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Ordered, by The House of Commons, to be Printed,

17 May 1878.


[Bill 183.]

Under 1 oz.


Clause 1. Construction of Act, and short titles. 2. Repeal of enactments in schedule. 3. Power for Queen in Council to extend enactments in first schedule. 4. Validity of Orders made under Foreign Jurisdiction Acts. 5. Extension of Foreign Jurisdiction Acts to countries without

regular governments. 6. Jurisdiction over ships in Eastern seas. 7. Laying of Order before Parliament. 8. Provisions for protection of persons acting under Foreign Juris

diction Acts.

First Schedule.-Enactments referred to.
Second Schedule.-Enactments repealed.




An Act for extending and amending the Foreign Jurisdiction A.D. 1878.


short titles.

28 & 29 Vict.

c. 116.

c. 87.

C. 85.


E 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; (that is to say,) 5

1.-(1.) This Act shall be construed as one with the Foreign Juris- Construction diction Acts, 1843 to 1875, and those Acts together with this Act of Act and may be cited as the Foreign Jurisdiction Acts, 1843 to 1878, and 6 & 7 Vict. this Act may be cited separately as the Foreign Jurisdiction Act, 4. 94.

1878. 10 (2.) The Acts whereof the titles are given in the first schedule 29 & 30 Vict.

to this Act may be cited by the respective short titles given in that 38 & 39 Vict. schedule.

2. The Acts mentioned in the second schedule to this Act are Repeal of hereby repealed to the extent in the third column of that schedule enactments 15 mentioned : Provided that,(1) any

Order in Council, commission, or instructions made or issued in pursuance of any enactment hereby repealed, and in force at the passing of this Act, shall continue in force

until altered or revoked by Her Majesty; and 20 (2) this repeal shall not affect anything done or suffered, or

any right accrued or liability incurred before the passing

of this Act; and
(3) any action, suit, or other proceeding affected by any enact-

ment hereby repealed may be carried on in like manner as 25

if this Act had not been passed. 3.-(1.) It shall be lawful for Her Majesty the Queen in Power for Council, if it seems fit, from time to time, by Order, to direct Council to that all or any of the enactments described in the first schedule to extend enact

in schedule.

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