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a person may be tried for such offence by any one of where an offioer or concurrent has to charge for a consuch courts :

veyance, the mileage rates will not be allowed. (4.) Any offence wbich is authorised by this section to be iried by any court may be dealt with, beard, tried,

SCHEDULE B. determined, adjudged, and finished, as if the offence bad

Decerns and adjudges the said

to be in. been wholly committed within the jurisdiction of such prisoned for the space of

, and thereafter to be set court.

at liberty, and for that purpose grants warrant to officers of 11. Application to Government prosecutions—27 & 28 Vict. law to convey the said

to the prison of C. 53.] The Summary Jurisdiction Acts shall apply to all

; thereafter to be dealt with in due course of summary proceedings under the statutes relating to the Post Office.

If the sentence of imprisonment is alternative the necesEvery offence under the statutes relatiog to the Post sary variation will be made in this form. Office for which a person is liable to forfeit a sun not ex. ceeding twenty pounds may be prosecuted in manner pro

CAP. XXXIV. vided by the Summary Jui isdiction Acts. The Sucomary Jurisdiction Acts shall, notwithstanding

An Act to amend the Metropolitan Open Spaces Act,

1877. any special provisions to the contrary contained in any of

[11th August 1881. the statutes relating to Her Majesty's revenue under the Whereas by the Metropolitan Open Spaces Act, 1877, control of the Commissioners of Inland Revenue or the Com certain facilities were provided for making available the open missioners of Customs, apply to all summary proceedings spaces in the metropolis for the use of the inhabitants tberoof under or by virtue of any of the said statutes, and in such för exercise and recreation, and it is expedient to amend and proceedings it shall be lawful to grant decree for the con. extend the said Act, and to provide greater facilities for the demnation of goods seized as forfeited under the provisions

porpose aforesaid: of the said Acts, and prosecutions under the Revenue Acts

Be it enacted, &c. : shall continue to be subject to appeal to quarter sessions and to the Court of Exchequer in Scotland in manner therein

1. Interpretation clause-18 & 19 Vict. c. 120.] In this provided :

Act, unless the context otherwise requires-Provided that where the sun adjudged by conviction under

“Open space" means any land (whether inclosed or uninor by virtue of any of the said statutes to be paid exceeds closed) which is not built on, and which is laid out as a fifty pounds, he period of imprisonment imposed in respect

garden or is used for purposes of recreation, or lies waste of the non-payment of such som, or in respect of the de.

and unoccupied ; but shall not include any inclosed land fault of a sufficient distress to satisfy such sum, may

which has not a public road or footpath completely round exceed three months but shall not exced six months.

the same; And the twenty fifth section of the Summary Pro

“The metropolis” means the metropolis as defined by the cedure Act, 1864, is hereby repealed in so far as it

Metropolis Management Act, 1855; applies to proceedings under any of the statates relating

“ The Metropolitan Board" means the Metropolitan Board to Her Majesty's revenue.

of Works as constituted by the same Act;

“ Vestry" mends a vestry of one of the parishes specified in 12. Summonses, fc., may be served by police constables.]

Schedule A. of the same Act ; All summonses, complaints, warrants, orders, or other

“ District board” means a board of works of one of the disprocess in prosecutions under the Summary Jurisdiction

tricts specifi-d in Schedule B. of the same Act; Acts at the instance of procurators fiscal, parochial boards,

“ The corpora ion" means the mayor and commonalty and or school boards may be served and executed by police

citizens of the city of London, and the powers conferred constables within the county, burgh, or police district in

upon them by this Act may be exercised by the mayor, which the persons upon whom the same are to be served

aldermen, and commons of the said city in common or executed sball reside or may be found,

council assembled ;

The “owner" of a churchyard, cemetery, or barial SCHEDULE A.

ground, means the person or persons, corporation sole, TABLE OF FEES.

or body corporate, in whom the soil and freebold of sach I.-TO TIE PROCURATOR FISCAL OR QUALIFIED LAW

churcbyard, cemetery, or burial ground is reted, AGENT ACTING FOR A PRIVATE PROSECUTOR.

whether as appartenant or incident to any benefice or

core of souls, or otherwise. £ 8. d.

The term “burial ground" shall include any ground, Framing the complaint and whole proceedings

whether cousecrated or not, which has been at any time prior to trial.

set apart for the purposes of interment, and in vbicba Each copy of complaint for service . . . ( 1 0

interments bave taken place since the year 1800. Attending at trial

If plea of guilty . . . . . 0 5 0 2. Power to trustees to transfer eertain open spaces to local If proof led . .

0 7 6 authority. ] Where any open space within the metropolis is If case adjourned for second diet

under the provisions of any Private or Local Act of Par.

liament placed under the care and management of trestees or II.-Court or Clerk's Dues.

other persons, with a view to the preservation and regalaFor each complaint. .

tion of the same as a garden or open space, it shall be law. For whole proceedings at trial

ful for the said trustees or other the managing body thereof If plea of guilty . . . . . 2 6 for the time being, in pursuance of any resolation daly If proof led . . . .

0 5 0 passed as herein-after mentioned, and with the consent, to be Extract of any judgment, conviction, or order. 0 10 signified in munner herein-after appearing, of the owners and To the bar officer for whole proceedings

occupiers of any bouses fronting upon, or the owners or 00If plea ot guilty . .

. 0 0 6 . .

cupiers of which are liable to be specially rated for the If proof led , , ,

. : 0

maintenance of the open space, to convey, assign, or trans

fer for valuable or nominal consideration, or by way III.-Officer's Fees.

of gist, to the Metropolitan Board, or to the ve-try or For serving each complaint and returning

district board of the parish or district in which soch execution . . . . . .

0 1 6 open space or any part thereof is situate, the soil and For citing each witne-s .

0 0 0 freehold of, or other their entire interest in, or (wbere no For apprehending a respondent or witness

0 2 6 interest in the soil of such open space is vested in them) the For each hour the prisoner is necessarily in the

entire care and management of the said open space, to the custody of the offiotr beyond the first . . 0 1 0 end that the same may be preserved for the enjoyment of the For travelling expenses, poinding, sale, or

public ; and upon such conveyance, assiga Niedt, or transler arrestment, the same allowances as in

such trustees or other managing body shall be relieved and i Vic., cap. 41.

discharged from all trusts, powers, and duties imposed In any case where a concurrent or assistant is required he upon them by the Act or other instrument under which will be allowed a sum equul to two-thirds of the fee pay. they were constituted, or under wbich they then act or able to the officer for the same business,

otherwise with reference to the said open space, but sball

7

6

0

hold any purchase money paid for or in respect of the said of such body, or of all the members thereof if for the time open space in trust for the benefit of the persons or class of being they be less than five in oomber. persons for whose benefit the said open space was previously The trustees or other the managing body of any such open preserved and managed by the said trustees, and such persons space as aforesaid may (anything contained in the Act or or class of persons shall be discharged from any special rate other instrument under which they are constituted or aot or other obligation previously imposed on them in respect of to the contrary rotwithetandirg), in pursuance of any such such open space.

resolation as aforesaid, and with such consent as It shall be lawful for any such trustees or managing aforesaid, sigoified as aforesaid, admit persons not owning, body as aforesaid, in pursuance of any such resolution occupying, or residing in any house fronting on the said as aforesaid, and with such consent as aforesaid, for any open space to the enjoyment of the said open space at all valuable or nominal consideration, by way of rent or times, or at any specified time or times, and may regulate otherwise, or without any consideration, to grant or the admission of such persons thereto on each terms and transfer to the Metropolitan Board, or to any such conditions in all respects as the trastees may think vestry or district board" as aforesaid, any term of years proper. or other limited interest in or any right or easement over Any trastees so acting as aforesaid shall bave the same such open space, or to enter into any agreement with the

power of making bye-laws as that conferred by the fourth Metropolitan Board or any such vestry or distriot board as

section of the Act passed in the twenty-sixth year of Her aforesaid for the opening to the publio of such open Majesty, obapter Thirteen, intituled “An Aot for the prospace, and the care and management thereof by suob board “tection of certain garden or ornamental grounds in cities or vestry at all times or at any specified time or times, "and boronghs upon the committee tberein mentioned." without the transfer to such board or vestry of any interest Where the freebold of any such open space as is referred in the soil of such open space; and any such grant, to in tbis section, and the freehold of all or of the major demise, transfer, or agreement as aforesaid shall be deemed part of the houses round such open space are vested in the & good execution of the trusts, powers, and duties imposed

same person or persons, the powers conferred by this opon the said troetees by the Act or other instrument section shall not be exercised without the consent of snob under which they are constituted or act.

person or persons. A resolution ander this section shall be deemed to have

3. Power to transfer other open space to local authority.] been duly passed if at a meeting of the trustees or other

The owner of any open space within the metropolis the persons constituting such managing body as aforesaid, sommoned by at least one month's potioe in writing left at

which is subject to rights of user for exercise and recresor sent by post to their last koown or usual place of abode,

tion (secured by covenant or otherwise) in the owners and such resolution sball bave been passed by a majority of

occupiers (or either of such classes) of any houses round or

near the same may, with the consent (to be signified in two thirds in number of the persons present at euch manner herein after app-aring) of such owners and occupiers meeting, and if such resolution shall also have been cou.

of bouses, convey to the Metropolitan Board, or to the ventry firmed by two thirds io nomber of the persons present at

or district board of the parish or district in which such a second like meeting, to be summoned by such notice as

open spice or any part thereof is situate, the soil of ibe said aforesaid, and to be held at an interval of not less than

open space in trust for the enjoyment of the public; and the one calendar month from the first meeting.

owner or any person or persons in whom any terip of years The consent of socb owners and occapiers of houses as or other limited interest in such open space is vested may, aforesaid shall be held to have been given and signified if, with the like consent, grant or transfer to the M-tropolitan at a meeting of such persons sommoped by at least one Board or such vestry or district board as aforesaid, ia trust montb's notice in writing given as hereinafter directed, as aforesaid, apy term of years or other limited interest in & resolution shall bave been passed by a majority of at or any right or ea ement over sach open space, or enter into least two thirds in number of the persons present at suob any agreem nt with the Metropolitan Board or any such meeting consenting to tbe conveyance, grant, or transfer of vestry or district board as aforesaid for the opening to the the said open space as aforesaid, or to such an agreement public of such open space, and the care and management with the Metropolitan Board, vestry, or district board as thereof by such bourd or vestry either at all times or at any aforesaid ; and if such resolation shall also have been con.

specified time or times without the transfer to such board or firmed by two thirds in number of such owners and ocoq. vestry of any interest in the soil of such open space. piers present at a second like meeting, to be summoned in

The consent of such owners and occapiers of houses as like manner to the first meeting, and to be held at an

aforesaid sball be held to have been given and sigoified interval of not less than one calendar month from the first

if at a meeting of such persons summoned by at least meeting.

one montb's notice in writing (given 89 berein.

after dir<cted) a resolution shall have been passed Notion of such meeting shall be given by leaving the

by a majority of at least two thirds in number same or sending the same through the post to every house fronting upon, or ihe owner or occupier of which is liable

of the persons present at such meeting consent. to be specially rated for the maintenance of, the said open

ing to the conveyance, grant, or transfer of the said

open space as aforesaid, or to such an agreement with space, and by inserting the same as an advertisement at

the Metropolitan Board, vestry, or district board as least three times in any two or more Loodon daily papers,

aforesaid, and the owner shall be thereupon discharged from and such potice shall state generally the object of the said

any liability to any person entitled to such right of user as meeting, aud no such meeting shall be held between the

afcrezuid in respect of any act done in accordance with such first day of Augast in one year and the thirty-first day of

resolution. January in the following year.

Notice of such meeting shall be given by leaving the For tbe purposes of this section the owner of a house same or sending the same through the post to every house, shall include any person entitled to any term of years the owner or occupier of which is entitled to any right of therein ; and the occapier of a house shall be the person user, and by ins-rting the same as an advertisement at least rated to the relief of the poor in respect of the said three times in any two or more London daily papers, and house.

such notice shall state generally the object of the said meetIf at any meeting of such trustees or managing body, or ing; and no such meeting shall be held between the first day at any meeting of such owners or occupiers as before men of August in one year and the thirty-first day of January in tioned, the resolution proposed at any such meeting be the following year. not carried, no mesciog shall be called or held with tbe

For the purposes of this section the owner of an open space same objeot in respect to the same garden or open space

shall be any person or persons in whom the soil of the upen until the expiration of three yenrs from the day on whiob

space is vested for an estate in possession durisg his or their such resolution so proposed was rejeoted at any such

life or lives or for any larger estale ; tbe owner of a house meeting as above mentioned.

shall include any person entitled to any term of years there. A conveyance, assignment, demise, grant, or agreement

in ; and the occupier of a house sball be the pers un rated to under this section shall be made by an instrament ander

the relief of the poor in respect of the said house. the common seal of the trustees or other managing body if 4. Power to transfer disused burial grounds to local suob body be & corporation, and if it be not a corporal authority.) The owner of any ciurchyard, ceinetery, or burial tion under the bands and seals of any five members ground situate within the metropolis and closed for burials ' Journal

, 1881. '

either under an order of Her Majesty the Queen in Council, Board may defray the whole or any part of the expenses or otherwise, may convey the soil of such churchyard, of the execution of this Act by any vestry or district board, cemetery, or burial ground, or grant any term of years or | and any vestry or district board may similarly detray the other limited interest therein to or enter into any agree | whole or any part of the expenses of the Metropolitan ment with the Metropolitan Board or tho vestry or district Board or, where an open space extends into two or more board of the parish or district in which such churchyard, parishes or districts, of any other vestry or district board. cemetery, or burial ground, or any part thereof, is situate

8. Provision for extra-parochial places.] Where any open for the purpose of giving the public access to the said church.

space, church vard, cemetery, or burial ground, by virtus yard, cemetery, or burial ground, and preserving the game

of any Act of Parliament or otherwise, is extra-parochial, as an open space accessible to the public, and under the control of such board or vestry, and for the purpose of im

cr forms part of some parish other than that which surproving and laying out the same.

rounds the game, the vestry or district board acting for

the parish surrounding the same may carry out, or may 5. Powers and duties of local authority.] The Metropolitan enter into agreement with any one or more vestriee or disBoard and the vestry or district board of the parish or district boards acting for any other parishes, on sueh terms trict within which any open space, charchyard, cemetery, as may be arranged between them, and may jointly carry or burial ground, or any part thereof, is stuate may, by out, the provisions of this Act, and shall bave the same agreement, and for valuable or nominal consideration by powers in every respect as if such open space, charchyard, way of payment in gross or of rent, or otherwis, or withont cemetery, or burial ground were part of the parish o: disany consideration, take and hold the soil and freehold of, ortrict of such vestry or district board. any term of years or other limited estate or interest in, or

9. Provision for compensation-8 & 9 Vict, c. 18.] No any right or easement in or over any open space, churchyard, cemetery, or burial ground, and may, with reference | estate, interest, or right of a profitable or beneficial nature to any open space, churchyard, cemetery, or burial ground,

in, over, or affecting an open space, churchyard, ofmetery, undertake the entire or partial care, management, and con.

or burial ground shall, except with the consent of the body trol thereof, whether any interest in the soil is transferred

| or person entitled thereto, be taken away or injuriously to the board or vestry or not, and may for the purposes

affected by anything done under this Act withoat compensa. aforesaid enter into any agreement with the persons autho

tion being made for the same ; and such compensation shall rised by this Act to agree with reference to any open space,

be paid by the Metropolitan Board, Vestry, or district board churchyard, cemetery, or burial ground or with any other

by which such estate, int-rest, or right is taken away or

injuriously affected, and shall, in case of difference, be asosrpersons interested therein. Any estate or interest in or control over any open space,

tained and provided in the same manner as if the same comchurchyard, cemetery, or burial ground acquired by the

1 pensation were for tbe compulsory porchase and taking or Metropolitan Board, or any vestry or district board under

ihe injurious affecting of lands under the provisions of the the provisions of this Act, shall be held and administered by

Lands Clauses Consolidation Act, 1845, and any Acts amendsuch board or Vestry in trust to allow, and with a view to,

ing the same. the enjoyment by the public of such open spare, churchyard, | 10. Expenses.) All expenses incurred under this Act by the cemetery, or burial ground in an open condi'ion, free from

Metropolitan Board or by any vestry or district board sball buildings and under pr per control and regulation, and for

be defrayed out of the fands at their disposal respectively, or no other purpose, but such Metropolitan Board, vestry, or which they respectively are empowered to raise under the district board shall not allow the playing of any games or | Metropolis Management Act, 1855, and the several Aets sports therein ; and the board or vis ry shall maintain and

Amending the same, and such expenses shall be deemed to be keep the same in a grod and decent state, and may inclose

expenses for which provision is made by such Acts. or keep the same inclosed with proper railings and gates, and may drain, level, lay out, turf, plant, ornament, light, 11. Extent of Act-14 & 15 Vict. c. 95–29 & 30 Viet. seat, and otherwise improve the same, and do all such works | c. 122-32 & 33 Vict. c. 107.] This Act shall extend only and things, and employ sach officers and gervants, as may be to the metropolis, and shall not extend to the royal requisite for the porposes aforesaid, or any of them.

parks or to any land belonging to Her Majesty in right of Provided tbat po board or vestry shall exercise any of the her Crown or of her Daohy of Laponster, or to any garden, powers of management in this Act meprioned with reference ornamental ground, or ornamental land for the time being to any consecrated ground, unless and until they are under the management of the Commissioners for the time authorised so to do by the lirense or faculty in that bebalf of being of Her Majesty's Works and Pablio Buildiogs or of the bishop of the diocege in which such consecrated ground the Commissioners for the time being actiog under the is situate, which li ense or faculty may be granted by such Crown Estate Paving Act, 1851, or to any metropolitan bisbop upon the application of the board or vestry, and may common within the meaning of the Metropolitan Commons extend to the removal of ang tomb-stone or monument, under Act, 1866, and the Metropolitan Commons Amendment such conditions and subject to such restrictions as to the Act, 1869. bishop may seem fit. 6. Byelaws.] The Metropolitan Board and any vestry or

12. Application in city of London-41 & 42 Vict. c. CXXVI.

The district board inay, with reference to any open space, church

The powers in this Aot conferred on and in relation to

the Metropolitan Board, vestries, and district boarda shall yard, cemetery, or burial ground in or over wbich it has

in the city of London be exeroised by and have relation to acquired any estate, interest, or control under the provisions of this Act, make byelaws for the regulation hereof, and of

the corporation, who sball defray, out of the metage of the days and times of admission thereto, and the preservation

grain daty or otherwise, all the expenses caused by or of order and prevention of nuisances therein, and may by

connected with the execution of such powers by them ; such byelaws impose penalties for the infringement thereof

and any byelaws made by the corporation for the regola. and provide for the removal of any person infringing any

tion of any open space acqaired under the powers of this such byelaw by any officer of the board or vestry or police

Aot shall be made and allowed in manner prescribed by constable.

the Corporation of London (Open Spaces) Ao, 1878. Byelaws made under this Act shall be made in the same 13. Short title. This Act may be oited as the Metropolitan manner and subject to the same conditions as hyelaws made Open Spaces Aot, 1881; and this Act and the Metropolitan by the Metropolitan Board or by a vestry or district board, Open Spaces Aot, 1877, may together be cited as the as the case may be, under the Metropolis Management Act, Metropolitan Open Spaces Acts, 1877 and 1881. 1855. 7. Metropolitan Board and vestry or district brard may

CAP. XXXV. carry out Act jointly.] The Metropolitan Board, or any An Act to amend the Law relating to Coroners in Irevestry or district beard, and where an open space extends land. into two or more parishes or districts two or more vestries

[11th August 1881. or district boards, eitber with or withont the Metropolitan Board, may jointly carry cut the provisions of this Act, and

CAP. XXXVI. may enter into any agreement, on such terms as may be | An Act to authorise the establish

An Act to authorise the establishment of a Court of Ap. arranged between them, for so doing and for defraying the peal for Her Majesty's colony of British Honduras. expense of the execution of the Act, and the Metropolitan

(11th August 1881. ' Journal

. 1891.

as they bave for providing sewers, whether within or with. CAP. XXXVII.

out their district, under the Public Health Act. An Act to consolidate the Alkali Acts, 1863 and 1874,

Compensation shall be made to any person for any and to make further provision for regulating Alkali and

damage sustained by him by reason of the exeroise by & certain other works in which noxious or offensive gases

sanitary authority of the powers oonferred by this section, Are evolved.

[11th August 1881.

and such compensation sball be deemed part of the ex

ponses to be paid by the owner making the request to the Be it enacted, &c.:

sanitary authority ander this section. PRELIMINARY.

6. Deposit or discharge of alkali waste.] Alkali waste 1. Short title.) This Act may be cited as the Alkali, &o.,

shall not be deposited or discharged without the best Works Regulation Act, 1881.

| practioable means being used for effectually proventing any

poidance arising therefrom. 2. Commencement of Act.] This Act shall (save as other

Any person who causes or knowingly permits any alkali wise provided in this Act) come into operation on the first day waste to be deposited or disobarged io contravention of of January, 1882, which date is herein-after referred to as the

this section shall be liable to a fine not exceeding, in the commencement of this Act.

case of the first offence, twenty pogods, and in the oase of Part I.

every subsequent offence, fifty pounde, with a further som

not exceeding five pounds for every day during whioh any Alkali Works and Alkali Waste.

such subsequent offence bas continued. 3. Condensation of muriatic and other acid gases in alkali

7. Prevention of nuisance from alkali waste already de. works.] Every alkali work shall be carried on in such mander

posited or discharged.] Where alkali waste has been deas to secure the condensation, to the satisfaction of the chief

posited or discharged, either before or after the com. inspector, derived from his own examioation, or from that of

mencement of tbis Act, and complaint is made to the obief some other inspector

inspeotor that a nuisance is oocasioned thereby, the obief (a.) of the muriatic acid gas evolved in such work, to the

inspector, if satisfied of the existence of the paisance, and extent of ninety-five per centum, and to such an ex.

that it is within the power of the owner or oooapier of the tent that in each cabic foot of air, smoke, or chimney

land to abato it, shall serve a notice on suoh owner or gases, escaping from the works into the atmospbere, there is not contained more than one-fifth part of a

ocoupier requiring him to abate the cuidance ; and if such

owner or oooupier fails to use the best praotioable and grain of muriatic acid.

reasonably available means for the abatement thereof he (6.) Of the acid gases of sulphur and nitrogen which are

sball be liable to a fine not exceeding twenty pounds, and evolved in the process of manufacturing sulphuric

if he does not proceed to use suoh means within such time acid or sulphates in the work, to such an extent that

| as shall be limited by the court ioflicting suoh fine then be the total acidity of such gases in each cubic foot of

shall be liable to a further penalty of five pounds per day air, smoke, or gases, escaping into the chimney or into the atmosphere, does not exceed what is equiva- i

from the expiration of the time so limited. lent to four grains of sulphuric anhydride.

PART IL. The owner of any alkali work which is carried on in contravention of this section shall be liable to a fine not

Sulphuric Acid Works and other specified Works. exceeding, in the case of the first offence, fifty pounds, 8. Condensation of acid gases in sulphuric acid works.] and in the case of every subsequent offence, one hundred Every sulphurio aoid work as defined in the schedule to pounds.

this Act shall be carried on in such manner as to secure 4. Best practicable means to be used for preventing discharge

the condensation, to the satisfaction of the chief inspector, of noxious and offensive gases in alkali works. In addition to

derived from his own examination or from that of some the condeusation of acid gases as aforesaid, the owner of every

other inspector, of the acid gases of sulphur and nitrogen alkali work shall use the best practicable means for preventing í

whiob are evolved in the process of tbe manufacture of the discharge into the atmosphere of all noxious gases and

sulpburio acid in spoke work, to soob an extent that the of all offensive gases evolved in such work, or for rendering

total acidity of suob gases in each cabio foot of air, smoke, such gases harmless and inoffensive when discharged,

or gases escaping into tho obimney or into the atmosphere subject to the qualification that no objection shall be taken

does not exceed what is equivalent to four grains of sal. under this section by an inspector to any discharge of gas

pborio apbydride. by a chimney or flue, on the basis of the amount of acid gas

The owner of any salphurio acid work which is carried per cubic foot of air, smoke, or gases, where that amount on in contravention of this section shall be liable to a fine does not exceed the amount limited by the last preceding sec- pot exceeding, in tbe case of the first offence, fifty pounds, tion

and in the case of every subsequent offence, one hundred If the owner of any alkali work fails, in the opinion of the pounds. court having cognizance of the matter, to uge such means, be 9. Best practicable means to be used for preventing discharge shall be liable to a fine not exceeding, in the case of cbe first of noxinus and offensive gases in scheduled works.] The owner offence, twenty pounds, and in the case of every subsequent of any work specified in the schedule to this Act (hereinafter offence, fifty pounds, with a further sum not exceeding five refurred to as a scheduled work) sball use the best practicable pounds for every day during which any such subsequent of means for preventing the discharge into the atmosphere of all fence has continued.

poxious gases and of all offensive gases evolved in such 5. Acid drainage and alkali waste to be kept apart-39 &

work, or for rendering such gases barmless and inoffensive 40 Vict. c. 75.] Every work in which acid is produced or

when discharged, subject to the qualification, in the case of used shall be carried on in such manner that the acid shall

sulpburic acid works, that no objection shall be taken not come in contact with alkali waste, or with drainage

under this section by an inspector to any discbarge of gas by therefrom, so as to cause a nuisance.

a obimney or flue, on the basis of the amount of acid gas por The owner of any work which is carried on in contraven.

cabic foot of air smoke or gases, where that amount does not tion of this section shall be liable to a fine not exceeding,

exceed the amount limited by the last preoeding section. in the case of the first offence, fifty pounds, and in the case of

If the owner of any such work fails, in the opinion of the every subsequent offence, one hundred pounds, with a further

court having cognizance of the matter, to use such means, sum vot exceeding five pounds for every day during which

be shall be liable to a fine not exceeding, in the case of the any such sabsequent offence has continued.

first offence, twenty pounds, and in the case of every sabseOn the request of the owner of any such work as is men

quent offence, fifty pounds, with a further sum not exceedtioned in this section the sanitary authority of the district

ing five pounds for every day during wbich any such subsein wbich such work is situate shall, at the expense of such

quent offence bas continued. owner, provide and maintain a drain or channel for carrying 10. Provisional Order to prevent discharge of certain gases off the acid produced in such work into the sea or into any in salt works.) An inspector may from time to time inquire river or watercourse into which such acid can be carried whether, in any works in which the extraction of salt from without contravention of the Rivers Pollution Prevention brine is carried on, hereinafter called salt works, means can Act, 1876; and the sanitary authority sball for the purpose | be adopted at & reasonable expense for preventing the disof providing any such drain or channel have the like powers / charge from the furnaces or chimneys of such works into the atmosphere of sulphurous aod mariatic acid gases evolved a period of twelve months, shall not be registered under this in snch works, or eitber of such gases, or for rendering such Act unless the work is furnished with such appliances as at gases, or either of them, barmless or inoffensive when dis the time of registration appear to the chief inspector after charged; also whether in any works in which alominous his own examination, or that of an inspector, or in case of deposits are treated for the purpose of making cement, here- difference to the central authority, to be necessary in order in-after called cement works, each meane as aforesaid can be to enable the work to be carried on in accordance with such adopted with respect to the noxious or offensive gases evolved requirements of this Act as for the time being apply to such from such works.

work, Where it appears to the Local Government Board that

13. Supplemental provisions as to
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duties.] The duties sach means can be adopted at a reasonable expense the Board may from time to time by order require the owners of such

charged in respect of a certificate of registration poder this

Act shall be stamp duties under the management of the Comworks to adopt the best practicable means for the purpose,

missioners of Inland Revenue, and all the Acts relating to and may by the order limit the amount or proportion, in the

stamp duties, particularly those relating to forgery fraudulent case of salt works, of sulphurous or muriatic acid gas, and in

dies and other offences in connexion with stamp duties, shall the case of cement works of any noxious or offensive gas, which

apply accordingly; and for the purpose of the said doties the is to be permitted to escape from such works into the chimney

Commissioners of Inland Revenue shall issue stamped forms or into the atmosphere, and may also by the order extend to

of certificate, and the Commissioners may issue the same at such works such provisions of this Act relating to scheduled

any time after the passing of this Act. works as they see fit. An order made under this section shall be provisional only

(ii.) Inspection. and sball not be of any validity until confirmed by Parliament, but when so confirmed sball bave full effect, with such

14. Appointment of inspectors-26 & 27 Vict. c. 124-37 & modifications as may be made therein by Parliament; and

38 Vict. c. 43.] The Local Government Board sball at any the expression “this Act" when used in this Act shall be

time after the passing of this Act, and from time to time, deemed to ipclude an order 80 confirmed, so far as is consist.

with the approval of the Commissioners of Her Majesty's ent with the tenor of that order.

Treasury as to numbers and salaries or remuneration, The Board shall take such steps as they may think fit for

appoint such inspectors (ander whatever title they from giving notice to persons interested of the provisions of any

time to time fix) as the Board think necessary for the order made by them ander this section before any Bill for

execution of this Act, and may assign them their confirming the same is introduced into Parliament.

duties and award them their salaries or remonerne An order made under this section may impose fines for &

tion, and shall constitute a chief inspector, and may breach of its provisions of like amount as any fines imposed regulate the cases and manner in which the inspectors, or by this Act for offences against this Act.

any of them, are to execute and perform the powers and

duties of inspectors under this Act, and may remove sach PART III.

ingpeotors. (i.) Registration of Works.

Notice of the appoiotment of every such inspector gball

be published in the London Gazette, and a copy of the 11. Registration of works and stamp duty.] (1.) An alkali

Gazette sball be evidence of the appointment. work or a work to which Part II. of this Act applies The salaries or remuneration of the inspectors, and such shall not, after the first day of April 1882, be carried on

expenses of the execution of this Act as the Commissioners unless it is certified to be registered.

of Her Majesty's Treasury may sanction, shall be paid out of (2.) The work shall be registered in a register containing

moneys provided by Parliament. the prescribed particulars, and the register shall be The inspector appointed before the commencement of this conducted and the certificates issued in the prescribed Act under the Alkali Acts 1863 and 1874, shall be deemed to manner.

be the first chief inspector under this Act, and the sabe (3.) The owner of an alkali work or of a work required

inspectors appointed under those Acts before the commence to be registered sball in the month of January or ment of this Act shall be deemed to be inspectors appointed February in every year apply for a certificate of under this Act. A person holding the office of chief inspector registration in the prescribed manner, and on such (other than the person at the commencement of this Act application and compliance with the conditions as to discharging the duties thereof) or inspector shall not be registration the certificate shall be issued, and shall employed in any other work except by or with the sanction be in force for one year from the first day of April fol. | of the authority appoioting him to sach office.

lowing the said application. (4.) The owner of an alkali work or of a work required

15. Disqualification of certain persons for inspectors.) A

person who acts or practises as a land agent, or who is to be registered erected after the commencement of

engaged or interested directly or indirectly in any work to this Aot sball before commenciog any manufacture or

which this Act applies, or in any patent for any process or procere in gach work apply for sooh certificate in the

apparatus carried on or used in any such work, or in any presoribed mapper, and on boob appliontion and

process or apparatus connected with the condensation of acid compliance with the conditions as to registration the

gases, or with the treatment of alkali Waste, or with certificate shall be isgged as soon as may be, and shall

preventing the discharge into the atmosphere or rendering be ip force until the next first day of April.

harmless or inoffensive any noxious or offensive gas or There shall be charged in respeot of every such

otherwise with any of the matters dealt with by this Act, ar oertificate, in the case of an alkali work, the duty of

who is employed in or about or in connection with any five pounds; and in the case of a work reqaired to be

work to which this Act applies, or in any otber ehemical registered, not being an alkali work, the daty of three

work för gain, shall be disqualified to act as an inspector poonde.

under this Act. (5.) Written notice of any change which occurs in the ownership of a work or in the other particolars stated

16. Powers of inspectors.) For the purpose of the execa. in the register sball within one month after such change

tion of this Act, an inspector may at all reasonable times by be sent by the owner to an inspector, and the register

day or night, without giving previous notice, but so as not to and the certificate shall be altered accordingly in the

interrupt ihe process of the manufacture, enter and inspect prescribed manner without cbarge and without the issue

any work to which this Act applies, and examine any proof a new certificate. If such porice is not sent as so

cess causing the evolution of any noxious or offeosive gu, required the work shall not be deemed to be certified to

and any apparatus for condensing any such gas, or other be registered.

wise preventing the discharge thereof into the atmospbere, or 6.) The owner of a work which is carried on in contra

for rendering any such gas harmless or inoff-nsive when disvention of this section shall be deemed guilty of an

charged, and may ascertain the quantity of gas dise offence against this Act, and shall be liable to a fine not

charged into the atmosphere, condensed, or otherwise deslt exceeding five pounds for every day during which it is

with; and may enter and inspect any place where alkali 80 carried on.

waste is treated or deposited, or where any liquid contain

ing acid is likely to come into contact with alkali Waste ; 12 Certificate of inspector prior to registration of new and generally may inquire into all matters and processes works. An alkali work or a scheduled work, erected after which tend to show compliance or non-compliance with the commencement of this Act, or which has been closed for such of the provisions of this Act as are for the time being

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