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XIX. Every Person not lawfully authorized and without lawful Excuse (the Proof whereof shall lie on the Person accused) who shall purchase or receive or take and have in his Custody any Paper manufactured and provided by or under the Directions of the Commissioners of Inland Revenue or Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury for the Purpose of being used as Exchequer Bonds before such Paper shall have been duly stamped, signed, and issued for public Use, or any such Plate or Die as aforesaid, shall for every such Offence be guilty of a Misdemeanor, and being convicted thereof shall, at the Discretion of the Court before whom he shall be tried, be imprisoned for any Period not more than Three Years nor less than Six Calendar Months.
of Duty on Profits arising from Property, Professions,
(16th June 1854. Most Gracious Sovereign, W E, 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 Supplies to defray the Expenses of the just and necessary War in which Your Majesty is engaged, have freely and voluntarily resolved to give and grant unto Your Majesty the Rate and Duty 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:
I. From and after the Fifth Day of April One Thousand eight hundred and fifty-four there shall be charged, raised, levied, collected, and paid yearly, unto and for the Use of Her Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors, in lieu of the Rates and Duties chargeable under the Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, Chapter Thirty-four, and of the Rates and Duties granted by an Act passed in the present Session of Parliament, Chapter Ten, for and in respect of all Property, Profits, and Gains chargeable under the said first-mentioned Act, the increased Rate and Duty of One Shilling and Twopence for every Twenty Shillings of the annual Value or Amount of all such Property, Profits, and Gains respectively.
II. The said Duty hereby granted shall be assessed, raised, levied, and collected under the Regulations and Provisions of the said Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, and of the several Acts therein mentioned or referred to, and all Powers, Authorities, Rules, Regulations, Directions, 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
Increased Rate of Income Tax to be charged from 5th April 1854, in lieu of existing Rates.
Duty to be assessed and raised under the Provisions of recited Acts.
Oner'shall be chamenty Shilli april One thShilling and the last
said first-mentioned Act, shall (so far as the same are or may be
Exchequer which will become due and payable on the Twelfth Day of June Bills how to One Thousand eight hundred and fifty-four for the preceding be charged. Year shall be chargeable with the Rate or Duty of Sevenpence only for every Twenty Shillings thereof, computed up to and including the Fifth Day of April One thousand eight hundred and fifty-four, and with the Rate of One Shilling and Twopence for every Twenty Shillings thereof computed from the lastmentioned Day up to the Twelfth Day of June One thousand eight hundred and fifty four: Provided also, that the Interest on Exchequer Bills which shall become due and payable in June next after the Termination of this Act and of the said Act of the last Session of Parliament respectively, or of the Duties granted by the said Acts respectively, shall be chargeable and shall be assessed up to the Day of Payment in June, in manner following ; that is to say, on the Interest computed up to the Fifth Day of April next immediately preceding with the Rate of Duty which shall be in force and chargeable under the said Acts respectively on the said Fifth Day of April, and on the Interest computed from the said last-mentioned Day up to the said Day of Payment in June with the Rate of Duty which shall be in force and chargeable as aforesaid from and after the said Fifth Day of April ; provided, that if the Duties by this and the said other Act respectively granted shall finally cease and determine on the said Fifth Day of April, then the said Interest for the whole Year up to the said Day of Payment in June shall be chargeable with the Rate of Duty in force on the said Fifth Day of April immediately preceding.
IV. Provided always, That in any Case where, under or by All Relief, virtue of the said Act of the last Session of Parliament, or any
Abatement, Actor Acts therein recited or mentioned, any less Rate or tion to be or Duty than the Rate of Sevenpence for every Twenty proportionShillings of the annual Value or Amount of any Property, at
increased Profits, or Gains would, if this Act and the said other Act of Rate of Duty the present Session had not been passed, have been chargeable granted by in the present Year, or where any Relief or Abatement or this A Deduction is by any such Act or Acts as aforesaid directed to be given, made, or allowed at or after any Rate in such Act or Acts specified or mentioned, then and in every such Case the Rate of Duty, or of such Relief, Abatement, or Deduction, to be charged, given, made and allowed respectively under this Act, shall be in the same Proportion to the Rate or Duty of One Shilling and Twopence for every Twenty Shillings granted by 04
Copies of Poor Rates in Ireland to be transmitted to the Commissioners of Inland Revenue only when required by them.
Commencement and Continuance of this Act.
this Act as the Rate of Duty, Relief, Abatement, and Deduction respectively which in this present Year would have been chargeable, or given, made, or allowed in the like Cases respectively under the said Act of the last Session, bears to the Rate or Duty of Sevenpence for every Twenty Shillings granted by the said last-mentioned Act.
V And whereas by the said Act of the last Session of Parlia'ment the Clerk of the Board of Guardians of every Poor Law • Union in Ireland and the Collector of General Rates in the City
of Dublin are respectively required, under a certain Penalty for
any Neglect, to transmit to the Commissioners of Inland « Revenue yearly within the Period in the said Act mentioned true
Copies of the last Rates made for the Relief of the Poor and it is found by Experience that the yearly Transmission of such
Copies is for the most part unnecessary :' Be it enacted, That Copies of the said Rates shall be transmitted at such Times only as they shall be required by the said Commissioners, and the Penalty imposed by the said Act for any Neglect to transmit such Copies shall attach and be incurred only for any Neglect to transmit the same in pursuance of any Requisition of the said Commissioners.
VI. This Act shall commence and take effect from and after the Fifth Day of April One thousand eight hundred and fiftyfour, and, together with the Duty therein contained, shall continue in force during the present War, and until the Sixth Day of April next after the Ratification of a Definitive Treaty of Peace, and no longer; Provided always, that if the Ratification of such Treaty shall take place at any Time before the Sixth Day of April One thousand eight hundred and fifty-nine, then on and from and after the Sixth Day of April next after the Ratification of such Treaty the said increased Rate and Duty by this Act granted shall cease, and in lieu thereof the several Rates and Duties granted by the said Act of the last Session of Parliament shall revive and be payable during so much of the respective Terms limited by the said last-mentioned Act as shall be then unexpired, as if this Act had not been passed.
VII. Provided always, That this Act and the said Rate and Duty hereby granted, shall not cease at the Time herein-before appointed in that Behalf with respect to any Assessment which ought before then to have been made, but which shall not have been made and completed, nor with respect to any Duty which shall have been assessed and shall then remain unpaid, nor with respect to any Penalty before then incurred, nor with respect to any Deduction of the said Duty or any Portion thereof authorized by Law to be made out of any Rent, Interest, or other annual Payment, nor with respect to any Penalty for refusing to allow any such Deduction, although such Refusal may be after the Time appointed as aforesaid, nor with respect to the Assessment of the Interest on Exchequer Bills becoming due in the Month of June next after the Time appointed for the ceasing of the said Duty ; but all the Powers and Provisions of this Act, and of
Act to continue in force for Recovery of Arrears of Duty, &c.
the several Acts herein mentioned or referred to, shall continue in force for making and completing all such Assessments as aforesaid, and for levying and recovering the Duties so assessed or to be assessed, and all Arrears of such Duties, and also for re-assessing the same in default of Payment, and for making and allowing such Deduction as aforesaid, and for the suing for, adjudging, and recovering any Penalty which shall have been or may be incurred.
[16th June 1854.] "W HEREAS by the Industrial and Provident Societies Act,
1852, it is enacted, “ that all the Provisions of the Laws «« relating to Friendly Societies shall apply to every Society to 656 be constituted under the said Act, except in so far as any such 666 Provision might be expressly varied by the said Act, or by <any Rule expressly authorized to be made thereby:" And
whereas it is expedient to vary the Provisions of such Laws in
relation to Societies registered under the Act aforesaid, so far • as concerns the Manner in which legal Proceedings shall be
carried on in any Matter concerning any such Society :' 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: I. After the passing of this Act, no Suit or Proceeding shall Suits to be
carried on in be commenced or prosecuted by or against the Trustees of any :
Y the Name of Society registered under the Industrial and Provident Societies One of the Act, 1852, except in the Case herein-after provided; but all Suits Officers of and Proceedings, whether at Law, in Equity, or in Bankruptcy a or Sequestration, or otherwise howsoever, as well in Great pointed for Britain and Ireland as in the Colonies and Dependencies thereof, that Purpose. by or on behalf of any such Society, against any Person or Persons, whether Bodies Politic or others, and whether Members or not of such Society, shall be commenced and prosecuted in the Name of One of the Two Officers for the Time being appointed to sue and be sued on behalf of such Society, and registered in pursuance of the Directions for such Appointment and Registration respectively herein-after contained : and all Suits and Proceedings, whether at Law or in Equity, or by or on behalf of any Person or Persons, whether Bodies Politic or others, and whether or not Members of such Society, against such Society, shall be commenced, and prosecuted against such Officers, or if there shall be no such Officer for the Time being then against the Trustees of the said Society.
II. Every such Society shall, within One Calendar Month Officers to be after the passing of this Act, appoint Two Officers to sue or be appointed to
sue and be sued on behalf thereof in manner aforesaid, and make or cause sued on to be made a Return to the Registrar of Friendly Societies behalf of
Society, and of the Names and Descriptions of the Officers so appointed; and their Names, &c. to be re
every such Society may from Time to Time remove any Officer turned to so appointed ; and in case of the Death, Resignation, or Registrar of
Removal of any such Officer the said Society shall, within One Friendly Societies.
Calendar Month thereafter, appoint in his Stead another Officer to sue and be sued on behalf of such Society, and make or cause to be made a Return to the said Registrar as aforesaid containing as well the Name and Description of the Person who has ceased to be such Officer in manner aforesaid as the Name and
Description of the Officer who has been appointed in his Stead to Form of sue and be sued on behalf of such Society; and every such Return.
Return shall be signed by Three Members of such Society, and
countersigned by the Officers or Officer so appointed, and shall In default of be kept with the Rules of the Society; and in case any Society Appointment as should neglect or refuse to appoint any Officers or Officer to aforesaid, Trustees of Society
sue and be sued as aforesaid, the Trustees of such Society, or may appoint the Majority of them, may appoint any Members or Member of
such Society to be such Officers or Officer,and shall forthwith and make Returns.
make such Return as last aforesaid under the Hand of such Trustees and such Officers or Officer; and every Appointment 80 made shall be as effectual for all the Purposes of this Act
as if it had been made by such Society. Returns to be III. Any Person shall be at liberty to require a Copy of such certified, and Certificates to
Return to be certified by the Registrar; and there shall be paid be Evidence. for such Certificate a Fee of One Shilling and Sixpence, and
no more; and the Day of the Registration of every Return to be made in pursuance of this Act shall be written on such Return by the said Registrar; and a Copy so certified as aforesaid of such Return, including the Date to be marked thereon, shall be received in Evidence in all Proceedings, whether Civil or Criminal, and shall also be received as Evidence of the Day of
the registering thereof. Proceedings. IV. No Action, Suit, or Proceeding, whether Civil or commenced in Criminal, commenced either by or against any such Society Naine of Officer not to be (whether in the Name of One of the Officers appointed to sue and abated by his be sued as aforesaid, or of some Member of such Society, in the by Change of
: Case and in manner aforesaid,) shall be abated or prejudiced by Members of the Death or by any Act of such Officer, or Person, or by the Society. Resignation or Removal of such Officer either before or after
the Commencement of such Action, Suit, or Proceeding, or by any Change in the Members of such Society, but the same shall be continued in the Name of such Officer or Member (as the Case may be), notwithstanding such Death or Act, or such Resignation or Removal, and notwithstanding such Change in
the Members of such Society Effect of
V. All Judgments, Decrees, Interlocutors, and Orders
obtained in any such Actions, Suits, or other Proceedings as against the
aforesaid, against such Officer or Member, in manner aforesaid whether such Member or Officer respectively be Party to such Actions, Suits, or Proceedings as Plaintiff, Pursuer, Petitioner, or Defendant or Defender, shall have the same Effect.
ation or any Act aid,) shall ber of sucpointed to
in thent of sucef such Officer ated or pociety, ine and