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by the Lords.

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“ missioner or magistrate of police in office at the passing of “ this Act shall go out of office until the first Tuesday of “ November following”)

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

11 July 1878.

[Bill 255.]

Under 1 oz.

Provisional Order (Paisley).

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To confirm a Provisional Order under « The General Police A.D. 1878.

and Improvement (Scotland) Act, 1862,” relating to the
Burgh of Paisley.

being one of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, has, under the provisions of “The General Police and Improvement

(Scotland) Act, 1862," duly made the Provisional Order which is 5 contained in the schedule to this Act annexed, and it is provided

by the said Act that no such Order shall be of any validity unless the same has been confirmed by Act of Parliament, and it is expedient that the said Order should be so confirmed :

Be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and 10 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. The Provisional Order contained in the schedule to this Act Confirmation annexed shall be and is hereby confirmed, and all the provisions of Provi15 thereof shall, from and after the passing of this Act, be as valid

and have the like force and effect as if the same were specially enacted in this Act.

2. This Act may be cited as “The General Police and Improve- Short title. ment (Scotland) Act, 1862, Order Confirmation (Paisley) Act, 20 1878.”

sional Order.

Provisional Order (Paisley).

A.D. 1878.



General Police and Improvement (Scotland) Act, 1.862.

(25 & 26 Vict. cap. 101.)

WHEREAS by the General Police and Improvement (Scotland) Act, 1862, 5 (herein-after called “the Act of 1862,”) it is, inter alia, provided (clause 79) that whenever it appears desirable to the magistrates and council or commissioners of police of any royal or parliamentary burgh, or to the commissioners for executing that Act in any burgh, that provision should be made in order the better to apply and execute therein the provisions of the said Act in whole or 10 part, or for the future application and execution of any Acts in force therein having relation to the purposes of that Act, or to any other matter or thing connected with the management and administration of the municipal or police affairs of such burgh, or that any such Acts or any exemptions from rating therefrom derived, or that any Provisional Order applying the said Act thereby 15 authorised to be made, should be wholly or partially repealed or altered, the magistrates and council or the commissioners of such burgh may present a petition to one of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, praying for euch provision, repeal, and alteration as aforesaid, or for any of such things; and that, after such inquiry as the said Secretary of State may direct, it shall 20 be lawful for him to issue a Provisional Order under his hand and seal of office, in relation to the several things mentioned in such petition, either in accordance with the prayer thereof, or with such modifications or alterations as may appear to him to be requisite :

And whereas the powers and provisions of the Act of 1862 were adopted in 25 whole in the parliamentary burgh of Paisley, in the county of Renfrew, by virtue of a resolution of a meeting of the householders in the said burgh, held under the provisions of that Act upon the 24th day of March 1864, and of a deliverance by the sheriff of the said county following thereon, dated and recorded in the books of the said burgh on the 26th day of same month and 30 year, and also recorded in the sheriff court books of the said county, at Paisley, on the 2nd day of April following; and the provost, magistrates, and town council of the said burgh are under the said Act the commissioners for carrying the same into operation as regards such burgh :

And whereas the provost, magistrates, and town council of the said burgh, 35 as commissioners of police thereof under the provisions of the Act of 1862 (herein-after called “ the commissioners ”), and also as the municipal corporation of the burgh (herein-after called “the corporation ”), have presented a petition to me, as one of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, setting forth that

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