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Inclosures mentioned in Schedule nay be proceeded with. Short Title,

I. That the said several proposed Inclosures mentioned in the Schedule to this Act be proceeded with.

II. In citing this Act in other Acts of Parliament, and in legal Instruments, it shall be sufficient to use either the Expression “ The Annual Inclosure Act, 1854,” or “ The Acts 6 for the Inclosure, Exchange, and Improvement of Land.”

SCHEDULE to which this Act refers.

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CAP. X.
An Act for granting to Her Majesty additional Duties

on Profits arising from Property, Professions, Trades,
and Offices.

[12th May 1854.] Most Gracious Sovereign, WE, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects, the

Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in Parliament assembled, towards raising the necessary Supplies to defray Your Majesty's public Expenses, and making an Addition to the public Revenue, have freely and voluntarily resolved to give and grant unto Your Majesty the several Rates and Duties herein-after mentioned; and do therefore most humbly beseech Your Majesty that it may be enacted; and 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: Additional I. There shall

be charged, raised, levied, collected, and paid, Duties to be

unto and for the Use of Her Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors, charged on Property, &c.

for the Year commencing on the Sixth Day of April One for the Year thousand eight hundred and fifty-four, for and in respect of all commencing on Property, Profits, and Gains chargeable in or for the said Year 6th April 1854. with the Rates and Duties granted by the Act passed in the last

Session of Parliament, Chapter Thirty-four, additional Rates and Duties amounting to One Moiety of the whole of the Duties which by virtue of the said Act shall be charged and assessed

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or shall become payable, under any Contract of Composition or otherwise, in respect of such Property, Profits, and Gains respectively for the said Year; and the whole Amount of the said additional Duties shall be collected and paid with and over and above the First Moiety of the Duties assessed or charged by virtue of the said Act for the Year aforesaid.

II. The said Duties hereby granted shall be charged, raised, Duties to be levied, and collected under the Regulations and Provisions of assessed and the said Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, and of the the Provisions several Acts therein mentioned or referred to; and all Powers, of recited Acts. Authorities, Rules, Regulations, Penalties, Clauses, Matters, and Things contained in or enacted by the said several Acts, and in force with respect to the Duties granted by the said firstmentioned Act, shall (so far as the same are or may be applicable consistently with the express Provisions of this Act) respectively be duly observed, applied, and put in execution for charging, raising, levying, collecting, receiving, accounting for, and securing the said Duties hereby granted, and otherwise relating thereto.

CAP. XI. An Act to amend the Laws relating to Ministers Money and the Church Temporalities (Ireland) Act.

[12th May 1854.] WHEREAS by an Act of the Session of the Parliament

of Ireland holden in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth 17 & 18 Car. 2. * Years of King Charles the Second, Chapter Seven, Provision c. 7. (I.) • was made for charging Sums of Money to be paid in every

Year to the several Incumbents having Cure of Souls in the • several Parishes within the City and Suburbs of Dublin and · Liberties thereunto adjoining, and other cities and Towns • Corporate in Ireland, out of the Houses belonging to the • several Parishes, according to the annual Value of such Houses, * to be previously ascertained by Commissioners as therein * mentioned, and the Sums so allotted and charged were to be • received by the Churchwardens, and by them paid to the

Incumbents, and Power was thereby given to the Church' wardens, on the Refusal or Delay of Payment by the Inhabi

tants, to recover such Sums by Distress : And whereas by 7 & 8 G. 4. ' an Act passed in the Seventh and Eighth Years of King c. 34.

George the Fourth, Chapter Thirty-four, the Incumbents ' within the City and Suburbs of Dublin and Liberties there' unto adjoining, and within other cities and Towns Corporate ' in Ireland, were authorized to appoint Collectors of all Sums * allotted or charged according to the said Act of the Seven' teenth and Eighteenth Years of King Charles the Second, • with such Powers as by the last-mentioned Act were given to • the Churchwardens : And whereas, from the diminished Value

of Houses in certain Parts of the said City and Suburbs of * Dublin and the Liberties thereunto adjoining, and of the several other cities and Towns Corporate in Ireland, namely,

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the Cities and Boroughs of Cork, Limerick, Waterford, Drogheda, Kilkenny, Clonmel, and Kinsale, the Burden of the Sums

charged under the said Act of King Charles the Second, • commonly called and herein-after referred to as Ministers

Money, has become unequal, and from that Cause and from

other Causes the Collection of the said Ministers Money has • been found difficult, and in many cases oppressive, to the

poor Inhabitants of the Houses charged therewith, and it is

cease.

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expedient to amend the Law in relation thereto :' 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: Existing

I. From and after the First Day of October One thousand Charges of

eight hundred and fifty-four, the said Act of King Charles the Ministers Money to

Second shall be and is hereby repealed, and no Allotment or
Charge of Sums shall thereafter be made under the Provisions
thereof: Provided always, that all Arrears of such Ministers
Money then due and payable shall and may be paid and

recovered as if this Act had not been passed. The Charge

II. The Lord Lieutenant of Ireland shall cause to be ascerof Ministers tained, in a Return to be made by Persons to be by him for that Money for the Purpose appointed by Commission under the Great Seal of 31st Dec. 1853 Ireland, the Amount payable during the Year ended the Thirty

first Day of December One thousand eight hundred and fiftytained, all Houses rated

three for Ministers Money out of each House in each Parish to the poor at within the said City and Suburbs of Dublin and the Liberties or under 101.

thereunto adjoining, and in the said other Cities and Boroughs being deducted, liable to the Payment of Ministers Money, and in such Portions to be certified of Parishes liable to the Payment of Ministers Money as lie to Collector outside the Boundaries of the said Cities and Boroughs, disGeneral of

tinguishing therein all Sums payable in respect of Houses of Rates, Town Clerks, and and under the annual Value of Ten Pounds (such Value Clerks to to be estimated in the same Manner in which the same may Boards of

be or should be estimated for the Purposes of a Rate for the Guardians.

Relief of the Poor), which said Commission shall be returned, under the Hands and Seals of the Commissioners or any Two of them, to the Clerk of the Council of Ireland for the Time being; and after the Amount ascertained thereby with respect to each such Parish shall have been approved by the Lord Lieutenant and Privy Council of Ireland, the Clerk of the Council shall certify under his Hand to the Collector General of Rates in the City of Dublin, and to the respective Clerks to the several and respective Boards of Guardians in whose Unions such Parts of the Suburbs of the City of Dublin or of the Liberties thereunto formerly adjoining as are not within the Limits of the Municipal District of Dublin are comprised, and the Town Clerk of each of the Cities or Boroughs herein-after mentioned, (that is to say,) Cork, Limerick, Waterford, Drogheda, Kilkenny, and Clonmel, and to the Clerk to the Town Commissioners of Kinsale, and to the respective Clerks to the

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several and respective Boards of Guardians in whose Unions any Portions of such Parishes liable to the Payment of Ministers Money may be comprised, the Amount ascertained and approved with respect to all Houses in each Parish therein respectively of more than the Value of Ten Pounds.

III. The said Collector General of Rates within the said The Sums so Municipal District of Dublin, and the said Boards of Guardians, raised in each and the Council of each of the said Cities or Boroughs of Cork, Parish by Limerick, Waterford, Drogheda, Kilkenny, and Clonmel, and the means of a said Town Commissioners of Kinsale in their respective Dis- Rate upon all tricts, shall cause to be raised in each Parish now liable to the chargeable, exPayment of Ministers Money, in every Year, 'in Two equal cept those rated Sums, the Amount so ascertained, approved, and certified with at or under 101. respect to such Parish, by means of a Rate to be assessed and levied on all Houses, save as hereafter mentioned, situate in each such Parish respectively now liable to the Payment of Ministers Money, and of the rated Value of more than Ten Pounds, provided that no House shall be liable to a greater annual Payment for such Rate than it is now liable to pay for Ministers Money, and that no uninhabited House shall be liable to be rated for the Period during which it shall be uninhabited, nor shall any Rate be payable in respect of such House during such Period; and, subject as aforesaid, the Rates to be so assessed shall, by the said Collector General, be assessed, levied, and collected in the same Manner and under and subject to the same Provisions as the Rates now assessed levied, and collected by him, and shall, by the respective Councils of the said Cities and Boroughs, be assessed, levied, and collected in the same Manner and under and subject to the same Provisions as the Borough Rate, and shall in the Town or Borough of Kinsale be assessed, levied, and collected in the same Manner and under and subject to the Provisions concerning the Rates authorized to be raised and levied under the Act of the Ninth Year of King George the Fourth, Chapter Eighty-two, or any Act amending the same; and the Rates to be assessed under this Act by Boards of Guardians shall be assessed, levied, and collected in the same Manner and under and subject to the same Provisions as the Rates for the Relief of the Poor, such Sums to be so raised at such Times as will secure the Payment of the Sums required to be raised in each Half Year to the Paymaster of Civil Services under the Provision herein-after contained before the Twenty-fifth Day of March and the Twenty-ninth Day of September in every Year, and the First of such half-yearly Sums to be raised and paid over as aforesaid before the Twenty-ninth Day of September One thousand eight hundred and fifty-five: Provided always, that no Assessment under this Act shall be made

upon

the Occupier or Owner of any House rated to the Relief of the Poor upon an Annual Value of Ten Pounds or less than Ten Pounds: Provided also, that it shall be lawful for the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to order and direct that for the Col

lection

lection of the Rates to be made under this Act, and any Expenses attending the same, such Per-centage shall be allowed upon the Sums actually collected as such Lord Lieutenant may

think fit. Sums raised to IV. The Monies levied under this Act by and under the be paid over to Authority of the said Councils and Town Commissioners shall the Paymaster of Civi Seras be paid to the respective Treasurers of the Cities and Towns vices, and be in which the same are levied, and the Monies levied under by him trans- this Act by and under the Authority of the said Boards of ferred to the Ecclesiastical Guardians shall be paid to the Treasurers of their respective Commissioners. Unions to a separate Account; and all Monies levied under

this Act by such Collector General of Rates, and the Monies to be paid under this Act to the said Treasurers, shall be carried to separate Accounts, and, after deducting such Sums as may be allowed as Percentage and Expenses as aforesaid, shall be paid by them respectively into the Bank of Ireland, to be there placed to a separate Account in the Name of the Paymaster of Civil Services in Ireland, to be entitled “ Account of Ministers Money," and all Sums to be paid to such Paymaster shall be paid by him to the “ Ecclesiastical Commissioners for Ireland," and such Commissioners shall keep a separate Account

of the Monies so paid to them as aforesaid. How Monies V. In case in any Half Year the Sums due on the Houses are to be re- liable as aforesaid be not raised and paid over to the Pay. covered in case of Default to master of Civil Services as aforesaid, the same, or so much raise the saine thereof as shall not be paid, or shall not arise out of Houses by Rates under this Act.

exempt as herein-before provided by reason of being uninhabited, shall, in the Case of such Default with respect to any Parish in the Municipal District of Dublin, or in any of the said other cities or Boroughs herein mentioned, become and be a Debt due to the Crown, and recoverable as such from the said City of Dublin, or of such other City or Borough in which the Default may happen; and in the Case of such Default with respect to any Parish in which Rates are to be raised under this Act by Boards of Guardians, the said Sum, or so much thereof as aforesaid, shall become and be a Debt due to the Crown, and recoverable as such from such Board of Guardians; and the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland shall order all Sums which shall become due to the Crown as aforesaid to be recovered and paid to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners for Ireland ; and it shall be lawful for the said Councils, Town Commissioners, and Boards of Guardians to recover the Sums so recovered from them as aforesaid from the defaulting Occupiers or Owners of the Houses in respect of which such Default has accrued, according to the respective separate Liability of such

Occupiers or Owners. Owners o

VI. It shall be lawful for the Owner or Occupier of any Occupiers may House liable to be rated under this Act to redeem the Rates redeem.

to which such House may .so be liable, on Payment to the said Paymaster of Civil Services of all Arrears (if any) of such Rates, and of such Sum, not exceeding Fourteen Times the

annual

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