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Duties to be XXIII. And be it further enacted, That for the management better and more effectually levying and collecting missioners the said duties, the same shall be under the go

vernment, care, and management of the commissioners for the time being appointed in Great Britain and Ireland respectively, to manage the duties on stamped vellum, parchment, and paper; who, or the major part of them, in Great Britain and Ireland respectively, are hereby required and empowered to do all other things necessary to be done for putting this act into execution, with relation to the said duties hereby granted, in the like and in as full and ample a manner as they or the major part of them were authorized to put in execution any law or laws concerning stamped vellum, parchment, and paper,

Duties and discounts to be paid and allowed as former duties and discounts;

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sious of former acts to extend to this act.

XXIV. And be it further enacted, That the said duties shall be and are hereby made payable to his majesty, his heirs and successors; and the said duties, and the several allowances, discounts, and sums of money for or in respect of the same, shall and may be respectively raised, levied, collected, answered, paid, recovered, adjudged, accounted for, and applied and appropriated, mitigated and allowed, in such and the like manner, and in or by any or either of the general or special ways, means, or methods, by which the duties upon newspapers, and discounts and allowances in respect thereof, under the management of the said commissioners of stamped vellum, parchment, or paper, are or may be raised, levied, collected, answered, paid, recovered, adjudged, mitigated,

and allowed ; and the several persons, and also all such pamphlets and papers, of what nature or kind soever, by this act made liable to the payment of duty, or entitled to any discount or allowance, shall be and the same are hereby made subject and liable to all and every the conditions, regulations, rules, and restrictions to which such persons and newspapers are generally or specially subject and liable by any act or acts of parliament in force before the passing of this act; and all and every pain, penalty, fine, or forfeiture for any offence whatever committed against or in breach of any act or acts of parliament now in force for securing the duties under the management of the said commissioners of stamped vellum, parchment, and paper, upon newspapers, or for the regulation or improvement of the said duties, and the several clauses, powers, provisions, directions, matters, and things therein contained, shall (except as the same or any of them are by this act altered or repealed) and are hereby directed and declared to extend to, and shall be respectively applied, practised, and put in execution for and in respect of the several duties charged, imposed, and allowed, in as full and ample a manner, to all intents and purposes whatsoever, as if all and every the said clauses, provisions, powers, restrictions, directions, fines, pains, penalties or forfeitures, matters, and things were particularly repeated and re-enacted in the body of this act.

XXV. And be it further enacted, That the Application monies arising from the duties hereby granted

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shall be paid into the receipt of the Exchequer at Westminster and Dublin respectively, and shall be carried to and made part of the consolidated fund of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

Exceptions. XXVI. Provided always, and be it further

enacted, That nothing in this act shall extend to acts of parliament, proclamations, orders of council, forms of prayer and thanksgiving, and acts of state, ordered to be printed by his majesty, his heirs or successors, or his or their sufficient and authorized officer ; or to any printed votes or other matters by order of either house of parliament; or to books commonly used in the schools of Great Britain or Ireland, or books or papers containing only matters of devotion, piety, or charity; or daily accounts; or bills of goods imported and exported; or warrants or certificates for the delivery of goods, and the weekly bills of mortality; or to papers containing any lists of prices current, or of the state of the markets, or any account of the arrival, sailing, or other circumstances relating to merchant ships or vessels ; or of any other matter wholly of a commercial nature; provided such bills, lists, or accounts do not contain any other matter than what hath been usually comprised therein; or to the printers or publishers of the foregoing matters, or any or either of them.

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Reprinted XXVII. Provided also, and be it further published in enacted, That nothing in this act contained shall

extend or be construed to extend to charge with numbers not

chargeable stamp duties any work reprinted and republished with stamp

duty, &c. in parts or numbers, whether such work shall be wholly reprinted or shall be republished in an abridged form; provided that the work so reprinted and republished shall have been first printed and published two years at the least previous to such reprinting and republication, and provided the said work was not first published in parts or numbers.

repealed or

XXVIII. And be it further enacted, That this Act may be act may be altered, amended, or repealed by any altered this act to be passed in the present session of parliament.

session.

60 Geo. III. and 1 Geo. IV. c. 14. An Act to remedy certain Inconveniences in local and exclusive Jurisdictions.

[28th February, 1820.] WHEREAS the trial of capital offences before justices of peace, within local and exclusive jurisdictions not being counties, may be attended with inconvenience, and it is desirable that some remedy should be provided for the same; 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 the justices of the

Justices in exclusive jurisdiction may commit capital offenders to the county

at the assizes.

Justices in peace acting within and for any town, liberty, jurisdiction soke, or place, not being a county, but having an

mit exclusive jurisdiction for the trials of felonies and

to misdemeanors committed within the same, shall, gaol for trial from and after the passing of this act, have full

power within their respective limits, at their discretion, to commit any person duly charged before them, or any of them, with any capital offence committed within such limits, to the gaol of the county within which such town, liberty, soke, or place, shall be situated, there to be tried at the next session of oyer and terminer or general gaol delivery, to be held in and for such county, in the same manner as if such offence had been committed within any other part of the same county, and as if such person had been committed by any justice of the same county, not being within such limits. (1)

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and give evidence at

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Justices may II. And be it further enacted, That in all cases

d where any justice or justices of the peace, under witnesses by the authority of this act, shall commit any person recognizance to prosecute to the county gaol, it shall be lawful for such

justice or justices, and he and they is and are the assizes.

hereby authorized and required also to bind over all necessary parties and witnesses by recognizance, to prosecute and give evidence against such offenders at the next sessions of oyer and terminer and general gaol delivery, and to transmit such recognizance, and all depositions taken

(1) As to the power of justices of boroughs and franchises, to commit offenders for trial at the sessions of the county, see 4 & 5 Will. 4. c. 27, post.

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