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tioned, be unloaded or delivered out of any fishing ship, sloop, smack, No. IV. or other fishing vessel or vessels, unless by retail, into any other vessel 4 & 5 W. 4, or boat after her arrival at the Nore, but into such vessel or vessels, c. 20. boat or boats, as shall be employed to carry the fish directly to the market of Billingsgate or Westminster : And whereas doubts have arisen whether the words of the said act may not operate to prevent the bringing of fish to any market of London or Westminster which was not in existence or use as a public market at the time of the passing of the said act, although the object of the legislature was to secure a supply of fresh fish to the cities of London and Westminster, and to prevent the forestalling of the same: And whereas it is expedient to remove such doubts, and to facilitate the conveyance of fresh fish to the legal Nothing in markets of the metropolis: Be it therefore declared and enacted, &c., recited act to That nothing in the said recited act contained shall extend or be con prevent the strued to extend to prevent any person from unloading or discharging several sorts of from any fishing ship, sloop, smack, or other fishing vessel or vessels fish herein any salmon, salmon trout, turbot, large fresh cod, half fresh cod, had- mentioned from dock, scate, fresh ling, soles, whitings, or other fish which may arrive being disat the Nore, or from putting the same into any other vessel or vessels,

charged from boat or boats, for the purpose of bringing the same for sale by first vessel for the

any fishing hand at any fish market or markets legally established within the cities of London and Westminster, but that every person shall be at liberty being sent to to unload or discharge such fish, and to put the same into other boats any legal mar. for the purpose aforesaid, without being subject or liable to any penalty ket in London or punishment for so doing, any thing in the said recited act, or in any

or Westminother act, to the contrary notwithstanding.

purpose of

ster,

[No. V.) 4 & 5 W. IV. c. 21.–An Act for amending

certain Provisions of an Act of the Thirty-sixth of George the Third, for regulating the buying and selling of Hay and Straw.

[16th June 1834.] WHEREAS by an act passed in the thirty-sixth year of the reign of

his late Majesty king George the third, intituled An Act to regulate 36 G. 3, c. 88. the buying and selling of Hay and Straw, and for repealing so much of Two Acts, made in the Second Year of the reign of King William and Queen Mary, and in the Thirty-first Year of the reign of King George the Second, as relate to the buying and selling of Hay and Straw within the Limits therein mentioned, it is amongst other things enacted, That the markets for sale of hay and straw within the cities and limits aforesaid shall end at three of the clock in the afternoon of every market day between Lady Day and Michaelmas, and at two of the clock in the afternoon of every market day between Michaelmas and Lady Day, and that notices thereof shall be given by the clerk or toll gatherer, or his deputy, in the several markets or places for the sale of hay and straw within the cities and limits aforesaid, by ringing, on the usual market days, a large hand bell round each respective market or place for the sale of hay or straw, one hour before the expiration of the times above mentioned, and again at the expiration of the hours above mentioned, on pain of foi feiting for every such offence a sum of money not exceeding ten shillings nor less than five shillings; and every person who shall sell any hay or straw in any market within the cities or limits aforesaid after the hours aforesaid shall forfeit for every bundle or truss of hay so sold the sum of sixpence, and for every bundle or truss of straw so sold the sum of three-pence; and it is also by the same act further enacted, That if any person having the care or direction of any waggon, wain, or cart used for the purpose of bringing hay or straw shall suffer the same to remain in any market or place for the sale of hay and straw within the cities and limits aforesaid, on the usual market days from Lady Day to

No. V. Michaelmas after five of the clock in the afternoon, and from Michael4 & 5 W. 4, mas to Lady Day after three of the clock in the afternoon, in any year, c. 21.

every person so offending shall forfeit for every such waggon, wain, or cart so left as aforesaid a sum of money not exceeding twenty shillings nor less than five shillings : And whereas the said recited provisions were well calculated to prevent obstructions and inconvenience to the public in markets held for the sale of hay and straw in open or public streets or thoroughfares, but the same are unnecessary, and may become vexatious and oppressive, in other markets, and ought therefore to be partially repealed; be it therefore enacted, &c., That from and

after the passing of this act the several provisions of the said act of the visions of thirty-sixth year of the reign of king George the third, chapter eighty36 G. 3, c. 88, eight, which are herein-before recited, shall be and the same are hereby repealed as to repealed so far as regards any market for the sale of hay, straw, and certain inar

clover through which there does not exist by law any public right of kets.

way for carts and carriages; and that upon any complaint made or information laid for the recovery of penalties upon breach of any of the said recited provisions of the said act it shall be incumbent upon the party suing for such penalty to shew by evidence that there does exist such public right of way for carts and carriages through the market in which the offence shall be charged to have been committed.

[In the acts relating to the sale of beer and cider, see Part VI., Class 1, Alehouses.]

Recited pro

PART III.

CLASS XV.

SAVINGS BANKS.

[No. I.] 3 W. IV. c. 14.-An Act to enable Depo

sitors in Savings Banks, and others, to purchase Government Annuities through the Medium of Savings Banks ; and to amend an Act of the Ninth Year of his late Majesty to consolidate and amend the Laws relating to Savings Banks.

[10th June 1833.] WHEREAS an act was passed in the ninth year of the reign of his late Majesty king George the fourth, intituled An Act to consolidate

9 G. 4, c. 92. and amend the Laws relating to Savings Banks, and it is expedient to alter and amend the same, and also to enable depositors in savings banks, and others, to lay out their funds in the purchase of immediate or deferred life annuities, as well as immediate or deferred annuities for a certain term of years, and that provisions should be made for carrying the said measures into effect as herein-after expressed; be it therefore enacted, &c., That from and after the twentieth day of May in the year Trustees of of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-three, or as soon savings banks after as the commissioners for the reduction of the national debt shall

may receive think fit, of which due notice shall be given in the London Gazette, it money from shall and may be lawful for any two trustees or inanagers of a savings depositors, &c. bank legally established to receive from any depositor in the said savings for purchase of bank, or other person whom the said trustees or managers shall think annuities. entitled to become a depositor in a savings bank, any sum or sums of money for the purchase of immediate or deferred life annuities, or of immediate or deferred annuities for a certain limited term of years ; such annuities to be contracted for by any two of the said trustees or Annuities to be managers on behalf of the commissioners for the reduction of the na- contracted for tional debt, and to be charged and chargeable, and the said annuities by two trustees are hereby made chargeable, upon the consolidated fund of the united on behalf of kindom, under the limitations, restrictions, and regulations hereafter commissioners expressed ; and all sums of money from time to time paid to the said for reduction of trustees or managers on account of the purchase of every such annuity national debt. shall be kept separate, distinct, and apart from the other funds of the Money paid to

trustees on acinstitution, and be from time to time, when received, paid into the bank

count of purof England to the account of the commissioners for the reduction of the

chase of annational debt; and the cashiers of the bank of England are hereby nuity to be kept required to receive all such monies, and to place the same to the account distinct, and of the said commissioners, to be entitled “ The Fund for purchasing paid to account Life Annuities, or Annuities for Terms of Years, (as the case may be) of commison the Account of Savings Banks and Parochial Societies ;” and the sioners. said commissioners shall in like manner keep distinct and separate accounts of all monies so placed to the said accounts, pursuant to the provisions of this act.

II. Provided always, That no such annuity or annuities shall be con- Annuities not tracted for by the said trustees or managers on behalf of the said com- to be granted missioners upon the life of any nominee, under the provisions of this on the life of act, who on the day when the contract for such annuity or annuities any nominee shall be made shall be under the age of fifteen years; neither shall any under fifteen

years of age,

num.

tees,

No. I. such annuity or annuities sold or granted to or possessed by any one 3 W. 4, c. 14. individual exceed in the whole the sum of twenty pounds nor less than

four pounds per annum : Provided also, That it shall be lawful for the nor to exceed said trustees or managers, or commissioners, or the comptroller general 201. per an- or assistant comptroller acting under the said commissioners, to decline

or refuse to contract for, sell, or grant any annuity, under the provisions

of this act, in any case where there shall be, in the opinion of the said Commission- trustees or managers, or of the said commissioners, or of the said compers, &c. may troller general or assistant comptroller, sufficient grounds for refusing decline to con- or declining so to do: Provided also, That if any one individual shall tract for any

have or hold or be possessed at any one time of any annuity or annuities annuity.

granted under the provisions of this act exceeding in the whole the sum of twenty pounds per annum, the said annuity or annuities shall imme

diately cease and be forfeited. Amount of fee III. That it shall not be lawful for the said trustees or managers to to be taken on take, demand, or receive from any person applying to enter into any application for contract for the purchase of such annuity as aforesaid, for admission annuity to be fee or otherwise, a greater sum of money than two shillings and sixlimited to

pence, nor from any person who may have entered into any such con2s. 6d. and

tract a greater sum annually than the sum of one shilling, which said to be applied several sums the said trustees are hereby authorized and empowered to in defraying the

charge and demand of and from such persons as aforesaid; and that necessary expences of trus

the money arising from such fees and payments shall be applied towards defraying the necessary expences incurred by the said trustees or managers in carrying into execution the provisions of this act with

respect to the contracting for, granting, and paying such annuities. Payments may

IV. That it shall and may be lawful for any person, having conbe made and tracted for the purchase of any such annuity as aforesaid, with the annuities re- consent of the commissioners for the reduction of the national debt, or ceived at other the comptroller general or assistant comptroller acting under them, to savings banks, make the annual or other payments, or to receive the said annuity so &c. than that contracted for as aforesaid, through the hands of the trustees or manaat which the

gers of any other savings bank or society (herein-after mentioned) than

that at which such person originally entered into such contract as originally

aforesaid. entered into.

V. That for the better carrying this act into execution it shall and Treasury shall

may be lawful for the commissioners of his Majesty's treasury, or any direct use of tables of the

three or more of them, from time to time, as they shall think fit, to value of an

direct the commissioners for the reduction of the national debt to use nuities as

and adopt such tables as shall, from time to time, be authorized and approved by approved of by the said commissioners of the treasury, or any three or them. more of them, for ascertaining the values of annuities, whether imme

diate or deferred, depending on the continuance of single lives, and also such tables of the values of annuities for a certain limited term of years, immediate or deferred, as may be granted according to the provisions of this act; and such respective tables shall be valid and effectual for the purposes of this act; and all annuities for lives or years, of whatsoever kind, to be purchased under the provisions of this act, shall be purchased according to the values stated in such tables respectively so long as the same shall remain in force; and it shall be lawful for the said commissioners of the treasury to alter, revoke, and recal all or any of the said tables from time to time, and to direct the use and adoption of such other tables in lieu thereof as shall be approved of by the said commissioners of the treasury, and also to discontinue, by any warrant under their hands, addressed to the said commissioners for the reduction of the national debt (of which the said last-mentioned commissioners shall give notice in the London Gazette), the granting of any annuities for lives or years under the provisions of this act, if they shall think it fit and expedient so to do: Provided always, That the said commissioners for the reduction of the national debt shall, previous to the adoption and using of any such tables respectively, give notice, from time to time, in the London Gazette, in such form and manner as

contract was

to the said commissioners for the reduction of the national debt shall

No. I. seem fit and proper, that such tables have been authorized and approved

3 W. 4, c. 14. by the said commissioners of the treasury

VI. That in every case when any sum of money shall be paid as the Purchasers of consideration for the purchase of any annuity for lives or years, of what- annuities for soever kind, under the provisions of this act, the person or persons pur

lives or for chasing any such annuity for lives or years, upon the payment of such years shall be sum of money to the said trustees or managers, and by the said trustees amount of paid into the bank of England to the account of the said commissioners, annuity as entitled “ The Fund for purchasing Life Annuities or Annuities for shall be speTerms of Years on account of Savings Banks and Parochial Societies," citied in the shall for every sum of money paid be entitled to receive, during the tables. continuance of the single life of the nominee, whether such life annuity shall be immediate or deferred, or during the term of years, immediate or deferred, for which any annuity shall be granted under this act, an annuity for a life or for terms of years, as the case may be, of such annual amount as shall be specified in any such table or tables respectively as the commissioners of his Majesty's treasury, or any three or more of them, shall from time to time authorize and approve, in manner herein-before directed, to be calculated and ascertained according to the age of the nominee, or the continuance of the term of years respectively, as the case may be.

VII. That in every case where the calculation of the amount of any Preventing annuity according to the provisions of this act shall produce a fraction fractions. less than sixpence, the fractional part of the said annuity less than sixpence shall be taken from the amount thereof, and shall not be payable by the officer of the said commissioners for the reduction of the national debt.

VIII. That all life annuities of whatsoever kind, which shall be pur- Life annuities chased and granted under the provisions of this act, (whether such life granted under annuities shall commence immediately or not,) shall, in their due course this act shall as the same shall fall due and become payable, be carried to a new and be carried to a separate account in the books of the said commissioners for the reduc- separate action of the national debt; and all annuities for terms of years which count, as also shall be purchased and granted under this act shall in like manner be annuities for carried to a new and separate account in the books of the said commis

years. sioners.

IX. That whenever proof of the age of any nominee shall have been Life annuitants produced under the provisions of this act, as herein-after directed, any may make furperson or persons who shall be desirous of purchasing any annuity or ther purchases annuities, whether such annuity shall depend upon the life of such per- on lives of son or not (the total amount of such annuities not exceeding the sum original nomiherein-before mentioned), on the life of such nominee (whether such nees without

fresh certifilife annuities shall have been originally contracted for to commence immediately or not), shall be at liberty so to do; and the original proof of the age of such nominee, produced at the time of the purchase of the first annuity upon the life of such nominee, shall be deemed sufficient for that purpose, without the production of any further proof of age.

X That for the purpose of ascertaining from time to time the amount Amount of of annuities for lives or for terms of years, payable under the authority annuities from of this act, the said comptroller general or assistant comptroller acting time to time under the said commissioners shall, within fourteen days preceding the payable shall fifth day of July, the tenth

day of October, the fifth day of January, the treasury, and the fifth day of April in each and every year, (commencing on the who shall issue tenth day of October one thousand eight hundred and thirty-three,) their warrant certify to the

ommissioners of his Majesty's treasury the amount of to the bank for annuities for lives and of annuities for terms of years payable under this payment act, the half-yearly payments of which shall from time to time be thereof out of chargeable upon the said consolidated fund on each of such days res- the consolipectively; and the said commissioners of the treasury, or any three dated fund. or more of them, shall thereupon order and direct, by warrant under their hands, the sums specified from time to time in every such certifi

cates.

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