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CHAPTER 23. An Act to amend “ The Summary Procedure on Bills of Exchange (Ireland) “ Act (1861).”

[3d June 1862.] WHEREAS it is, amongst other things, enacted by the sixth section of,“ The 24 d5 2.5 Viet

. Summary Procedure on Bills of Exchange (Ireland) Act, 1861,” that c. 43. 8. 6. the provisions of “The Common Law Procedure Amendment (Ireland) Act, * 1853,” shall, as far as the same are or may be made applicable, extend and apply to all proceedings to be had or taken under the said “Summary Proce* dure on Bills of Exchange (Ireland) Act, 1861"; and it is expedient to amend the said sixth section as herein-after provided : Be it 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. In all actions upon bills of exchange or promissory notes commenced In actions pursuant to the provisions of “The Summary Procedure on Bills of Exchange upon bills of " (Ireland) Act, 1861," the days for appearing and filing a defence to the writ promissory of summons and plaint shall run in vacation as well as in term time, without notes, the days excepting the days from the first day of August to the twentieth day of October and Aling a inclusive, notwithstanding the provisions of “The Common Law Procedure defence to run

in vacation. . " (Ireland) Act, 1853."

2. In all such actions the days from and including the first day of August The days from to the twentieth day of October inclusive in each year shall be reckoned days 20th St. to within which the summons and plaint and defence should be filed, and on be reckoned such days such summons and plaint or defence shall be filed and received, which sumnotwithstanding the provisions of “The Common Law Procedure (Ireland) mons, &c. "Act, 1853."

3. This Act and the Summary Procedure on Bills of Exchange (Ireland) Acts to be Act, 1861, shall be incorporated and construed together as one Act.

together. 4. This Act may be cited for all purposes as "The Summary Procedure on Short title. “ Bills of Exchange (Ireland) Act, 1862.”

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CHAPTER 26.
An Act to extend the Power of making Statutes possessed by the University

of Oxford, and to make further Provision for the Administration of
Justice in the Court of the Chancellor of the said University.

[30th June 1862.] WHEREAS it is expedient to extend the powers of making statutes

possessed by the University of Oxford, and to make further provision for the administration of justice in the Court of the Chancellor of the said University : 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: Power to 1. The University of Oxford may make statutes for the regulation of the make regula- professorships specified in the schedule annexed hereto in respect of the

following matters ; that is to say, professorships specified in

1. The functions and duties of each of the professors holding the said

professorships : 2. The fees, if any, to be charged for admittance to the lectures of each

professor: 3. The determination of the periods during which each professor is to reside

in the University ; the authority in whom a power of granting leave of absence is to be vested; and the mode of enforcing the required

residence: 4. The appointment of a temporary substitute for each professor in case of

his illness or temporary absence with leave, and of a permanent substitute in case of his being permanently incapacitated by old age or

infirmity: 5. The remuneration of any such temporary or permanent substitute out of

the income of the professor in whose place he is substituted: 6. The constitution of a court or other authority empowered to admonish

and, if necessary, remove a professor guilty of notable negligence or

inefficiency in conducting the duties of his office, or of immorality. University may

2. The University may by statute determine in respect of each of the determine mode of professorships specified in the said schedule (other than the Professorship of election, &c. to Political Economy and the Sherard Professorship of Botany) how and by whom professorships.

upon the occasion of the next or any subsequent avoidance of such professorship the professor is to be elected; and in the case of the Sherard Professorship of Botany therein named the professor shall be appointed by the President and Council for the time being of the Royal College of Physicians of London ; and the said University may, with consent of the said President and Council of the College of Physicians, vary and define the qualifications of candidates for election to the said Sherard Professorship.

3. If at any time hereafter a new professorship of political economy,

chemistry, geology, or mineralogy is established in the University of Oxford, fessorships,

it shall be lawful for the University by statute to suppress the existing professorship of that science for which provision is made by a new professorship; and after the suppression of any professorship authorized to be suppressed by this section, the annual sum now payable by the University as a salary to the

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professor holding the suppressed professorship shall be applied in promoting and assisting, by the purchase of materials or apparatus, by the support of assistant teachers, or by such other means as the University may by statute determine, the study and cultivation in the University of the science which forms the subject matter of the suppressed professorship: Provided, that if the Professorship of Mineralogy is suppressed, the annual sum thereby rendered disposable may, if it be thought fit, be applied in manner aforesaid to the promotion of the study of geology or any branch thereof; and if the Professorship of Geology be suppressed, the annual sum may, if it be thought fit, be applied to the promotion of the study of mineralogy or any branch thereof.

4. The power hereby given to the University of suppressing any of the Power of said professorships of political economy, chemistry, geology, or mineralogy may shall extend to be exercised although the new professorship substituted for any suppressed professorships professorship is a professorship attached to a college, and established under a

college. statute of such college now in force, if the functions and duties of such new professorship are subject to regulation by the University, and are not confined to the instruction of members of the college.

5. The election or appointment of any person who may be hereafter elected Elections to or appointed to any of the said Professorships of Political Economy, Chemistry, fessorships may Geology, and Mineralogy may, if it be thought fit, be declared by statute of be declared

subject to the University to be subject to the operation of any statute for the suppression of the professorship that may afterwards be made or come into operation. suppression.

6. The University may vary by statute the directions, trusts, or regulations Variation of relating to the Kennicott Scholarships, and to the Johnson Scholarships, and to the Denyer Theological Prizes, with a view of promoting the study of theology, scholarships. Hebrew, and mathematics respectively, and may for that purpose, if it be deemed advisable, convert the Denyer Theological Prizes into a theological scholarship or scholarships.

7. EVERY statute passed by the University by virtue of this Act shall with Approbation all convenient speed after the passing thereof be laid before Her Majesty in of statutes by Council, and forthwith published in the London Gazette; and any person or in Council, body corporate affected thereby may within a month after the publication thereof petition Her Majesty in Council against the same or any part thereof; and every such petition shall be referred by Her Majesty by Order in Council for the consideration and advice of five members of her Privy Council, of whom two, not including the Lord President, shall be members of the Judicial Committee ; and such five members may, if they think fit, admit any petitioner to be heard by counsel in support of his petition; and if, no such petition having been presented, or if, after any petition so presented has been referred and considered, such five members of the Privy Council, or the major part thereof, shall report to Her Majesty their opinion that such statute should be approved with or without modifications, the said statute or modified statute shall be forthwith laid before both Houses of Parliament, if Parliament be then sitting, or, if not, then within three weeks after the commencement of the tben next ensuing session of Parliament, and, unless an address be within forty days presented by one or other of the said Houses, praying Her Majesty to withhold her consent from such statute or modified statute, or any part thereof, it shall be lawful for Her Majesty, if she think fit, to declare by Order in Council her approbation of the statute or modified statute; and the same shall

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thereupon become a statute of the University of Oxford, notwithstanding any Act of Parliament, decree or order, deed or instrument of foundation or endowment; and if the statute or any part thereof is not so approved by Her Majesty, the University may frame and pass another statute in the matter, and

so on from time to time as often as occasion requires. Power of alter 8. EVERY statute made by the University by virtue of this Act shall be ing statutes

subject to alteration or repeal by the University, with the approval of Her this Act.

Majesty in Council. Alteration and 9. EVERY statute of the University made in pursuance of the said Act of repeal of University

the seventeenth and eighteenth years of Her present Majesty Queen Victoria, chapter eighty-one, and intituled “ An Act to make further provision for the “ good government and extension of the University of Oxford, of the colleges “therein, and of the College of Saint Mary, Winchester," which has been approved by Her Majesty in Council, shall from and after the passing of this Act be subject to alteration and repeal by the University, with the approval

of Her Majesty in Council. Saving of

10. This Act shall not be construed to take away or affect any power of powers and

making statutes or regulations now possessed by the University or by any rights.

college therein, nor shall it prejudice or affect any interest vested in any

member of the University previously to the passing of this Act. Interpretation 11. In the construction of this Act the words “professor” and “professor

ship” respectively shall include public readers and prælectors, and their

several offices. Repeal of 12. SECTION forty-five of the said Act of the session of the seventeenth and 17 & 18 Vict, eighteenth years of Her present Majesty shall be repealed; and in lieu thereof Power to Vice be it enacted, that the Vice Chancellor of the said University may from time Chancellor to

to time, with the approval of any three of the judges of Her Majesty's make rules for regulation of Superior Courts, make rules for regulating the practice and forms of procedure his Court.

in all proceedings within the jurisdiction of the Court of the Chancellor of the said University commonly called the Vice Chancellor's Court, and may from time to time, with the like approval, annul, alter, or add to any such

rules. Short title 13. Tais Act may be cited for all purposes as “ The Oxford University

Act, 1862."

of terms.

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The Professorship of Political Economy.
The Readership in Experimental Philosophy.
The Sherard Professorship of Botany.
The Aldrich Professorship of Chemistry.
The Readership in Geology.
The Readership in Mineralogy.

c. 32.
12 & 13 Vict.

c. 31.

c. 113.

CHAPTER 29.
AN Act to amend and enlarge the Acts for the Improvement of Landed
Property in Ireland.

[30th June 1862.] WHEREAS an Act was passed in the tenth year of Her Majesty, intituled

“An Act to facilitate the improvement of landed property in Ireland”; 10 & 11 Vict. and a further Act of the twelfth and thirteenth years of Her Majesty, chapter twenty-three, was passed “to authorize further advances of money for the c. 23. “ improvement of landed property and the extension and promotion of drainage " and other works of public utility in Ireland”; and a further Act of the thirteenth and fourteenth years of Her Majesty, chapter thirty-one, was passed 13 & 14 Vict. * to authorize further advances of money for drainage and the improvement " of landed property in the United Kingdom, and to amend the Acts relating " to such advances "; and a further Act was passed in the thirteenth and 13 & 14 Vict. fourteenth years of Her Majesty, chapter one hundred and thirteen, “to " authorize the transfer of loans for the improvement of land in Ireland to * other land ”; and a further Act was passed in the fifteenth and sixteenth 15 & 16 Vict. years of Her Majesty, chapter thirty-four, " to extend the Act to facilitate the c. 34.

improvement of landed property in Ireland, and the Acts amending the

same, to the erection of scutch mills for flax in Ireland”; and a further Act was passed in the twenty-third year of Her Majesty, chapter nineteen, “to 23 & 24 Vict. " extend the Act to facilitate the improvement of landed property in Ireland, " and the Acts amending the same, to the erection of dwellings for the labour“ ing classes in Ireland ”; and a further Act was passed in the twenty-fourth 24 & 25 Vict. and twenty-fifth years of Her Majesty, chapter thirty-four, “ to extend the

provisions of the Acts to facilitate the improvement of landed property in " Ireland, and to further provide for the erection of dwellings for the labouring “ poor in Ireland”: And whereas it is expedient to amend and enlarge the provisions of the said recited Acts in the manner herein-after mentioned : Be it 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:

c. 19.

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3. It shall be lawful for the said Commissioners of Public Works to fix for Time for comthe completion of any works for which loans may be made under the said works may be recited Acts and this Act such period, and from time to time such further extended. period, within seven years from the date of the first advance of any loan under the said recited Acts or this Act, as the said Commissioners may think fit.

4. This Act and the said recited Acts shall be construed together as one Recited Acts Act.

and this Act to be construed together.

VOL. XIV.

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