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Irish Silver Wire respectively, and upon Irish Gold Thread, Gold Lace or Gold Fringe made of Plate Wire spun upon Silk, ' and upon Irish Silver Thread, Silver Lace or Silver Fringe made ' of Plate Wire spun upon Silk, and which shall be severally im'ported into Great Britain direct from Ireland; and certain Drawbacks are also by the said recited Acts respectively allowed upon Gold Thread, Gold Lace or Gold Fringe made of Plate Wire spun upon Silk, such Plate Wire being made of Gilt Wire made in Great Britain, for which all the Duties shall have been paid, and upon all Silver Thread, Silver Lace or Silver Fringe made of Plate Wire spun upon Silk, such Plate Wire being made of ‹ Silver Wire made in Great Britain, for which all the Duties ‹ imposed in respect thereof shall have been paid, and which shall severally be duly exported as Merchandize to Foreign Parts: 'And Whereas by another Act passed in the Sixth Year of the 6 G.4. c.81. Reign of His present Majesty King George the Fourth, to repeal 'several Duties payable on Excise Licences in Great Britain and Ireland, and to impose other Duties in lieu thereof, and to amend the Laws for granting Excise Licences, a Duty is imposed upon every Licence thereby required to be taken out by every Wire Drawer or other Person who shall draw or cause to be drawn any Gilt or Silver Wire, commonly called Big Wire: And Whereas it is expedient to repeal the several Duties and Draw• backs hereinbefore recited, and so much and such Parts of a certain Act, passed in the Tenth Year of the Reign of Her late 10 Ann. c.26. Majesty Queen Anne (amongst other Things), for laying additional Duties on Hides and Skins, Vellum and Parchment, and new Duties on Starch, Coffee, Tea, Drugs, Gilt and Silver Wire, and Policies of Insurance, to secure a yearly Fund for Satisfaction of Orders to the Contributors of a further Sum of One million eight hundred thousand Pounds towards Her Majesty's Supply, as relate to Gilt and Silver Wire and Big Wire respectively;' Be it therefore enacted, That from and after the Fifth Day of July One thousand eight hundred and twenty six, the said several Duties and Drawbacks hereinbefore recited, and so much and such Parts of the said Act passed in the said Tenth Year of the Reign of Her said late Majesty as relates to Gilt Wire, Silver Wire, and Big Wire respectively, shall be and the same are hereby respectively repealed, save and except as to any Arrear of such Duties which shall at that Time remain unpaid, and as to any Penalty or repealed. Forfeiture theretofore incurred in respect of such Duties and Drawbacks, or under so much of such Act of Her late Majesty Queen Anne as is hereby repealed.

Duties and
Drawbacks on
Gold and Silver
Gold and
Wire, and

Silver Thread and Lace, of 10 Ann. c.26.

7 GEO. IV.

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CAP.

56 G.9. c.86.

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Aliens who shall be in the Realm at Commencement of Act shall make a

CAP. LIV.

An Act for the Registration of Aliens.

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[26th May 1826.]

HEREAS in the Fifty sixth Year of the Reign of His late

lishing Regulations respecting Aliens arriving in or resident in this Kingdom, in certain Cases, for Two Years from the passing of this Act, and until the End of the Session of Parliament in which the said Two Years shall expire, if Parliament shall be then sitting; which Act has by several subsequent Acts been continued, and will expire in the Course of the present Year: And Whereas it is expedient that in lieu of the Regulations of the said Act Provision should be made for a complete Registration of all Aliens in this Realm;' Be it therefore enacted by the King'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 every Alien who shall at the Commencement of this Act be in this Realm, shall on the same Day, or within Fourteen Days thereafter, make a Declaration in Writing of his or her Place of Abode, Names, Rank, Declaration of Occupation and Description; and if a Domestic Servant, then also the Place of Abode, Names, Rank and Description of his or her Master or Mistress, and of the Country and Place from whence he or she came, or of which he or she is a Native, and of the Time when he or she last came from Foreign Parts into this Realm; and Office, as herein shall, within the said Fourteen Days, transmit such Declaration by the Post, if in Great Britain, to One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State at the Alien Office in Westminster, aud if in Ireland, to the Chief Secretary of the Lord Lieutenant or Chief Governor of Ireland; such Declaration being signed by the Party making it, if he or she be able to write, or otherwise being attested by a Magistrate of the Place, or by the officiating Minister of the Parish, or by One or more of the Churchwardens or Overseers of the Poor of the Parish or Township where such Alien shall be: Provided always, that One Declaration shall be sufficient for a Parent or Parents and any Number of Children, if made in Manner aforesaid by the Father, or in case of his Death or Incapacity, by the Mother.

Particulars

herein mentioned, and

transmit the same to Alien

mentioned.

One Declaration for each Family.

Masters of Vessels arriving from Foreign Parts to make Declaration of Aliens.

Penalty,

II. And be it further enacted, That the Master of every Vessel which, after the Commencement of this Act, shall arrive in this Realm from Foreign Parts, shall immediately on his Arrival declare in Writing to the Chief Officer of the Customs at the Port of Arrival, whether there is, to the best of his Knowledge, any Alien on board his Vessel, and whether any Alien hath, to his Knowledge, landed therefrom at any Place within this Realm; and shall in his said Declaration specify the Number of Aliens (if any) on board his Vessel, or who have, to his Knowledge, landed therefrom, and their Names, Rank, Occupation and Description, as far as he shall be informed thereof; and if the Master of any such Vessel shall refuse or neglect to make such Declaration, or shall make a false Declaration, he shall for every such Offence forfeit the Sum of Twenty Pounds, and the further Sum of Ten Pounds for each Alien who shall have been on board at the Time of the Arrival of 19 such

such Vessel, or who shall have, to his Knowledge, landed therefrom within this Realm, whom such Master shall wilfully have refused or neglected to declare; and in case such Master shall Vessel detained neglect or refuse forthwith to pay such Penalty, it shall be lawful till Payment. for any Officer of the Customs, and he is hereby required to detain such Vessel until the same shall be paid: Provided always, that Proviso for nothing hereinbefore contained shall extend to any Mariner whom Foreign Mathe Master shall certify in Writing by him subscribed to be actually riners navigatemployed in the Navigation of such Vessel during the Time that ing Vessel. such Mariner shall remain so actually employed; which Certificate so subscribed every such Master is hereby required to give.

Alien on

Arrival from abroad to declare Particu

lars, and deliver his Passport.

III. And be it further enacted, That every Alien who shall after the Commencement of this Act arrive in any Part of the United Kingdom from Foreign Parts, or pass from Great Britain to Ireland or from Ireland to Great Britain, shall immediately after such Arrival or Passage deliver to the Chief Officer of the Customs at the Port of Debarkation any Passport which shall be in his or her Possession, and declare in Writing to such chief Officer or verbally make to him a Declaration, to be by him reduced into Writing, of the Name of the Vessel in which he or she shall have arrived, and also of his or her Names, Rank, Occupation and Description, and if a Domestic Servant, then also the Names, Rank and Description of his or her Master or Mistress; and shall also in like Manner declare the Country and Place from whence he or she shall then have come, and the Place within this Realm to which he or she is then going, and the Name and Place of Abode of the Person within this Realm (if any) to whom he or she is known, which Declaration shall be made in or reduced into such Form as shall be approved by One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State; and if any such Alien coming into this Realm shall neglect or refuse to deliver up his or her Passport, he shall forfeit and pay the Sum of Five Pounds; and if he or she shall neglect Penalty. or refuse to make such Declaration, or shall wilfully make any false Declaration, he or she shall be punished in the Manner hereinafter mentioned.

IV. And be it further enacted, That the Officer of the Customs to whom such Passport shall be delivered and Declaration made, shall immediately register such Declaration in a Book to be kept by him for that Purpose, (in which Book Certificates shall be printed in Blank, and Counterparts thereof, in such Form as shall be approved by One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State,) and shall insert therein the several Particulars by this Act required in proper Columns, in both Parts thereof, excepting such Particulars as shall be inserted in the Column of Remarks, which shail be entered only in One of such Parts, and shall cut off One Part of such Certificate containing all the Particulars, excepting such as shall be contained in the Column of Remarks, and deliver the same to the Alien who shall have made such Declaration.

V. And be it further enacted, That the Chief Officer of the Customs in every Port shall within Two Days transmit the Declaration of every Master of a Vessel, and every Passport, and a true Copy of every such Certificate, if in Great Britain, to One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State at the Alien Office in Westminster, and if in Ireland, to the Chief Secretary for Ireland. N 2

VI. And

Officer of Customs to register Declaration,

and deliver a Certificate to

Alien.

Officer of Cus

toms to trausmit Declaration, &c. to

Alien Office.

Alien to pro

duce or transmit Certificate to Alien Office, and make Declaration where

he intends to reside.

Punishment.

Alien to declare Residence Half yearly.

Punishment.

Secretary of State, &c. may require a more frequent Declaration.

Alien neglecting. Punishment.

Alien making false Declar

ations, or ne

VI. And be it further enacted, That every Alien arriving in this Realm after the Commencement of this Act, shall, within One Week after his or her Arrival at the Place which shall be expressed in such Certificate as the Place to which he or she proposes to go, produce such Certificate, if such Place shall be in the City of Westminster, or within Five Miles thereof, at the Alien Office in Westminster, and shall declare in Writing at what Place he or she intends to reside; and if the Place expressed in the Certificate shall be out of the Limits aforesaid, shall make a Declaration in Writing at what Place he or she intends to reside, and transmit the same by the Post, if in Great Britain, to One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State at the Alien Office in Westminster, and if in Ireland, to the Chief Secretary for Ireland; and if any such Alien shall neglect or refuse to produce such Certificate, or to make or transmit such Declaration as aforesaid, or shall wilfully make or transmit any false Declaration respecting any of the Particulars aforesaid, he or she shall be punished in the Manner hereinafter mentioned.

VII. And be it further enacted, That every Alien being in this Realm after the Commencement of this Act, shall, on the First Day of January and on the First Day of July in every Year, or within One Week after those respective Days, make a Declaration in Writing of his or her Place of Residence, and therein state at what Place he or she intends in future to reside, and shall within the same Week transmit such Declaration by the Post, if in Great Britain, to One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State at the Alien Office in Westminster, and if in Ireland, to the Chief Secretary for Ireland; and if any Alien shall neglect or refuse to make or transmit such Declaration as last aforesaid, or shall wilfully make or transmit any false Declaration, he or she shall be punished in the Manner hereinafter mentioned.

VIII. And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State to require any Alien, being in Great Britain, and for the Chief Secretary for Ireland to require any Alien, being in Ireland, to make a Declaration of his or her actual Place of Residence, and of the Place at which he or she intends to reside in future, at shorter Intervals than such a Declaration is hereinbefore required, which Intervals may be either limited by Time, or made to depend on the Alien's Change of Residence, as to such Principal Secretary or Chief Secretary respectively shall seem meet; and such Requisition may be made either by a Warrant under the Hand and Seal of such Principal Secretary or Chief Secretary respectively, to be delivered to the Alien, or left at his or her last declared Place of Residence, or otherwise by a Notice to be published in the London Gazette, or in the Dublin Gazette, as the Case may be; and every Alien named in any such Warrant or Notice shall make and transmit such Declaration as often as he or she shall be required so to do by such Warrant or Notice; and if he or she shall neglect or refuse so to do, he or she shall be punished in the Manner hereinafter mentioned.

IX. And be it further enacted, That if any Alien in any of the Cases aforesaid shall neglect to make such Declaration as is by this Act required, or to transmit the same, in the Cases in which he is

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required so to do, within the Time in that Behalf limited, or shall glecting to wilfully make or transmit any false Declaration, every Person so make same. offending shall, upon Conviction thereof before Two Justices of the Peace, for every such Offence, either forfeit any Sum not exceeding Fifty Pounds, or be imprisoned for any Time not exceeding Penalty. Six Months, at the Discretion of such Justices.

X. And be it further enacted, That upon the Receipt at the Certificate to be Alien Office, or at the Office of the Chief Secretary for Ireland, forwarded to of any Declaration, in any of the Cases aforesaid, such Clerk as Alien. shall be for that Purpose nominated by One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, or by the Chief Secretary for Ireland respectively, shall within Three Days make out, in such Form as shall be for that Purpose approved by One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, a Certificate, setting forth the Names, Contents Rank, Occupation and Description of the Alien, and his or her thereof. Place of Abode, and shall transmit the same by the Post to such Alien; and if any Alien shall, by his or her Default, not be pos- Not having sessed of such Certificate, or shall without any lawful Excuse Certificate, or reside in any other Place than that expressed in such Certificate, residing elseevery such Alien shall for every such Offence forfeit the Sum of Twenty Pounds; and if any Alien, being required by any Justice Penalty. of the Peace to produce such Certificate, shall refuse or neglect so to do, he or she shall be deemed not to be possessed of any Certificate.

where.

Alien on Departure may

have his Pass

port sent to the

XI. And be it further enacted, That where any Alien, about to depart from this Realm after the Commencement of this Act, shall be desirous of having Possession of the Passport by him or her delivered on his or her Debarkation, and shall notify by Letter Port, and deto the Alien Office in Westminster, or to the Chief Secretary's livered to him Office in Dublin, the Port at which he or she intends to embark, on making Dethe proper Clerk of those respective Offices shall forthwith transmit claration. such Passport by the Post to the Chief Officer of the Customs of the Port so notified, to be by him delivered to such Alien, on his or her making the Declaration hereinafter next mentioned; and every such Alien shall, before his or her Embarkation, declare in Writing his or her Intention of departing, and shall deliver such Declaration to the Chief Officer of the Customs at the Port of Departure, who shall forthwith transmit the same, if in Great Britain, to One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State at the Alien Office in Westminster, and if in Ireland, to the Chief Secretary for Ireland; and if any Alien shall neglect to make such Neglect of Declaration, or to deliver the same to the Chief Officer of the Cus- Declaration. toms at the Port of Departure, he or she shall for every such Penalty. Offence forfeit the Sum of Five Pounds.

XII. And be it further enacted, That if any Certificate issued to any Alien by virtue of this Act shall be lost, mislaid or destroyed, and such Alien shall produce to One of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace Proof thereof, and shall make it appear to the Satisfaction of such Justice that he or she hath duly conformed with this Act, it shall be lawful for such Justice, and he is hereby required, to testify the same under his Hand, and such Alien shall thereby be entitled to demand a fresh Certificate, which shall be of the like Force and Effect as the Certificate so lost, mislaid or destroyed.

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XIII. And

New Certifi cates to be issued in lieu of

such as are

lost.

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