(a.) If the body is the body of a deceased person, the Sect. 19. name, sex, and place of abode of the said deceased


(b.) If the body has been found exposed, and the name

and place of abode are unknown, the fact of the
body having been so found and of the said parti-
culars being unknown; and

(c.) If the body is that of a deceased child without a
name, or a still-born child, the name and place of
abode of the father, or, if it is illegitimate, of the
mother of such child.

Every person who fails to comply with this section shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding ten pounds.


(50 & 51 VICT. c. 71.)

An Act to consolidate the Law relating to Coroners.


[16th September 1887.]

18. The following enactments shall be made with respect Enactments procedure at coroner's inquests:

with respect to procedure

(1.) The inquisition shall be under the hands, and in the at inquests.

case of murder or manslaughter also under the
seals, of the jurors who concur in the verdict, and
of the coroner:

(2.) An inquisition need not, except in the case of murder
or manslaughter, be on parchment, and may be
written or printed, or partly written and partly
printed, and may be in the form contained in the
Second Schedule to this Act, or to the like effect
or in such other form as the Lord Chancellor from
time to time prescribes, or to the like effect, and
the statements therein may be made in concise and
ordinary language.

(3.) The coroner after the termination of an inquest on any death shall send to the registrar of deaths

Sect. 18 (3).

whose duty it is by law to register the death such
certificate of the finding of the jury and within such
time as is required by the Registration Acts.
(4.) The coroner shall cause recognizances taken before
him from a person charged by an inquisition with
manslaughter to be taken, so far as circumstances
admit, in one of the forms contained in the Second
Schedule to this Act or in such other forms as the
Lord Chancellor from time to time prescribes, and
shall give notice of the recognizance to every person
bound thereby.

(5.) A person charged by an inquisition with murder or
manslaughter shall be entitled to have from the
person having for the time being the custody of the
inquisition or of the depositions of the witnesses at
the inquest, copies thereof on payment of a reason-
able sum for the same, not exceeding the rate of
three halfpence for every folio of ninety words.
(6.) A coroner, upon holding an inquest upon any body,
may, if he thinks fit after view of the body, by
order under his hand, authorise the body to be
buried before verdict and before registry of the
death, and shall deliver such order to the relative
or other person to whom the same is required by
the Registration Acts to be delivered; but, except
upon holding an inquest, no order, warrant, or
other document for the burial of a body shall be
given by the coroner.

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Removal of 24. Where a place has been provided by a sanitary body for authority or nuisance authority for the reception of dead post-mortem examination. bodies during the time required to conduct a post-mortem examination, the coroner may order the removal of a dead body to and from such place for carrying out such examination, and the cost of such removal shall be deemed to be part of the expenses incurred in and about the holding of an inquest.

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STAMP ACT, 1891.

(54 & 55 VICT. c. 39.)

An Act to consolidate the Enactments granting and relating to the Stamp Duties upon Instruments and certain other enactments relating to Stamp Duties.

[21st July 1891.]

1. From and after the commencement of this Act the Charge of stamp duties to be charged for the use of her Majesty upon duties in the several instruments specified in the First Schedule to this Act shall be the several duties in the said schedule specified, which duties shall be in substitution for the duties theretofore chargeable under the enactments repealed by this Act, and shall be subject to the exemptions contained in this Act and in any other Act for the time being in force.






by adhesive

64. The duty upon a certified copy or extract of or from Duty may any register of births, baptisms, marriages, deaths, or be denoted burials is to be paid by the person requiring the copy or stamp. extract, and may be denoted by an adhesive stamp, which is to be cancelled by the person by whom the copy or extract is signed before he delivers the same out of his hands, custody, or power.


Copy or extract (certified) of or from any register of births, baptisms, marriages, deaths, or burials


(1.) Copy or extract furnished by any clergyman, registrar, or other official person pursuant to and for the purposes of any Act, or furnished to any general or superintending registrar under any general regulation.

(2.) Copy or extract for which the person giving the same is not entitled to any fee or reward.

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Metropolitan Board of Works may acquire and

hold open spaces for benefit of public.

METROPOLITAN OPEN SPACES ACT, 1877. (40 & 41 VICT. c. 35.)

An Act for affording Facilities for the enjoyment by the
Public of Open Spaces in the Metropolis.

[2nd August 1877.]

Preamble recited that it was expedient to afford facilities for making available the open spaces in and near the metropolis for the use of the inhabitants for exercise and recreation, and to enable the Metropolitan Board of Works to acquire the control and management of such open spaces for such purposes. Repealed by the Statute Law Revision Act, 1894.

1. The Metropolitan Board of Works may, by purchase on voluntary sale or by the gift of the person or persons legally entitled to dispose of the same, acquire or accept the ownership of any open spaces, whether inclosed within rails or palings, or uninclosed, situated in the metropolis, and hold the same in trust for the perpetual use thereof by the public for exercise and recreation, and may from time to time make byelaws for the regulation of such open spaces, and may by such byelaws provide for the removal of any person infringing any such byelaw by any officer of the said Board or police constable. Byelaws under this section shall be made in the same manner and subject to the same conditions as byelaws made by the said Board under the 18 & 19 Vict. Metropolis Management Act, 1855.

c. 120.

In sanitary districts outside the metropolis the sanitary authorities of such districts have the same powers as by this Act are conferred upon the Metropolitan Board of Works in the metropolis, as if the word "metropolis" in this Act meant such a sanitary district, and the words "Metropolitan Board" meant the sanitary authority of the same district (Open Spaces Act, 1887 (50 & 51 Vict. c. 32), s. 5).

By the Local Government Act, 1888 (51 & 52 Vict. c. 41), s. 40 (8), the London County Council was substituted for the Metropolitan Board of Works.

The sections of the Metropolis Management Act, 1855 (18 & 19 Vict. c. 120), relating to the making of byelaws by the Board, are as follows:

Section 202. The Metropolitan Board of Works and every district board and vestry respectively may from time to time make, alter, and repeal byelaws for all or any of the purposes following; (that is to say,) for regulating the business and proceedings at their meetings and of committees appointed by them, the appointment and removal of their officers and servants, and the duties, conduct, and remuneration of such officers and servants; and the said Metropolitan Board may also from time to time make, alter, and repeal byelaws for regulating the material of the pavement and roadway of new streets and roads, . . . and for regulating the dimensions, form, and mode of construction, and the keeping, cleansing, and repairing, of the pipes, drains, and other means of communicating with sewers, and the traps and apparatus connected therewith; . . and for regulating the form of appeal and mode of proceeding thereon; and generally for carrying into effect the purposes of this Act; and every such board and vestry may thereby impose such reasonable penalties as they think fit, not exceeding 40s., for each breach of such byelaws, and in case of a continuing offence a further penalty not exceeding 20s. for each day after notice of the offence from the board or vestry: Provided always, that under every such byelaw it shall be lawful for the justices before whom any penalty imposed thereby is sought to be recovered to order the whole or part only of such penalty to be paid, or to remit the whole penalty: Provided also, that no byelaws shall be repugnant to the laws of England or to the provisions of this Act; and that no byelaw shall be of any force or effect unless and until the same be submitted to and confirmed at a subsequent meeting of the board or vestry: Provided also, that no penalty shall be imposed by any such byelaw, unless the same be approved by one of her Majesty's principal Secretaries of State.

Section 203. All byelaws made and confirmed as aforesaid in pursuance of this Act shall be printed, and hung up in the principal office of the board or vestry, and be open to public inspection without payment, and copies thereof shall be delivered to any person applying for the same, on payment of such sum, not exceeding 2d., as the board or vestry shall direct; and such byelaws, when so published, shall be binding upon and be observed by all parties, and shall be sufficient to justify all parties acting under the same; and the production of a printed copy of such byelaws, authenticated by the seal of the board or vestry, shall be evidence of the existence, and of the due making, confirmation, and publication of such byelaws, in all prosecutions under the same, without adducing proof of such seal, or of the fact of such confirmation or publication of such byelaws.

It is provided, however, by the Open Spaces Act, 1887 (50 & 51 Vict. c. 32), s. 10, post, that all the provisions in respect to byelaws contained in ss. 182-186 of the Public Health Act, 1875 (38 & 39 Vict. c. 55), shall apply to all byelaws made by sanitary authorities under the powers of that Act. The above provisions of

Sect. 1.


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