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Board to

c. 120.

38 & 39 Vict. to Tooting Graveney Common, such money as they think fit, not c. clxxix.

exceeding twelve thousand pounds.

The Board, in order to raise money for purposes of this section,

may from time to time create consolidated stock. Power for g. The Board may from time to time up to the thirty-first day

of December one thousand eight hundred and seventy-nine, expend expend for the purposes of

for the purposes of the Metropolitan Board of Works (Plumstead 41 & 42 Vict. Common, &c.) Act, 1878, such money as they think fit, not exceedc. cxlv.

ing ten thousand pounds.

The Board, in order to raise money for purposes of this section,

may from time to time create consolidated stock. Power for 10. Where a vestry or district board constituted under the Me. Board to lend tropolis Management Act, 1855, desire in pursuance of authority to vestry or district board.

vested in them by Act of Parliament to borrow money for the 18 & 19 Vict. purpose of any work or for the purpose of paying off any loan or

debt, or for any other purpose, and it appears to the Board and to the Treasury expedient that the repayment of the money to be borrowed shall be spread over a series of years, then, from time to time up to the thirty-first day of December one thousand eight hundred and seventy-nine, the Board may lend to the vestry or district board, and the vestry or district board may borrow from the Board, such money as the Board think fit and as the vestry or district board are authorised and desire to borrow.

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

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

Money lent by the Board under this section shall, notwithstanding anything in any other Act, be repaid to them, with interest, within such time after the borrowing as the Board and the borrowers, with the approval of the Treasury, agree, not exceeding in case of a loan for purposes of improvements effected by the widening of streets or bridges, or for the purpose of purchase of land in fee simple, sixty years, and for any other purpose thirty years.

In case of a loan required to be for not exceeding thirty years, 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 the period for which the loan is made, not exceeding 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.

11. Where a board of guardians of a union or parish wholly or Board to lend for the greater part in the metropolis as defined in the Metropolis guardians. Management Act, 1855, desire in pursuance of authority vested in 18 & 19 Vict. them to borrow money for the purpose of any work, or for the pur

pose of paying off any loan or debt, or for any other purpose, and it appears to the Board and the Treasury expedient that the repayment of the money to be borrowed shall be spread over a series of years, then, from time to time up to the thirty-first day of December one thousand eight hundred and seventy-nine, the Board may lend to the board of guardians, and the board of guardians may borrow from the Board, such money as the Board think fit and as the board of guardians are authorised and desire to borrow.

Power for

c. 120.

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

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

Money lent by the Board under this section shall, notwithstanding anything in any other Act, be repaid to them, with interest, within such time after the borrowing as the Board and the borrowers, with the approval of the Treasury, agree, not exceeding thirty years.

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 the period for which the loan is made, not exceeding 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.

12. Where any corporation, body of commissioners, burial board, Power for or other public body having power to levy, directly or indirectly, lend to corporates in respect of lands in the metropolis as defined in the Metropolis rations, burial Management Act, 1855, or to make charges on rates leviable in the boards, &c.

18 & 19 Vict. metropolis as so defined, or to take within the metropolis as so c. 120. defined dues or impositions in the nature of rates, desire in pursuance of authority vested in them to borrow money for the purpose of Jany work, or for the purpose of paying off any loan or debt, or for any other purpose, and it appears to the Board and to the Treasury expedient that the repayment of the money to be borrowed shall be spread over a series of years, then, from time to time up to the thirty-first day of December one thousand eight hundred and seventy-nine, with the approval of the Treasury, the Board may lend to the corporation, commissioners, burial board, or other public body, and they may borrow from the Board, such money as the Board think fit and as the corporation, commissioners, burial board, or other public body are authorised and desire to borrow.

The aggregate amount lent 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. Money lent by the Board under this section shall

, notwithstanding anything in any other Act, be repaid to them, with interest, within such time after the borrowing as the Board and the borrowers, with the approval of the Treasury, agree, not exceeding in case of a loan for purposes of improvements effected by the widening of streets or bridges, or for the purpose of purchase of land in fee simple, sixty years, and for any other purpose thirty years.

In case of a loan required to be for not exceeding thirty years the Board shall from time to time carry to the consolidated Joans fund such sums as the Treasury approve as being in their opinion sufficient to redeem, within the period for which the loan is made, not exceeding 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.

Nothing in this section shall apply to the case of the managers of the Metropolitan Asylum District, or of the School Board for London.

amount of

c. 47.

Board may

bills.

rency and

Extension of

13. The Board may from time to time, up to the thirty-first day

of December one thousand eight hundred and seventy-nine, lend loans by Board to the managers of the Metropolitan Asylum District, in addition politan Asylum to the sum of five hundred thousand pounds authorised by section District. thirty-seven of the Metropolitan Board of Works (Loans) Act, 1869, 32 & 33 Vict. and to the sum of one hundred thousand pounds authorised by section 34 & 35 Vict. seventeen of the Metropolitan Board of Works (Loans) Act, 1871,

and to the sum of one hundred thousand pounds authorised by section seven of the Act of 1875, and to the sum of one hundred thousand pounds authorised by section ten of the Act of 1876, and to the sum of fifty thousand pounds authorised by section fourteen of the Act of 1877, such sums as the managers are from time to time authorised by the Local Government Board to borrow in pursuance of the Acts in the first-mentioned section referred to, not exceeding in the whole fifty thousand pounds, and the first-mentioned section shall be construed as if nine hundred thousand pounds were therein substituted for five hundred thousand pounds.

14. Notwithstanding anything in this Act or in any other Act raise money by relating to the Board contained, the Board, with the consent of

the Treasury, may from time to time as they think fit raise any part of the moneys which they are by this Act authorised to raise, not exceeding in the whole the sum of five hundred thousand pounds,

by the issue of bills under this Act. Form and 15. A bill under this Act (in this Act referred to as a “metropolilength of cur

tan bill ”) shall be a bill in form prescribed by a regulation made in interest on

pursuance of this Act for the payment of the principal sum named metropolitan therein in the manner and at the date therein mentioned, so that the bills.

date be not less than three nor more than twelve months from the date of the bill.

Interest shall be payable in respect of a metropolitan bill at such rate and in such manner as the Board, with the consent of the

Treasury, may direct. Payment of 16. All moneys raised by the issue of any metropolitan bills shall proceeds of

be paid to the Board, and shall be expended by them for the purposes metropolitan

for which the same are by this Act authorised to be raised respecbills, and charge of bill tively. The principal money and interest expressed in any metroon consolidated politan bill to be payable shall be charged on the consolidated rate,

and shall be payable out of the said rate, or as regards principal out of moneys raised by the creation of consolidated stock under this Act for the purpose for which such principal money has been expended, and as regards interest out of the consolidated loans

fund, Mode of issue 17. With respect to the issue of metropolitan bills the following of metropolitan provisions shall have effect :

(1.) Metropolitan bills shall be issued under the authority of a

warrant sealed by the Board, and countersigned on behalf

of the Treasury; (2.) Each metropolitan bill shall be for the amount directed by

the Board ; (3.) Each metropolitan bill shall be sealed by the Board, the

sealing being attested by the clerk in his own name. Regulations to 18. The Board may from time to time, with the consent of the ** made by the Treasury, make, and when made rescind, alter, and add to, regula

rate.

bills.

tions for carrying into effect the provisions of this Act with respect Board as to to metropolitan bills, and in particular,

issue, cancella

tion, &c. of (1.) For regulating (subject to the provisions of this Act) the pre- metropolitan

paration, form, mode of issue, mode of payment, and can- bills.

cellation of metropolitan bills; (2.) For regulating the issue of a new metropolitan bill in lieu

of one defaced, lost, or destroyed; (3.) For preventing, by the use of counterfoils or of a special

description of paper or otherwise, fraud in relation to the

metropolitan bills; (4.) For the proper discharge to be given upon the payment of a

metropolitan bill. Every regulation purporting to be made in pursuance of this section shall be deemed to be within the powers of this Act, and shall have effect as if it were enacted in this Act.

19. For the purpose of paying off the principal money of any Power to metropolitan bills the Board may raise any sum which they are by create.com

solidated stockthis Act empowered to raise by the creation of consolidated stock partially susfor the purposes for which such principal money has been expended, pended while not exceeding the amount of such principal money, but, save as bills authorised aforesaid, the

powers given to the Board by this Act to raise moneys to be raised. for any purposes by the creation of consolidated stock shall be suspended to the amounts and for the periods to and for which moneys are for the time being authorised by the Treasury to be raised for such purposes respectively by the issue of metropolitan bills.

20. Sections eight, nine, ten, and eleven of the Act of the twenty- Application to fourth and twenty-fifth years of the reign of Her present Majesty, metropolitan chapter ninety-eight, intituled “ An Act to consolidate and amend 24 & 25 Vict. " the Statute Law of England and Ireland relating to indictable c. 98. 88. 8-11, " offences by forgery” (which sections relate to the forgery of and relating to other frauds relating to exchequer bills), shall apply to the metro- other frauds. politan bills, and shall have effect as if “ exchequer bill” in those sections included “metropolitan bill.”

21. The Board may enter into such arrangements with any bank Arrangement approved by the Treasury for carrying into effect the provisions of

metropolitan this Act with respect to the issue of the metropolitan bills, and to bills.

payment of the principal sum named therein, and to all matters relating thereto, and for the proper remuneration of such bank with reference thereto, as they may think proper, and as may be approved by the Treasury.

Alteration of 22. The limitation on the borrowing power of the Board contained limitation of in section thirty-eight of the Metropolitan Board of Works (Loans) borrowing Act, 1869, shal not extend to money raised by the Board for pur- 32 & 33 Vict. poses mentioned in this Act.

23. All sums received by the Board in respect of interest on or Repayments to principal of any loan made by them under this Act shall be carried go to consolito the consolidated loans fund.

24. The provisions of section three of the Metropolitan Board of Works (Loans) Act, 1869, shall extend and apply to, and shall 32 & 33 Vict. authorise the raising, in manner therein mentioned, of any money extended. by the Board, with the sanction of the Treasury, under any powers of borrowing

with bank as to

c. 102.

dated loans fund.

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CHAPTER 38.
An Act for the further relief of Innkeepers.

[8th August 1878.] WHEREAS it is just

and expedient to give, in addition to the present right of lien, a power of sale under certain circumstances to keepers of hotels, inns, and licensed public-houses upon and in respect of goods and chattels deposited with them or upon the tenements and premises occupied by them :

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, Landlord, &c. 1. The landlord, proprietor, keeper, or manager of any hotel

, may dispose of inn, or licensed public-house shall, in addition to his ordinary lien, goods left with have the right absolutely to sell and dispose by public auction of

any goods, chattels, carriages, horses, wares, or merchandise which may have been deposited with him or left in the house he keeps, or in the coach-house, stable, stable-yard, or other premises appurteuant or belonging thereunto, where the person depositing or leaving such goods, chattels, carriages, horses, wares, or merchandise shall be or become indebted to the said innkeeper either for any board or lodging or for the keep and expenses of any horse or other animals left with or standing at livery in the stables or fields occupied by such innkeeper.

Provided that no such sale shall be made until after the said goods, chattels, carriages, horses, wares, or merchandise shall bave been for the space of six weeks in such charge or custody or in or upon such premises without such debt having been paid or satisfied, and that such innkeeper, after having, out of the proceeds

weeks.

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