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and presenting it with notes appended to its sections explanatory of their meaning and indicative of the changes in the law. But the Authors felt that this would be but an inadequate and confusing treatment of a subject of great inherent complexity, and would have the necessary effect of making their work a sealed book to all save lawyers. They accordingly discarded this method, and, instead, arranging and methodising the whole learning of the subject in what has seemed to them the most intelligible order, they have inserted the provisions of the new Act in those parts of the Statement into which they seemed naturally to fall.

The Authors hope it will be found that a discussion of no part of the law has been omitted by them, and that they have not failed to note in its appropriate place any decision of authority; while they trust their anxiety to give all the references in contemporary reports to cases quoted will add to the practical usefulness of the book in the hands of the Profession.

M. W. M.

S. C. M.

1, THE CLOISTERS, TEMPLE, E.C.,

5th September, 1883.

TABLE

I.

GIVING A COMPLETE LIST OF ALL CORRUPT AND ILLEGAL PRACTICES WHICH AFFECT THE SEAT, AND INDICATING THE Section AND ACT UNDER

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Bribery.

Treating.

Undue
influence.

Personation
or aiding or
abetting per

8onation.

A fa se declaration.

(sec. 33).

Incurring, ex

penses in
excess of
maximum
allowed
(sec. 8).

Inducing a
prohibited

person to
vote, or being

prohibited
and voting

(sec. 9).

Publishing a Providing
false state-

money for
ment of with payment pro-
drawal of a hibited or in
candidate

excess of
(sec. 9). maximum

allowed
(sec. 13).

Letting,
lending, or
employing a

hackney
carriage, &c.,
in conveying

voters
(sec. 14).

Corrupt ar-
rangement to
secure with-
drawal of a
candidate
(sec, 15).

Payments on
account of

bands,
torches, flags,
banners, &c.

(sec, 16).

Employing
and paying
persons in
excess of
number
allowed
(sec. 17).

Publishing
bill or placard

without
printer's

name
(sec. 18.

Paying any
election ex
pense which
is barred
(sec. 29).

Paying any
election ex-
pense after
time limited
for payment

(sec. 29).

Using as a
comiittee
room : (1)

Licensed
premises ; or

(2) Place
where any
refreshments
sold; or (3)
Public ele-
mentary

school
(sec. 20).

(sec. 33).

N.B.-The offences in italics are so emphasised because the court has no power in any of those cases to grant relief, either under sec. 22 or 23 of the Act of 1883, or at all.

TABLE II.
SHOWING MAXIMUM PUNISHMENTS, INCAPACITIES AND PENALTIES TO WHICH PERSONS ARE EXPOSED FOR OFFENCES AGAINST THE ACT OF 1883.

Maximum Punishment.

Incapacities.

Penalties in Civil Court.

for 7 years.

Knowingly making a false DECLARATION | 7 years' penal servitude (1) Incapacity to sit in House of Commons as to election expenses

and

(2) Incapable of being registered as elector or
voting at any election (Parliamentary or

otherwise) for 7 years.
(3) Incapable for 7 years of holding any public

or judicial office.
(4) If a justice of the peace, barrister, &c., &c.,

liable to further consequences under sec. 38.
PERSONATION, or aiding, abetting, or in- 2 years' hard labour and All the above incapacities.

citing to the commission of personation
Any other CORRUPT PRACTICE (viz., | 1 year with or without All the above incapacities.
bribery, treating or undue influence) hard laboạr, or fine of

£200 and
A CORRUPT ARRANGEMENT for the with- 1 year's imprisonment or No incapacities.
drawal of a petition (sec. 41)

a fine of £200
Election agent FAILING to MAKE RE- Fine of £500

No incapacities.
TURN OF EXPENSES afi

Fine of $100.

Incapable of being registered and voting at any

election in constituency where illegal practice

committed for five years. Illegal PAYMENT, HIRING OR EMPLOY- Fine of £100.

No incapacities.

£100 a day to any person who

sues for the same.

Offence.

being ordered by the Court ILLEGAL PRACTICES

MENT

A MEMBER Sitting and Voting after the

expiration of time limited for transmitting return of Election Expenses,

when the return is not made PROVIDING or Giving COCKADES, RIB

BONS, &c., to persons in constituency during election

40s. and full costs of suit to any

person who sues for the same.

N.B.-The above incapacities apply to every person convicted of or reported as guilty of any of the offences named; but if a CANDIDATE is reported by an Election Court as
personally guilty of any corrupt practice, in addition to all those incapacities he is disabled for ever sitting in the House of Commons for the constituency in which he offended
(sec. 4), and if he is reported as personally guilty of any illegal practice he is incapable for the next seven years of sitting in the House of Commons for the constituency in
which he offended (sec. 11).

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