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the purposes in the said Act mentioned should be provided and maintained, to which persons apprehended by constables or remanded by Justices in each of such counties, or other places, may be temporarily confined previously to their being committed for trial, or in execution of any sentence;

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more Counties, &c., which shall be

15€ 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 1. Lock-up assembled, and by the Authority of the same, THAT it shall be Houses may be provided

lawful for the Justices of the Peace in and for any county, and for the 10 for Two or

Mayor, Aldermen and Burgesses of any borough (having a separate

commission of the peace) to agree with the Justices of the Peace of maintained at any one or more county or counties, or with the Mayor, Aldermen and their joint expense. Burgesses of any one or more such borough or boroughs, that a Lock

up house shall be erected, hired or otherwise provided at some place 15
or places on or near any common boundary, or in any other situation
convenient for the purposes aforesaid, or that a Lock-up house for any
county or borough, or any Lock-up house, Strong-room or Cage which
might have been appropriated for a county under the said Act, and
which shall be in a situation convenient for the purposes aforesaid, shall 20
be appropriated, and, if necessary, enlarged or improved for such
purposes accordingly, and that the same shall be so provided or
appropriated, enlarged and irnproved, and shall be from time to time
repaired and] furnished, and a Superintendent Constable appointed
and paid for taking charge thereof, at the joint expense of the counties 25
and boroughs, by the Justices and Mayor, Aldermen and Burgesses
of which respectively such agreement shall be made, in such manner
and proportions as in the said agreement shall be specified : Provided
always, That no such Lock-up House shall be erected, hired, provided,
appropriated, enlarged or improved, except upon such plan as shall be

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approved of by one of Her Majesty's Secretaries of State : Provided
also, That every such Lock-up House shall be subject to the inspection
of the Inspectors of Prisons.

Proviso.

2. Justices in Quarter Sessions may ap

mittee of Justices to make such

And be it Enacted, That it shall be lawful for the Justices of the

Peace of any county in General or Quarter Sessions assembled (and 35 point a Com- due notice having been previously given according to the practice of

the said Sessions) to take into consideration the expediency of making agreement. any such agreement as aforesaid with any such parties as aforesaid ;

and if the Justices then and there assembled shall resolve that it is expedient that such agreement should be made, to appoint not less than Three and not more than Five Justices for the said county, to be a Committee for treating with any Committee appointed by any other of the parties aforesaid for the purposes aforesaid, and from time to time at such Quarter Sessions, or at any adjournment thereof,

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to unite to

to fill up any vacancy in the said Committee ; and it shall be also lawful Council of

Boroughs for the Council of any such borough, at a special meeting to be called

may appoint for that purpose, to take into consideration the expediency of niaking to make such

any such agreement as aforesaid with any of such parties as aforesaid; agreement. 5

and if the Council shail resolve that it is expedient that such agreement should be made, to appoint not less than Three and not more than Five persons, being members of such Council or Justices for such borough, to be a Committee for treating with any

Committee appointed by any other of the parties aforesaid for the purposes aforesaid, and from time to time, at a quarterly meeting of the Council, to fill up any vacancy in the said Committee.

3 And be it Enacted, That the Committees so appointed shall be Committees deemed to represent severally each of the contracting parties, and form one shall meet and form one joint Committee, and may draw up an

Committee. 15 agreement for the purposes of this Act, which agreement, when sub

scribed by the greater number of the members of such joint Committee severally representing each of the contracting parties, and approved as hereinafter directed, shall be binding upon all the said parties to all intents and purposes ; and every such agreement shall specify the place where such Lock-up house is 10 be situated, and the salary of the Superintendent Constable, and the proportion in which the expenses of purchasing (where a site is to be purchased) the site, and of building or enlarging, improving and fitting and furnishing such

Lock-up house, and of repairing the same; and the salary of such 25 Superintendent Constable shall be borne by each of the contracting

parties ; and such agreement may specify or provide where a site is to be purchased, for the appointment of Trustees to and in whom the same shall be conveyed and vested in trust for all the counties

and boroughs on behalf of which the same shall be purchased ; and 30

such agreement shall provide how the appointment of the Superintendent Constable of such Lock-up house shall be from time to time made.

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4. And be it Enacted, That wherever any agreement shall have been Agreements so entered into and signed, the Committee appointed by each county proved by

Justices and and borough respectively shall report the agreement for approval to 35

Councils the General or Quarter Session of the Peace of every such county respectively. holden next after the making thereof, and to a special meeting of the Council of every such borough, to be convened for the purpose, and

shall deliver to the Court and Council respectively a duplicate of the 40 agreement to be filed by the Clerk of the Peace and by the Town

Clerk of each of the said parties respectively, to be by them kept with the records of the several parties aforesaid : Provided always, That if such agreement be not so approved, it shall be lawful for the said contracting parties severally to refer the same back for reconsideration to the said joint Committee, after which the same shall be again 699.

reported,

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Committees may be directed to reassemble, or may be appointed for carrying the Agreement

may

into exe

cution.

reported, until finally approved as aforesaid, or until any of the
parties shall break off the agreement or treaty; and after such
agreement shall have been approved, the Justices of each county
and the Council of each borough concerned therein may direct
the Committees by them respectively appointed to reassemble, or 5

from time to time appoint other Committees to meet, together
with Committees appointed by the Justices or Council, as the case
may be, of the other county or borough concerned therein, to
execute such agreement, and to do all necessary acts consequent
upon such agreement as occasion may require; and such Committees 10
shall have power to do all necessary acts accordingly, and may
cause to be purchased and conveyed in such manner as by such
agreement shall be provided, or as the Justice or Justices and
Council, parties to any such agreement, may direct, any land which
may be required for the purposes of this Act.

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5. Lock-up

And be it Enacted, That so far as respects the power to detain houses provided under

therein and remand thereto, and to convey thereto and therefrom deemed to che persons taken into custody, every such Lock-up house shall be up houses for deemed a Lock-up house in and for each of the counties and boroughs each County or Borough. for the joint use of which the same shall be provided, and all Justices, 20

Constables and others shall have authority accordingly.

6. Superintendents.

And be it Enacted, That every Superintendent Constable so appointed as aforesaid to take charge of such Lock-up house as aforesaid, shall be entitled to hold his office during good behaviour, or until he shall be dismissed therefrom by the orders of such Justices 25 and Council, or otherwise as by such agreement may be provided, and shall be paid such salary, and in such manner, and at such times, and in such proportions, out of the county, borough or other rates, as shall be provided by such agreement; and every such Superintending Constable shall have all the powers and immunities of a Parish Constable 30 under the said recited Act, and shall have the superintendence of all the Parish Constables appointed in such parishes as shall be specified in the said agreement, and under such regulations as shall be therein provided.

7. Interpretation Clause.

And be it Enacted, That in this Act the word “county" shall 35 include every riding, part or division of a county having a separate commission of the peace, and every liberty having a separate commission of the peace; the word “borough ”shall include a city, town or port; words importing the plural number shall include the singular number; and words importing the singular number shall include the plural number.

8. Act may be amended, &c.

And be it Enacted, That this Act may be amended or repealed in the present Session of Parliament.

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