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High Court of Justice (Costs): 99. Bill to amend the Law relating to Costs in the High Court of Justice

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House Occupiers Disqualification Removal :
Bill to relieve certain Occupiers of Dwelling-houses from being disyualified from

the right of voting in the Election of Members to serve in Parliament by reason
of their underletting such Dwelling-houses for short termis -

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Hyputhec (Scotland): 32. Bill to abolish the Landlord's Right of Hypothec in Scotland as far as relates to Agricultural Subjects -

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Imprisonment for Debt: 230. Bill for the Abolition of Imprisonment for Debt in Civil Actions in certain cases - - -

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Inclosure (H. L.] : 262. Bill, intituled, An Act to authorise the inclosure of certain Lands in pursuance of

a Report of the Inclosure Commissioners for England and Wales - - 483

Intoxicating Liquors (Ireland):
Bill for the regulation of the Sale of Intoxicating Liquors in Ireland -

37.

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Intoxicating Liquors (Licensing Boards): 24. Bill to provide for the election of Boards for granting Licenses for the Sale of Intoxicating Drinks •

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Intoxicating Liquors (Scotland): 13. Bill to amend the Law relating to the Sale by Retail of Intoxicating Liquors in Scotland • • • •

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Irish Church Acts Amendment: 48. Bill to further amend the Irish Church Act Amendment Act

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Irish Peerage (H. L.]: 119. Bill, intituled, An Act to amend the Law concerning the Peerage of Ireland, 517

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· An Act for preventing the introduction and spreading of A.D. 1877.

Insects destructive to Crops.

[NOTE.The Clauses printed in red ink are proposed to be inserted

in Committee.]

PE it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and
D with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and
Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled,
and by the authority of the same, as follows :

Great Britain. 1. The Lords and others of Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Power to Council in this Act referred to as the Privy Council) may from Privy Coun

cil to make time to time make such Orders as they think expedient for prevent- Orders for

ing the introduction into Great Britain of the insect designated as preventing 10 doryphora decemlineata, and commonly called the Colorado beetle.

introduction

of destructive Any such Order, if the Privy Council think fit, may prohibit or insects. regulate the landing in Great Britain of potatoes, or of the stalks and leaves of potatoes, or other vegetable substance, or other article,

brought from any place out of Great Britain, the landing whereof 15 may appear to the Privy Council likely to introduce the said insect

into Great Britain, and may direct or authorize the destruction of any such article, if landed.

If any person lands or attempts to land any article in contravention of any Order under this Act, such article shall be liable to 20 be forfeited in like manner as goods the importation whereof is pro

hibited by the Acts relating to the Customs are liable to be forfeited ; and the person so offending shall be liable, according to those Acts, to such penalties as are imposed on persons importing or attempting

to import goods the importation whereof is prohibited by those Acts. 26 2. The Privy Council may from time to time make such Orders Power to as they think expedient for preventing the spreading in Great Privy Council

to make Britain of the said insect.

Orders for Any such Order may, if the Privy Council think fit, direct or preventing

spreading of authorize the removal or destruction of any crop of potatoes or destructive 30 other crop or substance on which the said insect in any stage of insects.

existence is found, or to or by means of which the said insect may appear to the Privy Council likely to spread, and the entering on any lands for the purpose of such removal or destruction, or for the purpose of any examination or inquiry authorized by the Order, or for any other purpose of the Order.

Any such Order may, if the Privy Council think fit, prohibit the keeping, selling, or exposing or offering for sale, or the keeping of living specimens of the said insect, in any stage of existence, or the distribution in any manner of such specimens.

Any such Order may impose penalties for offences against the 10 Order, not exceeding ten pounds for any offence; and those penalties shall by virtue of this Act be recoverable, with costs, on summary conviction before two justices of the peace, and shall be applied as penalties recovered under the Contagious Diseases (Animals) Act, 1869, are applicable.

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Where by any Order under this Act, the Privy Council direct tion for

or authorize the removal or destruction of any crop), they may direct crops.

or authorize the payment by the local authority of compensation for the crop; and the local authority shall pay the same, subject and according to the following provisions :

(1.) In the case of a crop on which the said insect, in any stage of existence, is found, the compensation shall not exceed onc hall of the value of the crop.

(2.) In every other case the compensation shall not exceed twee fourths of the value of the crop.

25 (3.) The value of the crop shall in each case be taken to be the value which, in ordinary circunstances, the (Pop) rould have had at the time of its removal or destruction.

(1.) The local authority may, if they think fit, require the value of the crop to be ascertained by their officers or by arbitration. 30

(5.) The local authority may, if they think fit, withhold compensation is, in relation to the crop, the owner or the person having charge thereof, has, in their judgment, done anything in contravention of, or failed to do anything in compliance with, any Order under this Act.

3. The Local Authorities under the Contagious Diseases (Animals) rities and

· Act, 1869, with their respective districts, local rates, clerks, and . execution of Orders of committees, shall be, in like manner, Local Authorities for the Council.

purposes of this Act.

The Privy Council may, if they think fit, require a Local 40 Authority to carry into effect any Order of the Privy Council under this Act.

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The expenses incurred and compensation paid by a Local Autho- A.D. 1877. rity in pursuance of any Order under this Act shall be paid by them out of the local rate.

Every local authority shall keep in such manner and form as the 5 Privy Council from time to time by Order direct, a record relative

to proceedings in pursuance of any Order under this Act, stating the date of the removal or destruction of any crop or substance, and other proper particulars, which record shall be admitted in

evidence. 10 4. Every Order of the Privy Council under this Act shall be Publication published, if it relates to England, in the London Gazette, and, if it of Orders of

Council. relates to Scotland, in the Edinburgh Gazette; save that, where the Order affects only specified lands, the insertion in the London or

Edinburgh Gazette (as the case may require) of a notice of the 15 making of the Order shall be sufficient.

Any Order of the Privy Council under this Act shall be published by any Local Authority, to whom it is sent by the Privy Council for publication, in such manner as the Privy Council direct, and, subject

to, or in the absence of, any such direction, in such manner as the 20 Local Authority think sufficient and proper to insure publicity.

5. The powers by this Act conferred on the Privy Council may Exercise of be exercised by any two or more of the Lords and others of the powers of Privy Council, and, as regards the making of Orders affecting only conh

Act by Privy specified lands, may be exercised by the Lord President or one of 25 Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State.

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Ireland.

6. The foregoing provisions of this Act shall apply to Ireland, as Application if Ireland were named therein instead of Great Britain, but subject of Act to

Ireland. to the provisions of this section : 30 (1.) The powers conferred on the Privy Council shall be vested

in the Lord Lieutenant, or other chief governor or governors, of Ireland, acting by the advice of Her Majesty's Privy Council in Ireland.

(2.) The Local Authorities shall be the boards of guardians of 35 the several poor law unions.

(3.) The expenses incurred and compensation paid by a Local Authority shall be paid by the treasurer of the union out of union funds, that is to say, out of any money in his hands to the credit of

the guardians of the union, and if there is not sufficient money in 40 his hands, then out of the money next received by him and placed to their credit.

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