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as aforesaid with the Materials so given out, and if such Workman shall complain thereof to any Justice of the Peace having Jurisdiction in the Place where the Materials shall have been delivered out or where the Workman shall reside, such Justice may summon such Manufacturer or Agent to attend before Two Justices at a Time or Place appointed for hearing the Complaint, and set forth in the Summons; and if the Person to whom such Summons so directed appears according to the Tenor thereof, or if he does not appear, and the due Service of the Summons is proved, the said Justices may proceed to hear and determine the Complaint; and if such Neglect or Refusal as aforesaid be proved, either by the Confession of the Party complained against, or by the Oath of the Complainant or of any other credible Witness or Witnesses, such Justices may convict such Offender, and may upon such Conviction adjudge him to pay such Penalty not exceeding Five Pounds, together with the Costs attending the Conviction, as such Justices shall think fit, and the Party so adjudged to pay such Penalty and Costs shall pay the same accordingly: Provided always, that in all Convictions of Adjudications under this Act, One at least of the convicting or adjudicating Justices shall be a Person not engaged in any Manufacture, Trade, Occupation, or Employment to which this Act extends, and shall not be the Father, Son, or Brother of any such Person.
V. And be it enacted, That if any of the Parties to the said Complaint shall make Oath before any Justice having cognizance of such Complaint that he or she believes that the Attendance of any Person as a Witness will be material to the hearing of such Complaint, such Justice may summon such Person, having been paid or tendered a reasonable Sum for his Expences, to appear give Evidence on Oath at a Time and Place set forth in the said Summons; and if any Person so summoned shall not appear at the Time and Place set forth in the said Summons, and shall not make Excuse for the Default to the Satisfaction of the Justices there present, and if the due Service of the Summons be proved, or if such Person appearing according to the Summons shall not submit to be examined as a Witness, then such Justices may adjudge such Person so making default in appearing or refusing to give Evidence to pay such Penalty not exceeding Two Pounds as such Justices shall think fit, and the Party so adjudged to pay such Penalty shall pay the same accordingly.
VI. And be it enacted, That every Summons required by this Act shall be served by delivering the same to the Person summoned, or by leaving the same at his or her usual Place of Abode, Twenty-four Hours at least before the Time appointed by the Summons for such Person to appear.
VII. And be it enacted, That if any such Penalty or Costs 80 adjudged by any Justices to be paid is not paid immediately upon Adjudication, such Justices may issue their Warrant to distrain and sell the Goods and Chattels of the Person so adjudged to pay the same, for the Amount thereof, with Costs; and the Proceeds of such Distress, after paying the Penalty and Costs, and the Costs of such Distress and Sale, shall be paid over to the Person convicted; and the said Penalty shall be paid over to the Sheriff or other proper Officer of the County, City, Borough, or Place in
which such Conviction shall take place, for Her Majesty's Use, and shall be returned to the Court of Quarter Sessions, under the Provisions of an Act passed in the Third Year of the Reign of King George the Fourth, intituled An Act for the more speedy 3G. 4. c. 46. Return and levying of Fines, Penalties, and Forfeitures, and Recognizances estreated.
VIII. And be it enacted, That no Order or Conviction, or No Certiorari Proceeding touching the same respectively, shall be quashed for Want of Form, or be removed by Certiorari or otherwise into any of Her Majesty's Superior Courts of Record; and that when any Distress shall have been made for levying any Money by virtue of this Act the Distress itself shall not be deemed unlawful, nor the Party making the same a Trespasser, on account of any Defect or Want of Form in the Summons, Warrant, Conviction, Warrant of Distress, or other Proceedings in relation thereto, nor shall the Party distraining be deemed a Trespasser from the Beginning on account of any Irregularity afterwards committed by him, but the Person aggrieved by such Irregularity may recover full Satisfaction for special Damage (if any) by Action on the Case.
IX. And be it enacted, That the Word "Manufacturer" in this Interpretation Act shall be understood to mean any Person furnishing the of Act. Materials of Work to be wrought into Hosiery Goods, to be sold or disposed of on his own Account, and the Word " Agent" to include any Person conveying or delivering the same to the Workman, and the Word "Workman" any Person actually employed in the Manufacture of the same.
X. And be it enacted, That this Act may be amended or repealed Alteration of by any Act to be passed in the present Session of Parliament.
If the Material to be manufactured be into Stockings:
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An Act to provide for the Payment of Compensation Allowances to certain Persons connected with the Courts of Law in England, for Loss of Fees and Emoluments.
[4th August 1845.] WHEREAS the lawful Fees and Emoluments of the Clerks
of Dispensations and Faculties in Chancery, the Registrar of the Cinque Ports, the Clerks of the Petty Sessions at Deptford and Clapham, who respectively held or do now hold their Offices for Life, have been either wholly abolished or greatly diminished by the Operation of certain Acts of Parliament, and Advances on account of Compensation have heretofore been 'made to some of them out of the Grants of Parliament for Civil Contingencies: And whereas it is reasonable and just that Compensation should be permanently allowed to the said Persons for the Loss which they have sustained, out of the Consolidated Fund of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland :' 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 the Commissioners of Her Commissioners Majesty's Treasury for the Time being shall investigate the Claims of Her Maof the said Officers respectively by such Means and in such Manner jesty's Treasury as they may think proper; and if any such Claim shall be esta- to investigate Claims of cerblished to the Satisfaction of the said Commissioners or any Three tain Officers, of them they are hereby authorized and empowered to award to and award the Claimant, by Warrant under their Hands, such Compensa- Compensation tion by way of Annuity as they shall, under all the Circum- to them out of stances of the Case, think him entitled to for the Loss sustained; dated Fund. and such Compensation shall commence in each Case at such Time as the said Commissioners shall think proper, and shall be issued
3 & 4 Vict.c.108.
and paid and be payable out of and be charged and chargeable upon the Consolidated Fund of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland: Provided always, that an Account of such Compensation shall be laid before the Commons House of Parliament within Fourteen Days after the Date of the Warrant, if Parliament shall be then assembled, and if not then within Fourteen Days after the meeting of Parliament then next following.
CA P. LXXIX.
An Act to continue until the First Day of October One thousand eight hundred and forty-six, and to the End of the then Session of Parliament, the Exemption of Inhabitants of Parishes, Townships, and Villages from Liability to be rated as such, in respect of Stock in Trade or other Property, to the Relief of the Poor. [4th August 1845.] [3 & 4 Vict. c. 89. continued as in Title.]
An Act for regulating the Criminal Jurisdiction of Assistant
holden in the Third and Fourth Years of the Reign of 'Her present Majesty, intituled An Act for the Regulation of • Municipal Corporations in Ireland, it is, among other things enacted, that it shall be lawful for Her Majesty, if She shall be pleased, upon the Petition of the Council of any Borough, except the City of Dublin, as therein mentioned, to grant that a separate Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace, or a Court of Record, for the Trial of Civil Actions, shall thenceforward be ⚫ holden in and for such Borough; and it is thereby also enacted, that after the First Day of January therein mentioned the 'Justices assigned or hereafter to be assigned to keep the Peace in and for the County in which any Borough is situated, to ' which Her Majesty shall not have granted that a separate Court ' of Sessions of the Peace shall be holden in and for the same, 'shall exercise the Jurisdiction of Justices of the Peace in and for 'such Borough, as fully as by Law they and each of them can or ought to do in and for the said County: And whereas Her Majesty has not hitherto granted that any such separate Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace should be holden in any of the ⚫ Counties of Cities or Counties of Towns in the Schedule to this 'Act annexed named: And whereas Doubts have arisen as to whether the said Counties of Cities and Counties of Towns are included in the said last-recited Provision of the said recited Act; and it is expedient to provide for the holding of General or Quarter Sessions of the Peace in and for the said Counties of Cities and Counties of Towns: 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