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Upon the hearing of the application, any person or persons may oppose the approval of the County Roads Board being given, and it shall be lawful for the County Roads Board to give or withhold their approval, with or without modification, as they think just.

5. All moneys borrowed in pursuance of this Act, together with Moneys borthe interest thereon, shall be a first charge on the highway rates rowed under of each parish liable to contribute to the payment thereof, in the first charge on same manner, as far as the creditor is concerned, as if the money highway rates had been borrowed on account of each parish alone, and the sums of parishes necessary to repay the said borrowed moneys, with interest, shall in liable to coneach said parish be recoverable in the same manner as if they were expenses incurred by the board in keeping in repair the highways of that parish.

But it shall be the duty of the Highway Board in case of any one parish paying more than its share of such borrowed money, or of the interest thereof, to make good to the parish the excess so paid out of the rates of the other parishes liable to contribute thereto. 6. The County Roads Board may from time to time make general Board may

County Roads orders relative to the mode in which applications are to be made to make orders them for their consent under this Act to the borrowing of any as to applicamoneys.

7. The limitation as to the amount in the pound of the rateable Limitation as value of the property to be levied in any one year imposed by to amount to section twenty-four of the South Wales Highway Act shall not be levied not

to apply to apply to the amount of principal and interest of money borrowed

money borunder this Act and liable to be repaid in any year. 8. The following works shall be deemed to be improvements of this Act.

What works highways: 1st. The conversion of any road that has not been stoned into a deemed imstoned road :

provements of 2nd. The widening of any road, the cutting the corners off on

highways. any road, the levelling roads, the making of a new road, the building or enlarging of bridges, and the purchase of

land for any of the purposes aforesaid : 3rd. The doing any other work in respect of highways beyond

ordinary repairs essential to placing any existing highway

in a proper state of repair. 9. It shall be lawful for any County Roads Board at any one of County Roads their regular meetings to make an order declaring that any highway

Board may

order roads to within the county for which they act, being a main thoroughfare be repaired out through any one or more highway districts to any town or towns or of highway to any railway station or stations, shall be a district road, and from rate. and after a day to be named in the order the cost of maintaining such district road shall be a common charge upon the highway district or districts within which such road is locally situate, and shall be borne by the several parishes within such district or districts in manner following ; (that is to say,) (1.) Where the district road is wholly situate in one highway

district, the cost of repairing the same shall be paid out
of the moneys levied for the repair and maintenance of
the highways, and shall be apportioned amongst and

charged upon the several parishes within the district in
[No. 18. Price 2d.] S

rowed under

are to be

the same manner as the salaries of the clerk and treasurer

of the district; and (2.) Where the district road is situate in more than one highway

district, the cost of repairing the part within any such district shall in like manner be paid and be apportioned amongst and charged upon the several parishes consti

tuting the district within which such part is situate. Provided always, that such County Roads Board shall, previous to making an order that any highway shall be repaired as aforesaid, give notice of their intention to proceed to make an order to that effect at a meeting of the board to be named in such notice, and shall advertise such notice in one or more of the newspapers circulating in the county, and shall cause copies of such notice to be affixed to the door of each parish church in the said highway district or districts, and shall cause to be served a copy of such notice on the clerk of such highway district or districts in which such highway or highways are situate, at least one month before the day of the meeting so named in such notice, and shall at such meeting, previous to coming to any determination, hear any person or persons who shall desire to make any objections to the proposed order being made, and shall, after such objections, if any, have been heard, proceed to make, modify, or reject such proposed order as

to them shall seem just and reasonable. Incorporation

10. The clauses of the Commissioners Clauses Act, 1847, with of certain

respect to mortgages to be created by the Commissioners, shall form 104 in Vict. part of and be incorporated with this Act, and any mortgagee or

assignee may enforce payment of his principal and interest by appointment of a receiver.

In the construction of the said clauses the commissioners " shall mean “ the Highway Board."

Mortgages and transfers of mortgages shall be valid if made in the forms prescribed by the last-mentioned Act, or as near thereto

as circumstances admit. Highway 11. A Highway Board, for the purpose of improving the highparchase lands ways within their district, may purchase such lands or easements by agreement. relating to lands as they may require; and the Lands Clauses 8 & 9 Vict. Consolidation Act, 1845, and any Act amending the same, except

the clauses in the said Acts respectively relating to the purchase of lands otherwise than by agreement, shall be incorporated with this Act; and for the purposes of those Acts this Act shall be deemed the special Act, and any such Highway Board as aforesaid exercising the powers of this Act shall be deemed the promoters of

the undertaking Definition of

12. “Parish ” in this Act means every parish or place for which a “ parish.”

separate rate is made for the maintenance of the highways.

clauses of

c. 16.

c. 18.

1875.

CHAPTER 35. An Act to extend for a further limited period section thirty-four of the Supreme Court of Judicature Act,

[8th August 1878.] HEREAS by section thirty-four of the Supreme Court of 38 & 39 Vict.

Judicature Act, 1875, it is enacted that upon the occurrence c. 77. of

any vacancy in an office coming within the provisions of section seventy-seven of the Supreme Court of Judicature Act, 1875, the Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain may, with the concurrence of the Treasury, suspend the making any appointment to such office for any period not later than the first day of January one thousand eight hundred and seventy-seven, and may, if it be necessary, make provision in such manner as he thinks fit for the temporary discharge in the meantime of the duties of such office, and it is expedient to extend the said period as herein-after mentioned:

Be it therefore 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. This Act may be cited as the Supreme Court of Judicature Short title. (Officers) Act, 1878. 2. Section thirty-four of the Supreme Court of Judicature Act, until 1st Jan.

Continuation 1875, shall be construed as if the first day of January one thousand 1880 of eight hundred and eighty were therein inserted in lieu of the first 38 & 39 Vict. day of January one thousand eight hundred and seventy-seven.

as to legal

c. 77. s. 34.

office.

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CHAPTER 36.
An Act to continue for one year the Police (Expenses)
Act, 1875.

[8th August 1878.] THEREAS by the Police (Expenses) Act, 1875, it is enacted 38 & 39 Vict.

that so much of any Act as limits the amount authorised c. 48. to be contributed by the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury out of moneys provided by Parliament towards the expenses of any police force in Great Britain to a particular amount, or a particular proportion of any annual sum or charge specified in such Act, shall, during the continuance of that Act, be repealed, and it was further enacted that that Act should continue in force until the first day of September one thousand eight hundred and seventy-six :

And whereas by the Police (Expenses) Continuance Act, 1877, 40 & 41 Vict. the said Act was continued in force until the first day of September one thousand eight hundred and seventy-eight:

And whereas it is expedient that the said Act should be further continued for a period of one year :

Be it therefore 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,)

1. This Act may be cited as the Police (Expenses) Continuance Short title. Act, 1878.

c. 58.

Continuance of 2. The Police (Expenses) Act, 1875, shall continue in force till 38 & 39 Vict. the first day of September one thousand eight hundred and seventy

nine. Sept. 1879.

c. 48. till 1st

38 & 39 Vict. c. 65.

c. 52.

CHAPTER 37.
An Act to further amend the Acts relating to the raising

of Money by the Metropolitan Board of Works; and for

other purposes relating thereto. [8th August 1878.] WHEREAS by the Metropolitan Board of Works (Loans) Act

,

), raising of money by the Metropolitan Board of Works (in this Act referred to as “the Board”) for the purposes therein specified vas regulated, and provision was made requiring that the borrowing powers granted to the Board by Parliament for the purposes therein

named should for the future be limited both in time and amount: 40 & 41 Vict. And whereas by the Metropolitan Board of Works (Money) Act,

1877 (in this Act referred to as the “ Act of 1877 "), the Board were empowered to raise certain sums of money for the purposes in the said Acts mentioned, and limits of time and amount within which the powers by the said Acts granted might be exercised were fixed :

And whereas the powers for the raising of money by the Act of 1877, conferred upon the Board, have been partially exercised, but it is expedient that the Board should have power to raise certain further sums of money for the purposes, upon the terms, and subject to the limitations herein-after mentioned, and that for such purposes the Act of 1877 should be amended :

And whereas it is expedient that the Board should be empowered to raise any of the moneys which they are by this Act authorised to raise, and which it may be convenient to raise for a temporary period, by the issue of bills, with the consent of the Treasury for not less than three and not more than twelve months, to be repaid out of moneys raised by the creation of consolidated stock under this Act:

Be it therefore 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: Short title. 1. This Act may be cited as the Metropolitan Board of Works

(Money) Act, 1878; and the Metropolitan Board of Works (Money)

Acts, 1875 to 1877, and this Act may be cited together as the Construction of Metropolitan Board of Works (Money) Acts, 1875 to 1878.

2. This Act shall be read and have effect as one with the 33 & 34 Vict.c. 24. Metropolitan Board of Works (Loans) Acts, 1869 to 1871, and the 38 & 39 Vict.c. 65. Metropolitan Board of Works (Money) Acts, 1875 to 1877.

3. Section thirteen of the Act of 1877 shall be read and construed Amendment of as if the aggregate amount which the Board was thereby authorised s. 13. of 40 & to lend to the corporations, bodies of commissioners, burial boards,

and other public bodies therein specified, had been limited to a sum not exceeding one hundred thousand pounds instead of fifty thousand pounds.

Act.
32 & 33 Vict.c. 102.

39 & 40 Vict. c. 55. 40 & 41 Vict.c. 52.

41 Vict, c. 52.

s. 72.

Board to

c. 90.

Board to

4. The Board may from time to time up to the thirty-first Power for day of December one thousand eight hundred and seventy-nine, expend under expend, under section one hundred and forty-four of the Metropolis 18 & 19 Vict

. Management Act, 1855, and section seventy-two of the Metropolis c. 120. s. 144. Management Amendment Act, 1862, such money as they think fit Vict. c. 102. for the purposes mentioned in the said sections respectively.

The aggregate amount expended by the Board under this section shall not exceed one hundred thousand pounds.

The Board, in order to raise money for purposes of this section, may from time to time create consolidated stock,

5. The Board may from time to time up to the thirty-first Power for day of December one thousand eight hundred and seventy-nine,

expend for expend for the purposes of providing station houses, fire engines, Fire Brigade fire escapes, and permanent plant, for the purposes of the Fire purposes. Brigade Act, 1865, such money as they think fit, not exceeding 28 & 29 Vict. twenty thousand pounds.

The Board, in order to raise money for purposes of this section, may from time to time create consolidated stock.

The Board shall from time to time carry to the consolidated loans fund such sums as the Treasury approve, as being, in their opinion, sufficient to redeem, within thirty years from the date of the creation of stock for purposes of this section, an amount of consolidated stock equal to that so created.

6. The Board may from time to time up to the thirty-first day Power for of December one thousand eight hundred and seventy-nine, expend for the purposes of the Metropolitan Street Improvements Act, purposes of

expend for 1877, such money as they think fit, not exceeding one million five 40 & 41 Vict. hundred thousand pounds, or so much thereof as, together with any moneys expended for the said purposes under the authority of the Act of 1877, shall not exceed three million seven hundred and twelve thousand five hundred and seven pounds.

The Board, in order to raise money for purposes of this section, may from time to time create consolidated stock: Provided always, that the money to be raised and the consolidated stock to be created by the Board under this section shall be raised and created by them from time to time in such amounts and at such times only as the Board shall actually require, and as the Treasury shall approve, for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of the said Act in a proper and efficient manner.

7. The Board may from time to time up to the thirty-first day Power for of December one thousand eight hundred and seventy-nine, expend

Board to

expend for the for the purposes of the Metropolitan Street Improvements Act, purposes of 1872, such sums of money as they think fit, not exceeding sixty 35 & 36 Vict. thousand pounds, or so much thereof as, together with any moneys

c. clxiii. expended for the said purposes under the authority of the Act of 1877, shall not exceed sixty thousand pounds.

The Board, in order to raise money for purposes of this section, may from time to time create consolidated stock.

8. The Board may from time to time up to the thirty-first day Power for of December one thousand eight hundred and seventy-nine, expend Board to for the purposes of the Metropolitan Commons Supplemental Act, expend for the 1873 (which relates to Tooting Beck Common), and so much of the 36 & 37 Vict. Metropolitan Board of Works (Various Powers) Act, 1875, as relates c. lxxxvi. and

C. CCXXXV.

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