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II. It shall be lawful for the said Commissioners, or their Commissioners Workmen or Agents by their Order, by and out of any Monies of Works may appropriated or to be appropriated for that Purpose
by Parlia- erect Statues in ment, to erect in any public Place any Statue, and to enclose the Place, and same and the Pedestal thereof and any surrounding Space with enclose &c.
; any Fence or Railing, in all respects as they may think fit.
III. It shall be lawful for the said Commissioners to restore, and may also amend, or repair any Public Statue, and the Pedestal thereof, repair Public
Statues, &c. and the Fence or Railing surrounding the same, by and with any Monies for that Purpose from Time to Time appropriated by Parliament.
IV. It shall be lawful for the said Commissioners, or their Commissioners Agents or Workmen by their Orders, to do all Acts necessary do all Acts ne for the erecting, repairing, restoring, or amending any Public cessary for the Statue, and also to enter any public Place for the Purpose of Erection or erecting any Public Statue, or for restoring, amending, and Reparation of repairing any Public Statue, and the Railings and other Fences surrounding the same, as the said Commissioners shall think fit, and generally to make, do, execute, and perform all such Acts, Works, Matters, and Things as shall be thought necessary by the said Commissioners or their Agents, for the Erection, Restoration, or Repair of any Public Statue.
No Public V. No Public Statue shall after the passing of this Act be Statue to be erected in any public Place without the written Assent of the Assent of the said Commissioners.
Commissioners. VI. Any Person or Persons who shall after the passing of For the Punishthis Act unlawfully and maliciously destroy or damage any damaging any Public Statue, or the Ornaments, Railings, or Fences sur- Public Statue. rounding the same, shall be guilty of a Misdemeanor within the Meaning of an Act passed in the Session of Parliament held in the Eighth and Ninth Years of the Reign of Her present Majesty, Chapter Forty-four, and the Provisions of the said Act shall be held to be applicable to the Punishment of any such Offender. VII. It shall be lawful for the Owners of any Statue not
Certain Statues mentioned in the Schedule to this Act, but which is or may feried to Board
may be trans. be situated within the Metropolitan Police District, with the of Works, and Assent in Writing of the Commissioners of Her Majesty's become Public
Statues. Treasury, to transfer such Statue to the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Works and Public Buildings; and upon the Completion of such Transfer, the Statue so transferred shall be deemed to be a Public Statue within the Intent and Meaning of this Act as fully and effectually as if such Statue had been expressly mentioned in the Schedule hereto.
The SCHEDULE referred to by the above Act.
City of Westminster, Saint Margaret and Saint John. Statue of King James the Second in Whitehall Gardens, at the Rear of Whitehall Chapel.
Statue to the Right Honourable George Canning, erected in Parliament Square, facing New Palace Yard.
Saint Martin in the fields and Saint Anne Soho. Equestrian Statue of King Charles the First at Charing Cross Equestrian Statue of King George the Third in Pall Mall East.
Equestrian Statue of King George the Fourth in Trafalgar Square. Column and Statue to Viscount Nelson, Trafalgar Square.
Equestrian Statue to the Duke of Wellington on the Arch at Hyde Park Corner.
Saint George Hanover Square. Statue in Hyde Park in Commemoration of the Victories of the Duke of Wellington.
Statue of George the Third, in the Quadrangle of Somerset House.
Saint Andrew's Holborn. Statue of Queen Anne, situate in Queen Square, Saint George the Martyr.
Saint Marylebone. Statue of the Duke of Kent, Park Crescent Gardens, Portland Place.
County of Kent, Greenwich. Statue to His Majesty King George the Second in the Square of the Royal Hospital.
Chelsea, Statue of King Charles the Second in the Grounds of Chelsea Hospital.
CA P. XXXIV. An Act to enable the Courts of Law in England, Ireland,
and Scotland to issue Process to compel the Attendance of Witnesses out of their Jurisdiction, and to give Effect to the Service of such Process in any part of the United Kingdom.
[10th July 1854.] WI
HEREAS great Inconvenience arises in the Adminis
tration of Justice from the Want of a Power in the • Superior Courts of Law to compel the Attendance of
Witnesses resident in One Part of the United Kingdom at a • Trial in another Part, and the Examination of such Witnesses o by Commission is not in all Cases a sufficient Remedy for such • Inconvenience :' 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. If, in any Action or Suit now or at any Time hereafter Courts of Law depending in any of Her Majesty's Superior Courts of Common Ireland, and Law at Westminster or Dublin, or the Court of Session or Scotland may Exchequer in Scotland, it shall appear to the Court in which issue Process such Action is pending, or, if such Court is not sitting, to any Attendance of Judge of any of the said Courts respectively, that it is proper to Witnesses alcompel the personal Attendance at any Trial of any Witness though not who may not be within the Jurisdiction of the Court in which Jurisdiction. such Action is pending, it shall be lawful for such Court or Judge, if in his or their Discretion it shall so seem fit, to order that a Writ called a Writ of Subpæna ad testificandum or of Subpæna duces tecum or Warrant of Citation shall issue in special Form, commanding such Witness to attend such Trial wherever he shall be within the United Kingdom, and the service of any such Writ of or Process in any Part of the United Kingdom shall be as valid and effectual to all intents and Purposes as if same had been served within the Jurisdiction of the Court from which it issues.
II. Every such Writ shall have at Foot thereof a Statement Statement to be or Notice that the same is issued by the special Order of the Writ that it is Court or Judge, as the Case may be ; and no such Writ shall issued by issue without such special Order.
special Order. III. In case any Person so served shall not appear according Witnesses to the Exigency of such Writ or Process, it shall be lawful for making default the Court out of which the same issued, upon Proof made of the by the Courts Service thereof, and of such Default, to the Satisfaction of the of the Country said Court, to transmit a Certificate of such Default under the in which the
Process was Seal of the same Court, or under the Hand of One of the served. Judges or Justices of the same, to any of Her Majesty's Superior Courts of Common Law at Westminster, in case such Service was had in England, or in case such Service was had in Scotland to the Court of Session or Exchequer at Edinburgh, or in case such Service was had in Ireland to any of Her Majesty's Superior Courts of Common Law at Dublin; and the Court to which such Certificate is so sent shall and may thereupon proceed against and punish the Person so having made default in like Manner as they might bave done if such Person had neglected or refused to appear in obedience to a Writ of Subpoena or other Process issued out of such last-mentioned Court.
IV. None of the said Courts shall in any Case proceed against Persons not or punish any Person for having made default by not appearing to be punished to give Evidence in obedience to any Writ of Subpæna or other pear that suffi
cient Money Process issued under the Powers given by this Act, unless it has not been
shall be made to appear to such Court that a reasonable and tendered to pay sufficient Sum of Money to defray the Expenses of coming and Expenses.
attending to give Evidence, and of returning from giving such Evidence, bad been tendered to such Person at the Time when
such Writ of Subpæna or Process was served upon such Person. Act not to pre V. Nothing herein contained shall alter or affect the Power of vent the issuing any of such Courts to issue a Commission for the
Examination of sion to examine Witnesses out of their Jurisdiction, in any Case in which, Witnesses. notwithstanding this Act, they shall think fit to issue such
Commission. Not to affect the VI. Nothing herein contained shall alter or affect the Admissibility
Admissibility of any Evidence at any Trial where such Evidence of Evidence where now is now by Law receivable, on the Ground of any Witness being receivable. beyond the Jurisdiction of the Court, but the Admissibility of
all such Evidence shall be determined as if this Act had not passed.
CA P. XXXV.
5 & 6 Vict. c. 110.
An Act to repeal certain Provisions of an Act of the
Fifth and Sixth Years of Her present Majesty, con cerning the holding of Assizes for the County of Warwick.
[10th July 1854.] WHEREAS by an Act passed in the Fifth and Sixth Years
of the Reign of Her Majesty intituled An Act to annex the County of the City of Coventry to Warwickshire, and to define the Boundary of the City of Coventry, it was enacted and provided that the Inhabitants of the City of Coventry should • not be liable to be suminoned or to serve on any Inquest
or Jury for the County of Warwick elsewhere than within the City of Coventry; and it was thereby also enacted, that the
Judges of Assize and Nisi Prius, and others named in Her • Majesty's Commissions of Oyer and Terminer and Gaol
Delivery, should hold their Sittings at Nisi Prius, Oyer and · Terminer and Gaol Delivery, within the said City of Coventry ' for the said City, and for such other Parts of the said County of • Warwick as Her Majesty, with the Advice of Her Privy · Council, from Time to Time should order, and at Warwick for
so much of the rest of the said County as should not be included ' in any such Order, and that the Sheriff of the County of • Warwick should give his Attendance upon the said Judges • and Commissioners, and should cause to be summoned to • Warwick and Coventry such Grand aud Petty Jurors of the
County of Warwick as should be needed for the Execution of • the said several Commissions: And whereas the Division of • the said County of Warwick into Two Assize Districts, and
the holding of Assizes at Coventry, under the said recited - Enactments, have been found inconvenient:' 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
I. From and after the passing of this Act the said recited Recited EnactEnactments shall be repealed, and the Assizes for the whole ments repealed,
and Assizes to County of Warwick, including the said City of Coventry, shall be be held in holden at Warwick, and the Inhabitants of the said City of Warwick. Coventry shall be liable to be summoned and serve upon all Inquests and Juries at the said Assizes, in like Manner as the other Inhabitants of the said County.
II. From and after the passing of this Act, the Venue in all Venue in Matters whatsoever to come before the Judges of Assize and future ProceedNisi Prius, Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery, in wickshire" the said County of Warwick, shall be “ Warwickshire," and the alone, and Venues “ Warwickshire Warwick Division” and “'Warwick- Parties under
Recognizance shire Coventry Division” shall be abolished, and all Recog- to appear at nizances entered into by any Person or Persons for Appearance at Warwick, the Coventry Assizes, whether to prosecute or give Evidence, or to answer or to receive Judgment or otherwise, shall be obligatory on the Parties bound by such Recognizances to appear at the Warwick Assizes for the same Purpose, and all Proceedings requisite and proper to be taken relating thereto shall and may be had and taken in like Manner as if such Recognizance had been originally entered into and such Proceedings taken with reference to the Assizes held at Warwick.
III. All Indictments, Records, and other Proceedings pre- Proceedings ferred, entered, and taken in the Coventry Division of the County commenced in of Warwick on the Day of the passing of this Act, filed and sion to be remaining with the Clerk of the Crown and the Associate for transferred to the said Division, shall be returned to be filed and remain with Warwick to be the Clerk of the Crown and the Associate respectively for the disposed of. said County of Warwick, and all Proceedings and Process requisite and proper to be awarded and taken thereon shall and may be awarded and taken as if such Indictments, Records, and other Proceedings had been originally preferred, entered, and taken in the County of Warwick at large.
IV. All Offences which shall have been committed and all Offences comCauses of Action which shall have accrued in the said Coventry Coventry Divi.
mitted, &c. in Division of the said County before the passing of this Act shals, sion before the so far as relates to the Courts of Assize and Nisi Prius, Oyer passing of this and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery, be inquired of, heard, with at Warand dealt with as if the same had been committed or had accrued wick. in the County of Warwick at large.
An Act for preventing Frauds upon Creditors by secret
Bills of Sale of personal Chattels. [10th July 1854.]
HEREAS Frauds are frequently committed
Creditors by secret Bills of Sale of personal Chattels, hereby Persons are enabled to keep up the Appearance of