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C, ACALNE. aCAMBRIDGE (Q.S.) * TACANTERBURY (Q.S.) ACARDIFF (C.P.) . bCARDIGAN (C.P.) *CARLISLE (Q.S.)
ACARMARTHEN (Q.s.) CARNARVON (C.P.) 6CHARD CHELMSFORD CHELTENHAM *TACHESTER (Q.S.) aCHESTERFIELD (C.P.) *CHICHESTER (Q.8.) SCHIPPENHAM ECHIPPING NORTON: ECHIPPING WYCOMBE (C.P.) CHORLEY . CHRISTCHURCH. aCLITHEROE (C.P.) aCOLCHESTER (Q.Ś.) aCONGLETON (C.P.) CONWAY TaCOVENTRY (C.P.) COWBRIDGE CREWE (C.P.) CROYDON (C.P.)
2,474 30,078 21,704 82,761
3,669 35,884 10,514 10,258 2,411 9,885 43,972 36,794 12,221 8,114 1,352 4,167 10,618 19,478
3,260 10,176 28,374 11,116
1,229 24,385 78,953
H. CHALIFAX (C.P.) . CHANLEY (Q.8.) HARROGATE (C.P.) cHARTLEPOOL (C.P.) . aHARWICH (C.P.) aHASTINGS (Q.S.) FaHAVERFORDWEST (Q.s.) CHEDON WHELSTON (Q.s.) CHENLEY.UPON-THAMES(C.P.) *aHEREFORD (Q.S.) aHERTFORD (C.P.) CHEYWOOD (C.P.) HIGHAM FERRERS CHONITON CHUDDERSFIELD (C.P.) IaHULL (Kingston upon - Hull)
(Q.S.) SHUNTINGDON CHYDE BHYTHE (Q.s.)
D. cDARLINGTON (C.P.) aDARTMOUTH (Q.S.) DARWEN (C.P.) . ODAVENTRY aDEAL (Q.S.) aDENBIGH (C.P.). aDERBY (Q.S.) aDEVIZES (Q.S.) CDEVONPORT (Q.S.) cDEWSBURY (C.P.). aDONCASTER (Q.S.) aDORCHESTER (C.P.) aDOVER (Q.S.) ODROITWICH (C.P.) CDUDLEY (C.P.)
5,725 29,744 3,859 8,500 6,535 81,168
6,645 48,939 29,637 21,139
25,247 13,696 24,270
KIDWELLY aKING'S LYNN (Q.s.): aKINGSTON - UPON - THAMES
F. aFALMOUTH (C.P.). 6FAVERSHAM (Q.S.)
FLINT (C.P.) FOLKESTONE (0 s.):
5,973 8,616 5,096 12,698
LAMPETER aLANCASTER (C.P.) : BLAUNCESTON
1,443 20,663 3,217 14,156
Leamington Spa) aLEEDS (Q.S.) aLEICESTER' (Q.s.) a LEOMINSTER (C.P.) CLEWES *FaLICHFIELD (İ.s.): IaLINCOLN (Q.S.) BLISKEARD (C.P.) *aLIVERPOOL (Q.S) OLLANDOVERY LLANFYLLIN OLLANIDLOES CLONGTON (C.P.). LOSTWITHIEL LOUGHBOROUGH aLOUTH (C.P.) LOWESTOFT aLUDLOW (Q.S.) CLUTON (C.P.) LYDD (C.P.) : OLYME REGIS (C.P.) OLYMINGTON
aPEMBROKE (C.P.) OPENRYN (C.P.) aPENZANCE (Q.S.) *PETERBOROUGH aPLYMOUTH (Q.S.) «PONTEFRACT (QS.) I POOLE (Q.S.) «PORTS MOUTH (0.s.) aPRESTON (C.P.) bPWLLHELI.
3,466 12,409 21,228 73,794
8,798 12,310 127,989 96,537 3,242
22,979 309,119 122,376
6,044 6,017 8,349 37,313
2,035 1,774 3,421 18,620
1,450 27,814 10,691 19,69 11
5,035 23,960 2,128 2,333 2,410
M. aMACCLESFIELD (C.P.) OMAIDENHEAD (C.P.) aMAIDSTONE (Q.S.) aMALDON (Q.S.) . MALMESBURY *CMANCHESTER (Q.s.) MARGATE (Q.S.). OMARLBOROUGH (C.P.) MIDDLESBROUGH (C.P.) MIDDLETON aMONMOUTH (C.P.) MONTGOMERY MORLEY MORPETH MOSSLEY
8,220 29,623 5,468
3,350 373,583 16,030
3,343 55,934 18,953 6,111 1,194 15,011
S. aSAFFRON WALDEN (Q.S.) *a$t. ALBANS (C.P.) cST. HELENS (C.P.). aST. IVES (Cornwali) (c.P.) cSr. IVES (Hunts) CSALFORD (C.P.) . *aSALISBURY (Q.S.) SALTASH KSANDWICH (Q.S.) aSCARBOROUGH (Q.8.) SHAFTESBURY.
SHEFFIELD (Q.S.) aSHREWSBURY (C.S.) IaSOUTHAMPTON (Q.S.) iSOUTH MOLTON (Q.S.) CSOUTHPORT (C.P.) «SOUTH SHIELDS (C.P.) "SOUTHWOLD (C.P.) aSTAFFORD (C.P.) ASTAMFORD (Q.S.) aSTOCKPORT (C.P.) aSTOCKTON-ON-TEES (C.P.) «STOKE-UPON-TRENT BSTRATFORD
UPON - AVON (C.P.) ASUDBURY (0.s.):
6,060 10,931 57,403 6,445
3,038 176,233 14,792 2,563 2,846 30,504
2,312 284,508 26,478 60,061
3,340 32,206 56,875
2,107 19,977 25,977
8,773 69,553 41,015 19,261
1,009 61,881 87,842 186,576
0. OKEHAMPTON COLDHAM (Q.S.) OSWESTRY (Q.s.
) *aOXFORD (Q.8.).
11,800 24,566 7,107 4,634 18,442 56,295 128,953 29,448 13,715 48,194
2,100 17,780 12,273 9,249 3,099 75,766
1,543 33,956 22,000 10,978
*TRURO CPA (C.P.)
Cities and Boroughs named above which were included in the Act of 1835
Total of Municipal Cities and Boroughs
Cities and Boroughs having a separate Commission of the Peace and Quarter Sessions . 102 Cities and Boroughs having a Commission of the Peace only (in practice the County Justices do not act in these Boroughs).
112 Cities and Boroughs in which the County Magistrates exercise concurrent juris. diction with the Mayor and the immediate Past Mayor
*Cities and Boroughs which are Counties of themselves
*Cities and Boroughs which have a separate Police Force
(Banbury, Blandford, Calne, Cambridge, Chippenham, Faversham, Launceston,
* The abstract of the Local Government (England and Wales) Act, 1888, should be referred to on these points (see page 286); by its terms, 61 cities and boroughs become administrative counties, and forty boroughs, with a population of less than 10,000 each, lose the privilege of maintaining a separate police force.
ACTS OF PARLIAMENT SPECIALLY AFFECTING
THE MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS ACT, 1882,
MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS ACT, 1883.
46 & 47 VICT., Ch. 18.
An Act to make provision respecting certain Municipal Corporations and other Local Authorities not subject to the Municipal Corporation Act.
[29th June, 1883.]
WHEREAS Commissioners were appointed by His late Majesty King William the Fourth (in this Act referred to as the Commissioners of 1834) to inquire into Municipal Corporations in England and Wales, and made reports respecting divers corporations, including most of those mentioned in the schedules to this Act:
And whereas the Municipal Corporation Acts consolidated and repealed by the Municipal Corporations Act, 1882, were passed and applied to most of the places mentioned in the above report, but not to those which are mentioned in The schedules to this Act :
And whereas Commissioners were appointed by Her Majesty to inquire into Municipal Corporations not subject to the Municipal Corporation Acts (in this Act referred to as the Commissioners of 1876), and have made reports to Her Majesty respecting the places mentioned in the schedules to this Act, and it is expedient to make the provisions herein-after appearing respecting those places:
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:
1. This Act may be cited as the Municipal Corporations Act, 1883.
2. On and after the twenty-fifth day of March one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, or such later day, not after the twenty-ninth day of September, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, as Her Majesty in Council may in the case of any place or places appoint, the following provisions shall (subject to the savings for vested interests and other provisions contained in this Act) apply to each of the places mentioned in the schedules to this Act; that is to
(1.) All civil, criminal, and Admiralty jurisdiction of any corporate officer, court, or judge of the said place appointed or holding office under any charter, grant, or prescription shall oease, whether such jurisdiction is conferred by such charter, grant, or prescription, or by any Act, and the place shall be subject to the same jurisdiction as the part of the county in which it is situate or to which it adjoins, and if it adjoins more than one county or part of a county, then as the county or part with which it has the longest common boundary :
(2.) All exclusive rights of trading, local exemptions from juries, and other local franchises, privileges, and exemptions existing under any
charter or grant or prescription shall cease. 3. On and after the twenty-fifth day of March one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, or such later day, not after the twenty-ninth day of September one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, as Her Majesty in Council may, in the case of any place or places, appoint, the following provisions shall (subject to the savings for vested interests and other provisions contained in this Act) apply to each of the places mentioned in the schedules to this Act to which Her Majesty may not be pleased before the said day to grant a new charter; that is to say,
(a.) The place shall not be a corporate town or borough, and any municipal or other corporation thereof existing under any charter or grant or prescription shall be dissolved:
(6.) All property of any corporation in the place which is dissolved by this Act, or of any person as member or officer thereof, or of any court or judge whose jurisdiction is abolished by this Act, shall be applied for the public benefit of the inhabitants of the place in such manner as may be for the time being provided by a scheme of the Charity Commissioners, or, in a case where a scheme is made by the Local Government Board, by that soheme, and shall vest in such persons or body corporate as may be
specified in such scheme. (2.) Provided that until any such scheme takes effect the said property shall continue to be held, managed, and enjoyed as heretofore in like manner as if a scheme of the Charity Commissioners, in pursuance of this Act, had provided for such holding, management, and enjoyment, and for that purpose the persons managing the property shall continue in like manner as if they were a body constituted by the scheme for the administration of such property, but the legal estate in the property shall vest in the official trustees.
4. Nothing in this Act shall prevent the application to any place of any charter applying the Municipal Corporation Acts which Her Majesty may be pleased to grant, or affect anything done in pursuance of those Acts or any scheme thereunder, and shall not affect the operation of any such charter, thing, or scheme; save that nothing in the said Acts or scheme shall authorise the establishment or continuance of any court for the trial of civil actions.
(2.) Nothing in this Act shall affect the right to the benefit of any charity or shall alter or confer any power of altering the defined charitable purposes (if any) to which any property is by law applicable at the passing of this Act.
5. Whereas the Commissioners of 1876 reported that the places mentioned in the first part of the First Schedule to this Act might be dealt with by being subjected to the provisions of the Municipal Corporations Act, 1835, and the Acts amending the same, as if they were mentioned in Schedule B. of the Municipal Corporations Act, 1835: Be it therefore enacted as follows:
(1.) As soon as conveniently may be after the passing of this Act, the Privy Council shall cause an inquiry to be made into the expediency of advising Her Majesty to grant a charter extending the Municipal Corporations Acts to the several places mentioned in the first part of the First Schedule to this Act, and also whether it is expedient that any adjoining district not included in the existing corporations shall be included in the places to which such charters may be granted, and shall report to Her Majesty thereon.
(2.) The expenses of such inquiry shall be regulated by the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, and paid out of moneys provided by Parliament.
(3.) Nothing in this section shall require an inquiry to be held with respect to any place with rospect to which a similar inquiry has been held since the first day of January one thousand eight hundred and seventy-nine.
6. The Privy Council, upon being satisfied by any applicants after inquiry that it is expedient for the public so to do, may, by order, provide for retaining any court leet or other court or any officer, whether as returning officer for tbe return of members to serve in Parliament, or as town clerk for the purpose