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Commissioners empowered to purchase or hire additional Land to be occupied with Workhouses;
and also for the Erection of a School for cer
the North and South Dublin Unions.
10 VICT lating the Use of such Chapel or Apartment for such Purpose as they shall deem expedient.
XX. And whereas by the said first-recited Act the Poor Law Commissioners are empowered to purchase or hire Land, not exceeding Twelve Acres Imperial Measure, to be occupied with the Workhouse of any Union in Ireland;' be it enacted, That it shall be lawful for the Poor Law Commissioners to purchase or hire, in addition to such Twelve Acres, Land not exceeding Three Statute Acres, to be occupied by the Guardians of any Union, any Portion of the said last-mentioned Land so to be occupied being either contiguous to or detached from the Site on which any Workhouse stands, as shall be found most convenient in each Case; and it shall be lawful for such lastmentioned Land to be used for the Site of a Fever Ward, or as a Cemetery for the Burial of deceased Inmates of the Workhouse, or for any other Purpose which the said Commissioners shall approve; and the Poor Law Commissioners are hereby empowered to erect such Fever Ward on such Land to be so purchased or hired as last aforesaid.
XXI. And whereas Provision is now made in each of the ' Unions called the North Dublin Union and South Dublin' tain Children in Union respectively for the Maintenance and Education of destitute poor Children, and it is expedient that the Guardians of the Poor of the said Unions should be enabled to join in the Occupation of a School for the Maintenance and Education of the Children receiving Relief in the Workhouses of the 'said Unions;' be it enacted, That the Poor Law Commissioners be empowered to hire or purchase Land not exceeding Twenty-five Statute Acres, and to erect thereon a suitable Building, according to a Plan approved by them, and sealed with their Seal, to be used and occupied as a School for the Reception, Maintenance, and Education of Children not above the Age of Fifteen Years, being Inmates of one or other of the Workhouses of the North Dublin and South Dublin Unions, and the Guardians of each of the said Unions shall contribute to the Cost of hiring or purchasing such Lands, and of erecting such Building, and of upholding, repairing, or altering the same, in the Proportion which the net annual Value of the one Union bears to the net annual Value of the other, and shall contribute in the same Proportion to defray the Expences of furnishing and fitting up the said School, and providing all Articles, Implements, and Requisites, for the common Use of the Inmates thereof; but the Maintenance of the Children belonging to each Union which the Guardians of such Union shall direct and send to be educated in such School shall be at the separate Cost of the Union, and the Proportion of the Cost of Maintenance to be charged on each Union shall be calculated, and shall be defrayed by the Guardians of the Union, in such Manner as the Poor Law Commissioners shall direct: Provided that the Guardians of each Union shall not be entitled to send to be maintained and educated in such School a Number of Children exceeding that Proportion of the whole Number to be at one
Time maintained in the said School which agrees with the Proportion borne by the net annual Value of the Union to the net annual Value of both Unions, except with the Consent of the Poor Law Commissioners in that Behalf first had and obtained; provided also, that the Quantity of Land to be Quantity of purchased or hired for the Purpose aforesaid shall not be greater Land to be purchased than the Quantity which, under the Provisions of the said firstrecited Act and this Act may be purchased or hired and occupied together with the Workhouses of the said Two Unions, and that the Expenditure to be incurred in building the said School shall not be greater than might be incurred for the Erection of Workhouses or additional Workhouses in the said Unions under the said Acts.
XXII. And be it enacted, That the Management of the said School to be School shall be conducted by a Board of Management, con- Board of conducted by a sisting of so many Members of the respective Boards of Guar- Management dians of the North Dublin and South Dublin Unions as the chosen from the Guardians Poor Law Commissioners shall by Order under their Seal of the North direct, and such Members shall be chosen by the Guardians of and South the said Unions, in such Proportions, and at such Times and in Dublin Unions. such Manner, as the Commissioners shall direct; and the Chairman of each of the said Unions shall be an ex-officio Member of the said Board of Management; and the said Board of Management shall meet, Three Members thereof being present to form a Board, and shall exercise their Functions and perform their Duties in accordance with the Rules and Regulations issued by the Poor Law Commissioners for their Guidance and Control; and it shall be lawful for the Poor Law Commissioners to authorize and direct the said Board of Management to appoint Officers for the Superintendence of the said School, of such Description and with such Qualifications as the said Commissioners shall deem fitting and expedient, and to prescribe the Duties to be performed by the said Officers respectively; and every such Officer shall be subject in all respects to the Control of the Poor Law Commissioners and the Board of Management, in the same Manner as other Officers appointed under the Acts in force for the Relief of the Poor are subject to the Control of the Poor Law Commissioners and the Guardians of the Union whereof they are Officers, and shall be liable to Removal in the same Manner.
chase Land and
XXIII. And be it enacted, That all the Provisions of the Powers to pursaid first-recited Act which relate to the Purchase and Convey- erect Buildings. ance of Land for the Erection of Workhouses, and which empower the Poor Law Commissioners to direct the Guardians of any Union to raise or borrow the Sums necessary to defray the Expence of hiring or purchasing such Land and building such Workhouses, and all Provisions of the said Act which relate to the borrowing of Money by the Guardians for the Purposes aforesaid, shall extend and apply to the Purchase and Conveyance of Land, and the Erection of Buildings thereon under the Provisions of this Act. XXIV. And
Unions may be formed into
School Districts for the Management of infant
moval, and Salaries of Officers.
XXIV. And for the Purpose of extending to other Parts of Ireland the Benefit of the Provisions of this Act, as hereinbefore made applicable for the Establishment of Schools in the North and South Dublin Union, be it enacted, That it shall be lawful for the said Commissioners, as and when they may see fit, by Order under their Hands and Seals, to combine Unions into School Districts for the Management of any Class or Classes of infant Poor not above the Age of Sixteen Years, being chargeable to any such Union or any Part thereof, who are Orphans, or are deserted by their Parents, or whose Parents or surviving Parent or Guardian are consenting to the placing of such Children in the School of such District.
XXV. And be it enacted, That the Poor Law Commispointment, Re- sioners shall have the same Power and Authority in respect of all Officers appointed under this Act to define and prescribe the Qualifications of such Officers, and their Duties, and the Places or Limits within which those Duties shall be performed respectively, and to determine the Continuance in Office or Removal of such Officers, and to appoint fit and proper Persons in their Room, on the Neglect or Refusal of the Parties competent in that Behalf to appoint, and to regulate from Time to Time the Salaries payable to such Officers, and the Mode of Payment thereof, and the Proportions in which the Salaries shall be charged to the Electoral Divisions of a Union, as the said Commissioners have in respect of paid Officers appointed under the Acts now in force for the Relief of the destitute Poor in Ireland; and the Officers appointed under this Act shall be subject to the same Disqualification or Removal from Office, and shall be liable to the same Penalties and Forfeitures, Actions, Indictments, or other Proceedings, criminal or civil, as the paid Officers appointed under the Provisions of the said Acts now in force as aforesaid.
subject to the
XXVI. And be it enacted, That the Administration of of Relief to be Relief under this Act shall be subject to the Direction and Control of the Poor Law Commissioners; and all Orders, Rules, and Regulations made by the said Commissioners in execution of this Act shall be of the same Force and Effect, and shall be subject to the same Conditions, as Orders, Rules, and Regulations of the said Commissioners issued in execution of the said Acts now in force.
XXVII. And be it enacted, That the Guardians of every Expenditure to Union and their Officers shall keep Accounts, in such Form as the Poor Law Commissioners shall prescribe, of all Expenditure under this Act, and all the Provisions of the said Acts now in force for the Relief of the destitute Poor in Ireland, which relate to the auditing of Accounts of the Guardians and other Persons liable to account under the said Acts, and to the Verification of such Accounts on Oath or otherwise, and to the Disallowance or Reduction of Charges, and to the Recovery of Balances found by the Auditor to be due from such Guardians or other Persons as aforesaid; and all the Provisions of the said Acts which relate
to the Powers, Duties, and Proceedings of the Auditors of Unions shall extend and apply to the Accounts of the Expenditure of the Guardians and their Officers under this Act, and to the Balances found to be due thereon from the said Guardians or Officers respectively, and to the Recovery of the said Balances.
XXVIII. And be it enacted, That in every Case of Dis- Recovery of allowance or Reduction by the Auditor in the Accounts of any Sums disUnion, the Auditor shall make and sign a Certificate of such Disallowance or Reduction on the Face of the Book or Account wherein the Charges so disallowed or reduced shall appear, and shall debit the Amount disallowed to the Guardian or Guardians by whose Signature or Initials the Expenditure of the Sum so disallowed shall have been authorized, or if not authorized by the Guardians, then to the Officer or Officers by whom such Expenditure shall have been made, and the Sum so disallowed. shall be payable by the Person or Persons debited therewith to the Treasurer of the Union, and it shall be lawful for the said Auditor to proceed for the Recovery thereof, by all the Ways and Means provided by the said first-recited Act for the Recovery of Balances found by the Auditor to be due from any Guardian, Treasurer, or other Person having the Control of the Poor Rate, or accountable for such Balances, or in lieu thereof the said Auditor may summon the Person or Persons so debited to appear before any Two Justices of the County in which the Workhouse of the Union shall be situate, and the said Justices shall, on the Production of the said Certificate of Disallowance or Reduction, inquire whether the Sum disallowed has been paid to the Treasurer of the Union, and on Failure of due Proof thereof by or on the Part of the Person or Persons so debited as aforesaid, shall adjudge the said Person or Persons to pay the said Sum, together with the Costs of the Application, to the said Auditor; and on Failure of such Payment forthwith, shall cause the said Sum and Costs to be levied by Warrant of Distress upon the Goods and Chattels of the said Person or Persons, wheresoever the same may be found, and to be paid to the said Auditor, who shall thereupon pay over the Sum so disallowed and recovered to the Treasurer of the Union.
XXIX. And be it enacted, That so much of the said first- Annual Return recited Act as provides that there shall be laid annually before of Expenditure both Houses of Parliament, on or before the First Day of May relieved. in every Year, an Account of the Expenditure upon the Relief of the Poor in each Union in Ireland, and of the total Number relieved in each Union, during the Year ended on the First Day of January preceding, shall be repealed; and that in lieu thereof an Account shall annually be laid before Parliament, on or before the First Day of May, of the Expenditure on the Relief of the Poor in each Union in Ireland, and of the total Number relieved in each, during the Year ended on the Twenty-ninth Day of September preceding.
XXX. And be it enacted, That the said Acts now in force Former Acts for the Relief of the destitute Poor in Ireland and this Act shall and this Act to be One Act. Y 4.
Act may be amended, &c.
9 & 10 Vict. c.1.
10 VICT. be construed as One Act, except so far as the Provisions of any one of such Acts may alter the Provisions of any previous Act. XXXI. And be it enacted, That this Act may be amended or repealed by any Act to be passed in this Session of Parlia
An Act to facilitate the Improvement of Landed Pro-
ment held in the First and Second Years of the Reign 1&2 W. 4. c. 33. of His late Majesty King William the Fourth, intituled An Act for the Extension and Promotion of Public Works in Ireland, it was amongst other things enacted, that it should and might be lawful for the Commissioners of Public Works acting ' in execution of the said Act to make Loans and Advances in aid of the Drainage, Embankment, reclaiming, or other Improvement of Land on the Credit of Mortgages, Assignments, or other Assurances of the Estate and Interest, Freehold or Leasehold, on such Land as might be the Subject of such Drainage, Embankment, Reclamation, or other Improvement, upon the Terms and Conditions in the said Act mentioned: And whereas by an Act passed in the Session of Parliament ⚫ held in the Ninth and Tenth Years of the Reign of Her present Majesty, intituled An Act for the further Amendment of the Acts for the Extension and Promotion of Public Works in Ireland, it was enacted, that it should and might be lawful for the Commissioners of Public Works in Ireland, subject to ⚫ such Conditions and Restrictions as are therein-after provided, to make any Loan or Advance for the Purposes aforesaid: And whereas a further Act was passed in the Session of Parliament held in the Ninth and Tenth Years of the Reign of 'Her present Majesty, intituled An Act to authorize the Advance of Public Money to a limited Amount, to promote the Improvement of Land in Great Britain and Ireland by Works of Drainage: And whereas it is expedient that so much of the said thirdly-recited Act as extends to Ireland should be repealed, and that greater Facilities, under proper Conditions and Restrictions, should be given for the Improvement of Lands in Ireland: 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, That so much of the said thirdly-recited Act as authorizes the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury to issue for Loans to be made under the Provisions of the said Act any Sums of Money not exceeding One million of Pounds for Ireland, and all the Provisions and Powers in the said Act contained relating to Ireland, and to the Commissioners of Public Works in Ireland, shall be repealed, subject to the Provisions herein-after contained for
9 & 10 Vict. c. 101.
So much of
9 & 10 Vict.
c. 101. as authorizes the issuing of 1,000,000l. for Ireland repealed.