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" the Buildings of the said Asylum:' 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 Com

mons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority Part of forfeited of the same, That the Paymaster General and Secretary-at-War,

inclaimed or in case of the Vacancy of the Office of either of them Army Prize

then Fund may be the other of them, shall, by Sale of a sufficient Part of the applied in said Sum of Sixty-seven thousand eight hundred and eighty-four enlarging and Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Twopence Consolidated Bank improving Royal Military Annuities, raise such Sum or Sums, not exceeding in the whole Asylum. the Sum of Ten thousand Pounds, as the Commissioners of Her

Majesty's Treasury shall by Warrant under their Hands direct,
and pay or cause to be paid such Sum or Sums to the Governor
and Company of the Bank of England, to the Credit of Her
Majesty's Paymaster General, and such Sum or Sums shall be
placed to such Account as the Commissioners of Works and
Buildings shall direct, and shall be applied by such Com-
missioners in such Manner as they, with the Approbation of the
said Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, shall think fit
in enlarging, altering, repairing, and improving the Buildings of
the Royal Military Asylum.

CAP. LXII.
An Act to extend the Benefits of Two Acts of Her

Majesty relating to the Constitution, Transmission,
and Extinction of Heritable Securities in Scotland.

[31st July 1854.] • W HEREAS an Act was passed in the Session of Parlia

ment holden in the Eighth and Ninth Years of the 8 & 9 Vict. • Reign of Her present Majesty, intituled An Act to facilitate c. 31.

the Transmission and Extinction of Heritable Securities for Debt in Scotland; and another Act was passed in the Session

' of Parliament holden in the Tenth and Eleventh Years of the 10 & 11 Vict. • Reign of Her present Majesty, intituled An Act to facilitate C. 50.

the Constitution and Transmission of Heritable Securities for · Debt in Scotland, and to render the same more effectual for

the Recovery of Debt, by which last-recited Act it is made ' competent to insert in Bonds and Dispositions in Security • certain short Clauses set forth in the Schedule to the said Act

annexed, or any of them; and it is expedient to extend the • Benefits of the said Acts, and to make further Provision with - a view to the Objects thereof;' 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: Provisions of I. The whole Provisions and Enactments of the recited Acts

s to shall be taken to apply and shall apply to all Heritable Bonds, apply to all Heritable Secu. and to all Deeds which, according to the existing Law and rities, as well as Practice, require to be followed by Infeftment in order to

constitute

• Debt in ament holden it. Majesty, intith Heritable Sectectual for

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vation.

constitute a Security over Lands or the Rents or Profits to Bonds and thereof, as well as to Bonds and Dispositions in Security in the Dispositi

Security. Form in the Schedule annexed to the said last-recited Act, unless in so far as such Provisions or Enactments are inapplicable to the Form or Objects of such Bonds or Deeds respectively.

II. It shall be competent to insert in Assignations, Writs Assignations, of Acknowledgment, and Notarial Instruments, made and &c. may be re

"gistered for granted in Terms of the recited Acts or either of them, a Pros Clause for the Registration thereof, in the Form of the Clause of Registration contained in the Schedule annexed to the said last-recited Act; and such Clause shall be a sufficient Warrant to the Keeper of any competent Register of Deeds to receive and record the said Writings therein for Preservation. III. Where any Assignation granted in Terms of the recited Unregistered

Assignation to Acts or either of them shall not have been or may not be be available registered in the Lifetime of the Grantee, such Assignation Heir of Grantee. shall, notwithstanding, be as full and sufficient Warrant of Sasine in favour of the Party having Right thereto by Service or otherwise as if it had been a Disposition and Assignation including a Precept of Sasine in the ordinary Form in use prior to the passing of the recited Acts or either of them, and Infeftment being passed upon the same in the Form or as nearly as may be in the Form prescribed by an Act passed in the Session of Parliament holden in the Eighth and Ninth Years of the Reign of Her present Majesty, intituled An Act to simplify 8 & 9 Vict. the Form and diminish the Expense of obtaining Infeftment in c. 35. Heritable Property in Scotland, and duly recorded, shall be to all Intents and Purposes good and valid Infeftment in favour of the Party so infeft.

IV. Nothing herein contained shall prevent the granting or Existing Forms, expeding of Deeds affecting Heritable Subjects, or the Consti- of Security still

to be competent. tution, Transmission, or Extinction of Heritable Securities, in the Forms competent and in use at the passing of this Act.

CAP. LXIII.
An Act to continue the Poor Law Commission for
Ireland.

[31st July 1854.] "W HEREAS by the Act of the Eleventh Year of Her so " Majesty, Chapter Ninety, Provisions were made for 10 & 11 Vict. • the Constitution and Appointment of Commissioners for c. 90.

administering the Laws for the Relief of the Poor in Ireland, * Secretaries, Inspectors, and other Officers: And whereas by o an Act of the Fifteenth Year of Her Majesty, Chapter 14 & 15 Vict.

Sixty-eight, Provisions were made for the Appointment of c. 68. · Two Persons, who, together with the Commissioners appointed

under the said first-recited Act, should be “ The Com' missioners for administering the Laws for the Relief of the

Poor in Ireland :” And whereas by an Act of the Sixteenth 15 & 16 Vict. • Year of Her Majesty, Chapter Thirty-seven, the Provisions c. 37. of the said first-recited Act were continued until the Twenty

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third Day of July One thousand eight hundred and fifty-four, • and thenceforth to the End of the then next Session of

Parliament: And whereas the above-mentioned Provisions 6 of the said first-recited Act will expire at the End of the

Session of Parliament held next after the Twenty-third Day • of July in the present Year, and it is expedient that the • Commission for administering the Laws for the Relief of the « Poor in Ireland, as constituted under said first and second

recited Acts, should be continued for a limited Time :' 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,

Law and by the Authority of the same, That the Commissioners Commission further con

appointed by Her Majesty the Queen, or to be appointed by Her tinued. Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors, under the Authority of

the said recited Acts or either of them, together with every Person by the said Acts or either of them constituted by virtue of his Office, such Commissioner, and every Secretary, Inspector, and other Officer and Person appointed or to be appointed by the Commissioners, under the Provisions of the first-recited Act now in force, shall, unless he shall previously resign or be removed, or otherwise cease to hold his Office, be empowered to hold his Office and exercise the Powers thereof under the said Acts or either of them until the Twenty-third Day of July One thousand eight hundred and fifty-nine, and thenceforth until the End of the then next Session of Parliament; and until the Expiration of the said Period it shall be lawful for Her Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors, from Time to Time, at Pleasure, to remove the Commissioner or Commissioners for the Time being appointed by Her Majesty, or to be appointed by Her Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors, under the said recited Acts or either of them, and upon every Vacancy in the Office of the Commissioner or Commissioners so appointed or to be appointed by Her Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors, either by Removal, Death, Resignation, or otherwise, to appoint, as in the said recited Acts or either of them is described, some other fit Person to the said Office.

CAP. LXIV.
An Act to amend an Act of the last Session for

extending the Public Libraries Act, 1850, to Ireland
and Scotland.

[31st July 1854.] " W HEREAS it is expedient to amend the Act of the Six

W teenth and Seventeenth Years of Her present Majesty,
Chapter One hundred and one, so far as the same relates to

Scotland, and to give greater Facilities for the Establishment • there of Public Libraries and Museums :' Be it therefore enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal,

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Scot.

and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, as follows:

I. In the Construction of this Act the following Words and Interpretation Expressions shall have the Meanings hereby assigned, if not of Terms. inconsistent with the Context or Subject Matter; that is to say, the Expression “ Parliamentary Burgh” shall mean a Burgh or Town to which Magistrates and Councils were provided by the Act of the Third and Fourth Years of King William the Fourth, Chapter Seventy-seven; the Expression “ Occupier of Premises” shall mean a Male Occupier of a Dwelling House or other Heritable Subjects of the yearly Value of Ten Pounds or upwards, not being a Lodger or a Party in the Occupation as Tenant of a furnished House let for a less Period than One Year, but in such Case shall mean the Party by whom such House is so let.

II. So much of the said Act of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth So much of Years of Her present Majesty, Chapter One hundred and one, 16 & 17 Vict.

1 c. 101. as re. as relates to Scotland, is hereby repealed, but such Repeal shall i not invalidate or affect anything already done in pursuance of land repealed. such Act; and all Public Libraries and Museums established in Scotland under that Act shall be considered as having been established under this Act.

III. In citing this Act for any Purpose whatever, it shall be Short Title. sufficient to use the Expression “ The Public Libraries Act (Scotland), 1854.” IV. Upon the Requisition in Writing of the Magistrates and Meeting to be

called for conCouncil of any Royal Burgh, Parliamentary Burgh, Burgh of call Regality, or Burgh of Barony in Scotland, whose Population Adoption of according to the then last Census shall exceed Ten thousand this Act in any Persons, the Chief or Senior Magistrate of such Burgh, or, in B

e Oi Durg", ol, 1 or Part thereof. the Case of a Burgh not being a Royal or Parliamentary Burgh, the Sheriff of the County in which such Burgh is situated, shall, within Ten Days after the Receipt of such Requisition, convene a Meeting of the Occupiers of Premises in such Burgh, or in such Part thereof within which it may in such Requisition be proposed to adopt this Act, for the Purpose of considering whether this Act shall be adopted for such Burgh or such Part thereof, such Meeting to be held in the Town Hall or other convenient Place on a Day not less than Twenty-one Days or more than Thirty Days after the Receipt of such Requisition, and Notice of the Time and Place of such Meeting to be given by affixing the same upon the Doors of the several Parish Churches within such Burgh Fourteen Days preceding the Day of Meeting. *. V. For the purpose of deciding as to the Adoption of this Qualification of Act, all Occupiers of Premises in such Burgh or in such Part Voters. thereof as aforesaid, as the Case may be, shall be entitled to vote, and Companies or Copartnerships occupying Houses or other Heritable Subjects above the yearly Value of Ten Pounds, so as to afford more than One Qualification of Ten Pounds, may grant Authority in Writing to any One of the Partners of such

Company

Acoped them that the Pr Part thereot operation Meeting come the Me

Company or Copartnership to vote, but such Company or Copartnership shall not so authorize or have Right to vote by more than One Partner in respect of each Qualification of Ten Pounds afforded by such Premises; and any Dispute as to the Qualification or Identity of any Occupier of Premises shall be decided by such Senior Magistrate or Sheriff, as the Case may

be, whose Decision shall be final. Act may be VI. If at such Meeting it shall be determined by a Majority Meeting, unless

of Two Thirds of the Votes of the Occupiers of Premises present Poll demanded. that the Provisions of this Act shall be adopted in such Burgh

or in such Part thereof respectively, then the same shall from thenceforth come into operation therein, unless a Poll shall be demanded in Writing at such Meeting by any Five Persons present and qualified to vote, and in that case the Meeting shall be adjourned to a future Day for the Purpose of declaring the

Result of the Poll. Poll to be open VII. When such Poll shall be demanded, such Magistrate or for One Day, Sheriff as aforesaid shall appoint the necessary Number of and State of Poll to be as

Clerks, and cause proper Poll Books to be prepared, and such certained and Poll shall be proceeded in within such Period as he shall declared. determine, not exceeding Two Days from the Day of the holding

of such Meeting; and the Poll shall be kept open for One Day at the Places fixed by him, commencing at Nine of the Clock in the Forenoon and ending at Four of the Clock in the Afternoon; and as soon after the Close of the Poll as may be the Poll Clerks shall transmit to such Magistrate or Sheriff the State of the respective Polls, who shall sum up the same, and openly declare the Result of the total Poll at the adjourned

Meeting. Majority of VIII. If it shall appear by the Result of such Poll that Two Two Thirds

Thirds of the Votes given have been given in favour of the necessary for Adoption of

Adoption of this Act, then the same shall from thenceforth Act.

come into operation in such Burgh or such Part thereof as aforesaid; and in all Cases of the Adoption of this Act the same shall be put into execution by the Magistrates and Council of the

Burgh. Assessments IX. For defraying the Expenses incurred in calling the

levied Meeting and in taking such Poll whether this Act shall be to the Extent of Öne Penny in adopted or not, and the Expenses of carrying this Act into the Pound for execution, the Magistrates and Council of such Burgh shall defraying yearly assess all Occupiers of Premises within the Burgh, or Expenses.

within such Part thereof where it may have been decided to adopt this Act, in the Sums necessary for defraying such Expenses, but in no Case to an Amount exceeding One Penny in the Pound of the yearly Rent of such Premises; and such Assessments shall be made, levied, and recovered by the Magistrates and Councils of such Burgh or Town in such and the like Manner, from the same Descriptions of Persons and Property, and with and under the like Powers, Provisions, and Exceptions, as the general Assessments leviable under the Act of the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Years of Her present Majesty,

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