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order for such division, specifying the extent of each district, to be entered in the crown book.
SECT. 3. Grand jury to present an annual sum for a justice
SECT. 4. Clerk appointed by the justices may receive the fees in the schedule.
SECT. 5. court-house.
SECT. 6. annexed. SECT. 7. crown, &c. SECT. 8.
Printed table of fees to be affixed within every
Registry of proceedings to be kept as in the schedule
Informations to be transmitted to the clerk of the
Particular entry to be made where a single justice
SECT. 9. List of informations, &c. before a single justice to be laid before the Quarter Sessions.
SECT. 10. Summons, &c. to be signed by at least two justices. SECT. 11. Copies of the statutes not to be distributed to the magistrates until the Petty Sessions have been provided.
SECT. 12. Magistrates at Petty Sessions, may determine any case, although the complaint may have been received at the previous Petty Sessions.
THE Reports of Committees and returns made on official authority which are every year laid before the Houses of Parliament, contain much valuable information relative to the law and jurisprudence of the country, which at present is nearly inaccessible from the expensive form in which it is given, and the immense mass of other matter with which it is mixed up. The papers annually presented to Parliament amount to nearly fifty folio volumes, and relate to almost every subject connected with the government and administration of this country and its foreign dependencies. They are printed for the use of the members and not for sale, and though the officers of the Houses of Parliament allow other persons to subscribe for the whole collection, it is only by chance or by favour that papers upon any particular subject can be obtained by those who have occasion to consult them. We, therefore, propose to give, in a short and condensed form, the substance of all the papers laid before Parliament which relate to the subject of the present work, and by these means to render the information contained in them more available to public use.
Enumeration of all the Public General Laws which have expired between 2 February, 1826, being the first day of the last Session, and 14 November, 1826, being the first day of the present Session, omitting only such annual and other Acts as have been replaced by other Acts now in force.
Enumeration of all the Public General Laws which are about to expire, in the course, or at the end of the present Session of Parliament, or after the 14 November, 1826, and on or before the 1 August, 1828.
Acts expiring at the end of the present Session, 7 Geo. 4. sess. 2.
ACTS EXPIRING AFTER 14TH Nov. 1826, AND ON OR BEFore 1ST AUGUST, 1828.
N. B. "&c." after any date in the following list signifies " to the end of or some period in, the session next ensuing the date specified."
Of these debtors, 139 were in custody under judgments of the Insolvent Debtors' Court; and 315 had applied to that Court for relief, and their petitions were in a course of hearing at the time of the returns; but this latter number was not the whole of those who had applied for relief, as the returns are stated to be incomplete in that respect, the gaolers having no official means of obtaining the information.
Observations.-About two-thirds of the persons in custody for sums above 100 were confined in the prisons of the metropolis.
Out of the 53 persons confined for costs in the whole of England and Wales, it appears, from the returns, that 13 were confined in the City Gaol of Bristol, and only one in London. No explanation is given of this disproportion.
The distinction between "Mesne Process," Recovered," and "Costs," is stated in the returns to be unknown in Scotland. And it is stated that the Court of Session is the Court for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors in Scotland, and that the Sheriffs, by whom the returns were made, had no access to know whose petitions were in a course of hearing in that Court.
For 100l. and up
Of these debtors, 38 were in custody under judgment of the Insolvent Debtors' Court; and 138 had applied to that Court for relief, and their petitions were in a course of hearing.
The returns from Ireland do not distinguish between persons in custody on mesne process, on judgment, and for costs.
An account of the number of persons who have taken the benefit of the Insolvent Debtors' Act between 1st Dec. 1825 and 1st Dec. 1826.
Dockets struck between 1st Oct. 3549, of these 277 not acted on.
1825 and 1st Oct. 1826.
Commissions sealed during the 2
Number of Commissions gazetted between the 1st Oct. 1816 and 1st Oct. 1826-(ten years.
Amount of Unclaimed Dividends on the 3d April, 1827, certified under the 6 Geo. 4. c. 16. s. 110.
219,978 9 10.