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Penalty on purchaser of sea

men's clothing in dockyard towns.

Penalty on dealer, &c.

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Seamen's Clothing.

Act the limits of those dockyard towns shall be the limits specified in the second column of the said schedule.

3. In this Act

The term "the Admiralty" means the Lord High Admiral of the United Kingdom, or the Commissioners for executing the office of Lord High Admiral :

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The term " seaman means every person not being a commissioned, warrant, or subordinate officer who is in or belongs to Her Majesty's navy, and is borne on the books of any one of Her Majesty's ships in commission, and every person, not being an officer as aforesaid, who, being borne on the books of any hired vessels in Her Majesty's service in time of war, is by virtue of any Act for the time being in force for the discipline of the navy, subject to the provisions of such Act: The term "seaman's property" means any clothes, slops, medals, and necessaries, or articles usually deemed to be necessaries for sailors on board ship which belong to any seaman. 4. If any person in any dockyard town to which this Act extends detains, buys, exchanges, takes on pawn, or receives from any seaman, or any person acting for a seaman, any seaman's property, or solicits or entices any seaman, or is employed by any seaman, to sell, exchange, or pawn, any seaman's property, he shall, unless he proves that he acted in ignorance of the same being seaman's property, or of the person with whom he dealt being or acting for a seaman, or that the same was sold by order of the Admiralty or Commander-in-Chief, be liable on summary conviction, to a penalty not exceeding twenty pounds, and if convicted of a second offence, to the same penalty, or, in the discretion of the justices, to be imprisoned for a term not exceeding six months, with or without hard labour.

5. If in any dockyard town to which this Act extends any seaman's property is found in the possession or keeping of any person, and he is taken or summoned before a justice of the peace, (which session of sea- taking and summoning are hereby authorized,) and the justice sees man's property reasonable grounds for believing the property so found to have counting for it. been stolen, or to have been detained, bought, exchanged, pawned, or otherwise received contrary to the provisions of this Act, then if such person does not satisfy the justice that he came by the seaman's property so found, lawfully and without any contravention of this Act, he shall be liable, on summary conviction before a justice, to a penalty not exceeding five pounds; and for the purposes of this section seaman's property shall be deemed to be in the possession or keeping of any person if he knowingly has any such property in the actual possession or keeping of any other person, or in any house, building, lodging, apartment, field, or place, open or inclosed, whether occupied by himself or not, and whether the same are so had for his own use or benefit or for the use or benefit of another.

Certain parts of 24 & 25 Vict. c. 96. incorporated with this Act.

6. The following sections of the Act of the session of the twenty-fourth and twenty-fifth years of the reign of Her present Majesty, chapter ninety-six, "to consolidate and amend the statute "law of England and Ireland relating to larceny, and other similar

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offences," are hereby incorporated with this Act, and shall for the purposes of this Act be read as if they were herein enacted, and as if the term "this Act" in those sections included the present Act; namely, section ninety-nine (relating to the punishment of abettors), section one hundred and three (relating to the apprehension of offenders, and search warrants), and sections one hundred and seven to one hundred and thirteen, both inclusive, and section one hundred and twenty (relating to proceedings in the case of summary offences, and appeals therefrom).

7. Nothing in this Act shall prevent any person from being indicted, or being liable under any other Act or otherwise to any other or higher penalty or punishment than is provided for any offence by this Act, so that no person be punished twice for the same offence.

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Not to prevent persons being this Act, &c.

indicted under

Portsmouth

The limits of the municipal borough of Ports
mouth, and of the residue of the island of
Portsea, and of the parish of Alverstoke,
and of the township of Landport.

Plymouth and De- The limits of the following places; namely,

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Public Schools Act (1868) Amendment.

СНАР. 58.

31 & 32 Vict. c. 118.

Power in case of all schools within the

An Act for amending The Public Schools Act, 1868.

WH

[9th August 1869.]

HEREAS by the Public Schools Act, 1868, power is given to the governing bodies and commissioners therein mentioned in the case of Westminster to establish a governing body for the school, including boys whether on the foundation or not, either wholly or partially distinct from the Dean and Chapter of Westminster :

And whereas doubts are entertained whether in the case of the schools to which the said Act applies, other than the School of Westminster, the said governing bodies and commissioners have power to establish a governing body for such schools respectively distinct from the existing governing bodies of the said schools:

And whereas it is expedient to remove such doubts:

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:

1. It is hereby declared that the power given by the said Public Schools Act to the said governing bodies and commissioners in the case of Westminster School shall be deemed to have extended Public Schools and to extend to all the schools to which the said Act applies, and Act, 1868, to constitute a dis- the fifth section of the said Act as from the date of the passing tinct governing thereof shall be construed as if instead of the words "with power body for the "in the case of Westminster to establish a governing body for the school. "school, including boys whether on the foundation or not, either "wholly or partially distinct from the Dean and Chapter of West"minster," there had been inserted the words "with power in "the case of every school to which this Act applies to establish a governing body for the school, including boys whether on the "foundation or not, either wholly or partially distinct from the "existing governing body of such school, and all statutes made or "to be made in relation to the constitution of the governing body "of each of the said schools, shall be valid accordingly."

Governing bodies to be bodies corporate.

Amendment of sect. 27. of

recited Act.

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2. Any governing body established for any of the schools to which the said Act applies shall, as in the case of Westminster School, be a body corporate, with perpetual succession and a common seal, and with power to hold lands, for the purposes of the school for which it is established, without licence of mortmain. 3. The following amendment shall be made; (that is to say,) In section twenty-seven of the said Act the words " a part of" shall be substituted for the words " apart from."

4. This Act may be cited for all purposes as The Public construction of Schools Act, 1869, and shall, so far as is consistent with the tenor thereof, be construed as one with The Public Schools Act, 1868.

Act.

Savings Banks and Post Office Savings Banks.

CHAP. 59.

An Act to amend the Laws relating to the Investments
for Savings Banks and Post Office Savings Banks.
[9th August 1869.]
WHEREAS under the Acts mentioned in the first schedule

to this Act annuities of the amounts and terminable at the periods mentioned in that schedule have been created in lieu of capital stocks of annuities held by the Commissioners for the Reduction of the National Debt, on account of the savings banks and post office savings banks respectively, and such annuities stand in the books of the Governor and Company of the Bank of England on the accounts mentioned in the said schedule:

And whereas the payment of such annuities is now made at half-yearly periods, and it is expedient that they should be cancelled, and terminable annuities payable at various periods during the year should be substituted for them:

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:

1. This Act may be cited as The Savings Bank Investment Short title. Act, 1869.

nuities and

creation of new annuities.

2. The Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury by warrant Cancellation of under their hands from time to time may direct the Governor terminable anand Company of the Bank of England to cancel in their books the annuities mentioned in the first schedule to this Act, and in place of such annuities may create and direct the said Governor and Company to inscribe in their books for the Commissioners for the Reduction of the National Debt for savings banks and Post Office savings banks respectively, equivalent annuities terminable at such date, not later than the fifth of July one thousand eight hundred and eighty-five, as the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury may think expedient.

3. Upon the issue of any such warrant the annuities therein Annuities candirected to be cancelled shall, after the date thereof, be cancelled celled. accordingly, and all payments in respect thereof shall thenceforth

cease to be payable.

4. Upon the issue of any such warrant the annuities thereby Charge of ancreated shall after the date thereof be charged upon the Consoli- nuities on Condated Fund, and shall be payable to the Commissioners for the solidated Fund. Reduction of the National Debt out of the Consolidated Fund, or out of the growing produce thereof yearly, or half yearly, at such times in each year as may be fixed by such warrant, or as may be from time to time fixed by any subsequent warrant of the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury.

5. The warrants of the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury issued under the authority of this Act shall be a sufficient authority to the Governor and Company of the Bank of England for doing the things thereby directed to be done for the purposes of this Act, and copies of such warrants shall be laid before both

Warrant autho

rity for Bank of England.

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Savings Banks and Post Office Savings Banks.

Houses of Parliament, if Parliament is then sitting, within ten days after the respective dates thereof, and, if not sitting, within ten days after the next meeting of Parliament.

6. The amount of the equivalent annuities so to be created shall be certified to the Commissioners of the Treasury under the hands of the Comptroller General or Assistant Comptroller, and of the actuary of the National Debt Office acting under the said Commissioners for the Reduction of the National Debt.

7. The Commissioners for the Reduction of the National Debt shall apply from time to time such parts of any terminable annuities created under the authority of this Act as are not for the time being required to pay the demands of the trustees of savings banks in the purchase of such securities as the Commissioners for the Reduction of the National Debt are for the time being by law empowered to purchase with other monies received from savings banks.

8. The Acts specified in the second schedule to this Act are hereby repealed, to the extent therein mentioned, as from the date therein mentioned, subject and without prejudice to anything already done thereunder.

SCHEDULES.

FIRST SCHEDULE.

Annuities.

On account of the Fund for the Banks for Savings.

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