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Months nor less than Two Calendar Months, unless such Penalty shall be sooner paid.

XXXIII. • And whereas by the Twenty-eighth Section of the No Abatement Act passed in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Years of Her for Deficiencies Majesty's Reign, Chapter Thirty-seven, certain Rates of Allow- on Spirits deance or Abatement are directed to be made in respect of the house less than

posited in Ware• Deficiencies which may occur in British Spirits warehoused Three Days. " without Payment of Duty: Be it cnacted, That no such Allowance or Abatement shall be made on any Spirits which shall not be and remain deposited in a Warehouse for the Period of Three Days or more.

XXXIV. - And whereas it is expedient to allow compounded Rectifiers may • Spirits to be sent out at other Degrees of Strength than are now send out com" allowed by Law: Be it enacted, That it shall be lawful for any

pounded Spirits Rectifier or Compounder of Spirits to sell and send out com- additional

at certain pounded Spirits at any Degree of Strength at which British

Strengths. Spirits may be sold and sent out by any Distiller, as well as at the Strength at which such Rectifier or Compounder may now sell and send out compounded Spirits under any Act in force.

XXXV. And for amending the Laws relating to the Duties of Malting Barley Excise on Malt, be it enacted, That all Barley inaking into Malt or other Corn in any Malthouse shall be kept in operation for the full Period of how long to be One hundred and sixty-eight Hours at the least from the Time of kept in opera

tion. the same being removed from the Cistern into the Couch Frame before the same or any Portion of it shall be placed on the Kiln ; and all other Corn or Grain making into Malt shall be kept in operation for such Period of Time as the Commissioners of Inland Revenue shall order or direct in that Behalf; and if any

Maltster shall place on the Kiln any Barley making into Malt which shall not have been kept in operation for the full Period directed by this Act, or any other Corn or Grain making into Malt which shall not have been kept in operation for such Period of Time as the said last-mentioned Commissioners shall order or direct in that Behalf, every such Maltster so offending shall forfeit the Sum of Two hundred Pounds.

XXXVI. And for preventing Fraud and Evasion of the Duty Brewer not to of Excise on Malt by the Use of raw or unmalted Corn or Grain have raw or unin the brewing of Beer for Sale, be it enacted, That it shall not be malted Grain in

his Brewery or lawful for any Brewer of Beer for Sale to have in his Brewery, or

in Premises in any Premises belonging or adjacent thereto, whether the same adjacent. shall be entered by him or not, any raw or unmalted Corn or Grain whatsoever, either whole or unground, or ground or bruised, except Corn or Grain, not ground or bruised, being in Premises entered by such Brewer for the Purpose of making Malt; and all raw or unmalted Corn or Grain which shall be found in such Brewery or other Premises (except as aforesaid), and also all malted Corn or Grain, whether whole or unground, or ground or bruised, with which such raw or unmalted Corn or Grain may be mixed, shall be forfeited, and may be seized by any Officer of Excise, together with all Sacks, Casks, Vessels, or Packages in which such raw or unmalted Corn or Grain may be contained, and the Brewer for every such Offence shall forfeit the Sum of Two hundred Pounds :

Provided

Malt used by Brewers to be ground by Metal Rollers only.

Excise Duties. Downing Street Public Offices Extension. Provided always, that no such Penalty or Forfeiture shall be incurred in respect of any Oats or Beans bona fide intended to be used and consumed as Food for Horses, such Oats or Beans being in Premises of which such Brewer shall specially make Entry as Places for the Deposit of Horse Corn, and which shall be so far distinct from his entered Brewery Premises as not to have any internal Communication to or with the same.

XXXVII. No Brewer of Beer for Sale shall have or use, for the Purpose of grinding, crushing, or bruising Malt, any Millstones, or any Mill constructed otherwise than with Metal Rollers only, such Rollers not being fluted but having plain and smooth Surfaces; and no Malt which shall be ground by any Means, or crushed or bruised otherwise than by means of such Metal Rollers as aforesaid, shall be used by or be received into the Possession of any such Brewer; and if any such Brewer shall commit any Offence contrary to any of the Prohibitions contained in this Clause he shall forfeit the Sum of Two hundred Pounds ; and all Malt which shall be found in the Possession of any such Brewer ground, crushed, or bruised in any Manner contrary to any such Prohibition shall also be forfeited, and may be seized by any Officer of Excise.

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CA P. XCV.
An Act to enable the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Works

and Public Buildings to provide additional Offices for the
Public Service in or near Downing Street, Westminster.

[14th August 1855.] :WHEREAS by an Act passed in the Session of Parliament

holden in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Fourth, intituled An Act to extend to Charing Cross, the Strand, and Places adjacent the Powers of an Act for making a more convenient Communication from Marylebone Park, and to enable the Commissioners of His Majesty's Woods, Forests, and Land Revenues to grant Leases of the Site

of Carlton Palace, the Commissioners of His Majesty's Woods, · Forests, and Land Revenues were empowered to purchase certain Houses, Tenements, and Hereditaments situate in the Parish of Saint Margaret within the Liberty of Westminster in the County of Middlesex; and the said Commissioners, in pursuance of the • Powers so vested in them, purchased several Houses and Tene. 'ments on the South Side of Downing Street and North Side of Fludyer Street in the said Parish and County, and thereupon the

same became vested in the Crown as Part of the Land Revenue, • and such Houses and Tenements have been since taken down,

and the Materials thereof removed, and the Sites thereof are now 'vacant: And whereas, with the view to provide further and · better Accommodation for carrying on the Public Service of · Her Majesty, it is necessary and expedient that the Sites of the

said Houses and Tenements so purchased as aforesaid, and the • further and additional Site herein-after mentioned, should be

appropriated by the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Works and 'Public Buildings for the Erection thereon by them of Offices and

Buildings

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Downing Street Public Offices Extension. • Buildings for the Public Service : And whereas a Map or Plan

showing the Area proposed to be appropriated and used as a Site ' for the said new Offices and Buildings for the Public Service was 'made, for the Purpose of being deposited at the Office of the • Commissioners of Her Majesty's Works and Public Buildings, • and on such Map or Plan the Site originally intended to be * appropriated and used for such Offices and Buildings is coloured • Red, Brown, and Yellow : And whereas it has been determined

to extend and enlarge the Area for the Site of such new Offices ' and Buildings as aforesaid, and for that Purpose to take and use, . in addition to the said Ground and Buildings shown by the • Colours Red, Brown, and Yellow on the said Map or Plan, cer"tain other Ground and Buildings adjoining thereto, all of which

said additional Ground and Buildings belong to Her Majesty, . and form Part of the Hereditary Land Revenues of the Crown,

and are shown by the Colour Blue on the said Map or Plan : And whereas, under and by virtue of an Act passed in the Session

of Parliament holden in the Third and Fourth Years of the Reign • of Her present Majesty, Chapter Eighty-seven, intituled An Act 3 & 4 Vict. to enable Her Majesty's Commissioners of Woods, Forests, Land c. 87.

Revenues, Works, and Buildings to make additional Thorough'fares in the Metropolis, and of another Act passed in the Session of Parliament holden in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Years of

the Reign of Her present Majesty, Chapter Forty-two, intituled . An Act to make better Provision for the Management of the 14 & 15 Vict.

Woods, Forests, and Land Revenues of the Crown, and for the c. 42. Direction of Public Works and Buildings, certain Ground and • Hereditaments situate and being in the Parishes of Saint Giles ' in the Fields and Saint George Bloomsbury in the County of Middlesex were purchased and acquired by the Commissioners named in the said first-mentioned Act, and by the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Works and Public Buildings, for the Purposes

of such Act, and such Ground, with the Messuages and other - Buildings lately erected and built thereon, are now vested in the • said last-mentioned Commissioners, in trust for the Consolidated • Fund of Great Britain and Ireland, and the said Ground, Mes• suages, and other Buildings are described and set forth in the • First Schedule hereto: And whereas the Ground and Heredita• ments belonging to Her Majesty, and forming Part of the Here. • ditary Land

Revenues of the Crown, which will be required for 'the Purposes of such new Offices and Buildings for the Public • Service, are described and set forth in the Second Schedule • hereto, and are coloured Red and Blue on the before-mentioned • Map or Plan: And whereas for the accomplishing the Purposes - aforesaid it is intended that the Hereditaments described and • set forth in the First Schedule hereto, and now vested in and

belonging to the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Works and • Public Buildings, in trust as aforesaid, should be vested in Her - Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors, as Part of the Hereditary • Land Revenues of the Crown, in exchange for the Hereditaments • belonging to Her Majesty, and described and set forth in the • Second Schedule hereto, to be vested in the Commissioners of

Her

Downing Street Public Offices Extension. • Her Majesty's Works and Public Buildings, in trust for the Pur' poses of this Act: And whereas the Hereditaments described in · the said First and Second Schedules respectively have been • valued as herein-after mentioned, and it is intended that the • Difference in Value shall be paid as herein-after is provided: May it therefore please Your Majesty that it may be enacted; and 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: Commissioners I. The Persons who for the Time being, under the Provisions incorporated of the Act passed in the Session of Parliament Fourteenth and for the Pur

Fifteenth Victoria, Chapter Forty-two, shall be Commissioners poses of the

of Her Majesty's Works and Public Buildings, shall for the PurAct.

poses of this Act be and are hereby constituted a Corporation by the Name and Style of the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Works and Public Buildings, and by that Name shall have perpetual Succession, and use a Common Seal, to be by them from Time to

Time altered as they think fit. Hereditaments II. From and after the passing of this Act, the said Hereditain the Second ments mentioned and comprised in the Second Schedule to this Schedule (sub- Act, with their and every of their Rights, Members, and Appur&c.) vested in tenances, and the Freehold and Inheritance of the same in Fee the Commis

Simple, shall (subject to the Leases or Agreements for Leases in sioners of the said Second Schedule to this Act mentioned or referred to) be Works. and the same are by this Act vested in the Commissioners of Her

Majesty's Works and Public Buildings so hereby incorporated as aforesaid, their Successors and Assigns, for ever, who shall be deemed in Law to be in the actual Seisin and Possession thereof, subject to the Leases or Agreements for Leases mentioned in the said Second Schedule, and with the same Power of Recovery of the Rents and compelling the Performance of the Covenants in the said Leases or Agreements respectively reserved or contained, and on the Part of the Tenants to be paid and performed, as were possessed by Her Majesty immediately before the passing of this Act, but freed and discharged and absolutely exonerated of and from all former and other Estates, Rights, Titles, Uses, Trusts, Intents, and Purposes, Interests, Claims, and Demands heretofore created, limited, or declared of or affecting the same, in trust nevertheless for the Purposes of this Act: Provided always, that all Rents in arrear at the passing of this Act, or which shall accrue due in respect of the Hereditaments comprised in the said Second Schedule to this Act, up to the first quarterly or half-yearly Day of Payment of such Rents which shall first happen after the passing of this Act, shall be received by the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Works and Public Buildings, but shall be payable and paid by them to the Commissioners for the Time being of Her Majesty's

Woods, Forests, and Land Revenues. Hereditaments III. From and after the passing of this Act, the Hereditaments in the First

mentioned and comprised in the First Schedule to this Act, with Schedule (subject to Leases,

their and every of their Rights, Members, and Appurtenances and &c.) vested in the Freehold and Inheritance of the same in Fee Simple, shal} the Crown,

(subject

Downing Street Public Offices Extension.

(subject to the Leases or Agreements for Leases in the said First Schedule to this Act mentioned or referred to) be and the same are by this Act vested in the Queen's most Excellent Majesty,

Her Heirs and Successors for ever, as Part and Parcel of the • Hereditary Revenues of the Crown within the Order and Survey

of the Court of Exchequer, who shall be deemed in Law to be in the actual Seisin and Possession thereof, subject to the Leases or Agreements for Leases mentioned in the said First Schedule, and with the same Power of Recovery of the Rents and compelling the Performance of the Covenants in the said Leases or Agreements respectively reserved or contained, and on the Part of the Tenants to be paid and performed, as were possessed by the said Commissioners of Her Majesty's Works and Public Buildings immediately before the passing of this Act, but freed and discharged and absolutely exonerated from all other Estates, Rights, Titles, Uses, Trusts, Intents, and Purposes, Interests, Claims, and Demands heretofore created, limited, or declared of or affecting the same: Provided always, that all Rents in arrear at the passing of this Act, or which shall accrue due in respect of the Hereditaments comprised in the said First Schedule to this Act, up to the first quarterly or half-yearly Day of Payment of such Rents which shall first happen after the passing of this Act, shall be received by the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Woods, Forests, and Land Revenues on behalf of Her Majesty, but shall be payable and paid by them to the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Works and Public Buildings, in trust for the Consolidated Fund.

IV. And whereas it was referred to John Clutton of Number Commissioners • Eight, Whitehall Place, in the City of Westminster, Surveyor, of Works to

on the Part of Her Majesty, and James Pennethorne of Whitehalt pay to CommisYard in the said City, Surveyor, on the Part of the Commis- Woods 2,6001., • sioners of Iler Majesty's Works and Public Buildings, to value being the Dif

the Hereditaments respectively comprised in the First and Second ference between • Schedules to this Act; and the said John Clutton and James Valuations of Pennethorne not having agreed touching the Value of such Property com« Hereditaments respectively, such Value has been ascertained dules 1. and 2. 6 and determined by Daniel Norton of Old Broad Street in the • City of London, Surveyor, as the Umpire appointed by them ; - and in the Fourth Schedule to this Act is contained a Copy of • the Award of the said Daniel Norton concerning the Premises

aforesaid, whereby it appears that the Value of the Heredita'ments comprised in the said First Schedule to this Act has been • ascertained by the said Daniel Norton to be one hundred and - twenty thousand six hundred Pounds, and that the Value of the • Hereditaments comprised in the said Second Schedule to this • Act has been ascertained to be One hundred and twenty-three

thousand two hundred Pounds, and the said Sum of One hun• dred and twenty thousand six hundred Pounds being deducted ' from the said Sum of One hundred and twenty-three thousand 'two hundred Pounds, there remains a Balance of Two thousand

six hundred Pounds : Be it therefore enacted, That the said Sum of Two thousand six hundred Pounds shall, within Three Calendar Months after the passing of this Act, be paid by the

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