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receipts, showing sums levied in respect of the rate.
Mortgage of Rates.
5 Vict. c. 9, Session 2.
a higher rate. 101. Power to borrow money to pay off former mortgages. 102. Form of mortgage. Register of mortgages. 103. Repayment of money borrowed at a time and place agreed upon. 104. Interest on mortgages to be paid half-yearly. Repayment of money borrowed
where no time or place has been agreed upon. Interest to cease on expiration
of notice to pay off mortgage debt.
may be appointed in certain cases.
Mode of raising Monies for expenses of Works within the City of London.
assessed in gross on the city. Provision for contribution by other districts.
charge to apply to assessments on city.
General Provisions as to application of Monies.
rate-payers not to be affected.
tion. Balancing accounts. Annual statement. Notice of deposit of statement.
Same to remain at office for inspection. 114. Audit of accounts. Auditors to be appointed by Secretary of State. Auditors'
attendance. Production of accounts. Public hearing. Auditors to sign
to Quarter Sessions.
of officers, levels, construction of drains, soil-pans, emptying cesspools, water
Suits, &c., by and against Commissioners.
to be reimbursed. Proof of debts in bankruptcy.
amends, &c. Money may be paid into court. 121. Persons acting in execution of Act not to be personally liable.
129. Recovery of penalties, forfeitures, and compensation.
Proviso for making rates to discharge mortgages.
this Act. 138. General law of sewers not to be applicable to Commissions under this Act. 139. City Commissioners may exercise powers within the city for enforcing house
drainage. 110. Interpretation clause. 141. Act to continue in force for Two years. 142. Act may be repealed.
To consolidate the Metropolitan Commissions
[Note.—The Words in the Bill printed in Italics are proposed to be
inserted in the Committee.]
HEREAS by virtue of the Act concerning Sewers, Preamble :
passed in the twenty-third year of the reign of King 23 Hen. 8, c. 5. Henry the Eighth, and the several Acts continuing, amending and explaining the same, there have been from time to time
issued several Commissions of Sewers for several districts near 5
the city of London, commonly known as the districts of the Tower Hamlets, of Saint Katherine's, of Poplar and Blackwall, of Holborn and Finsbury, of Westminster and part of Middlesex,
of Surrey and Kent, and of Greenwich respectively; and the 10 jurisdiction and powers of certain of the said Commissions of
Sewers have been extended by several Acts of Parliament; and the Commissions of Sewers for the said several districts, except for the said district of Saint Katherine's, now in force, respectively bear
date at Westminster, the Thirtieth day of November One thousand 15 eight hundred and Forty-seven ; and the Commission for the said
district of Saint Katherine's bears date at Westminster, the Fourth day of December One thousand eight hundred and Forty-seven :
And whereas an Act was passed in the eleventh year of the City of London.
11 Geo. 3, c. 29. reigri of King George the Third, intituled, “An Act for con20 solidating, extending and rendering more effectual the Powers
granted by several Acts of Parliament for making, enlarging, amending and cleansing the Vaults, Drains and Sewers within the City of London and Liberties thereof, and for paving, cleansing and lighting the Streets, Lanes, Squares, Yards, Courts, Alleys, Passages and Places, and preventing and removing Obstructions and 533
33 Geo. 3, c. 75.
4 Geo. 4, c. 114.
Annoyances within the same ;” and an Act was passed in the
Regent Street Acts.
And whereas by an Act passed in the fifth year of the reign of 20 King George the Fourth, intituled, “ An Act for more effectually paving, lighting, watching, cleansing and regulating the Regent's Park, together with the new Street from the Regent's Park to Pall Mall, and the new Streets and Improvements in the Neighbourhood of Parliament-street and Privy-gardens, and for maintaining a con- 25 venient Sewage for the same,” the Commissioners for executing that Act are appointed Commissioners of Sewers for maintaining and keeping in repair the principal or common sewer extending from the Regent's Park aforesaid to Charing Cross, and from thence to the River Thames, and other drains, watercourses and communi
30 cations under the authorities and provisions therein contained ; and the powers of such Commissioners have been extended by other Acts of Parliament:
3 & 4 Will. 4, 6. 22.
4 & 5 Vict., c. 45.
And whereas an Act was passed in the third and fourth years
of the reign of King William the Fourth, intituled, “ An Act to 35 amend the Laws relating to Sewers;" and the said Act was amended by an Act of the fourth and fifth years of the reign of Her present Majesty ; but the said Acts contain savings which exclude the Commissioners of Sewers of the city of London and the Commissioners, for executing the said Act of the fifth year of King GEORGE the 40 Fourth, and certain of the Commissions hereinbefore mentioned, wholly or in part from the operation of such Acts :
: And whereas it is expedient that the districts comprised within the limits of the several Commissions of Sewers hereinbefore mentioned, and the parts subject to the jurisdiction of the said
Commissioners of Sewers appointed under the said Act of the fifth 5
year of King GEORGE the Fourth, with such other places hereinafter. mentioned as it may be convenient for drainage purposes to annex thereto, should be subject to the jurisdiction of one Commission of Sewers, and that the powers vested in the said several Commissions
of Sewers, and the Commissioners lastly hereinbefore mentioned, 10 should be amended, and should be exercised by such one Com
mission, subject to the provisions of this Act, and that such Sewers as hereinafter mentioned, within the city of London, and the liberties thereof, should be subject to the jurisdiction of such Commission, to be exercised as hereinafter mentioned ;
Sewers for the
15 BIL: it therefore Enacted, by The QUEEN's most Excellent Constitution, &c.
MAJESTY, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiri- of Commission. tual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, THAT it shall be One Commission of
lawful for Her Majesty to cause to be issued from time to time, Metropolitan 20 under the Great Seal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and
districts. Ireland, one Conimission of Sewers for the city and liberties of Westminster and the borough of Southwark, and all parts within the limits mentioned in the said several Commissions, bearing date
the Thirtieth day of November and the Fourth day of December 25 One thousand eight hundred and Forty-seven, and the parts subject
to the jurisdiction of the Commissioners acting in execution of the said' Act of the fifth year' of King GEORGE the Fourth, and such other places or parts in the counties of Middlesex, Surrey, Essex
and Kent, or any of them, being not more than Twelve Miles distant 30 in a straight line from Saint Paul's Cathedral, in the city of London,
as shall from time to time be named in such Commission, or comprised within the limits therein, or in any map which may be annexed to such Commission and taken as part thereof, described
or set forth ; and no place or part comprised within such limits 35 shall be exempt from the jurisdiction of the Commissioners by
reason of the same being extra-parochial, or being beyond the ebb or flow of the tide, or by reason of any other exemption or supposed exemption from the general law of Sewers previously to the passing
of this Act; and that the city of London and the liberties thereof 40 shall, for the purposes hereinafter expressly mentioned, with refer
ence to such city and liberties, be subject to the jurisdiction of the Commissioners, to be exercised as hereinafter expressed, but shall not be deemed to be within the limits of the Commission, or subject to the ordinary jurisdiction of the Commissioners.