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Jurisdiction of the Stannary Court Amendment. Special Commissioners, as aforesaid, to direct that such Court and Office shall be erected and established on the Model of the ViceWarden's Court as now constituted in Cornwall, and to declare that all Provisions of the present Act, and of the several Acts for the Establishment of the said Court in Cornwall, so far as they shall be applicable to such new Court in the County of Devon, shall be deemed and taken to be in force in the last-mentioned County, and to assign Salaries to the several Officers of the said Court, not exceeding the Salaries appointed before or at the passing of this Act for the like Officers in the County of Cornwall, and to declare what Proportion of the Salary now payable to the ViceWarden of the Stannaries shall thenceforth be contributed out of the Revenue arising in the County of Devon if the same ViceWarden shall be appointed for both Courts, and to make such other Regulations as shall be necessary or expedient for effectually establishing and providing for such separate Court and Office; and thereupon, on the Promulgation of the said Order in Council, the said separate Court and Office shall be and become permanently established in the County of Devon, as fully and effectually as if the same had been established and confirmed by Act of Parliament; and all Provisions made by this Act, or by the Council of His Royal Highness, or the said Special Commissioners, under the Authority of this Act, for the Extension of the Jurisdiction of the present Court into the County of Devon, shall cease, save only that the Process of the Court in each County in Causes arising in that County shall be executory and executed in and throughout both Counties.
CA P. XXXIII. An Act to prevent Doubts as to the Validity of certain Pro
ceedings in the House of Commons. [15th June 1855.] "W HEREAS the House of Commons on the Fourth Day of IVV August One thousand eight hundred and fifty-three, Her • Majesty having previously signified Her Consent that the House "might do therein as they should think fit, resolved as follows: I « That whenever the House shall be informed of the unavoidable o“ Absence of Mr. Speaker, the Chairman of the Committee of " " Ways and Means do take the Chair for that Day only, and 6 " in the event of Mr. Speaker's Absence continuing for more
“ than One Day do, if the House shall think fit and shall so r“ order it, take the Chair in like Manner on any subsequent O“ Day during such Absence :" And whereas on the Fourth Day
of this present Month of June, Mr. Speaker being unavoidably • absent by reason of Indisposition, the Right Honourable Henry · FitzRoy, being the Chairman of the Committee of Ways and • Means, took the Chair in pursuance of the said Resolutions : . And whereas the House on the same Day further resolved as « follows ; viz. : “ That in the event of Mr. Speaker's Absence ““ continuing for more than this Day, Mr. FitzRoy do take the 6" Chair on each subsequent Day during the present Week :" . And whereas the said Right Honourable Henry FitzRoy did, in
Validity of Proceedings (House of Commons).
consequence of the continued Absence of Mr. Speaker, on each • subsequent Day during the said Week take the Chair, and per• form therein certain Duties appertaining to the Office of Speaker: . And whereas Doubts may arise as to the Validity of Acts done
or Proceedings taken by or in the House during the Time afore" said in relation to certain Matters regulated by Statute:' 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, That all Acts and Proceedings which For Removal according to the Provisions of any Statute are required to be of Doubts as to done or taken in the House of Commons with their Speaker in the
certain Prothe Chair, and which have been done or taken by or in the House
: taken by or in the house ceedings in the while the said Right Honourable Henry FitzRoy was in the Chair House of Comas aforesaid, shall be and shall be deemed to have been as valid mons during the and effectual for all Purposes as if Mr. Speaker himself had been Absence of in the Chair during the Time when such Acts and Proceedings Mr. Speaker. respectively were done and taken.
CA P. XXXIV.
[26th June 1855.) • W HEREAS it is expedient that Means should be taken to
V provide Education for the young Children of poor Persons • who are relieved out of the Workhouse :' 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
I. That the Guardians of any Union or any Parish in England Guardians may wherein the Relief to the Poor is administered by a Board of grant Relief to Guardians may, if they deem proper, grant Relief for the Purpose en
+ Roalief for the Purpose enable poor Per
sons to educate of enabling any poor Person lawfully relieved out of the Work- th
their Children. house to provide Education for any Child of such Person between the Ages of Four and Sixteen in any School to be approved of by the said Guardians, for such Time and under such Conditions as the said Guardians shall see fit.
II. Provided, That the Poor Law Board may at any Time issue Poor LawBoard their Order to regulate the Proceedings of the Guardians with may regulate reference to the Mode, Time, or Place in or at which such Relief Proceedings,
&c. shall be given or such Education received.
III. Provided also, That it shall not be lawful for the Guardians Education not a to impose as a Condition of Relief that such Education shall be Condition of given to any Child of the Person requiring Relief.
Relief. IV. The Cost of the Relief so given for the Education of any Cost of Relief such Child shall be charged to the same Account as the other how to be Relief granted by the said Guardians to the same poor Person, charged. and may be given by the said Guardians, and recovered by them as a Loan, under the same Circumstances and in like Manner as such other Relief. 18 & 19 Vict, I
Education of Poor Children.
Orphans and V. In the Case of any Child of such Age as aforesaid relieved deserted Chil- out of the Workhouse, which Child has been deserted by its dren may be
Parents or surviving Parent, or both whose Parents are dead, relieved.
it shall be lawful for such Guardians in their Discretion, and with the like Power of Regulation on the Part of the Poor Law Board as aforesaid, to grant Relief for the Purpose of providing Educa
tion for such Child in any such School as aforesaid. Act to be con VI. The Words used in this Act shall be construed in like strued with Manner as the Words contained in the Act of the Fifth of William 5 W. 4. c. 76.
the Fourth, Chapter Seventy-six, and the several Acts incorporated
CA P. XXXV.
Time the Provision for Abatement of Income Tax in
respect of Insurance on Lives. [26th June 1855.] "W HEREAS by an Act passed in the Session of Parliament
"V holden in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Years of the 16 & 2 Vict. Reign of Her present Majesty, intituled An Act to extend for a c. 91.
limited Time the Provision for Abatement of Income Tax in respect of Insurance on Lives, which Act was limited to continue
in force until the Fifth Day of July One thousand eight hundred ,' and fifty-four: And whereas by an Act passed in the last Session
of Parliament the said first-mentioned Act was continued until
the Fifth Day of July One thousand eight hundred and fifty-five: "And whereas it is expedient to extend the Benefit of the recited · Provisions to Persons insuring or contracting with such Friendly • Societies as herein-after mentioned, and to continue the said first(recited Act for such 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: Persons insured I. Any Person or Persons who shall have made any such Insu. with Friendly rance or contracted for any such Deferred Annuity as in the said
es to be recited Acts mentioned, in or with any Friendly Society legally entitled to
established under any Act of Parliament relating to Friendly Benefits of recited Acts. Societies, shall be entitled to all the Benefits and Advantages
conferred by the said recited Acts ; provided that the Premiums payable in respect of such Insurances shall not be made for
shorter Periods than Three Months. 16 & 17 Vict. II. The said Act shall continue in force until the Fifth Day of c. 91. to con- July One thousand eight hundred and fifty-six, and shall be tinue in force
applicable, with respect to the Rate of Duty of One Shilling and and be applicable to Duties
Twopence for every Twenty Shillings granted by the Act of the
last Session of Parliament, Chapter Twenty-four, and to the 17 & 18 Vict. additional Rate of Duty of Twopence for every Twenty Shillings c. 24. and
granted by the Act of the present Session of Parliament, Chapter 18 & 19 Vict.
Twenty, in like Manner as to the Rate or Duty of Sevenpence for c. 20.
every Twenty Shillings granted by the Act passed in the Session of Parliament holden in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Years of the Reign of Her present Majesty, Chapter Thirty-four.
Stamp Duties Repeal on Matriculation and Degrees (Oxford).
CA P. XXXVI. An Act to repeal the Stamp Duties payable on Matriculation and Degrees in the University of Oxford.
[26th June 1855.] IV HEREAS by an Act passed in the last Session of Parlia- 17 & 18 Vict.
ment (Chapter Eighty-one) “ to make further Provision c. 81. "“ for the good Government and Extension of the University of r“ Oxford, of the Colleges therein, and of the College of Saint << Mary Winchester," it was enacted, that the Stamp Duties then
payable on Matriculations and Degrees should be abolished so • soon as Provision should have been made by the University, to
the Satisfaction of the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, ' in lieu of the Monies theretofore voted annually by Parliament :
And whereas by a Statute of the said University, adopted by • Convocation on the Thirty-first Day of May One thousand eight · hundred and fifty-five, Provision has been made for the Payment
out of the University Chest of the Salaries and Allowances to • certain Professors of the said University, mentioned in the
Schedule to this Act (being the same Salaries and Allowances as were theretofore annually voted by Parliament to the same · Professors), and the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury
are satisfied that such Statute is a due Provision in lieu of the • Monies theretofore voted annually by Parliament, as intended
by said Act :' 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:
I. All Stamp Duties payable under the Act of the Fifty-fifth Stamp Duties Year of King George the Third, Chapter One hundred and on Matriculaeighty-four, or under any other Act of Parliament, on the Ad- tion and De: mission or Matriculation of any Person in the said University of
c grees in Oxford
repealed. Oxford, and on the Admission of any Person to any Degree in the said University (whether conferred in the ordinary Course of the University or otherwise), or for the Registry or Entry of any such Admission, shall from and after the said Thirty-first Day of May cease to be payable.
II. No Salary or Allowance payable under the said Statute of Salaries payable the said University to any Professor mentioned in the Schedule under Univerto this Act shall be discontinued or reduced without the Consent sity Statute not
to be disconof the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury.
Consent of SCHEDULE.
To the Professor of Mineralogy
Consolidated Fund (£10,000,000.) Spirit of Wine.
CA P. XXXVII.
solidated Fund to the Service of the Year One thousand
[26th June 1855.7
CA P. XXXVIII.
[26th June 1855.] W HEREAS it is expedient, with a view to promote the
W Advancement of the Arts and Manufactures of the United Kingdom, to allow Spirit of Wine to be used Duty-free ' in the various Processes thereof :' 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: A Mixture of I. It shall be lawful for the Commissioners of Inland Revenue Spirit of Wine to permit and authorize any Distiller or Rectifier of Spirits, or and Methylic, other Person specially licensed in that Behalf, to mix, under the allowed Duty
be Conditions and Regulations herein-after mentioned, Spirit of Wine free for Use in of not less Degree of Strength than Fifty per Cent. Over Proof, the Arts or and in a Quantity of not less than Four hundred and fifty Gallons Manufactures. at One Time, with not less than One Ninth of its Bulk Measure
of Wood Naphtha or Methylic Alcohol, or to mix Spirit of Wine of such other Degree of Strength and in such other Quantity or Proportion with Wood Naphtha or Methylic Alcohol, or with such other Article or Substance as the said Commissioners shall from Time to Time approve, order, and direct, and as to the Satisfaction of the said Commissioners shall render such Spirit unfit for Use as a Beverage, and incapable of being converted to that Purpose, and thereupon such Mixture shall be allowed Duty-free for Use in such Branches of the Arts and Manufactures of the United Kingdom as the said Commissioners shall sanction or approve in that Behalf, or if such Mixture shall be made by a Rectifier with Dutypaid Spirit of Wine, he shall be allowed a Drawback of the Duty on such Spirit of Wine at the Rate chargeable on Spirits of the like Strength distilled in that Part of the United Kingdom where
such Mixture shall be made. The Mixture to II. The said Mixture of Spirit of Wine with Wood Naphtha or be termed Me- Methylic Alcohol shall be denominated Methylated Spirit, and the thylated Spirit. Mixture of Spirit of Wine with any other Substance appointed or
approved by the said Commissioners for the Purpose aforesaid shall be designated by such Term as they shall from Time to Time direct ; and wherever in this Act the Term Methylated Spirit is used the same shall be deemed to include any and every such other Mixture as last mentioned, and the several Provisions of this Act shall be deemed to apply to any and every such last-mentioned Mixture as if the Term by which the said Commissioners shall