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An Act for consolidating in One Act certain Provisions usually inserted in Acts authorizing the making of Railways. [8th May 1845.]
HEREAS it is expedient to comprise in One general Act sundry Provisions usually introduced into Acts of Parliament authorizing the Construction of Railways, and that, as well for the Purpose of avoiding the Necessity of repeating such Provisions in each of the several Acts relating to such Undertakings, as for ensuring greater Uniformity in the Provisions themselves: And whereas a Bill is now pending in Parliament, intituled An Act for consolidating in One Act certain Provisions usually inserted in Acts authorizing the taking of Lands for Undertakings of a public Nature, and which is intended to be called "The Lands Clauses Consolidation Act, 1845" May it therefore please Your Majesty that it may be enacted; and 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 this Act shall apply to every Operation of Railway which shall by any Act which shall hereafter be passed be this Act conauthorized to be constructed, and this Act shall be incorporated with fined to such Act; and all the Clauses and Provisions of this Act, save so far ways. as they shall be expressly varied or excepted by any such Act, shall apply to the Undertaking authorized thereby, so far as the same shall
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be applicable to such Undertaking, and shall, as well as the Clauses and Provisions of every other Act which shall be incorporated with such Act, form Part of such Act, and be construed together therewith as forming One Act.
And with respect to the Construction of this Act and of other Acts to be incorporated therewith, be it enacted as follows:
II. The Expression "the special Act," used in this Act, shall be construed to mean any Act which shall be hereafter passed authorizing the Construction of a Railway, and with which this Act shall be so incorporated as aforesaid; and the Word "prescribed," used in this Act in reference to any Matter herein stated, shall be construed to refer to such Matter as the same shall be prescribed or provided for in the special Act; and the Sentence in which such Word shall occur shall be construed as if, instead of the Word "prescribed," the Expression "prescribed for that Purpose in the special Act" had been used; and the Expression "the Lands" shall mean the Lands which shall by the special Act be authorized to be taken or used for the "the Under- Purposes thereof; and the Expression "the Undertaking" shall mean taking." the Railway and Works, of whatever Description, by the special Act authorized to be executed.
III. The following Words and Expressions, both in this and the tions in this special Act, shall have the Meanings hereby assigned to them, unless there be something in the Subject or Context repugnant to such Construction; (that is to say,)
special Act: Number:
"Month:" "Superior Courts:"
Words importing the Singular Number only shall include the
Words importing the Masculine Gender only shall include
The Word "Lands" shall include Messuages, Lands, Tenements,
The Word "Lease" shall include an Agreement for a Lease:
The Word "Goods" shall include Things of every Kind conveyed
The Word" Month" shall mean Calendar Month:
The Expression "Superior Courts" shall mean Her Majesty's Superior Courts of Record at Westminster or Dublin, as the Case may require :
The Word" Oath" shall include Affirmation in the Case of Quakers,
The Word "County" shall include any Riding or other like
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The Word "Sheriff" shall include Under Sheriff or other legally « the She-
The Expression "the Company" shall mean the Company or "the Com-
The Expression "the Railway" shall mean the Railway and the Rail-
The Expression "the Board of Trade" shall, mean the Lords of « Board of
The Expression "the Bank" shall mean the Bank of England, "the Bank:"
The Expression "Turnpike Road" shall, when applied to any « Turnpike