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And whereas it is expedient that such aid as hereinafter is mentioned
should be provided out of the Consolidated Fund, for the pay-
ment of the interest and the discharge of the principal of the said
sums remaining due as aforesaid, and mentioned in the said Schedule ;
BE it therefore Enacted, That the Lighthouse tolls which from and Mode and objects in
after the passing of this Act shall be levied and received by the said Trinity House
Master, Wardens and Assistants, shall be applied by them to the Light Dies are to
purposes hereinafter mentioned ; (that is to say)

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The maintenance of the Lighthouses now under the management

of the said Master, Wardens and Assistants :

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The payment of the principal of the debts now due and owing on

the security of the light dues, and mentioned in the Sche-
dule hereunto annexed ; and so far as respects the sum of
Twenty-five thousand Pounds, part of the said light dues,
subject and without prejudice to the purposes aforesaid, the
same may be applied by the said Master, Wardens and
Assistants, in payment to persons now in the receipt of
pensions from the said Master, Wardens and Assistants, of
the pensions now enjoyed by them, so far as the said Master,
Wardens and Assistants may think fit to continue the same;
and as to the overplus, if any, of the said sum of Twenty-
five thousand Pounds, and as to the whole thereof, as soon
as all such pensions shall have ceased the same shall be applied
until Parliament shall otherwise direct for the benefit of poor
mariners, their widows and orphans, as the said Master,
Wardens and Assistants may think fit:

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The salaries of the elder brethren :

The subsisting compensation allowances (if any) which have

been granted under the said General Lighthouse Act :

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The salaries and superannuation allowances of the officers and

servants of the said Master, Wardens and Assistants :

The expenses of their establishment, the purchase of land for

and the erection of new Lighthouses, and other expenses inci-
dental to the execution of their duties :

35 And that as respects any surplus of the said light dues which may

from time to time remain onapplied to the purposes aforesaid, the
same shall be invested by the said Master, Wardens and Assistants,
either in the purchase of Bank Annuities or of Exchequer Bills, and
such Bank Annuities and Exchequer Bills, and the interest thereof,
shall be applicable, as occasion shall require, to the same purposes as
the said Lighthouse tolls.

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9. Repeal of existing powers of altering Lighthouse Tolls.

And be it Enacted, That the said hereinbefore-recited enactments in the said Act of the third year of the reign of King George the Fourth, and in the said General Lighthouse Act, which authorize the said Master, Wardens and Assistants, the said Northern Lights Commissioners, and the said Ballast Corporation respectively, to reduce, 5 alter and modify Lighthouse tolls, and to make regulations for the purpose of relieving vessels from light dues or tolls, or for the purpose of substituting one class of toll for another, or for the purpose of altering the time or place of payment of Lighthouse tolls, shall be repealed.

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10. The Board of Mer And be it Enacted, That the said Board of Mercantile Marine may cantile Marine to have the power of make regulations for the purpose of reducing, taking off or modifying reducing and altering Lighthouse Tolls. the tolls now or hereafter to be payable in respect of any Lighthouse,

and for reviving, re-establishing, increasing or otherwise modifying any
such tolls so reduced, taken off or modified, and for the purpose 15
of relieving certain vessels from the tolls payable to the said Master,
Wardens and Assistants, Commissioners and Corporation respectively,
in respect of any Lighthouses, upon such terms and to such extent
as to the said Board of Mercantile Marine shall seem proper; or for
the purpose of substituting a tonnage duty not exceeding One Sh
per register ton for each year, or any other class of toll or other pay-
ment in respect of vessels, or any particular description of vessels, in
lieu of the tolls to which such vessels may be subject at the time of the
making such regulations respectively ; or for the purpose of altering the
times or places, or either of them, at which any tolls in respect of any 25
Lighthouses shall be payable, and may make other regulations revoking
or altering any previous regulation ; and from and after the time when
such regulation shall take effect, the tolls thereby made payable shall
be paid by the owners and masters of the vessels mentioned therein
(unless otherwise directed by such regulation), and be recoverable by 30
the said Master, Wardens and Assistants, Commissioners and Corpo-
ration respectively, at such time and place and in such manner as were

the tolls in lieu whereof the same shall have been so made payable. 11. Regulations of the And be it Enacted, That no such regulation shall take effect until

of Marine as to Light the same shall have been submitted by the said Board of Mercantile 35

Marine to, and shall have been assented to and confirmed by Her confirmed by Her Majesty in Council. Majesty in Council, and such asscnt and confirmation shall have been

signified in writing to the said Board of Mercantile Marine, nor until
One Month after the said Board of Mercantile Marine shall have
caused notice of such regulation, to be published in the “ London 40
Gazette :” Provided always, That every such regulation shall be
transmitted by the said Board of Mercantile Marine to such of the
said three several Lighthouse Boards as may be entitled to the tolls
to be diminished, increased or modified thereby, Fourteen Days at the

house Tolls to be

least

least before such regulation shall be submitted to Her Majesty in
Council; and it shall be lawful for the Lighthouse Board or Boards
to which such regulation shall be so sent, to transmit to the Board of

Mercantile Marine any objections in writing to such regulation; and
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the said Board of Mercantile Marine shall submit such objections,
with their remarks thereon, to Her Majesty in Council at the same
time with the regulation so objected to: Provided nevertheless, That
except in case an annual tonnage duty, not exceeding One Shilling per

register ton per annum, be instituted in lieu of light dues under the
10 power of substitution hereby given, the Lighthouse tolls shall not at

any time be increased by any regulations hereby authorized to be
made by the said Board of Mercantile Marine beyond the maximum
which might have been leviable by the said Master, Wardens and

Assistants, the said Commissioners and the said Ballast Corporation
15 respectively, if this Act had not been passed.

12.

Tolls,

And be it Enacted, That from time to time, as often as any altera- Publication of the tion in the amount of any such tolls, or any new regulation, or alteration of any existing regulation concerning the saine, shall be made, the

said Master, Wardens and Assistants, Comunissioners or Corporation
20 respectively, shall, with all convenient speed, after the same shall

have been notified to them by the said Board of Mercantile Marine,
cause fresh Tables of such tolls, and a summary of every such new
regulation or alteration to be laid before the said Board of Mercantile

Marine, who shall authenticate such Tables (if correct) by sealing
25 the same; and the said Master, Wardens and Assistants, Commis-

sioners and Corporation respectively, shall cause printed copies thereof
to be delivered at Her Majesty's Custom-bouses in London, Edin-
burgh and Dublin respectively, and forwarded to the principal Officer

of Customs at each port or place in the United Kingdom for which
30 any such Officer shall be appointed; and the Commissioners of Her

Majesty's Customs for the port of London, Edinburgh and Dublin
respectively, and all other Her Majesty's principal Officers of Customs
for any such port or place to whom any such copies shall be so deli-

vered or forwarded, shall cause the same to be kept constantly hung
35 up and preserved, as long as the same shall remain ir: force, in some

conspicuous part of Her Majesty's Custom-houses in London, Edin-
burgh and Dublin respectively, or other the Custom-house for any such
port or place, so that the said Tables may be seen and read by all per-

sons having any business in such Custom-houses respectively; and the
40 tolls specified in any such Table, when so sealed as aforesaid, shall be

the lawful tolls or duties payable to the said Master, Wardens and
Assistants, Commissioners and Corporation respectively, and the same,
and none other, shall be received by them respectively upon the vessels
and in respect of the Lighthouses therein referred to, and in such man-

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ner and form as shall be directed therein, or in such summary so therewith drawn up and entered as aforesaid ; and a copy of

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such Table, examined with the original so entered and so purporting to be signed as aforesaid, shall be deemed and taken in all courts of law and other places to be evidence of the right to recover such tolls according 5

to the tenor thereof, 13 Power to the Lords

And be it Enacted, That it shall be lawful for the Lord High of the Treasury to advance annually Treasurer or the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury for the time out of the Consolidated Fund being, or any Three or more of them, and he or they is and are hereby 30,0001, in payment authorized and empowered, until the Thirty-first of December, Eighteen 10 and hundred and

yearly and every year out of the Consolidated the Schedule.

Fund of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, to pay
the said Master, Wardens and Assistants the sum of Thirty thousand
Pounds, by Two half-yearly payments, on the First day of February
and the First day of August in each year, the first payment to be made 15
on the First day of February One thousand eight hundred and Forty-
nine ; and the said Master, Wardens and Assistants shall apply the
same in payment of the interest of the said debts mentioned in the Schedule
hercunto annexed; and as to the surplus (if any) of such annual sum, ,
the same shall be applied towards discharge of the principal of such 20

debts. 14. This Act and the And be it Enacted, That the said General Lighthouse Act and this General Lighthouse Act to be construed Act shall be construed as one Act, except so far as the provisions as one Act.

of this Act may repeal or alter the provisions of the said General

Lighthouse Act. 15. Act may be amended And be it Enacted, That this Act may be amended or repealed by this Session.

any Act to be passed in the present Session of Parliament.

SCHEDULE.

SCHEDUL E.

£.

300,000 due from the Master, Wardens and Assistants to the Bank

of England.

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57,0007 due from the Master, Wardens and Assistants to vario us 31,500

persons on bond.

51,160 due to the Master, Wardens and Assistants for advances

made fron, the Pilotage Fund towards the purchase of Lighthouses.

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122,5151 due to the Master, Wardens and Assistants for advances 7,3255

for the like purpose.

£.569,500

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