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OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OF

GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND:

PASSED IN THE

FORTY-FIRST AND FORTY-SECOND YEARS

OF THE REIGN OF HER MAJESTY

QUEEN VICTORIA

At the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster, the 5th Day of

March, Anno Domini 1874, in the Thirty-seventh Year of the Reign
of our Sovereign Lady VICTORIA, by the Grace of God of the United

Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Queen, Defender of the Faith:
Being the FIFTH SESSION of the TWENTY-FIRST PARLIA-

MENT of the United Kingdom of GREAT BRITAIN and IRELAND.

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LONDON :
PRINTED BY GEORGE EDWARD EYRE AND WILLIAM SPOTTISWOODE.

PRINTERS TO THE QUEEN'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY.

PUBLISHED, FOR THE PROPRIETORS OF THE LAW JOURNAL REPORTS, BY

EDWARD BRET INCE, No. 5, QUALITY COURT, CHANCERY LANE, LONDON.

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1. Issue of 6,000,0001, out of the Consolidated Fund for the service of the year ending 31st March 1878. 2. Power to the Treasury to borrow.

An Act to apply the sum of Six million 1. The Commissioners of Her Majesty Treapounds out of the Consolidated Fund

sury for the time being may issue out of the

Consolidated Fund of the United Kingdom of to the service of the year ending the

Great Britain and Ireland, and apply towards thirty-first day of March one thousand making good the supply granted to Her Majesty eight hundred and seventy-eight.

for the service of the year ending on the thirty(25th February 1878.)

first day of March one thousand eight hundred

and seventy-eight the sum of six million pounds. Most Gracious Sovereign,

2. The Commissioners of the Treasury may WE, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal borrow from time to time on the credit of the subjects, the Commons of the United Kingdom said sum, any sum or sums not exceeding in the of Great Britain and Ireland, in Parliament whole the sum of six million pounds, and shall assembled, towards making good the supply repay

the

moneys so borrowed with interest not which we have cheerfully granted to Your Ma- exceeding five pounds per centum per annum out jesty in this session of Parliament, have resolved of the growing produce of the Consolidated Fund to grant unto Your Majesty the sum herein-after at any period not later than the next succeeding mentioned; and do therefore most humbly be- quarter to that in which the said moneys were seech Your Majesty that it may be enacted ; and borrowed. be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Any sums so borrowed shall be placed to the Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of credit of the account of Her Majesty's Exchequer, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Com- and shall form part of the said Consolidated mons, in this present Parliament assembled, and Fund, and be available in any manner in which by the authority of the same, as follows:

such fund is available.

Vol. LVI.-LAW JOUR. STAT.

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CHAP. 2.

Exchequer Bills and Bonds.

ABSTRACT OF THE ENACTMENTS.

1. Treasury may raise 6,000,0001. by Exchequer bonds or by Exchequer or Treasury bills.
2. Payment of interest and repayment of principal.
3. Money raised to be paid into Exchequer.
4. Extension of 29 8. 30 Vict. c. 25. as to forgery, &c. to bonds.
5. Short title.

An Act to raise the sum of Six million Exchequer bond shall be made out for any sum pounds by Exchequer Bonds, Ex

less than one hundred pounds.

Every Exchequer hond issued in pursuance of chequer Bills, or Treasury Bills.

this Act shall provide for the paying off of such (25th February 1878.) bond at par at any period not exceeding three

years nor less than twelve months from the date Most Gracious Sovereign,

of such bond. We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Commons of the United Kingdom

2. The interest on all Exchequer bonds issued

in of Great Britain and Ireland, in Parliament pursuance

of this Act shall be charged upon assembled, towards raising the supply which we

and issued out of the Consolidated Fund of the have cheerfully granted to Your Majesty in this

United Kingdom, or out of the growing produce session of Parliament, have resolved to grant

thereof. unto Your Majesty the sum herein-after men- The principal money secured by every Extioned ; and do therefore most humbly beseech

chequer bond issued in pursuance of this Act Your Majesty that it may be enacted ; and be it

shall be repaid out of money provided by Parliaenacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty,

ment for the purpose. by and with the advice and consent of the Lords

3. All money raised in pursuance of this Act Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this

shall be paid into the Exchequer. present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows :

4. Section fifteen of the Exchequer Bills and

Bonds Act, 1866, (which section relates to the 1. Towards raising the supply granted to Her forgery of Exchequer bills,) shall apply to all Majesty for the service of the year ending on the Exchequer bonds issued in pursuance of this Act thirty-first day of March one thousand eight

in like manner as if it were nerein enacted with hundred and seventy-eight, it shall be lawful for

the substitution of Exchequer bond for Exchequer 1 he Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, at bill. any time or times not later than the said thirtyfirst day of March, to raise any sum or sums, not 5. This_Act may be cited as the Exchequer exceeding in the whole six million pounds, by the Bills and Bonds Act, 1878, and together with the issue of Exchequer bonds, Exchequer bills, or Exchequer Bills and Bonds Act, 1866, and the Treasury bills in manner provided by the Ex- Treasury Bills Act, 1877, may be cited as the chequer Bills and Bonds Act, 1866, and the Exchequer and Treasury Bills Acts, 1866 to Treasury Bills Act, 1877, so, however, that no 1878.

CHAP. 3.

House Occupiers Disqualification Removal.

ABSTRACT OF THE ENACTMENTS.

1. Short title.
2 Letting as furnished house for certain periods not to disqualify.

An Act to relieve certain Occupiers of and Commons, in this present Parliament as

Dwelling-houses from being disquali- sembled, and by the authority of the same, as fied from the right of voting in the Election of Members to serve in Par. 1. This Act shall be cited for all purposes as liament by reason of their under- the House Occupiers Disqualification Removal letting such Dwelling-houses for short Act, 1878. terms. (25th February 1878.) 2. From and after the passing of this Act every

man shall be entitled to be registered and to vote WHEREAS questions have arisen upon the under the provisions of the said section notwithoccupation required by the third section of the standing that during a part of the qualifying Representation of the People Act, 1867:

period not exceeding four months in the whole Be it therefore enacted by the Queen's most he shall by letting or otherwise have permitted Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and the qualifying premises to be occupied as a fur. consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, nished house by some other person.

CHAP. 4.

Parliamentary Elections (Metropolis).

ABSTRACT OF THE ENACTMENTS.

1. Hours of polling in metropolitan boroughs.
2. Short title.

Schedule.

be kept open until eight o'clock in the afternoon of the same day.

2. This Act may be cited as the Parliamentary Elections (Metropolis) Act, 1878.

An Act to extend the hours of Polling

at Parliamentary Elections in the Metropolis. (25th February 1878.)

Be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and 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:

1. At every election held after the passing of this Act to return a member or members to serve in Parliament for any of the boroughs named in the Schedule to this Act, the poll, if taken, shall commence at eight o'clock in the forenoon and

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