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or respecting the Identity of any such Corn, Grain, Meal, or Flour, such Person shall forfeit and become liable to pay to His Majesty the Sum of One hundred Pounds, and the Corn, Grain, Meal, or Flour on board any such Ship shall also be forfeited: Provided also, that the Declarations aforesaid shall not be required in respect of any Corn, Grain, Meal, or Flour which shall have been

shipped within Three Months next after the passing of this Act. Accounts of the VII. Provided always, and be it further enacted, That the Quantity of Commissioners of His Majesty's Customs shall, as soon as may be Corn in Ware

after the passing of this Act, cause to be published in the London published.

Gazette an Account of the Total Quantity of Corn, Grain, Meal, and Flour, distinguishing the Produce of His Majesty's Possessions out of Europe from the Produce of Foreign countries, which shall be in Warehouse on the First of July One thousand eight hundred and twenty seven ; and shall once in each succeeding Calendar Month cause to be so published an Account of all Corn, Grain, Meal, or Flour, distinguishing the Produce as aforesaid, which shall in the Month next preceding have paid the Duties established by this Act, together with an Account of the Total Quantity of each Sort of the said Corn, Grain, Meal, and Flour respectively, as aforesaid, remaining in Warehouse at the End of

such next preceding Calendar Month. Continuance of VIII. And be it further enacted, That this Act shall continue

in force until the First Day of May One thousand eight hundred and twenty eight.

TABLES to which this Act refers. A Table of the TempoRARY Duties payable upon Corn, GRAIN, Meal, or

Flour imported from any Foreign Country, and warehoused or reported to be warehoused in the United Kingdom, prior to the First Day of July One thousand eight hundred and twenty seven. WHEAT:

S. d. Whenever the Average Price of Wheat, made up and

published in manner required by Law, shall be
Sixty two Shillings and under Sixty three Shillings
the Quarter, the Duty shall be for every Quarter 1 0 8

And in respect of every integral Shilling by which
such Price shall be above Sixty two Shillings, such
Duty shall be decreased by Two Shillings, until

such Price shall be Seventy two Shillings. Whenever such Price shall be at or above Seventy

two Shillings, the Duty shall be for every Quarter 0 1 0 Whenever such Price shall be under Sixty two Shil

lings and not under Sixty one Shillings, the Duty
shall be for every Quarter

1 2 8
And in respect of each integral Shilling, or any
Part of each integral Shilling, by which such Price
shall be under Sixty one Shillings, such Duty shall

be increased by Two Shillings. BARLEY:

Whenever the Average Price of Barley, made up and

published in manner required by Law shall be Thirty
three Shillings and under Thirty four Shillings the
Quarter, the Duty shall be for every Quarter

0 12 4

£ s. d.

0 1 0

0 13 10

0 9 3

0 1 0

BARLEY continued.

And in respect of every integral Shilling by which such Price shall be above Thirty three Shillings, such Duty shall be decreased by One Shilling and Six

pence, until such Price shall be Forty one Shillings.
Whenever such Price shall be at or above Forty one

Shillings, the Duty shall be for every Quarter
Whenever such Price shall be under Thirty three Shil-

lings and not under Thirty two Shillings, the Duty
shall be for every Quarter

And in respect of cach integral Shilling, or any
Part of each integral Shilling, by which such Price
shall be under Thirty two Shillings, such Duty shall

be increased by One Shilling and Sixpence. Oats:

Whenever the Average Price of Oats, made up and

published in manner required by Law, shall be Twenty
five Shillings and under Twenty six Shillings the

Quarter, the Duty shall be for every Quarter
... And in respect of every integral Shilling by which

such Price shall be above Twenty five Shillings, such
Duty shall be decreased by One Shilling and Six-
pence, until such Price shall be Thirty one Shillings.
Whenever such Price be at or above Thirty one Shil-
lings, the Duty shall be for every Quarter
Whenever such Price shall be under Twenty five Shil-

lings and not under Twenty four Shillings, the Duty
shall be for every Quarter

And in respect of each integral Shilling, or any Part
of each integral Shilling, by which such Price shall
be under Twenty four Shillings, such Duty shall be

increased by One Shilling and Sixpence. Rye, PEASE, AND Beans:

Whenever the Average Price of Rye, or of Pease, or of

Beans, made up and published in manner required
by Law, shall be Thirty six Shillings and under Thirty
seven Shillings the Quarter, the Duty shall be for
every Quarter

And in respect of every integral Shilling by which
such Price shall be above Thirty six Shillings, such
Duty shall be decreased by One Shilling and Six-
pence, until such Price shall be Forty six Shillings.
Whenever such Price shall be at or above Forty six

Shillings, the Duty shall be for every Quarter
Whenever such Price shall be under Thirty six Shillings

and not under Thirty five Shillings, the Duty shall be
for every Quarter

And in respect of each integral Shilling, or any
Part of each integral Shilling, by which such Price
shall be under Thirty five Shillings, such Duty shall

be increased by One Shilling and Sixpence. WHEAT MEAL AND FLOUR : For every Barrel, being One hundred and ninety six

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s. d. Pounds, a Duty equal in Amount to the Duty payable

on Thirty eight and a half Gallons of Wheat. OATMEAL:

For every Quantity of One hundred and eighty one and

a half Pounds, a Duty equal in Amount to the Duty

payable on a Quarter of Oats. MAIZE OR INDIAN CORN, Buck WHEAT, Beer or Bigg:

For every Quarter, a Duty equal in Amount to the Duty

payable on a Quarter of Barley. A Table of the TEMPORARY Duties payable upon Corn, GRAIN, MEAL, or

Flour, the Produce of any British Possession in North America, or else-
where out of Europe, and imported from thence before the First Day of
May One thousand eight hundred and twenty eight.
WHEAT:

£ s. d. For every Quarter

0 5 0
Until the Price of British Wheat, made up and pub-
lished in manner required by Law, shall be Sixty

seven Shillings per Quarter.
Whenever such Price shall be at or above Sixty seven
Shillings, the Duty shall be for every Quarter

0 0 6 BARLEY: For every Quarter

0 2 6
Until the Price of British Barley, made up and
published in manner required by Law, shall be Thirty

four Shillings per Quarter.
Whenever such Price shall be at or above Thirty four
Shillings, the Duty shall be for every Quarter

0 0 6 Oats : For every Quarter

0 2 0
Until the Price of British Oats, made up and pub-
lished in manner required by Law, shall be Twenty

five Shillings per Quarter.
Whenever such Price shall be at or above Twenty five
Shillings, the Duty shall be for every Quarter

0 0 6 RYE, PEASE, AND BEANS: For every Quarter

0 30
Until the Price of British Rye, or of Pease, or of
Beans, made up and published in manner required by

Law, shall be Forty one Shillings.
Whenever such Price shall be at or above Forty one

Shillings, the Duty shall be for every Quarter 006 Wheat MEAL AND FLOUR :

For every Barrel, being One hundred and ninety six

Pounds, a Duty equal in Amount to the Duty payable

on Thirty eight and a half Gallons of Wheat. OATMEAL:

For every Quantity of One hundred and eighty one and

a half Pounds, a Duty equal in Amount to the Duty

payable on a Quarter of Dats. MAIZE OR INDIAN CORN, Buck Wheat, BEER OR BIGG:

For every Quarter, a Duty equal in Amount to the Duty

payable on a Quarter of Barley.

CAP. LVIII.
An Act to make Provision for ascertaining from time to time

the Average Prices of British Corn. [2d July 1827.] :WH

HEREAS an Act was passed in the First and Second

Year of His sent Majesty's Reign, intituled An Act 1&2G.4. c.87. ' to repeal certain Acis passed in the Thirty first, Thirty third, Forty fourth, and Forty fifth Years of His late Majesty King • George the Third, for regulating the Importation and Èxportation

of Corn, Grain, Meal, and Flour into and from Great Britain ; " and to make further Provisions in lieu thereof: And Whereas

it is expedient to repeal the said Act;' 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 said recited Act of the First and Second Year of Recited Act His present Majesty's Reign shall be and the same is hereby repealed. repealed : Provided always, that all Acts and Parts of Acts which proviso as to were repealed by or by virtue of the said Acts shall continue and Acts repealed shall be deemed and taken to be repealed, as fully and effectually, by recited Act. to all Intents and Purposes, as if this present Act had not been made.

• II. And Whereas, for duly regulating the Importation of

Foreign Corn, Grain, Meal, and Flour into the United Kingdom ' for Consumption, it is necessary that effectual Provision should • be made for ascertaining from time to time the Average Prices

of British Corn; Be it therefore enacted, That Weekly Re. Weekly Returns of the Purchases and Sales of British Corn shall be made turns of Corn in the Manner hereinafter directed in the following Cities and to be made in

the Towns; that is to say, London, Chelmsford, Colchester, Rom- herein menford, Maidstone, Canterbury, Dartford, Chichester, Lewes, Rye, tioned by InIpswich, Woodbridge, Sudbury, Hadleigh, Stowmarket, Bury Saint spectors to be Edmunds, Beccles, Bungay, Lowestoft, Cambridge, Ely, Wisbeach, appointed for Norwich, Yarmouth, Lynn, Thetford, Walton, Diss, East Dereham, that Purpose. Harleston, Holt, Aylesham, Fakenham, Northwalsham, Lincoln, Gainsborough, Gladfordbridge, Lowth, Boston, Sleaford, Stamford, Spalding, York, Bridlington, Beverley, Howden, Hull

, Whitby, New Malton, Durham, Stockton, Darlington, Sunderland, Barnard Castle, Walsingham, Belford, Hesham, Newcastle-uponTyne, Morpeth, Alnwick, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Carlisle, Whitehaven, Cockermouth, Penrith, Egremont, Appleby, Kirkby-in-Kendal, Liverpool, Ulverston, Lancaster, Preston, Wigan, Warrington, Manchester, Bolton, Chester, Nantwich, Middlewich, Four Lane Ends, Holywell , Mold, Denbigh, Wrexham, Llanrwst

, Ruthin, Beaumaris, Llannerchymed, Langefin, Carnarvon, Pwhelli, Conway, Bala, Corwen, Dolgelly, Cardigan, Lampeter, Aberystwith, Pembroke, Fishguard, Haverfordwest, Carmarthen, Llandilo, Kidwilly, Swansea, Neath, Cowbridge, Cardiff, Gloucester, Cirencester, Tetbury, Stov-on-the-Wold, Tewkesbury, Bristol, Taunton, Wells, Bridgewater, Frome, Chard, Monmouth, Abergavenny, Chepstow, Pont-y-Pool, Exeter, Barnstaple, Plymouth, Totness, Tavistock, Kingsbridge, Truro, Bodmin, Launceston, Redruth, Helstone, St. Austell, Blandford, Bridport, Dorchester, Sherborne, Shaston,

Wareham,

Wareham, Winchester, Andover, Basingstoke, Fareham, Havant,
Newport, Ringwood, Southampton, and Portsmouth : And for the
Purpose of duly collecting and transmitting such Weekly Re-
turns as aforesaid, there shall be appointed in each of the said
Cities and Towns, in manner hereinafter directed, a fit and proper

Person to be Inspector of Corn Returns.
Comptroller. III. And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for His

Majesty to appoint a fit and proper Person to be Comptroller of Corn Returns, for the Purposes hereinafter mentioned, and to grant to such Comptroller of Corn Returns such Salary and Allowances as to His Majesty shall seem meet: Provided always, that such Person shall be appointed to and shall hold such his Office during His Majesty's Pleasure, and not otherwise, and shall at all Times conform to and obey such lawful Instructions touching the Execution of the Duties of such his Office, as shall from time to time be given to him by the Lords of the Committee of Privy Council

, appointed for the Consideration of all Matters relating to Trade and Foreign Plantations. Oath of Comp

IV. And be it further enacted, That the said Comptroller of troller. Corn Returns, before he enters on the Execution of such his Office,

shall, before some or one of the Barons of His Majesty's Court of
Exchequer at Westminster, or before one of His Masters in Ordi-
nary of the High Court of Chancery, take and subscribe an Oath
in the following Words ; that is to say,
I A. B. do swear, That I will, to the best of my Skill and

Knowledge, execute the Office of Comptroller of Corn Re• turns, according to the Provisions of an Act passed in the

Eighth Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Fourth, • intituled [here set forth the Title of this Act.]

* So help me GOD.' Comptroller V. And be it further enacted, That the said Comptroller of may have a

Corn Returns shall at all Times execute the Duties of such his Deputy, in

Office in Person, and not by Deputy; but that it shall and may case of Neces“ be lawful for His Majesty to appoint a fit and proper Person who sity.

shall act as Deputy Comptroller of Corn Returns in case of the Sickness or other Incapacity of the said Comptroller, or in case he the said Comptroller should, with the Permission of the Lords of the said Committee of Privy Council, be absent from London; and all and every the Powers hereby vested in the said Comptroller of Corn Returns, and all and every the Acts, Matters, and Things hereby directed to be done and performed by him, shall be vested in and shall and may be done and performed by any such Deputy as aforesaid, during the Continuance of any such Sickness, Incapacity, or Absence as aforesaid of the said Comptroller of Corn Returns, and such Deputy shall hold such his Office during His Majesty's Pleasure, and not otherwise, and shall receive and be paid such Salary and Allowances as to His Majesty shall

seem meet. Comptroller to VI. And be it further enacted, That it shall and may be lawful send and re- for the said Comptroller of Corn Returns to send by the Post to ceive Letters free of Postage. any part of the United Kingdom, and

to receive by the Post from any Place whatever, any Letters or Packets relating exclusively to the Duties of such his Office, free from all Duties of Postage ;

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