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Crovided by them, without' making any Charge upon the Person without any or Persons to whom such Stamps shall be issued for the Paper Charge for spon which the same shall be impressed.

Paper. III. Provided always, and be it further enacted, That it shall Commissioners and may be lawful for the said Commissioners of Stamps, and authorized to they are hereby authorized and empowered, in such cases as

lowance on they shall think proper, to grant to any Person who shall at one

stamping and the same Time produce, at the Head Office for Stamps in Special Forms London, Paper or Parchment to be stamped for Receipts to the of Receipts. Amount of Five Pounds or upwards, on which any Special Form shall be printed, such Form being applicable solely to the Business of any One Person or Firm, the said Allowance of Seven Pounds Ten Shillings for every One hundred Pounds of the Amount of the Duty on such Stamps for Receipts, and so in proportion for any greater or less Sum than One hundred Pounds.

IV. ' And Whereas it is highly improper that any Vendor of Stamps for Receipts should, upon the Sale thereof, make any • Charge for the Paper upon which such Stamps are impressed, * seeing that such Paper is by this Act directed to be supplied gratis by the Commissioners of Stamps ;' Be it further enacted, That if any Person or Persons, upon the Sale of any Stamp or Penalty on Stamps for a Receipt or Receipts, shall make any Charge to the Vendors of Purchaser of such Stamp or Stamps for the Paper whereon the Receipt Stamps same shall be impressed, or shall, under any Colour or Pretence charging for the whatever, demand or receive a greater Price or Sum than the Paper, 101. Amount of the Stamp Duty denoted by such Stamp or Stamps, every such Person so offending shall, for every such Offence,

forfeit and pay the Sum of Ten Pounds, to be sued for and re| covered, levied and applied, in such and the same Manner as any

Penalties under any other Act or Acts relating to Stamp Duties may be sued for, recovered, levied, and applied.

V. Provided always, and be it further enacted, That nothing Not to prevent in this Act contained shall extend or be construed to extend any Charge for to prevent any Person or Persons from making any Charge for Books of Reany bound Book containing Stamps for Receipts, or for any Folio ceipt Stamps, or Sheet of Paper containing not more than One Stamp, or for any Parchment. Skin or Piece of Vellum or Parchment whereon any such Stamp or Stamps may be impressed, nor to inflict any Penalty or Penalties by reason of the making of any such Charge as aforesaid.

VI. “And Whereas many Tradesmen, Shopkeepers, and other Persons have, through Ignorance of the Law or Inadvertence, written Receipts upon Paper not duly stamped as the Law requires, whereby they have unwittingly incurred divers pecuniary * Penalties ; and it is expedient to relieve all Persons from such pecuniary Penalties as have been so incurred before the passing of this Act ;' Be it therefore further enacted, That all and every Persons rePerson and Persons who may have written or signed, or caused lieved from all to be written or signed, upon Vellum, Parchment, or Paper not pecuniary Peduly stamped as the Law requires, any Receipt, Discharge, or

nalties incurred Acquittance, for or upon the Payment of Money, shall be and is by giving unand are hereby relieved and indemnified from and against all pe- ceipts prior to cuniary Forfeitures and Penalties incurred by reason of any such the passing of Offence as aforesaid committed at any time or times before the this Act. passing of this Act; and that all Actions, Informations, Prose.

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An Act to enlarge the Powers granted to His Majesty under

an Act passed in the Fifty-seventh Year of His late Ms jesty, to enable His Majesty to recompense the Service of Persons holding, or who have held, certain high and efcient Civil Offices.

[19th June 1898, WHERE

THEREAS by an Act passed in the Fifty-seventh Yeard

the Reign of his late Majesty, intituled An Act to enas His Majesty to recompense the Service of Persons holding, or the have held, certain high and efficient Civil Offices, with a view to • enable His Majesty to recompense the meritorious Services · Persons who may fill high effective Civil Offices, it is amon:

other Things enacted, that it shall and may be lawful for be • Majesty, His Heirs and Successors, by Warrant under His Ropa

Sign Manual, to grant to any Person who shall have served • His Majesty, for any Period not less than Two Years in the

whole, as First Lord of the Treasury, One of His Majesty's Prid

cipal Secretaries of State, or as Chancellor of the Exchequer, • a Pension for Life not exceeding Three thousand Pounds per

Annum : And Whereas His Majesty was further empowered by " the said Act to grant one other like Pension, not subject to such • Limitations and Restrictions as aforesaid: And Whereas His • Majesty was pleased by a Warrant under His Royal Sign Manual

, • bearing Date the Sixth Day of February One Thousand eight • hundred and twenty-three, to grant a Pension of Three thou• sand Pounds to the Right Honourable George Canning, who • had filled the Office of One of His Majesty's Principal Secre• taries of State: And Whereas the said Right Honourable George Canning, having during his Life held various high and effective • Civil Offices, and having served His Majesty and the Country « with the most eminent Talents, and the most distinguished

and Integrity, died on the Eighth Day of August One thousand • eight hundred and twenty-seven, holding at the Time of his * Death the Offices of First Lord of the Treasury and Chancellor . of the Exchequer : And Whereas the said Right Honourable George Canning never received any Payment on account of the

said Pension so granted to him by His Majesty in consideration • of his Services; and it is therefore just and fitting, under the

special Circumstances of this Case, so far to extend the Powers • granted to His Majesty under the said Act of the Fifty-seventh • Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, as to enable His Majesty * to make Provision for the Family of the said Right Honourable * George Canning :' Be it therefore enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the

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ords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present ırliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That Empowering shall and may be lawful for His Majesty, if He shall so think His Majesty to

make Provision , by Warrant under His Royal Sign Manual, signed and

for the Family rsigned in the Manner required by the said Act of the Fifty- of the late Rt. venth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, subject to the Hon. G. Canegulations and Provisions of the said Act, to grant to any ning, under ersons who may be nominated by His Majesty as Trustees in certain Regurust for the Benefit of the Family of the late Right Honour- lations, le George Canning, and for the Life of Charles Canning, Send Son of the late Right Honourable George Canning, one of le said Pensions of Three thousand Pounds

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Annum, which is Majesty is by the said Act of the Fifty-seventh Year of His te Majesty empowered to grant, and in the Warrant granting e same to make such Provision and Regulations as to the pplication of the said Pension by the said Trustees for the Befit of the said Charles Canning, or of his Brother William Pitt 'anning, or of Viscountess Canning, or of all or either of them, s to His Majesty may seem fit. II. Provided always, and be it further enacted, That if His Limiting the lajesty shall be graciously pleased to grant such Pension accord. Number of

Pensions to be igly, the Pension so granted to the said Trustees as aforesaid all be deemed, considered, and counted as one of the Number granted under

57 G.3. c.65. f Pensions allowed by the said Act of the Fifty-seventh Year of e Reign of His late Majesty; and that so long as the said Charles Canning shall live, it shall not be lawful for His Majesty, lis Heirs or Successors, to grant more than five other such 'ensions, exclusive of the supernumerary Pension which His Maesty is, under the said Act, empowered to grant; any Thing in he said recited Act, or any other Act or Acts, to the contrary otwithstanding

III. And be it further enacted, That this Act may be amended, Act may be iltered, or repealed by any Act or Acts to be passed in this altered this

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CAP. XXIX. An Act to authorize additional Circuit Courts of Justiciary to be held, and to facilitate Criminal Trials, in Scotland.

[19th June 1828.] THEREAS from the great Increase of Criminal Offences in

Scotland it is expedient that Provision should be made ' for holding additional Circuit Courts of Justiciary, and that

Means should be taken for facilitating Criminal Trials, in Scot. ' land:' Be it therefore enacted by the King'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 from and after the passing of this Act it shall and may be lawful for the High High Court of Court of Justiciary at Edinburgh, and the said Court is hereby Justiciary at authorized and required, on or before the Twentieth Day of Edinburgh November in every Year, to fix, by Act of Adjournal, a Day for yearly to hidin holding a Circuit Court of Justiciary at Glasgow, for trying Cri- a Circuit Court minal Causes during the Recess of the Court of Session, in the of Justiciary at

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End of December and beginning of January yearly, and to the seed on the name Two Judges to dis- Two of the Judges of the said High Court to discharge the Distin charge the of the said Circuit Court; and such Circuit Court shall be her 1925 Duties thereof.

Glasgow accordingly, and shall be continued from Day to la
until the whole Criminal Business to be brought before the Cout
at that Time is concluded, and no longer : Provided always, ir

the Judges so named, and each of them, shall possess, as the man the Powers vested are hereby vested with, ali Powers which belong to and can take me Exchange in the Judges exercised by any Lord Commissioner of Justiciary in any z trof so named.

Circuit Court. Other Judges II. And be it enacted, That it shall and may be lawful forex the sch may officiate.

Judge or Judges of the Court of Justiciary to discharge the Dates which of the Circuit Court hereby appointed, or of any other Cicate etene Court, notwithstanding such Judge or Judges may not have des couted to specially named for that Duty.

boat Pie His Majesty III. And be it enacted, That it shall and may be lawfu recogs may direct ad. His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors, by an Order to be as a Ojectie ditional Circuit in His or Their Privy Council, from time to time, as Occo 35, d su Courts to be

may require, to direct that additional Circuit Courts shall be be their
in any Towns at which Circuit Courts are in use to be held, a: ad on the
at such Time or Times of the Year as to His Majesty may see?
meet; and upon such Order being communicated to the Holiviacused
Court of Justiciary, the said Court shall, and they are herriate left
required and empowered, by Act of Adjournal, to give all secticise

cessary Directions for carrying such Order into Effect. and may after. IV. Provided always, and be it enacted, That if, in consequereAnd be it en wards dispense of the Diminution of Criminal Offences, such Circuit Courts, emathe with the same.

any of them, shall be deemed unnecessary, it shall in like Manzes k repeat th
be lawful for His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors, by an Order guay
to be made in His or Their Privy Council, from time to time to time itest."
dispense with the holding of the additional Circuit Court at flestad la
gow hereby directed to be held, and with any other Circuit Coub.
which His Majesty, His Heirs or Successors, by Order made 1
His or Their Privy Council, may have directed to be held in 22s the For

Place in Scotland.
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Eighth Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, 17 as relates to Transmission of tituled An Act for discharging the Attendance

of Noblemen, B:Presentments rons, and Freeholders, upon the Lords of Justiciary in their Craig of Crimes to in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, and for abolishing the Lord Justice the Method of exhibiting Criminal Informations by the Portesi Clerk, repealed. Roll, as relates to Presentments of Crimes to be tried in the li

cuit Courts, and the Transmissions of the same, with Writs and

Evidence, to the Lord Justice Clerk or his Deputies, shall be and Crimes may be the same is hereby repealed ; and it is hereby provided, tha: tried before any hereafter all Crimes may be tried before any Circuit Court of Circuit Court. Justiciary by Indictment, in the same Manner as before the High

Court of Justiciary at Edinburgh. Instead of a VI. And be it enacted, That from and after the Twenty-seventh short Copy of Day of June One thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight, inCitation being stead of a short Copy of Citation being left with a Person accused, Party, a Notice every Copy of a Criminal Libel served on such Person shall have in the form of marked upon it a Notice to be subscribed by the Officer of the Schedule A. Law who serves the same, and by One Person who shall witness shall be served.

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Notice shall be observed in the Service of all Criminal Libels Scotland; and it shall not be necessary for such Officer to ibscribe any other Part of such Copy of a Libel. VII. And be it enacted, That it shall be no Objection to such Service of 2rvice, or to the Citation of any Juror or Witness, that the Notice or Ci

fficer who discharged the Duty was not at the Time possessed tation of Crimi- the Warrant of Citation ; and it is hereby provided that the nal Matters. secution of Citation of all Criminal Libels shall be in the Form intained in the Schedule annexed to this Act, and designated by e Letter B., which Execution it shall not be necessary to proice, unless Sentence of Fugitation or of Forfeiture of a Bond of aution, granted for Appearance to stand Trial, shall be moved

r, but without Prejudice to such Execution being exhibited to 7 sprove Objections to Service when stated to the Court; and it ziall be no Objection to the Admissibility of the Officer or Witess who served such Libel, to give Evidence respecting such service, that their Names are not included in the List of Witesses served on the Accused.

VIII. And be it enacted, That Copies of Criminal Libels served Libels and n Persons accused, and all Notices of Compearance or Attend- Notices may be nce, whether left with Parties accused, or Jurors or Witnesses, printed or in and all Executions of Citation, may be either printed or in Writing, Writing. ir partly both.

ix. And be it enacted, That when the Charge of Art and Part Provision in the s set forth in the Outset of a Criminal Libel, it shall not be ne- Case of a cessary to repeat that Charge in the latter Part thereof, according Charge of Art o the Form usually observed in the Clause commencing with the and Part. Words “ at least," and that it shall be competent altogether to omit the said Clause; any Law or Practice to the contrary notwithstanding

X. And whereas frivolous Objections and Exceptions are raised to the Form and Mode of citing Witnesses and Jurors, and of setting forth the Executions of such Citations;' Be it enacted, That it shall not be competent in any Criminal Cause or Witnesses or Prosecution whatsoever for any Prosecutor or Person accused to Persons appearstate any Objection to any Juror or to any Witness, on the Ground ing without of such Juror or Witness appearing without Citation, or without be objected to. having been duly cited to attend.

XI. And be it enacted, That if, owing to any Error in the Name Objections on or Designation of a Witness, as given in the List served along account of with the Criminal Libel, a Person accused can make it appear stated to the that he has been unable to find out such Witness, or that he has Court before been misled or deceived in his Inquiries concerning such Witness, Jury sworn. the same shall be stated to the Court before the Jury is sworn, and the Court shall thereupon give such Remedy as may be just, and no objection of that Description shall be afterwards received.

XII. And be it enacted, That when a Person accused, on being If Person pleads brought to the Bar, shall say that he means to plead Not guilty, Not guilty, the and does not desire that the Criminal Libel exhibited against him Libel need not should be read over, it shall not be necessary to read over such be read over. Libel before proceeding to the Trial of such Person.

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