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district or place to which such proposed Act may relate, and shall make such examination and survey of the same, and such inquiries relative to the objects and provisions of the said proposed Act,

and generally shall conduct his or their proceedings in such manner 5 as the said Commissioners shall direct; but so that the Promoters,

Opposers and others be heard, and that all evidence which may be tendered by Promoters, Opposers and others in relation to such proposed Act be taken in public, and after such examination and survey

as aforesaid, the said Inspector or Inspectors shall report the result 10 thereof to the said Commissioners, who shall transmit all such reports,

together with such other documents as they shall dcem necessary, to both Houses of Parliament, on or before the First day of March in

each year.

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And be it Enacted, That the said Commissioners shall give Fourteen Commission15 Days' public notice of the time and place which shall have been Notice of

fixed for the purpose of the public hearing, or first public hearing, Inquiry. for the purposes of such examination as aforesaid, by advertisement in One or more of the public papers usually circulated in

the town, district or place, and by affixing such notice or the public 20 buildings or places where public notices are usually affixed, or in such

other manner as shall appear to them necessary and sufficient.

before

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6. And be it Enacted, That at the time and place which shall have Promoters been so notified as aforesaid, the Promoter or Promoters of the pro- nents to ap

posed Act to which such notice shall relate, shall and they are hereby Inspectors, 25 required to appear before the said Inspector or Inspectors, either by And evidence themselves or by some person on their behalf, and to state and prove,

spective cases. by evidence, their grounds for promoting the said proposed Act, and to produce all such surveys, plans, sections and estimates, or other docu

ments connected with the matter of inquiry, as the said Inspector or 30 Inspectors shall deem necessary; and all persons who may be desirous of

being heard in opposition to any such proposed Act, shall also then and there appear before the said Inspector or Inspectors, and shall state their grounds of opposition thereto, and may support the same by

evidence, and by such plans, sections or other documents as may be 35 in their custody or power; and the said Inspector or Inspectors may Inspectors

sumnion before him or them, and allow and pay a reasonable sum for to summon the expenses of any person whose evidence he or they may deem veces- generally. sary for the purposes of the examination, and may require any Overseer

or other person having the custody of any map or survey made in 40 pursuance of the provisions of any Act of Parliament, or of

any

book containing any rate made for the relief of the poor in any parish, or for any purpose or place wholly or in part within the district over which such examination shall extend, to produce such map, survey or 646.

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book for his or their inspection ; and the said Inspector or Inspectors
shall also have power to administer an oath to all persons who may be

examined by him or thein touching the premises, and all persons so
And to re examined shall be required to answer upon oath all such questions as
quireevidence
on oath,
may be put to them by the Inspector or Inspectors.

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And be it Enacted, That any person being duly summoned by such refusing to give evidence Inspector or Inspectors who shall wilfully neglect or refuse to attend in covered before pursuance of such summons, or to produce such plans, sections, maps, Justices,

books or other documents as he may be required to produce under the provisions hereinbefore contained, or to answer upon oath such ques. 19 tions as may be put to him by such Inspector or Inspectors under the powers

herein contained, shall be liable to forfeit and pay a penalty not exceeding Five Pounds, which may be recovered before any Two or more Justices having jurisdiction within such town, district or place; and on conviction of the offender, and in default of payment 15 of any such penalty, such Justices shall be empowered and required to cause the same to be levied by distress and sale of the goods and chattels of the offender, by warrant under their hands and seals, and such penalty shall be paid to the Overseers of the parish or township within which such conviction shall take place, in aid of the rate for 20

the relief of the poor. 8. Expenses of And be it Enacted, That all the costs, charges and expenses which Inquiry to be paid by the

shall be incurred by the said Commissioners or by the said Inspector Promoters.

or Inspectors in respect of the said local examination and survey,
together with such sums as the said Commissioners shall fix for the 25
remuneration of the said Inspector or Inspectors, shall, subject to the
provision hereinafter contained, be paid by the Promoters of the said
proposed Act, and the amount of such costs, charges and expenses shall
in all cases be certified by the said Inspector or Inspectors; and it shall be
lawful for the said Commissioners, previous to the commencement of 30
any such examination, to require the said Promoters to deposit any sum
of money, or to give such other security for the payment of the said

costs, charges and expenses as to the said Commissioners shall seem Certificate of fit; and the certificate of the said Inspector or Inspectors, certifying Inspectors.

the amount of expenses so incurred in such local examination, shall 35
be taken as proof in all proceedings at law and in equity of the
amount of the costs incurred in respect of such examination : Pro-
vided always, That it shall not be lawful for any such Inspector
or Inspectors to include in such certificate any charge for the
attendance of any persons who may voluntarily present themselves 40

before such Inspector or Inspectors for examination by him or them Inspectors under the provisions hereinibefore contained : Provided also, That the a portion of

said Commissioners shall be authorized to charge upon any parties who the Expenses on Opponents. may appear before the Inspector or Inspectors in opposition to such pro

posed

may charge

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posed Act, such portion of the said costs, charges and expenses as the said Inspector or Inspectors may by his or their certificate adjudge to have been incurred by reason of such examination having been vexatiously prolonged by such opposing parties; and in such case the Promoters, or such of them as shall have paid the whole of such costs, charges and expenses to the said Commissioners, shall be entitled to sue for the portion thereof specified in the said certificate, by action in any

of Her Majesty's Courts of Law, or else to recover the same summarily

before any Two Justices of the Peace having jurisdiction in the town, 10 district or place wherein such examination shall have taken place.

Commis

9. Provided always, and be it Enacted, That where the Commissioners shall consider that it is not necessary or expedient to appoint sioners of an Inspector or Inspectors as aforesaid, they may give such notices may report and may call for, obtain and receive such information from Promoters, pointing an

Inspector. 15 Opposers and others, as they shall think necessary in relation to the

proposed Act, and shall report their opinion thereon, with such documents as they shall deem necessary, to both Houses of Parliament on or before the First day of March in each year; and any expenses which may

be incurred by such Commissioners in relation to such notices, or 20 in calling for, obtaining and receiving such information, shall be paid

by the promoters in like manner as hereinbefore provided in the case of a local examination and survey, and the Commissioners may require previous deposit or other security for payment thereof.

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rivers.

And be it Enacted, That where it is intended to make application Notices to 25 to Parliament for an Act relating to any port or harbour, or to any the Admiralty

tidal water, or to any navigable river, or in any manner directly or where appliindirectly affecting the navigation of the same, notice thereof shall to ports or

navigable be given to the Lord High Admiral, or to the Lords Commissioners

for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral, in the manner here30 inbefore directed for giving notice of the intention to make appli

cation to Parliament for the other Acts above specified to the said first-mentioned Commissioners, and in all respects whatsoever the Lord High Admiral or the said Lords Commissioners shall

cause to be made or shall make a similar inquiry, by an Inspec35 tor or Inspectors or otherwise, and shall report, and shall perform

all the same duties, and have all the same powers, authority and discretion with respect to the inquiry into such intended Acts whereof notice is to be given to him or them, as is hereinbefore

enacted in regard to the said first-mentioned Commissioners with 40 respect to the Acts whereof notice is to be given to them; and the

Inspector or Inspectors who may be appointed by such Lord High
Admiral or Lords Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord
High Admiral shall have the same powers and authorities as the
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Inspector

Inspector or Inspectors appointed by such first-mentioned Commissioners, as amply to all intents and purposes as if all the provisions hereinbefore enacted in regard to the proceedings of the said firstmentioned Commissioners and the Inspector or Inspectors by them appointed with respect to such Acts had been repeated word for word in regard to the Lord High Admiral or Lords Commissioners aforesaid, and to the Acts whereof notice is required to be given to him or them, and the Inspector or Inspectors appointed by him or them.

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of any

&c.

11. Notice to be And be it Enacted, That where it is intended to make application given to Lords of the

to Parliament for any Act relating to the establishment, maintenance 10 Privy Council or regulation of any fair, market or fishery, or to the

grant for Trade, letters patent, or to the incorporation of any commercial or trading relating to fairs, markets, company, or to any harbours, ports, docks, piers or quays, or in

any manner directly or indirectly affecting the commerce of the same,
or for any other local or personal Act, except the Acts whereof notice 15
is hereby directed to be otherwise given, notice thereof shall in like
manner be given at the Office of the Lords of the Committee of Privy
Council appointed for the consideration of all matters relating to trade

and foreign plantations.
12.
Notice to be

And be it Enacted, That where it is intended to make application for 20 given to Her Majesty's any Act relating to the watching or police of any town, district or place, Principal Secretary of or to the establishment, maintenance or regulation of any local Courts, State for the Home De or to any ecclesiastical property, or to any right or rights of church partment for Acts relating patronage, or to the building, maintaining or repairing of any churches to Police, &c.

or chapels, or to the establishment, maintenance or regulation of 25
any charitable institutions, or to the universities, or to any or either
of them, or to any school or schools, or to any turnpike roads, notice
thereof shall in like manner be given at the Office of Her Majesty's

Principal Secretary of State for the IIome Department. 13.

And be it Enacted, That the Lords of the Committee of Privy 30 Council for Trade, and Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Home Department, may, if they or he think fit, cause to be made or shall make a similar inquiry by an Inspector or Inspectors, or otherwise, and shall report, and shall perform all the same duties and have all the same powers, authority and discretion with respect to the in- 35 quiry into such intended Acts, whereof notice is to be given to them or him, as is hereinbefore enacted in regard to the first-mentioned Commissioners with respect to the Acts whereof notice is to be given to them, and the Inspector or Inspectors who may be appointed by such Lords of the Committee of Privy Council and by the Secretary of 40 State respectively, shall have the same powers and authorities as the Inspector or Inspectors appointed by such first-mentioned Commissioners, as amply to all intents and purposes as if all the provisions

hereinbefore

hereinbefore enacted in regard to the proceedings of the said firstmentioned Commissioners with respect to such Acts had been repeated word for word in regard to the Lords of the said Committee of Privy

Council for Traile and the said Secretary of State, and the Inspector 5 or Inspectors appointed by them or him respectively, and the Acts whereof notice is required to be given to them or him respectively.

14. And be it Enacted, That where the notice, statement and docu- Inquiry may ments, examination and survey, or other inquiry and report, herein- be made after

before required and directed, in the case of an application to Parlia- by permission 10 ment for any such Act as hereinbefore mentioned, shall not have been House of

Parliament. sent or delivered, and made respectively within the respective times limited in that behalf by this Act, or by the Standing Orders of either House of Parliament, it shall be lawful for either House of Parliament, upon

the petition of any person desirous to make application for such 15 Act, to order that an inquiry and report be made at any subsequent

time in substitution for the inquiry and report hereinbefore directed, and such notice, statement and documents may be sent or delivered respectively in reference to such intended Act within such

time or times as by such order shall be directed; and thereupon such 20 an inquiry and report may be made by the same persons and in the

same manner as hereinbefore provided in the case of a notice, statement and documents sent or delivered within the respective times hereinbefore limited; and such report shall be transmitted

or made to both Houses of Parliament within such time as by such 25 order shall be directed or permitted, and all the provisions hereinbe

fore contained with reference to inquiries, and the powers and authorities in relation thereto, shall be applicable to such substituted Inquiry.

And be it Enacted, That in this Act words importing the singular Interpreta

15. 30 number shall include the plural number, and words importing the tion of Act.

plural number shall include the singular number, and any Act directed or authorized to be done by the said Commissioners of Her Majesty's Woods, Forests and Land Revenues, Works and Buildings may be done

either by the Chief Commissioner or by any other Two of the said 35 Commissioners; and any Act directed or authorized to be done by

the Lords of the said Committee of Privy Council may be done by
the President of such Committee ; and the persons whose names shall
be subscribed to any notice which may be sent or delivered to or at signing

the office of the said Commissioners, shall be deemed to be the Pro- deemed Pro40 moters of the proposed Act thereby referred to for all the purposes of

this Act, and notwithstanding the persons subscribing such notice
shall have signed for and on behalf of any other or third party.

16. And be it Enacted, That this Act may be amended or repealed by Acte may be

, c. any Act to be passed in this present Session of Parliament.

Persons

Notices to be

moters.

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