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of this Act, the other quarterly payment (3.) Provided that the charge or deduction shall be charged with the additional duty of duty at a rate in conformity with the of four pence for every twenty shillings of Customs and Inland Revenue Act, 1884, and the amount thereof:

this Act, made prior to the passing of this Act, (c.) Where both the half-yearly payments

shall be deemed to have been a legal charge or shall have been made prior to the passing

deduction. of this Act, the additional duty of one penny granted by this Act shall be charged

4. The additional duties granted by this Act under Schedule D. in respect of such

shall in any assessment made or to be made payments, as profits or gains not charged

for the said year which commenced on the by virtue of any other schedule, upon

sixth day of April one thousand eight hundred statements of the amount thereof to be

and eighty-four, be added to and collected and made by the persons who have received

paid with the duties granted by the Customs the same, in conformity with the provision

and Inland Revenue Act, 1884, and shall in all contained in the sixth case of Schedule D.,

respects be levied under and be subject to the in section one hundred of the Act of the same provisions as the duties granted by that fifth and sixth years of Her Majesty's

Act. reign, chapter thirty-five; and the agents

Provided that where a duplicate of assessintrusted with the payment of the divi.

ment made under the Customs and Inland dends, interest, or other annual profits or

Revenue Act, 1884, has been delivered to a gains, shall furnish a list of such persons

collector, it shall be lawful for him under such to the Commissioners of Inland Revenue

duplicate and the warrant therewith to collect, upon a requisition in that behalf.

not only the duties in such assessment, but

also in addition thereto one-fifth of the amount (2.) For determining the amount which may of such duties, without any other or further be deducted by any person liable to pay any authority, and he is hereby required to pay rent, interest, annuity, or other annual pay- over or account for such addition as if it had ment in the course of the said year, on making formed a part of the duties in the assessment; the payment, where any such payment shall and in such case the payment by any person have been made prior to the passing of this assessed of such addition, together with the Act, the duty shall be deemed to be payable at said amount, shall be deemed to be in full the rate of five pence for the first half of the satisfaction of his liability under this Act in said year, and at the rate of seven pence for respect of the property, profits, or gains the other half of the said year.

comprised in the assessment.

CHAP. 2.
Consolidated Fund (No. 1) Act, 1884 (Sess. 2.).

ABSTRACT OF THE ENACTMENTS. 1. Issue of 2,049,0001. out of the Consolidated Fund for the service of the year ending 31st March

1885. 2. Power to the Treasury to borrow. 3. Short title.

An Act to apply the sum of Two million

of Great Britain and Ireland, in Parliament and forty-nine thousand pounds out of assembled, towards making good the supply

which we have cheerfully granted to Your the Consolidated Fund to the service Majesty in this session of Parliament, have of the year ending on the thirty-first resolved to grant unto Your Majesty the sum day of March one thousand eight herein-after mentioned ; and do therefore most hundred and eighty-five.

humbly beseech Your Majesty that it may be

enacted ; and be it enacted by the Queen's (6th December 1884.) most Excellent Majesty, by and with the

advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Most Gracious Sovereign,

Temporal, and Commons, in this present WE, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Parliament assembled, and by the authority of subjects, the Commons of the United Kingdom the same, as follows:

1. The Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury for the time being may issue out of the Consolidated Fund of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and apply towards making good the supply granted to Her Majesty for the service of the year ending on the thirty-first day of March one thousand eight hundred and eighty-five, the sum of two million and forty-nine thousand pounds.

2. The Commissioners of the Treasury may borrow from time to time, on the credit of the said sam, any sum or sums not exceeding in the whole the sum of two million and fortynine thousand pounds, and shall repay the

moneys so borrowed, with interest not exceeding five pounds per centum per annum, out of the growing produce of the Consolidated Fund at any period not later than the next succeeding quarter to that in which the said moneys were borrowed.

Any sums so borrowed shall be placed to the credit of the account of Her Majesty's Exchequer, and shall form part of the said Consolidated Fund, and be available in any manner in which such fund is available.

3. This Act may be cited as the Consolidated Fund (No. 1) Act, 1884 (Sess. 2).

CHAP. 3.

Representation of the People Act, 1884.

ABSTRACT OF THE ENACTMENTS.

Preliminary. 1. Short title of Act.

Extension of the Household and Lodger Franchise. 2. Uniform household and lodger franchise. 3. Tenure of house by office or service not to invalidate vote.

Prohibition of Multiplication of Votes. 4. Restriction on fagot votes.

Assimilation of Occupation Qualification. 5. Assimilation of occupation qualification.

Supplemental Provisions. 6. Voter not to vote for county in respect of occupation of property in borough. 7. Definition of household and lodger qualification and other franchises, and application of enact

ments relating thereto. 8. Definition of Representation of the People Acts" and " Registration Acts." 9. Definition and application of Rating Acts. 10. Saving. 11. Construction of Act. 12. Repeal of certain superseded section s. 13. Commencement of Act.

SCHEDULES.

of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Com. mons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

An Act to amend the Law relating to

the Representation of the People of the United Kingdom.

(6th December 1884.) Be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent

Preliminary. 1. This Act may be cited as the Representation of the People Act, 1884.

Extension of the Household and Lodger

Franchise. 2. A uniform household franchise and a uniform lodger franchise at elections shall be established in all counties and boroughs throughout the United Kingdom, and every man possessed of a household qualification or a lodger qualification shall, if the qualifying premises be situate in a county in England or Scotland, be entitled to be registered as a voter, and when registered to vote at an election for such county, and if the qualifying premises be situate in a county or borough in Ireland, be entitled to be registered as a voter, and when registered to vote at an election for such county or borough.

(in the like cases and subject to the like conditions as if he were sole owner) to be registered as a voter in respect of such ownership, and when registered to vote at an election, and the value of the interest of each such owner he not otherwise legally defined shall be ascertained by the division of the total value of the land or tenement equally among the whole of such

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Assimilation of Occupation Qualification. 5. Every man occupying any land or tenement in a county or borough in the United Kingdom of a clear yearly value of not less than ten pounds shall be entitled to be registered as a voter and when registered to vote at an election for such county or borough in respect of such occupation subject to the like conditions respectively as a man is, at the passing of this Act, entitled to be registered as a voter and to vote at an election for such county in respect of the county occupation franchise, and at election for such borough in respect of the borough occupation franchise.

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Prohibition of Multiplication of Votes.

Supplemental Provisions. 4. Subject to the saying in this Act for 6. A man shall not by virtue of this Act be existing voters, the following provisions shall entitled to be registered as a voter or to vote have effect with reference to elections :

at any election for a county in respect of the (1.) A man shall not be entitled to be occupation of any dwelling-house, lodgings,

registered as a voter in respect of the land, or tenement, situate in a borough. ownership of any rentcharge except the owner of the whole of the tithe rentcharge 7. (1.) In this Act the expression a houseof a rectory, vicarage, chapelry, or benefice hold qualification" means, as respects Engto which an apportionment of tithe rent- land and Ireland, the qualification enacted by charge shall have been made in respect of the third section of the Representation of the any portion of tithes.

People Act, 1867, and the enactments amending (2.) Where two or more men are

or affecting the same, and the said section and either as joint tenants or as tenants in enactments, so far as they are consistent with common of an estate in any land or this Act, shall extend to counties in England tenement, one of such men, but not more and to counties and boroughs in Ireland. than one, shall, if his interest is sufficient (2.) In the construction of the said enactto confer on him a qualification as a voter ments, as amended and applied to Ireland, the in respect of the ownership of such estate, following dates shall be substituted for the be entitled (in the like cases and subject dates therein mentioned, that is to say, the to the like conditions as if he were the twentieth day of July for the fifteenth day of sole owner) to be registered as a voter, July, the first day of July for the twentieth and when registered to vote at an day of July, and the first day of January for election.

the fifth day of January. Provided that where such owners have (3.) The expression "a lodger qualification”

derived their interest by descent, succes- means the qualification enacted, as respects sion, marriage, marriage settlement, or England, by the fourth section of the Reprewill, or where they occupy the land or sentation of the People Act, 1867, and the tenement, and are bona fide engaged as enactments amending or affecting the same, partners carrying on trade or business and as respects Ireland, by the fourth section thereon, each of such owners whose of the Representation of the People (Ireland) interest is sufficient to confer on him a Act, 1868, and the enactments amending or qualification as a voter shall be entitled affecting the same, and the said section of the

English Act of 1867, and the enactments amending or affecting the same, shall, so far as they are consistent with this Act, extend to counties in England, and the said section of the Irish Act of 1868, and the enactments amending or affecting the same, shall, so far as they are consistent with this Act, extend to counties in Ireland ; and sections five and six and twenty-two and twenty-three of the Parliamentary and Municipal Registration Act, 1878, so far as they relate to lodgings, shall apply to Ireland, and for the purpose of such application the reference in the said section six to the Representation of the People Act, 1867, shall be deemed to be made to the Representation of the People (Ireland) Act, 1868, and in the said section twenty-two of the Parliamentary and Municipal Registration Act, 1878, the reference to section thirteen of the Parliamentary Registration Act, 1843, shall be construed to refer to the enactments of the Registration Acts in Ireland relating to the making out, signing, publishing, and otherwise dealing with the lists of voters, and the reference to the Parliamentary Registration Acts shall be construed to refer to the Regis. tration Acts in Ireland, and the following dates shall be substituted in Ireland for the dates in that section mentioned, that is to say, the twentieth day of July for the last day of July, and the fourteenth day of July for the twenty: fifth day of July, and the word “ shall be construed to refer in a county to the clerk of the peace, and in a borough to the town clerk.

(4.) The expression “ a household qualification" means, as respects Scotland, the qualification enacted by the third section of the Representation of the People (Scotland) Act, 1868, and the enactments amending or affecting the same, and the said section and enactments shall, so far as they are consistent with this Act, extend to counties in Scotland, and for the purpose of the said section and enactments the expression “dwelling-house in Scotland means any house or part of a house occupied as a separate dwelling, and this definition of a dwelling house shall be substi. tuted for the definition contained in section fifty-nine of the Representation of the People (Scotland) Act, 1868.

(5.) The expression “a lodger qualification” means, as respects Scotland, the qualification enacted by the fourth section of the Representation of the People (Scotland) Act, 1868, and the enactments amending or affecting the same, and the said section and enactments, so far as they are consistent with this Act, shall extend to counties in Scotland.

(6.) The expression “county occupation franchise

means, as respects England, the

franchise enacted by the sixth section of the Representation of the People Act, 1867; and, as respects Scotland, the franchise enacted by the sixth section of the Representation of the People (Scotland) Act, 1868; and, as respects Ireland, the franchise enacted by the first section of the Act of the session of the thirteenth and fourteenth years of the reign of Her present Majesty, chapter sixty-nine.

(7.) The expression “borough occupation franchise” means as respects England the franchise enacted by the twenty-seventh sec. tion of the Act of the session of the second and third years of the reign of King William the Fourth, chapter forty-five; and as respects Scotland, the franchise enacted by the eleventh section of the Act of the session of the second and third years of the reign of King William the Fourth, chapter sixty-five; and as respects Ireland the franchise enacted by section five of the Act of the session of the thirteenth and fourteenth years of the reign of Her present Majesty, chapter sixty-nine, and the third section of the Representation of the People (Ireland) Act, 1868.

(8.) Any enactments amending or relating to the county occupation franchise or borough occupation franchise other than the sections in this Act in that behalf mentioned shall be deemed to be referred to in the definition of the county occupation franchise and the borough occupation franchise in this Act mentioned.

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8. (1.) In this Act the expression “the Representation of the People Acts means the enactments for the time being in force in England, Scotland, and Ireland respectively relating to the representation of the people, inclusive of the Registration Acts as defined by this Act.

(2.) The expression “ the Registration Acts" means the enactments for the time being in force in England, Scotland, and Ireland respectively, relating to the registration of persons entitled to vote at elections for counties and boroughs, inclusive of the Rating Acts as defined by this Act.

(3.) The expressions “the Representation of the People Acts” and “the Registration Acts” respectively, where used in this Act, shall be read distributively in reference to the three parts of the United Kingdom as meaning in the case of each part the enactments for the time being in force in that part.

(4.) All enactments of the Registration Acts which relate to the registration of persons entitled to vote in boroughs in England in respect of a household or a lodger qualification, and in boroughs in Ireland in respect of

a lodger qualification, shall, with the neces- of such entry a separate column shall be added sary variations and with the necessary altera- to the rate book. tions of precepts, notices, lists, and other (3.) For the purpose of the execution of forms, extend to counties as well

as to

such duty, the overseers may serve on the boroughs.

person who is the occupier or rated or liable (5.) All enactments of the Registration Acts to be rated in respect of such hereditament, or which relate to the registration in counties on some agent of such person concerned in and boroughs in Ireland of persons entitled to the management of such hereditament, the vote in respect of the county occupation fran- requisition specified in the Third Schedule to chise and the borough occupation franchise this Act requiring that the form in that notice respectively, shall, with the necessary varia- be accurately filled up and returned to the tions and with the necessary alterations of overseers within twenty-one days after such precepts, notices, lists, and other forms, ex- service; and if any such person or agent on tend respectively to the registration in counties whom such requisition is served fails to comply and boroughs in Ireland of persons entitled therewith, he shall be liable on summary conto vote in respect of the household qualifica- viction to a fine not exceeding forty shillings, tion conferred by this Act.

and any overseer who fails to perform his (6.) In Scotland all enactments of the Re- duty under this section shall be deemed guilty gistration Acts which relate to the registration of a breach of duty in the execution of the of persons entitled to vote in burghs, including Registration Acts, and shall be liable to be the provisions relating to dates, shall, with fined accordingly a sum not exceeding forty the necessary variations, and with the neces- shillings for each default. sary alterations of notices and other forms, (4.) The notice under this section may be extend and apply to counties as well as to served in manner provided by the Repreburghs; and the enactments of the said Acts sentation of the People Acts with respect to which relate to the registration of persons the service on occupiers of notice of nonpayentitled to vote in counties shall, so far as ment of rates, and, where a body of persons, inconsistent with the enactments so applied, corporate or unincorporate, is rated, shall be be repealed : Provided that in counties the served on the secretary or agent of such body valuation rolls, registers, and lists shall con- of persons; and where the hereditament by tinue to be arranged in parishes as heretofore. reason of belonging to the Crown or otherwise

is not rated, shall be served on the chief local 9. (1.) In this Act the expression “the officer having the superintendence or control Rating Acts” means the enactments for the of such hereditament. time being in force in England, Scotland, and (5.) In the application of this section to Ireland respectively, relating to the placing Scotland the expression rate book means the of the names of occupiers on the rate book, or valuation roll, and where a man entered on other enactments relating to rating in so far the valuation roll by virtue of this section as they are auxiliary to or deal with the regis- inhabits a dwelling-house by virtue of any tration of persons entitled to vote at elections ; office, service, or employment, there shall not and the expression “the Rating Acts” where be entered in the valuation roll any rent or used in this Act shall be read distributively in value against the name of such man as applicreference to the three parts of the United King- able to such dwelling-house, nor shall any dom as meaning in the case of each part the such man by reason of such entry become Acts for the time being in force in that part. liable to be rated in respect of such dwelling

(2.) In every part of the United Kingdom it house. shall be the duty of the overseers annually, in (6.) The proviso in section two of the Act for the months of April and May, or one of them, the valuation of lands and heritages in Scotland to inquire or ascertain with respect to every passed in the session of the seventeenth and hereditament which comprises any dwelling- eighteenth years of the reign of Her present house or dwelling-houses within the meaning Majesty, chapter ninety-one, and section fifof the Representation of the People Acts, teen of the Representation of the People whether any man, other than the owner or (Scotland) Act, 1868, shall be repealed : Proother person rated or liable to be rated in vided that in any county in Scotland the comrespect of such hereditament, is entitled to be missioners of supply, or the parochial board registered as a voter in respect of his being of any parish, or any other rating authority an inhabitant occupier of any such dwelling- entitled to impose assessments according to house, and to enter in the rate book the name the valuation roll, may, if they think fit, levy of every man so entitled, and the situation or such assessments in respect of lands and description of the dwelling-house in respect heritages separately let for a shorter period of which he is entitled, and for the purposes than one year or at a rent not amounting to

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