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Application of thereto may at any Time happen to be; and the Penalties and Penalties.

Forfeitures summarily recoverable under this Act and the said Acts herein-before recited, and each and every of them, may be summarily recovered at any Period within Two Years from the Time when the Matter of the Complaint or Information arose; and all Penalties and Forfeitures which may be incurred and recovered under this Act shall, when not otherwise provided for by this Act, be paid and applied as follows: One Moiety of the same shall be paid to the Informer, and the other Moiety thereof shall be paid to and be applied by such Officer or Person as the Commissioners of the Admiralty may at any Time or from Time to Time direct, any Act or Acts of Par

liament to the contrary notwithstanding. As to Removal

VIII. Any Harbour Master or Assistant Harbour Master of Wrecks, &c.

already appointed under or by virtue of the herein-before recited Act of the Fourth of George the Fourth, Chapter Seventy-four, or to be appointed under or by virtue of the same Act or of this Act, may remove any Wreck, or any Ship, Vessel, Lighter, Barge, Boat, or other Craft which is or shall be stranded or sunk in the said Harbours or any or either of them, or in the Approaches thereto, by getting off, raising, blowing up, destroying, or otherwise removing the same, and also to remove any floating Timber, Anchor, Chain, Rope, or any other Obstruction whatsoever which impedes or which may impede the Navigation of the said Harbours, or any or either of them, or the Approaches thereto; and the Expense of removing any such Wreck, Ship, Vessel, Lighter, Barge, Boat, or other Craft, floating Timber, Anchor, Chain, Rope, or Obstruction, shall be repaid by the Owner of or other Person having or pretending to have any Property, Claim, or Interest therein, or Command or Power over the same; and the said Harbour Master or Assistant Harbour Master may detain such Wreck, Ship, Vessel, Lighter, Barge, Boat, or other Craft, floating Timber, Anchor, Chain, Rope, or Obstruction, for securing the Expenses of the Remval thereof and consequent thereupon, and on Non-payment of such Expenses may, if he think proper, at any Time sell such Wreck, Ship, Vessel, Lighter, Barge, Boat, or other Craft, or the whole or any of the Cargo thereof, and such floating Timber, Anchor, Chain, Rope, or Obstruction, and out of the Proceeds of such Sale pay such Expenses, rendering the Overplus, if any, to the Owner ; but if such Proceeds be insufficient to pay such Expenses, or if there be not any Sale, and the said Owner or other Person so liable shall refuse or neglect to pay the Deficiency, or the whole of the Expense of any such Removal, as the Case may be, such total Expense of Removal or such Deficiency may be recovered from the said Owner or other Person by summary Complaint as payable by him to the Harbour Master, Assistant Harbour Master, or other Officer by whom or by whose Order such Wreck, Ship, Vessel, Lighter, Barge, Boat, or other Craft, floating Timber, Anchor, Chain, Rope, or Obstruction shall have been removed, in England or Ireland

before

before any Justice of the Peace, and in Scotland before any Sheriff, within whose Jurisdiction the Owner or such other Person may or may at any Time happen to be, together with the Costs incurred in obtaining Payment of the same.

IX. If any Ship, Vessel, Lighter, Barge, Boat, or other Ships, &c. laid Craft be laid by or neglected within the said Harbours or any within the Haror either of them, or in or near the Approaches thereto, any such bours to be Harbour Master or Assistant Harbour Master as aforesaid may removed at remove or cause to be removed the same from the said Harbours Expense of

Owners, &c. or any or either of them, or the Approaches thereto, and place or cause to be placed the same on any Part of the Strand or Shore or other Spot where the same can be placed ; and the Charges of such Removal and placing may be recovered from the Owner thereof or other Person having or pretending to have any Property, Claim, or Interest therein, or Command or Power over the same, by summary Complaint, as payable by him to the Harbour Master, Assistant Harbour Master, or other Officer by whom or by whose Order the same shall have been removed, in England or Ireland before any Justice of the Peace, and in Scotland before any Sheriff within whose Jurisdiction such Owner or other Person may or may at any Time happen to be, together with the Costs incurred in obtaining Payment of the same; and in case of Refusal or of Failure or Proceedings in Neglect of Payment of such Charges and Costs or any or either case Owners, of them, after having been awarded by such Justice or Sheriff, &c. neglect or

refuse Payand in addition to any other Remedy which there may be for ment. enforcing Payment thereof, and to the Proceedings which may be taken for or by reason of any such Refusal, Neglect, or Default, such Harbour Master, Assistant Harbour Master, or other Officer as aforesaid may sell such Ship, Vessel, Lighter, Barge, Boat, or other Craft, and the Tackle, Apparel, Cargo, or Furniture thereof, or any Part thereof, and apply the net Proceeds in or towards Payment of such Charges and Costs, the said Owner or other Person being liable to pay the Deficiency thereof, if any, and in respect of which Deficiency Proceedings may be taken as if no such Sale had been effected.

X. The Second Section of the Act Fourteenth of Victoria, Section 2. of Chapter One hundred and eleven, is hereby repealed, and the 14 Vict. c. 111 Commissioners of the Admiralty may at any Time, or from Time repealed, and to Time, as they may deem expedient, authorize the Chester sions made in and Holyhead Railway Company to construct any Quay, Wharf, lieu thereof. or other Works in or in connexion with the said Harbours and Piers or any or either of them, or to have Access to or make Communication with the said Harbours and Piers or any or either of them, and to lay down a Railway or Railways on the said Piers or any or either of them, and to make other Arrangements for facilitating the landing and embarking in, at, and from such Harbours and Piers, or any or either of them, of Passengers, Goods, Cattle, and Merchandise, upon such Terms and subject to such Conditions as the Commissioners of the Admiralty may think fit.

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XI. If

Works con XI. If the said Company be allowed to construct or lay down structed, &c.

any such Work as aforesaid, it shall not be lawful for the said without Consent of Admi- Company at any Time to alter or extend the same without ralty may be obtaining, previously to making any such Alteration or Extenabated, &c. at

sion, the Consent or Approval of the Commissioners of the Expense of Parties acting Admiralty, to be signified in Writing under the Hand of the without such Secretary of the Admiralty ; and if any such Work, or any Work Consent.

by any Person whomsoever in the said Harbours or any or either of them, or in or on any Property hereby vested in the Commissioners of the Admiralty, shall be commenced or completed, or be altered or extended, without or not in accordance with the Terms of any such Consent as aforesaid, or contrary to the Provisions of this Act, it shall be lawful for the Commissioners of the Admiralty to abate, alter, or remove the same, and to restore the Site thereof to its former Condition, at the Cost and Charge of the said Company, or Person commencing, completing, altering, or extending any such Work, and the Amount thereof shall be a Debt due from such Person or Company to the Crown, and be recoverable accordingly, with Costs of Suit; and as regards the Site of any Railway or Work of the said Company, or of any Person to which any Authority or Consent of the Commissioners of the Admiralty may apply, such Site shall not, by reason of any such Authority or Consent, become the Property of the said Company or Person, or of any Person claiming under them or him, by Length of Occupation or Enjoyment, or otherwise, but shall remain vested in the Commissioners of the

Admiralty, unless expressly granted away by them. Works aban XII. If any such Work commenced or constructed with doned may be such Consent as aforesaid be afterwards abandoned or suffered removed by Admiralty, at

to fall into Disuse or Decay, it shall be lawful for the CommisExpense of sioners of the Admiralty to abate and remove the same or such Parties, &c.

Part or Parts thereof as they may at any Time or Times deem fit and proper, and to restore the Site thereof to its former Condition, at the Cost and Charge of the Company or Person who may have commenced or constructed the same, and the Amount thereof shall be a Debt due from such Company or Person to the Crown, and be recoverable accordingly, with Costs

of Suit. Section 44. of XIII. The Forty-fourth Section of the said Act of the Fourth 4 G. 4. c. 74., Year of George the Fourth, Chapter Seventy-four, is hereby as to Rates for repealed; and it shall be lawful for the Commissioners of the

, repealed. Admiralty, and they are hereby authorized and empowered,

by their Collector or Collectors, Agent or Agents, or other Person or Persons duly authorized or appointed, to ask, demand, take, have, and receive the same, and in case of Refusal or Nonpayment thereof to recover by such and the same Method and Means as other Rates and Duties by the said Act granted to be payable within the said Harbour of Holyhead therein referred to are prescribed to be collected, levied, and recovered, of and from the Owner or Owners, or his or their Agent, or from the Commander or other Person having the Charge of any Ship or

Vessel entering the Dry or Graving Dock in the said Act referred to, or any Dry or Graving Dock which has been or may be constructed in the said Harbour of Holyhead or in the said Harbour of Refuge, and receiving Repairs therein, such Sum and Sums of Money for the first and for each and every subsequent Twenty-four Hours that such Ship or Vessel using the same shall lie in any such Dry or Graving Dock as the Commissioners of the Admiralty shall at any Time or Times appoint, the said Sums to be applied towards the Repairing and Maintenance of the said Harbour of Holyhead referred to in the said Act, if they be payable for any such Dock belonging to the said Harbour, and if payable for any such Dock belonging to the said Harbour of Refuge, such Sums shall be applied in the same Manner as the other Rates and Dues hereby imposed in respect of the said Harbour of Refuge are hereby made applicable.

XIV. It shall be lawful for the Commissioners for the Time Treasury may being of Her Majesty's Treasury to order that such fair and order Compenreasonable Compensation as they in their Discretion shall think bour Officers. fit to direct shall be made to any Officers of the said Harbours or either of them, whose Offices may be abolished or whose Services may be discontinued in consequence of or after the passing of this Act, and such Compensation shall from Time to Time be paid out of any Monies appropriated or which may be appropriated by Parliament for the Purpose.

XV. All Powers and Authorities hereby vested in and con- Powers of the ferred upon the Commissioners of the Admiralty may be exercised Admiralty may by the Commissioners of the Admiralty for the Time being, or Two or more by any Two or more of them.

of the Commissioners.

CAP. XLV.

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An Act to amend the Dublin Carriage Act, 1853.

[24th July 1854.] WHEREAS an Act was passed in the Session of Parlia

ment holden in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Years of Her Majesty's Reign, intituled An Act to consolidate and 16 & 17 Vict. ' amend the Laus relating to Hackney and Stage Carriages, as c. 112.

also to Job Carriages and Carts let for Hire, within the Police District of Dublin Metropolis, and it is expedient that some

of the Provisions contained in the said Act shall be repealed, ' in order that the same may be altered and amended :' 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,

1. From and after the Commencement of this Act, such Parts Parts of Act of the said Act as are set forth in the Schedule (A.) to this herein specified

repealed. Act annexed shall cease and determine, and shall be repealed,

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save as to any Licences granted by the Commissioners of Police to keep, ply, use, or let to Hire any Stage Carriage, Job Carriage, Cart, or Job Horse, or any Duties, Penalties, or Forfeitures that shall have been incurred or become payable by virtue of the said Act, and save also as to all other Matters and Things whatsoever which shall have been done or omitted, either pursuant to or in violation of the said Act, prior to the First Day of August One thousand eight hundred and

fifty-four. Commissioners II. The Commissioners of Police of the Police District of to grant Li

Dublin Metropolis, or their Officer authorized in that Behalf, cences to Proprietors. shall and may grant Licences, upon the Terms and Conditions

and in the Manner and Form herein-after mentioned, to keep, ply, use, or let to Hire any Stage Carriage, Job Carriage, Hackney Carriage, Cabriolet, Cart, or Job Hurse, within the Limits of the said Act, and every such Licence shall take effect from the Date thereof, and shall continue in force so long as the annual Duty payable thereupon under the Provisions of this Act, to be computed from the First Day of January of each Year, shall be paid in manner as herein directed, or until the same shall be voluntarily surrendered by the Party named therein, or otherwise be determined or revoked, under the Provisions of the said Act or of this Act; and every such Payment of Duty shall be made at the Office provided for the Purpose by the said Commissioners, in One annual Payment, at a Time or within a Period to be specified in such Licence as and for such Payment; and such Payment of the said annual Duty in respect of the Carriage, Cabriolet, Cart, or Horse described in the said Licence shall be certified by the Officer duly authorized for that Purpose, whose Certificate thereof shall be received as

sufficient Evidence of the Existence or Continuance in force Commissioners of said Licence: Provided always, that in regard of any such may refuse or Carriage, Cabriolet, Cart, or Job Horse it shall be lawful for the revoke Li

said Commissioners, if they shall think proper, to refuse to grant any such Licence, or to revoke or suspend for such Time as they shall think proper any such Licence which may have been theretofore granted, and to recal and take away the Dublin Plate belonging thereto, in case it shall appear to the said Commissioners, upon Inspection or otherwise, that the Carriage, Cabriolet, Cart, or Job Horse in respect of which such Licence shall be applied for or granted, or any Horse or Harness used with any such Carriage, Cabriolet, or Cart, is unserviceable or unsafe, or otherwise unfit for public Accommodation or Use, or that the Person applying for or in possession of any Licence is an unfit Person to hold the same, by reason of his having been convicted of any Theft or Felony, or of his having been convicted of any Assault, or of Drunkenness, or of any Breach of the Provisions of the said Act or of this Act, or of the Rules, Orders, or Byelaws made in pursuance thereof; but in all such Cases of Refusal or Revocation the said Commissioners shall endorse upon or

cences,

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