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CAP. XLVIII.
An Act to appoint a Second Commissioner of Bankrupt

in Ireland; and to amend an Act passed in the
Sixth and Seventh Years of the Reign of His late
Majesty King William the Fourth, intituled An Act
to amend the Laws relating to Bankrupts in Ireland.

[12th July 1837.] WHEREAS by an Açt passed in the last Session of Par

liament in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King William the Fourth, intituled An Act to amend 6 & 7W.4. c.14, the Laws relating to Bankrupts in Ireland, it was enacted, that " it should be lawful for the Lord Lieutenant or other Chief · Governor or Governors of Ireland for the Time being to • appoint a fit and proper Person, being a Barrister at Law of 6 not less than Ten Years standing at the Bar, to be the Com• missioner in all Commissions of Bankrupt to be issued pur

suant to the said recited Act, and to be called the Commissioner s of Bankrupt, which Commissioner so to be appointed should • hold his Office during good Behaviour; and that all Commis• sions of Bankrupt issued under the Great Seal of that Part of • the United Kingdom called Ireland, by virtue of said recited • Act, should be issued to the said Commissioner; and that . there should be paid and payable out of the Monies standing ' to the Bankruptcy and Compensation Fund Account to the • Commissioner of Bankrupt to be appointed by virtue of said * recited Act the yearly Sum of One thousand five hundred • Pounds by Four Quarterly Payments as therein mentioned : • And whereas John Macun Esquire, one of Her Majesty's • Counsel at Law, was duly appointed the Commissioner of • Bankrupt under the said recited Act, and it has been found • that the Business of the Court of the said Commissioner of • Bankrupt and of Matters in Bankruptcy therein cannot be

discharged by One Commissioner, and that the Public Service • requires that a Second Commissioner of Bankrupt should be . appointed for the due Discharge of said Business:' 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, That from and after the Her Majesty passing of this Act it shall and may be lawful for Her Majesty, may appoint a Her Heirs and Successors, by Commission under the Great missioner. Seal of Ireland, to appoint a fit and proper Person, being a Barrister at Law of not less than Ten Years standing at the Bar, to be a Commissioner of Bankrupt in Ireland, and to be called the Second Commissioner of Bankrupt, which said Second Commissioner so to be, appointed shall hold his Office during good Behaviour, notwithstanding the Demise of Her Majesty (whom God long preserve) or any of Her Heirs and Successors: Provided always, that it may be lawful for Her Majesty, Her

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Heirs and Successors, to remove such Second Commissioner

upon the Address of both Houses of Parliament. Oath of Second II. And be it enacted, That such Second Commissioner, before Commissioner. he shall be capable of acting in the Execution of any of the

Powers and Authorities given him by virtue of this Act and the said recited Act, shall take the Oath in the said recited Act

contained and directed to be taken by the Commissioner of All Commis Bankrupt under the said recited Act; and that all Commissions sions to be

of Bankrupt to be issued under the Great Seal of that part of issued to both.

the United Kingdom called Ireland shall be issued to both said Full Power to Commissioners; provided however, that each of the said Comeither Commis- missioners shall have full Power, Jurisdiction, and Authority to sioner to act alone.

proceed in the Execution of any Commission in the Absence of the other, as fully and effectually to all Intents and Purposes as if such Commission was directed to him alone; and every Act of any One Commissioner in the Absence of the other shall be as valid as if done by both, save only that it shall not be lawful for any One Commissioner without the Consent of the other to

rescind any Order made by the other when sitting alone. The Second Ill. And be it enacted, That the said Second Commissioner Commissioner

to be appointed under this Act shall have, as well in all Commisto have all the Powers, &c. of sions now subsisting as in those to be hereafter issued, all and Commissioner every the Rights, Powers, Jurisdiction, and Authority, and be

subject to all the Duties, of any Commissioner appointed or to W. 4. c. 14.

be appointed under the said recited Act, and that all and every the Enactments, Clauses, and Provisions of the said recited Act shall extend and be applied to the said Second Commissioner of Bankrupt, to all Intents and Purposes whatsoever, as fully and effectually as if such Second Commissioner were appointed under

the said recited Act. Her Majesty IV. And be it further enacted, That upon the Death, Resig, may appoint

nation, or Removal of the First Commissioner already appointed First Commis. sioner when

or to be appointed under the Powers of the said Act it shall not Vacancy may

be lawful for the Lord Lieutenant or other Chief Governor or Governors of Ireland for the Time being to appoint any Person to be the First Commissioner in place of such First Commissioner so dying, resigning, or removed, but it shall and may be lawful for Her Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors, by Commission under the Great Seal of Ireland, to appoint a fit and proper Person, being a Barrister at Law of not less than Ten Years standing at the Bar, to be a Commissioner of Bankrupt in Ire. land, and to be called the First Commissioner of Bankrupt, and to exercise all the Duties, and to have all the Rights, Incidents, and Privileges, specified in the said recited Act with respect to the Commissioner of Bankrupt whom the Lord Lieutenant or other Chief Governor or Governors of Ireland for the Time

being were by the said recited Act authorized to appoint. First Commis- V. And be it further enacted, That the First Commissioner sioner to hold already appointed, or any other First Commissioner appointed his Office notwithstanding

upon his Death, Resignation, or Removal, shall hold his Office Demise of Her notwithstanding the Demise of Her Majesty (whom God long Majesty. preserve) or any of Her Heirs and Successors, and shall not be

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removed by the Lord Lieutenant or other Chief Governor or . Governors of Ireland for the Time being, any Law or Statute to the contrary notwithstanding: Provided always, that it may be lawful for Her Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors, to remove such First Commissioner or such other Commissioner upon the Address of both Houses of Parliament.

VI. And be it further enacted, That from and after the Salary of 1,500.. Appointment of said Second Commissioner there shall be paid the Second

to be paid to to him and his Successors in Office, out of the Monies standing Commissioner. to the Bankruptcy and Compensation Fund Account, the yearly Sum of One thousand five hundred Pounds, the which said Sum shall be paid at the same Times and in like Manner as the Salary provided by said recited Act is directed to be paid to the Commissioner thereby appointed; and the Commissioner appointed by virtue of this Act, or his Executors and Administrators, shall be entitled to the like proportional Part of his Salary, in the event of his Removal, Resignation, or Death, as is provided by said recited Act for said Commissioner thereby appointed.

VII. And be it enacted, That in lieu of the Fee of Three 41. to be paid Pounds Sterling payable by the said recited Act for every before the

for every Sitting Sitting under any Commission there shall be paid for every Commissioners. Sitting under any Commission before either of said Commissioners the Sum of Four Pounds Sterling, to be paid or abated as in said recited Act is provided with reference to the said former Fee of Three Pounds.

VIII. And be it enacted, That it shall and may be lawful for Power to apthe Lord Chancellor of Ireland, if he shall think it necessary for point Assistant the proper Discharge of the Business of the Court of said Commissioners, to appoint some proper Person to act as Assistant Registrar of said Court, and to direct that a Salary not exceeding Three hundred Pounds per Annum shall be paid to him out of the said Bankruptcy and Compensation Fund, and from Time to Time to remove such Assistant Registrar if he shall think fit, and on his Removal, or on his Resignation or Death, to appoint another Person in his Place.

IX. · And whereas it is by the said recited Act enacted, that Repeal of Proany Person or Persons acting as Messenger or Messengers vision as to

Messengers • and who shall issue any Commission of Bankruptcy, or when

suing out Com• issued out shall act as Agent in such Commission, shall missions of ' from such Time be considered incapable for ever after of Bankruptcy,&c. ' holding the Office of Messenger in any Commission of Bank

rupt;' be it enacted, That the said last-recited Enactment be and the same is hereby repealed.

X. And be it enacted, That if any Messenger or Messengers Provision in shall sue out or prosecute any Commission of Bankrupt, or shall lieu thereof. act as Agent in any Commission of Bankruptcy, he or they shall from such Time be incapable for ever after of holding the Office of Messenger in any Commission of Bankrupt; and every Messenger shall, before the Commissioner executes his Warrant of Seizure to him, take before the Commissioner the Oath required by the said recited Act.

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Attorney XI. And be it further enacted, That if any Person shall take sue for Penalties any Fee, Emolument, Gratuity, Sum of Money, or Thing of for taking un

Value contrary to the Provisions of the said recited Act, such lawful Fees, &c. Person so offending shall be subject and liable to all the Penalties

and Forfeitures enacted by the said Act, and may be prosecuted either by Information at the Suit of Her Majesty's Attorney General or by Criminal Information before Her Majesty's Court

of Queen's Bench, or by Indictment. Persons im. XII. And be it further enacted, That no Person who under prisoned under the Provisions of the said recited Act and of this Act shall be Acts for Riots, punished or liable to be punished by Imprisonment for Riot or &c. in Court, Disturbance in any Court held by any Commissioner or Comnot to be pro

missioners of Bankrupt, or for interrupting in any such Court secuted by Attorney

the Commissioner in the Exercise of his Duty, shall be prosecuted for such Offence or Offences by Information at the Suit of Her Majesty's Attorney General or by Criminal Information before Her Majesty's Court of Queen's Bench, or by Indictment; any thing in the said recited Act to the contrary not

withstanding Commissions XIII. And be it enacted, That no Commission of Bankrupt not to abate on heretofore issued, or which shall hereafter be issued, shall be Demise of the Crown.

deemed to have abated or shall abate by reason of the Demise of the Crown, or by the Removal, Death, or Resignation of the Commissioner or Commissioners named therein; and when the Commissioner or Commissioners named in any such Commission shall die, resign, or be removed his or their Successor and Successors in Office for the Time being shall execute such

Commission. Commence- XIV. And be it enacted, That this Act shall commence and

take effect on and from and after the Fifteenth Day of July Act may be One thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven; and that this altered.

Act may be repealed, altered, or amended during this present
Session of Parliament.

ment of Act.

CAP. XLIX. An Act to amend certain Laws of Excise relating to the Duties on Malt made in the United Kingdom.

[12th July 1837.] : WHEREAS an Act was passed in the Seventh and Eighth

Years of the Reign of His Majesty King George the 7 & 8 G.4. c.52. Fourth, intituled An Act to consolidate and amend certain Laws

relating to the Revenue of Excise on Malt made in the United Kingdom, and for amending the Laws relating to Brewers in Ireland, and to the Allowance in respect of the Malt Duty on

Spirits made in Scotland and Ireland from Malt only: And • whereas an Act was passed in the Eleventh Year of the Reign • of His said Majesty for altering and amending the said Act: • And whereas it is expedient to alter and amend the said

recited Acts:' 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

11 G. 4. c. 17.

Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That So much of so much of the said recited Act passed in the Eleventh Year 11 G.4. c. 17. of the Reign of His said Majesty as enacts, “ that there shall keeping of be delivered by the proper Officer of Exçise to every Maltster Barley Books or Maker of Malt a Book prepared for such Purposes as herein- by Maltsters

repealed. after mentioned, to be kept by such Maltster or Maker of Malt in some public and open Part of his or her entered Premises, for the Inspection of the Officers of Excise; and every Maltster and Maker of Malt shall, on the same Day on which he shall steep any Corn or Grain to be made into Malt, and within Three Hours after any Corn or Grain shall have been covered with Water for the Purpose of wetting or steeping the same to be made into Malt, enter in such Book and in the proper Columns to be prepared for such Purposes respectively a true and particular Account of the Quantity in Bushels of the Corn or Grain so wetted or steeped, and shall enter against and immediately opposite to every such Entry the particular Day and Hour of the Day on and at which such Corn or Grain was so wetted or steeped and covered with Water, and shall on the next Survey of the Officer of Excise produce to such Officer the said Book, with the said Entries therein, for his Information ; and if any Maltster or Maker of Malt shall not keep such Book, or shall neglect or refuse to make any such Entry as aforesaid, or to produce such Book with such Entries therein to the Officer of Excise on his next Survey, or shall convey away or conceal the same, or shall destroy or tear out any Leaf thereof, or cancel, obliterate, destroy, or alter any Entry therein, or make any false Entry therein, or shall refuse to permit any Officer of Excise at any Time to inspect such Book, or to make any Minute therein, or to take any Extract therefrom, as to such Officer shall seem meet, or to remove or take away such Book, leaving a new Book for the like Purpose in lieu thereof, or if any Maltster or Maker of Malt shall have wetted or steeped any greater or less Quantity of Corn or Grain than shall be stated in the Entry thereof in the said Book, every Maltster or Maker of Malt so offending shall for every such Offence forfeit and lose the Sum of Fifty Pounds; provided that no Maltster or Maker of Malt shall be subject to the said Penalty for or by reason of his having steeped or wetted any greater or less Quantity of Corn or Grain than shall be stated in the Entry thereof, if the Quantity wetted shall not be greater or less than the Quantity entered in the Proportion of One Bushelin Twenty,” shall be and the same is hereby repealed.

II. And be it enacted, That in all Cases in the said recited Respecting Acts respectively in which any Maltster or Maker of Malt shall Notices rebe required to give any Notice to an Officer of Excise, the Time quired to be for giving such Notice shall be the same as is required to be Maltsters. given where the Malthouse is situate in a City or Market Town, or in the Suburbs thereof, notwithstanding the Malthouse of the Maltster or Maker of Malt giving such Notice may not be so situated.

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