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Management of the Commissioners of Stamps in Great Britain or Ireland respectively, or for the due accounting for such Duties, or for the good Conduct of any such Officer or Person, or for any other Purpose whatever, relating to the said Duties or any of them, shall remain in full Force and Effect until the Conditions of such Bonds or Securities shall have been duly performed and fulfilled, as if the same had been given to the said Commissioners of Stamps for the United Kingdom ; and all Officers of Stamps shall hold their respective Offices during the Will and Pleasure of the Commissioners of Stamps for the United Kingdom, in all Cases in which they before held such Offices subject to the Will and Pleasure of the existing Boards of Stamps in Great Britain and Ireland respectively; and all such Officers shall be under the Control and Authority of the Commissioners of Stamps for the United Kingdom, and shall be liable to the same Pains, Penalties, and Punishments, to be inflicted by the said Commissioners of Stamps for the United Kingdom, as might heretofore have been inflicted upon them by the Commissioners by whom they were originally appointed.

ix. Provided always, and be it enacted, That nothing in this Act not to Act contained shall in anywise extend or be construed to extend affect Coveto invalidate or in any way to affect any Bonds, Covenants, Deeds,

nants made by

Commissionor Engagements, which any Commissioners, or Secretary or Se- ers, Secretaries, cretaries, or other Officer or Officers of the respective Boards &c. of Boards, of Stamps in Great Britain or Ireland, may have entered into or on behalf of the been concerned in on behalf of His Majesty, His Heirs or Suc- Crown, cessors, relating to the Revenues under the Management of the Commissioners of Stamps, at any Time before the passing of this Act, but that all such Bonds, Covenants, Deeds, and Engagements shall remain in full Force and Effect; and such Commissioners for the United Kingdom, and their Secretaries or Officers, may sue and be sued as the Commissioners of Stamps for Great Britain or Ireland respectively for the Time being might have been if this Act had not been made.

X. And be it further enacted, That all Commissioners of Stamps Commissioners for the United Kingdom shall in all respects be subject to the to be under like Liabilities, Restraints, Duties, Obligations, and Disabilities Control of the

Treasury, and respectively, to which Commissioners of Stamps respectively in

to be subject Great Britain or Ireland respectively are by Law respectively to Penalties as subject at the Time of the passing of this Act, and to the Orders heretofore. and Control of the said Lord High Treasurer or of the Commissioners of the Treasury, and shall be subject and liable to all such Penalties, Forfeitures, and Punishments as Commissioners of Stamps respectively for Great Britain or Ireland respectively are or would be subject or liable to under or by virtue of any Act or Acts, or of any Law, Usage, or Custom in force at or immediately before the passing of this Act.

CAP. LVI.
An Act to amend the Laws relating to the Customs.

[2d July 1827.]
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Laws of the Customs, and it has been found necessary to make

certain Alterations and Amendments therein;' 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 Fifth Day of mence 6th July July One thousand eight hundred and twenty seven, the several

Enactments hereinafter contained shall come into and be and continue in full Force and Operation for all the Purposes mentioned

therein. Regulation. II. And Whereas by One of the said Acts, intituled An Act for

. the General Regulation of the Customs, it is enacted, that no 6 G. 4. c. 107. Demand for

'Entry nor any Warrant for the taking of any Goods out of any Delivery of Warehouse, shall be valid, unless made in Manner therein diGoods from ' rected; and that any Goods taken or delivered out of any Warehouse to

• Warehouse by virtue of any Entry not so made shall be deemed be deemed a

' to be Goods taken without due Entry thereof; and Doubts have Delivery.

arisen whether such Goods can be deemed to be taken or deli' vered until they be actually removed away from the Ware• house, and out of the Custody of the Officers of the Customs ;' be it therefore enacted, That when Demand shall have been made for the Delivery or for any Order for the Delivery of any Goods in virtue of any such Entry, such Goods shall be deemed to have

been taken and delivered within the Meaning of the said Act. Prohibition of III. And be it further enacted, That so much of the said lastBeef and Pork mentioned Act as prohibits the Importation of Beef or Pork Cattle from the salted, not being Beef or Pork commonly called Corned Beef Isle of Man,

or Pork, and also so much of the said Act as prohibits the Imrepealed. portation of Cattle, Sheep, Swine, Beef, Lamb, Mutton, or Pork,

from the Isle of Man, being the Produce of that Island, shall be

and the same is hereby repealed. Smuggling

• IV. And Whereas another Act was passed in the Sixth Year

of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled An Act for the 6 G. 4. c. 108. Prevention of Smuggling ; and it is expedient to alter and amend Smugglers pro- • the same in Manner hereinafter provided ;' Be it therefore secuted as enacted, That if any Person shall be proceeded against under Seamen, and

the said last in part recited Act, or this or any other Act now in proving not fit for Naval Sere force or hereafter to be made for the Prevention of Smuggling, vice.

or relating to the Revenue of Customs or Excise, and the Information exhibited against such Person shall charge him as being a Seaman, and fit and able to serve His Majesty in His Naval Service, and it shall appear to the Justices before whom such Person is brought, that he is guilty of the Offence with which he is charged, but that he is not fit for His Majesty's Naval Service, that then and in such Case it shall be lawful for such Justices, and they are hereby required to amend such Information accordingly, and to convict such Person in the Penalty of One hundred Pounds, as if proceeded against as not being a Seaman

or fit for His Majesty's Naval Service. Spirits or To V. And be it further enacted, That all Spirits or Tobacco bacco, remov

which shall be found being removed or carried without a legal ing without a Perinit, to be

Permit for the same, shall be deemed to be Spirits or Tobacco deemed un

respectively unshipped without Payment of Duty, unless the Party shipped

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in whose Possession the same shall be found or seized shall

Smuggling prove to the contrary. VI. And be it further enacted and declared, That in all Cases without Pay

ment of Duties, where any Penalty, the Amount of which is at any Time to be determined by the Value of any Goods, is directed to be sued for How Value of under any Law now in force or hereafter to be made for the Pre- Goods for Pe

nalties is to be vention of Smuggling, or relating to the Revenue of Customs

ascertained. or Excise, such Value shall be deemed and taken to be according to the Rate and Price which Goods of the like Sort or Denomination, and of the best Quality, bear at such Time in London, and upon which the Duties due upon Importation have been paid.

VII. And be it further enacted, That in all Cases where any One Justice Information is exhibited for any Offence against the said last- may issue Promentioned Act, or this or any other Act now in force or here- cess for the after to be made for the Prevention of Smuggling, or relating to

Appearance of the Revenue of Customs or Excise, such Information may be

the Party be

fore Two Jusreceived by One Justice of the Peace, and such Justice may tices. issue a Summons for the Appearance of the Party against whom such Information is exhibited before any Two Justices of the Peace; and after the Hearing and Conviction before any Two Justices of the Peace, any One of the said Justices, or any other Justice of the Peace, may issue his Warrant to enforce the Conviction, and such Warrant shall and may be executed in any County in England ; and where, in default of Payment of the One Justice Penalty sought for, the Imprisonment of the Party takes place may enforce for the Space of Six Months, such Time of Imprisonment shall Conviction. be reckoned from the Time of the Commencement of such Imprisonment.

VIII. And be it further enacted, That where any Information Summons left shall be exhibited before a Justice or Justices of the Peace, for at the Abode

of the Party any Fine, Penalty, or Forfeiture under any Act now in force or hereafter to be made for the Prevention of Smuggling, or relating good Service.

to be deemed to the Revenue of Customs or Excise, and it is necessary to summon the Party against whom such Information is exhibited, it shall be deemed a good and sufficient Service of such Summons if the same be left at the House or usual Place of Residence of the said Party, and directed to such Party.

• IX. And Whereas, by the said Act for the Prevention of Smuggling, Foreign Vessels laden with Spirits in Casks of less • Content than Forty Gallons, or with certain other Goods, in ' which there shall be a certain Proportion of British Subjects,

are liable to Seizure if found within certain Distances of the • Coast : And Whereas it frequently happens, that during Chase, . and previously to such Vessels being taken Possession of, cer• tain Persons, who are believed to be British Subjects, but of ' which there is no legal Proof, quit such Vessels, leaving only

Foreigners on board, by which the Law is evaded, and the • Vessels and Cargoes escape Confiscation, although the Cargoes . may be evidently intended to be smuggled into the United • Kingdom ;' be it'therefore enacted, That in all such Cases where Persons escapany Person shall escape from any such Vessel or Boat before ing from FoPossession is taken of it, every such Person so escaping shall be reign Vessels in deemed to be a Subject of His Majesty, within the Meaning of chase to be

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the said last-mentioned Act, unless it shall be proved to the contrary.

• X. And Whereas in Proceedings under the said last-mentioned . Act Difficulties frequently arise in procuring the Attendance of · Two Magistrates who have Jurisdiction in the County where

• the Offence has been committed, and Delay is thereby occaMagistrate in * sioned ; Be it enacted, That where the Attendance of Two adjoining Magistrates having Jurisdiction in the County where the Offence County to have is committed cannot be conveniently obtained, it shall be lawful Jurisdiction.

for a Magistrate of any adjoining County, with One Magistrate of the County in which the Offence was committed, to hear and determine any Information exhibited before them, and to have the same Powers and Authorities in all respects as to any Proceeding had under the said Jast-mentioned or any other Act for the Prevention of Smuggling, or relating to the Revenue of Customs or Excise, as if they were both Magistrates for the

County in which the Offence was committed. Penalties re

XI. And be it further enacted, That all Penalties and For. covered before feitures which may be recovered before any Justices of the Peace Justices to be under the said last-mentioned Act, or this or any other Act for paid to Com

the Prevention of Smuggling, or relating to the Revenue of missioners of the Customs

Customs or Excise, on any Prosecution by Order of the Comor Excise, missioners of Customs, shall be paid to the Commissioners of His

Majesty's Customs, and on any Prosecution by Order of the Commissioners of Excise shall be paid to the Commissioners of His Majesty's Excise, or to the Person appointed by them respectively to receive the same ; and such Penalties and Forfeitures shall be applied by the said Commissioners respectively in such Man

ner as the Law directs. Goods found XII. And be it further enacted, That if any Goods which are concealed in subject to any Duty or Restriction in respect of Importation shall double Sides,

be found on Examination of any Package to be concealed in double or falso Bot

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in such Package, or among any other Things in such Package, that then and in such case not only all such Goods, but also all

other Goods found in the said Package, shall be forfeited. Treasury may

XIII. And be it further enacted, That it shall and may be restore Seizures. lawful for the Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, or any

Three or more of them, by an Order made for that Purpose under their Hands, to direct any Vessel, Boat, or Goods seized under any Act made for the Prevention of Smuggling, or relating to the Revenue of Customs or Excise, or to the Trade or Navigation of the United Kingdom, or of any of His Majesty's Possessions Abroad, to be delivered to the Owner or Owners, whether the same shall have been seized in the United Kingdom or Abroad, and whether Condemnation has taken place or not, upon such Conditions as they may deem expedient, and which shall be mentioned in the said Order; any thing in any Law to the contrary

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XIV. And be it further enacted, That where any Person shall ing an Ap- be arrested by virtue of a Warrant issued under the said Act pearance, and

for the Prevention of Smuggling, and shall enter into a Recog: neglecting to

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or Indictment, it shall and may be lawful for the Prosecutor of Smuggling, such Information or Indictment to cause a Copy thereof to be delivered to such Person, or to his or her Attorney or Agent, or to cutor may en be left at his or her last Place of Abode, with a Notice thereon ter the Plea of indorsed, that unless such Person shall, within Eight Days from and proceed to the Time of such Delivery of a Copy of the Information or Indict. Trial. ment as aforesaid, cause a Plea to be entered in the said Court to such Information or Indictment, that the Prosecutor of such Information or Indictment will enter into a Plea of Not Guilty on his or her Behalf: and that upon Affidavit being made and filed in the Court, of the Delivery of a Copy of such Information or Indictment, with such Notice indorsed thereon as aforesaid, to such Person, or to his or her Attorney or Agent, or at his or her last Place of Abode, as the Case may be, it shall be lawful for the Prosecutor of such Information or Indictment to cause the Plea of Not Guilty to be entered in the said Court to such Information or Indictment for such Person, and such Proceedings shall be had thereupon as if the Defendant in such Information or Indictment had pleaded according to the usual Course of the said Court.

XV. And for the Purpose of enabling the Mayor and Common- For obtaining alty and Citizens of the City of London, and their Successors, to Dues payable ascertain and collect the Amount of the Dues payable to them on certain

Goods brought upon the several Articles hereinafter mentioned, imported Coast

Coastwise. wise into the Port of London, be it enacted, That if all or any of the Goods of the Description hereinafter mentioned, (that is to say) Firkins of Butter, Tons of Cheese, Fish, Eggs, Salt, Fruit, Roots eatable, and Onions, brought Coastwise into the Port of the said City, and which are liable to the said Dues, shall be landed or unshipped at or in the said Port, before a proper Certificate of the Payment of the said Dues shall have been obtained, such Goods shall be forfeited, and may be seized by any Officer of His Majesty's Customs empowered to seize any Goods landed without due Entry thereof; and such Forfeiture may be sued for, prosecuted, and recovered by Action of Debt, Bill, Plaint, or Information, in any of His Majesty's Courts of Record at Westminster, in the Name of the Chamberlain of the said City, on behalf of the said Mayor and Commonalty and Citizens.

· XVI. And Whereas by an Act passed in the Sixth Year of Navigation. ' the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled An Act for the Encouragement of British Shipping and Navigation, it is enacted, 6 G. 4. c. 109. • that certain Sorts of Goods therein enumerated, being the Pro• duce of Europe, shall not be imported into the United Kingdom • to be used therein, except in British Ships, or in Ships of the

Country of which the Goods are the Produce, or in Ships of • the Country from which the Goods are imported; and it is ex

pedient to discontinue such Restriction in respect of some of the Sorts of Goods so enumerated, and to extend such Restric

tion to certain other Sorts of Goods hereinafter enumerated ;' Be it therefore enacted, That from and after the First Day of January List of the One thousand eight hundred and twenty eight, so much of the enumerated said Act as restricts, in manner before mentioned, the Importation Articles from of Rosin, Pitch, Vinegar, Sugar, Potashes, and Salt, being the Europe revised Produce of Europe, shall be and the same is hereby repealed, and and altered. that in lieu thereof the several Sorts of Goods hereinafter enumer

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