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Lunatic Asylums (Ireland) (Advances).
as aforesaid shall have been already handed over or shall be here- for General after handed over to the Governors of such Asylum fit for the Control and Reception of the Lunatic Poor, as provided by the Act First and CorrespondSecond George the Fourth, Chapter Thirty-three, it shall be lawful ence, &c. of for the Commissioners for General Control and Correspondence, tify to the Lord and for superintending and directing the Erection and Establish- Lieutenant in ment of Asylums for the Lunatic Poor in Ireland, and they are Council the hereby required, to transmit to the Clerk of Her Majesty's Privy
whole of the Council in Ireland a certified Return of all the Moneys which shall
1&2 G. 4.c. 33. have been expended from Time to Time in such Erection, Enlargement, or Extension of such Asylum as aforesaid, and a certified Copy of the said Returns to the Governors of such Asylum, and also One to the Secretary of the Grand Jury of each of the Counties associated in each of such Asylums, and the said Clerk of the Council shall lay the said Return before the Lord Lieutenant in Council as soon as conveniently may be ; pro• vided that in case any Difference of Opinion shall arise as to the Fitness of any Asylum for the Reception of the Lunatic Poor between the Governors and the Board of Works, it shall be lawful for the Governors to refer the Question to the Lord Lieutenant in Council, who is hereby empowered to decide between them.
II. It shall and may be lawful for the Lord Lieutenant and Lord Lieutenant Council, on such certified Return being laid before them, to make to order Rean Order or Orders for the Repayment by the Counties within the payment of District in and for which such Asylum shall be erected and
Sumsexpended. established of the Sums so certified to have been expended, in such Manner, and at such Times, and in such Proportions as shall be fixed by said Order.
III. It shall be lawful for the Grand Jury of any and every Grand Jury of County in Ireland in or for which, either wholly or in part, any the County to such Asylum hath been or shall be erected and established, and make Presentsuch Grand Jury is hereby required, without any previous Pro- Repayment of ceedings, at any Presentment Sessions, to present the Sum or the Money so Sums to be fixed and ascertained by any such Order or Orders ordered to be accordingly, or in default thereof the same shall be inserted in and repaid. raised by an Order of the Judge of Assize, or of the Court at any Presenting 'Term, which Order shall have the Force of a Presentment, and the Sum or Sums therein mentioned shall be applotted and raised and levied accordingly, as if the same had been inserted in a Presentment duly made at the Assizes or Presenting Term at which such Order shall be made, any Act or Acts to the contrary notwithstanding.
IV. “And whereas it is expedient to amend so much of an Act · passed in the Ninth and Tenth Years of the Reign of Her pre• sent Majesty, intituled An Act to amend the Laws as to Dis- 9 & 10 Vict. 'trict Lunatic Asylums in Ireland, to provide for the Expense of c. 115. • the Maintenance of certain Lunatic Poor removed from the · Richmond Lunatic Asylum, Dublin, for Want of Room therein, ' and to provide for the Salaries and Expenses incident to the • Office of Inspector of Lunatics in Ireland, as relates to the Repayments which, in case of Change of old Districts and Esta18 & 19 VICT.
Lunatic Asylums (Ireland) (Advances.) blishment of new Districts, any County or Counties remaining ' within the old Districts are liable to make to any County or · Counties transferred to such new Districts of the whole of the
Sums raised off such County or Counties só transferred as afore
said for erecting and establishing any Lunatic Asylum in whose Manner of pro- ' District such County shall have been theretofore situate :' Be ceeding in case it enacted, That from and after the passing of this Act so much of Change of of the said recited Act as provides that the whole of such Sums District.
so raised off any County or Counties shall be repaid to such County or Counties so transferred to a new District as aforesaid shall be and the same is hereby repealed ; and it shall and may be lawful for the Lord Lieutenant and Privy Council, if they shall so think fit, to ascertain and fix the equitable Amount so to be repaid, and the Proportions and Instalments of such Repayments : Provided always, that before finally fixing and ascertaining the equitable Amount so to be repaid, the Chief or Under Secretary of the Lord Lieutenant shall transmit a Copy of the proposed Order for fixing and ascertaining suclf Amount, and the Proportions and Instalments of such Repayments, to the Secretary of the Grand Jury of every County affected by or interested in such Order, and such Secretary shall lay the same before the Grand Jury of such County on the First Day of their Meeting for fiscal Business ; and in case any such Grand Jury shall think proper to object to such proposed Order, or any Part thereof, such Grand Jury shall, at such Assizes, be authorized to do so, and transmit the Particulars of their Objections to the said Chief or Under Secretary of the Lord Lieutenant, and the Lord Lieutenant and Privy Council shall at any Time after such Assizes (upon Notice to the Secretary of the Grand Jury of every or any County so objecting) proceed to consider the Objections which shall have been so made by or on the Part of any such Grand Jury, or, in the Absence of any such Objections, make an Order finally fixing and ascertaining the equitable Amount so to be repaid, and the Proportions and Instalments of such Repayments, which shall, when fixed as aforesaid, be presented, levied, and repaid in the like Manner as in the said recited Act is enacted and provided.
V. ' And whereas by an Act passed in the First and Second
· Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Fourth, 1 & 2 G. 4.c. 33. • intituled An Act to make more effectual Provision for the
• Establishment of Asylums for the Lunatic Poor, and for the Cus
tody of Insane Persons charged with Offences, in Ireland, it is,
amongst other things, provided and enacted, that it shall and ' may be lawful for the Lord Lieutenant or other Chief Governor
or Governors of Ireland, by and with the Advice of His Majesty's Privy Council in Ireland, to nominate and appoint any Persons, not exceeding Eight in Number, to be Commissioners ' for General Control and Correspondence and for the superin
tending and directing the Erection, Establishment, and ReguAppointment of “lation of all Asylums for the Lunatic Poor in Ireland: Be it Commissioners. enacted, That from and after the passing of this Act it shall
and may be lawful for the Lord Lieutenant in Council to revoke any Appointment heretofore made or purporting to have been
Lunatic Asylums (Ireland) (Advancos.)
made under the said recited Act as the Lord Lieutenant in Council may think fit, and to appoint from Time to Time as Vacancies may occur any other Persons (of whom the Chairman of the Commissioners of Public Works for the Time being shall be One) to be Commissioners for General Control and Correspondence, and for the superintending and directing the Erection, Establishment, and Regulation of Asylums for the Lunatic Poor in Ireland; and all Lands and Hereditaments and Property, of what Nature or Kind whatsoever, which may have been acquired by or vested in the said Commissioners for General Control and Cor: respondence, and for the superintending and directing the Erection, Establishment, and Regulation of Asylums for the Lunatic Poor, or any of them, appointed or purporting to have been appointed under the said recited Act of the First and Second Years of His late Majesty King George the Fourth, shall be and are hereby to all Intents and Purposes vested in the Commissioners for the Time being appointed and to be appointed under this Act.
VI. It shall be lawful for the Commissioners of the Treasury, Treasury may if upon any Inquiries made under their Directions it shall appear relieve Counties to them just that the County or Counties liable to be charged in of a Portion of respect of any such Asylum should be relieved from a Portion of the Expenses if
it should appear the Amount of the Expenses incurred in the building of such
just. Asylum, to authorize and direct that Remission shall be made accordingly to such Amount as to the said Commissioners of the Treasury may appear just and reasonable.
VII. In the Construction of this Act the Expression “Lord Interpretation Lieutenant” shall mean the Lord Lieutenant or other Chief of Terms. Governor or Governors of Ireland; the Expression “Lord Lieutenant in Council" shall mean the Lord Lieutenant or other Chief Governor or Governors of Ireland, by and with the Advice of Her Majesty's Privy Council in Ireland; and the Word “County" shall include a County of a City or County of a Town.
VIII. This Act may be cited for all Purposes as the “ Lunatic Short Title. Asylums Repayment of Advances (Ireland) Act, 1855."
CA P. CX.
by Parliament for Drainage and other Works of public
[14th August 1855.] W CHEREAS an Act was passed in the Session of Parliament
holden in the Fifth and Sixth Years of Her Majesty, 5 & 6 Vict.c. 89. Chapter Eighty-nine, "to promote the Drainage of Lands and • " Improvement of Navigation and Water Power in connexion “ with such Drainage in Ireland:” And whereas the said Act was amended by an Act passed in the Session of Parliament ' holden in the Eighth and Ninth Years of Her Majesty, Chapter 8 & 9 Vict.c.69.
Navigation Works (Ireland).
9 & 10 Vict. cc. 4. and 86.
10 & 11 Vict. c. 79. 16 & 17 Vict. c. 130.
9 & 10 Vict. c. 4.
Sixty-nine, and by an Act passed in the Session of Parliament · holden in the Ninth and Tenth Years of Her Majesty, Chapter
Four, and by an Act passed in the same Session of Parliament, Chapter Eighty-six, and by an Act passed in the Session of Parliament holden in the Tenth and Eleventh Years of Her Majesty, Chapter Seventy-nine, and by an Act passed in a Session of « Parliament holden in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Years of 'Her Majesty, Chapter One hundred and thirty : And whereas
by the said Act of the Ninth and Tenth Years of Her Majesty, . Chapter Four, it is enacted, that in all Cases where, for the Pur
poses of Navigation connected with Drainage, a free Grant of a Moiety or more of the Expense of making or improving any such Navigation should or might be made under the Authority of Parliament, and the other Moiety or Residue of the Expense • of making or improving such Navigation should or might be
raised or advanced by way of Loan under the Provisions of the . therein recited Acts or the said Act now in recital, then such
Moiety or Residue so raised or advanced should, with Interest * from the Date of such Loan, be charged upon the District which,
by the Declaration to be made in such Case by the said Com' missioners under the Provisions of the therein first-recited Act, ' it should be declared would be benefited by the making or improving of such Navigation, and the several Baronies, Half
Baronies, and Townlands in such District, and should be repaid " by and levied from such Baronies, Half Baronies, and Town.
lands in the Proportions in which it should be so declared that
such Baronies, Half Baronies, and Townlands would be respec• tively benefited, in One Sum or by Instalments, under and subject
to the several Provisions and Regulations in the therein recited
Acts or the Act now in recital contained in relation to the 'Levy and Recovery of any Sums which under the Final Award • of the said Commissioners should be payable by the Grand • Jury of any County in respect of the Improvement of the Na
vigation of any River : And whereas by the said Act of the · Tenth and Eleventh Years of Her Majesty, it is enacted, that ' in all Cases where, for the Purposes of Navigation connected
with Drainage, a free Grant of a Moiety or more of the Expenses of making or improving any such Navigation should be or should have been made by the Authority of Parliament, and the other Moiety or Residue of the Expense of making or improving such Navigation should be or should have been raised or advanced by way of Loan, then such Moiety or Residue so raised or advanced should be charged upon the District
therein mentioned, and the several Baronies, Half Baronies, ' and Townlands in such District, and should be repaid by and
levied from such Baronies, Half Baronies, and Townlands, without any Declaration of the Justices and associated Cess'payers, and without any Presentment previously made by the Grand Jury of the County or any of the Counties wherein
such District as aforesaid should be situate; and in all such 'Cases all Proceedings hitherto taken by or before the Com' missioners for the Execution of the said Acts under the therein
10 & 11 Vict. c. 79.
Navigation Works (Ireland). • recited Provision, and all Loans, if any, made to them, and all • Securities given by them for the same under such Provision, • should be valid and effectual, notwithstanding any Omission or • Defect as regards any such Declaration or Presentment as afore
said : And whereas in connexion with the Drainage of Lands in s certain Districts the Four several Navigations herein-after men• tioned have been undertaken and in part executed under the • Provisions of the said recited Acts of the Ninth and Tenth and • Tenth and Eleventh Years of Her Majesty; (that is to say,) • Ist. In the District of Lough Neagh, situate in the Counties of
' Antrim, Derry, Tyrone, Armagh, and Down, the Navi
gation of the Lower Bann River from the Bridge of • Coleraine in the tidal Part of the said River to Lough
Neagh, and extending thence to the First Lock or • Entrance of the Lagan, Newry, Ulster, and Coal Island
I Canals :
· Erne, situate in the Counties of Fermanagh and Caran,
handra and near to the Town of Cavan :
' in the Counties of Leitrim, Cavan, and Fermanagh, the
' the County of the Town of Galway and Counties of Gal-
Corrib, and Loughs Corrib, Mask, and Carra from the
Lough Mask and Carra, and to Cloon Lough in the River
• Aill : And whereas free Grants to the Amount of One hundred and • thirty-five thousand five hundred and seventy-three Pounds . Three Shillings and Sevenpence have been heretofore made by • the Authority of Parliament for the Purposes of the said Naviga• tions : And whereas it is expedient to make further Provision
by way of free Grant for the Completion of the said Naviga• tions respectively, or such of them or such Portions of them or
any of them as, upon Inquiries already made or to be hereafter • made under the Directions of the Commissioners of the Treasury,
it may be deemed expedient to complete :' 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 :
I. It shall be lawful for the Commissioners of Her Majesty's The Treasury Treasury, out of the Sum of Eight hundred thousand Pounds may issue Mowhich, by an Act passed in the Session of Parliament holden in ney for the Kk 3
Purposes of the