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of the Great Seal of this Kingdom for the time being, in the said
15 Geo. 2,
And whereas by an Act passed in the Parliament of Ireland, in the fifteenth year of the reign of King George the Second, intituled, “ An “ Act for explaining and amending an Act, intituled, “ An Act for “ the further Encouragement of Finding and Working Mines and “ . Minerals in this Kingdom,” ” the provisions of the said Act of the 25 tenth year of the reign of King GEORGE the First, were extended to Coal Mines :
23 Geo. 2,
And whereas by an Act passed in the Parliament of Ireland in the twenty-tbırd year of the reign of King George the Second, intituled, “ An Act for explaining and amending an Act, intituled, 'An Act 30 “ ‘for the further Encouragement of Finding and Working Mines and “ . Minerals within this Kingdom,'” the provisions of the said recited Act of the tenth year of the reign King George the First are further extended, and the persons and parties therein mentioned are empowered to make Leases of Coal Mines for any term or number of years not 35 exceeding Forty-one Years, in possession and not in reversion, at any rent or rents not less than Two-pence for every ton of coals which shall be raised and laid upon the bank, without fine or income, or any other consideration than the yearly rent reserved:
And whereas certain of the said Acts were further amended by an 40 Act of the forty-sixth year of the reign of King GEORGE the Third, intituled, “ An Act to amend several Acts for the Encouragement of
Finding and Working Mines and Minerals within Ireland ;” and it is expedient further to amend the provisions of the said Acts in relation to the duration of the term and to the rent to be reserved on leases therein provided for :
term of such
the best im
5 Be it therefore Enacted, by The QUEEN's most Excellent
MAJESTY, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Ternporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, THAT from and after So much of
the recited the passing of this Act, so much of the said recited Act of the tenth
Acts as speci10 year of King GEORGE the First, and of the said recited Acts amend- fies a mini
ing the same, as limits the term of such Leases to Thirty-one Years, upon Leases and as requires that the rent reserved upon such Lease or Leases be limits the not less in value than One-tenth part or share of the ore to be dug Leases to 31 and raised out of such Mines or Minerals, without any regard to the years, re
pealed; and 15 charges and expenses in digging and raising and laying the same on Leases of the bank, and also so much of the said recited Act of the twenty- rized by the
said Acts third year of King George the Second, or of any Act amending the be made for 41 same, as provides that the rent or rents reserved in any such Leases years, so as of Coal Mines as in the said Act mentioned shall not be less than proved rent
that can be 20 Two-pence for every tou of coals which shall be raised and laid upon reasonably the bank, shall be and the same is and are hereby repealed; and that served, &c.
gotten be reit shall be lawful for all and every the respective person or persons, bodies politic or corporate, empowered to make Leases by the said
recited Acts respectively, or by any of them, and they and every of 25 them are hereby empowered in like manner as in the said Acts re
spectively mentioned, to make and grant for any term of years not exceeding Forty-one Years, any such Lease or Leases as is or are authorized by the said recited Acts or any of them to be made for
a term not exceeding Thirty-one Years, so as every such Lease be 30 made to commence in possession without any fine or foregift or any
other consideration than the yearly rent, or other return in the nature of rent, in such Lease or Leases reserved and mentioned, and so as the best and most improved rent or other return in the nature of rent
that can be reasonably gotten for the same, be reserved upon every 35
such Lease, and so as such rent or return in the nature of rent shall be reserved and made payable in and by every such Lease to such lessor or lessors, or such other person and persons as shall from time to time during the continuance of such Lease be entitled to the rever
sion expectant thereon, and so as in every such Lease there be con40 tained a condition for re-entry on non-payment of the rent, or return
in the nature of rent to be thereby reserved, and so as every such lessee do execute a counterpart of his Lease; and the several clauses and provisions of the said recited Acts now in force and not hereby altered or repealed, shall, so far as the same are respectively 125.
applicable and not repuguant to this Act, be construed to extend to such Leases as are hereby authorized.
2. Act may be amended, &c. this Session.
And be it Enacted, That this Act may be amended or repealed by any Act to be passed in this present Session of Parliament.
B I L L
To exeinpt Legacies to Charitable Institutions
from Duties of Stamps.
[Note.—The Words printed in Italics are proposed to be inserted
in the Committee.]
HEREAS it is expedient that Legacies bequeathed to Preamble.
Trustees of Charitable Institutions or Societies for the benefit thereof, or which are directed to be distributed among poor or indigent Persons, should be exempted from the Tax and Duty payable thereon ;
be it therefore Enacted, by The QUEEN's most Excellent
c. 184, so far
granting other Duties in lieu thereof,” as imposes any Tax or Duty
have died after the passing of this Act, is hereby Repealed ; and that
any Tax or Duty whatsoever, as completely as if such
And be it Enacted, That the Provisions of this Act be extended to