third, and of the first and second years of the reign of his late Ma. jesty king George the fourth, relative to the placing a mark or character on barrels containing herrings properly cured, and it is expedient to remove such doubts ; be it therefore enacted and declared by, &c, That nothing in the said acts passed in the fifth and seventh years of Nothing in the the reign of his late Majesty king George the fourth hath repealed or acts 5 G. 4, rendered ineffectual so much of the said acts passed in the forty-eighth c. 64, & 7 G. 4, and fifty-fifth years of the reign of his late Majesty king George the C. 34, has rethird, and of the first and second year of the reign of his late Majesty pealed the king George the fourth, as relates to the placing a mark or character on powers of the barrels or half barrels containing herrings properly cured, save only so 48 and 55 G.3, far as respects the payment of any bounties therein mentioned ; and and 1 & 26.4, that, save and except so far as respects the said bounties, the said acts so far as they passed in the forty-eighth and fifty-fifth years of the reign of his said relate to marklate Majesty king George the third, and in the first and second years of ing or branding the reign of his late Majesty king George the fourth, with reference to barrels of herthe placing a mark or character on barrels containing herrings pro- rings. perly cured, and every other provision and regulation of the said acts which were in force on the said fifth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and thirty, are and is and shall be in full force, virtue, and effect, as though the said acts so passed in the fifth and seventh years of the reign of his late Majesty king George the fourth had not been made.

II. That if any person or persons shall ship or put on board any ship, Old barrels vessel, or boat about to be employed in the said fisheries any old employed in barrels or any old half barrels theretofore employed in the said fisheries the fisheries which at the time of such shipment shall bear any official brand there with an old tofore affixed thereupon under and in pursuance of the said acts or any be forfeited,

official brand to of them, or of this present act, or shall pack any herrings or other fish

with their conin any such old barrels or half barrels, all such old barrels or any old half barrels, and the herrings or other fish shall be forfeited.

III. And whereas by the said acts passed in the forty-eighth and The declaration fifty-fifth years of the reign of his late Majesty king George the third required to be various oaths were required to be taken for the protection of his Ma- made on oath jesty's revenue, and it is no longer necessary that, with a view to that by recited acts object, such oaths should continue to be administered; be it therefore of 48 and 55 enacted, That all persons who, under and by virtue of the said recited G. 3, be acts of the forty-eighth and fifty-fifth years of the reign of his late Ma- made on affirm

ation, jesty king George the third, were required to make any such declaration or statement on oath, shall henceforth be admitted to make such declaration or statement on their, his, or her affirmation, and without oath ; and if any person shall wilfully and corruptly make any such decla- Penalty for ration or statement falsely, every such person shall incur and become false declaraliable to a fine of not less than ten pounds nor more than twenty

tion. pounds.

IV. And whereas by an act passed in the first year of the reign of his The powers of late Majesty king George the fourth, intituled An Act for the further regulating the Encouragemeut and Improvement of the British Fisheries, certain bounties trade of the cod were granted for the encouragement of the British cod and ling fisheries, and ling which bounties, by virtue of the said recited acts passed in the fifth and fisheries vested in the seventh years of the reign of his late Majesty, have ceased and in the commisdetermined: And whereas by the said act passed in the first year of the

I G. 4, c. 103, reign of his late Majesty, certain provisions were made, empowering the

revived, except commissioners of the herring fishery to make certain regulations respect- so far as reing the said cod and ling fisheries : And whereas by an act passed in spects bounties. the fifth year of the reign of his late Majesty king George the fourth, intituled An Act to amend the several Acts for the Encouragement and Im

tents.

may

sioners by

No. II. provement of the British and Irish Fisheries, the said act of the first year 11 G. 4, & of his said late Majesty was repealed ; and it is expedient that the 1 W. 4, c. 54. powers vested as aforesaid in the said commissioners (save so far only as

respects the payment of the said bounties) should be revived, and be again vested in the said commissioners; be it therefore enacted, That so much of the said act passed in the first year of the reign of his late Majesty king George the fourth as authorized the said commissioners to make such regulations as aforesaid shall be and the same is hereby revived, and shall be continued in force, save only so far as respects the payment of the said bounties; any thing in the said act of the fifth year

of his said Majesty's reign to the contrary notwithstanding. Recovery of V. That all penalties and forfeitures hereby imposed shall be sued for, forfeitures un recovered, and applied by such and the same persons, in such and the der this act.

same manner, and to such and the same purposes, as any penalties and forfeitures incurred under the said acts of the forty-eighth and fifty-fifth years of the reign of his said late Majesty king George the third may be

sued for, recovered, mitigated, and applied. The powers

VI. And whereas by an act passed in the fifty-ninth year of the reign granted to the of his late Majesty king George the third, intituled An Act for the further commissioners of the Irish

Encouragement and Improvement of the Irish Fisheries, the lord lieutenant fisheries by

or other chief governor or governors of Ireland was empowered to nomi59 G.3, c. 109, nate and appoint persons to be commissioners specially for overseeing, shall be vested directing, and improving the fisheries of Ireland, to be called commisin the directors sioners of the Irish fisheries, for the purpose of executing the provisions of inland navi- of the said act for the period in the said act mentioned; and by an act gation. passed in the seventh year of the reign of his late Majesty king George

the fourth all the powers and authorities given by the said act of the fifty-ninth year of his said late Majesty's reign were continued in force until the fifth day of April one thousand eight hundred and thirty : And whereas for the purposes herein-after mentioned it is expedient that all the powers of the said commissioners of the Irish fisheries should be transferred to the directors of all works relating to inland navigation in Ireland, for the time being, appointed under and by virtue of an act of the parliament of Ireland, passed in the fortieth year of the reign of his said late Majesty king George the third, for promoting inland navigation in Ireland; be it therefore enacted, That from and after the passing of this act all and every right, title, and interest of the said commissioners of the Irish fisheries, and all powers and authorities vested in them in or by the said recited act of the fifty-ninth year of his said late Majesty, or in or by any other act or acts in force immediately before the said fifth day of April one thousand eight hundred and thirty, shall be transferred and conveyed to and the same are hereby vested in and

shall be exercised by the directors of all works relating to inland naviLord lieutenant gation in Ireland, for the time being; and it shall be lawful for the lord may appoint

lieutenant or other chief governor or governors of Ireland, for the time additional di.

being, to nominate and appoint any person or persons to be director or rectors;

directors of all works relating to inland narigation, for the purposes of

this act, in addition to the number of directors of the said works at the who shall not time of the passing of this act : Provided always, That any such be entitled to

director or directors so to be nominated and appointed shall not be any salary.

entitled to any salary, allowance, or emolument whatsoever as such

director or directors. Lord lieutenant VII. That it shall be lawful for the lord lieutenant or other chief may employ

governor or governors of Ireland, for the time being, to appoint and persons for completing

employ any persons heretofore appointed under the said recited act of piers begun, or

the fifty-ninth year of his late Majesty, or any other act relating to the for receiving

Irish fisheries, or to appoint and employ any other persons, for the comrepayment of pleting the erection of any pier which shall have been begun, or for the loans, &c. repayment of any loans which shall have been advanced for the

encouragement of the Irish fisheries, at any time previous to the fifth day of April one thousand eight hundred and thirty, under any act or acts in force immediately before that day, and in general for the manag

act.

ing and concluding of all concerns, matters, and things which shall No. II. have been commenced under the authority of the said commissioners of 116.4, & the Irish fisheries, and which shall not have been brought to a con- 1 W. 4, c. 54. clusion before the passing of this act; and every such person so to be appointed and employed shall obey such instructions and orders and directions as he shall from time to time receive from the said directors of inland navigation, or any two of them, of whom one shall be a person appointed by the lord lieutenant or other chief governor or governors of Ireland, for the purposes of this act, signified under their ds, or under the hand of their secretary or other proper officer for that purpose.

VIII. And whereas by the said recited act passed in the fifty-ninth Lord lieutenant year of the reign of his said late Majesty the lord lieutenant or other may, for five chief governor or governors of Ireland was authorized to direct the pay- years, order ment of any sum or sums of money, not exceeding eight thousand sums to be

issued out of pounds in any one year, for the encouragement of the coast fisheries of Ireland, and also salaries and allowances to the officers and persons fund for the

consolidated employed in and about the execution of the said act; be it further enacted, That it shall and may be lawful for the lord lieutenant or other

purposes of this chief governor or governors of Ireland, from time to time during the period of five years from and after the fifth day of April one thousand eight hundred and thirty, from time to time to direct any sum or sums of money, not exceeding the sum of four thousand five hundred pounds in the first year, and not exceeding the sum of three thousand five hundred pounds in the second year, and not exceeding the sum of two thousand five hundred pounds in the third year, and not exceeding the sum of one thousand five hundred pounds in the fourth year, and not exceeding the sum of one thousand pounds in the fifth year of the said period of five years, to be issued and paid to the directors of inland navigation out of the revenue of the consolidated fund arising in Ireland, to be applied in completing any piers which shall have been begun before the said fifth day of April one thousand eight hundred and thirty, and in paying such officers and persons as shall be necessarily employed in and about or relating to the completion of such piers, or in relation to the repayment of any loans made and lent before the said fifth day of April one thousand eight hundred and thirty, or in or about any matters relating to the said fisheries, and requisite to be done for fulfilling the purposes of this act.

IX. That the directors of inland navigation, or any two of them, of Directors of inwhom one shall be a person appointed by the lord lieutenant or other land navigation chief governor or governors of Ireland, for the purposes of this act, shall have all shall and may have, use, andexercise all such powers and authorities, and the powers of shall and may do all such matters and things, in and about the execu

commissioners

of the fisheries. tion of this act, and for the carrying this act into execution, as the commissioners of the Irish fisheries might or could have had, used, exercised, or done under any act or acts in force relating to the Irish fisheries before the said fifth day of April one thousand eight hundred and thirty; and that all such acts shall remain and continue in force for the purposes of this act, and for the payment of all bounties which may have become payable at any time before the said fifth day of April one thousand eight hundred and thirty, and for the performance of all matters and things relating to such bounties : Provided always, That Not to revive nothing in this act contained shall extend or be construed to extend to

the bounties. revive or continue the bounties by the said acts granted, or any of them.

may be de

[No. III.) 11 G. IV. and 1 W. IV. c. 72.-An Act to allow,

before the Fifth day of July one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one, Sugar to be delivered out of Warehouse to be refined. (1)

[23rd July 1830.] WHEREAS an act was passed in the ninth year of the reign of his 9 G. 4, c. 93. late Majesty king George the fourth, intituled An Act to allow Sugar

to be delivered out of Warehouse to be refined : And whereas another

act was passed in the tenth year of the reign of his said late Majesty, 10 G. 4, c. 39. intituled An Act to continue until the fifth day of July one thousand eight

hundred and thirty, the Provisions of an Act to allow Sugar to be delirered

out of Warehouse to be refined: And whereas it is expedient to continue Foreign sugar

and amend the said first-recited act : Be it therefore enacted, &c., That

upon the application of any person actually carrying on the business of livered to be a sugar refiner in the ports of London, Liverpool, Bristol, or Glasrefined until

gow, and having two pans at least at work upon the same premises, July 1831, on it shall be lawful for the officers of the customs at those ports respecpayment of the tively, at any time before the fifth day of July one thousand eight duties herein

hundred and thirty-one, to deliver to such person any quantity of mentioned.

foreign sugar, or of sugar the produce of the East Indies, not exceeding
the quantity specified in the said first-recited act, to be by him refined,
under the regulations, and upon the conditions, and in the manner in
the said first-recited act directed, upon payment of the following duties,
in lieu of the duties specified in the said act; (that is to say)
DUTIES ON SUGAR DELIVERED TO BE REFINED.

£ S. d. Brown or Muscovado or clayed sugar, not being of greater

value than the average price of sugar of the British
plantations in America, the cwt

1 4 0
and further, in respect of every shilling by which
such sugar shall be of greater value than such average
price, the cwt. .....

0 0 6 And all and every the clauses, powers, and provisions, pains, penalties, and forfeitures, matters and things, contained in the said first-recited act, shall extend to this act, in as full and ample a manner, to all intents, constructions, and purposes, as if the same had been repeated and re-enacted in the body of this act, and had made part thereof.

[No. IV.) 1 W. IV. c. 24.–An Act to amend an Act of the

Sixth year of his late Majesty to regulate the Trade of the
British Possessions abroad.

[16th July 1830.]

[No. V.] 2 & 3 W. IV. c. 79.–An Act to continue, until the

Thirty-first day of December One thousand eight hundred and thirty-four, an Act of the Fifth year of his late Majesty relating to the Fisheries in Newfoundland. (5 G. IV. c. 51.)

[1st August 1832.)

(1) See also the 3 & 4 W.4, c. 61, post.

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