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and Works, and do all such other Things as may, in their Opinion, be necessary or expedient in order to carry into effect the Purposes of this Act or any of them.
14. Nothing in this Act shall extend to take away or impair any As to Rights of MetropoliRights or Jurisdiction of the Metropolitan Board of Works in relation tan Board of to any Sewers, Drains, or Watercourses.
15. All Buildings erected on the prescribed Lands, either by the Buildings Commissioners or by the Receiver for the Metropolitan Police 18 & 19 Vict. District, shall be exempt from the Operation of the First Part of c. 122. "The Metropolitan Buildings Act, 1855."
16. No Purchase shall be made by the Commissioners for the No Purchase Purposes of this Act without the Consent in Writing of the Com- to be made missioners of Her Majesty's Treasury; but it shall not be necessary Authority of for any Vendor or any Purchaser from the said Commissioners to the Treasury. ascertain that such Assent has been given, nor shall the Commissioners be bound to produce to any such Vendor or Purchaser any Evidence of such Assent, and any such Assent may be given either generally or for any particular Purchase or Purchases, as to the said Commissioners of the Treasury may seem meet.
17. Every Notice, Summons, Writ, or other Document required Authentication to be given, issued, or signed by or on behalf of the Commissioners may be given, issued, or signed by the Solicitor or Secretary for the Time being of the Commissioners, and need not be under the Common Seal of the Commissioners.
for the Public
18. All Land purchased by the Commissioners under the Land purAuthority of this Act shall, except as hereby otherwise provided, be chased, vested vested in them for the Public Service, and shall be subject to the Service, subject Provisions of the Act of the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Years of the to Provisions Reign of Her present Majesty, Chapter Twenty-eight, and in all c. 28. respects as if the same had been acquired under the Provisions of that Act.
of 15 & 16 Vict.
19. All Contracts in Writing made by the First Commissioner Contracts made of Her Majesty's Works and Public Buildings in the Execution of by First Comany of the Powers by this Act given to the Commissioners hereby Works to be incorporated as aforesaid shall be valid, and shall be binding on the valid. Commissioners as if the same had been under their Corporate Seal.
20. All Monies payable to the Commissioners under the Provi- Monies payable sions of this Act from any Sale to the Receiver for the Metropolitan to the Commis
sioners to be
paid to Her
Orders concerning Money
paid into Court may be made at Chambers.
Penalty for obstructing Commissioners.
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Police District, or from the Sale of any Materials or otherwise, shall be paid to Her Majesty's Paymaster General or the Deputy Paymaster General for the Time being, or other Officer acting for the Paymaster General, whose Receipt, unstamped, shall be a sufficient Discharge for the same to the Persons paying the same, and such Monies so paid as aforesaid shall from Time to Time be by such Paymaster General paid over and applied as the Commissioners shall by any Order direct, and in the meantime shall be applied or invested in the Purchase of Exchequer Bills, if the Commissioners shall so direct.
21. All Orders which under this Act the Court of Chancery is empowered to make, on Motion or Petition, in relation to any Money paid into the Bank of England with the Privity of the Accountant General of the Court of Chancery under this Act, or the Securities in or upon which the same may be invested, or the Dividends or Interest on such Money and Securities, or the Costs of any Application, may be made by any Judge of the said Court upon Application to him while sitting at Chambers, upon Summons, in like Manner as in other Cases in which Proceedings may be so had, subject nevertheless to any General Orders which may hereafter be made concerning the Practice, Proceedings, or Business of the said Court on any such Applications.
22. If any Person wilfully obstruct any Person acting under the Authority of the Commissioners in the lawful Exercise of the Powers vested in them under this Act, he shall forfeit a Sum not exceeding Five Pounds for every such Offence, to be recovered in a summary Manner.
23. No Deed, Bond, or other Instrument made by, to, or with liable to Stamp the Commissioners for any of the Purposes of this Act shall be subject to any Stamp Duty imposed by any Act now in force, nor to any Stamp Duty to be imposed by any future Act, unless such Instruments are specially charged therewith in such future Act.
Deeds to be enrolled in
Court of Exchequer.
24. Every Conveyance, Assignment, or other Deed or Instrument whereby any Land by this Act authorized to be purchased is conveyed or assigned to the Commissioners for the Purposes of this Act, shall be enrolled amongst the Records of Her Majesty's Court of Exchequer, and entered in the Books of the said Commissioners; and every such Conveyance, Assignment, or other Deed or Instrument, when so enrolled, shall, without any other Enrolment or Acknowledgment thereof, and without any Registry thereof, be
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good and available in Law, any Act of Parliament, Law, Practice, or Usage to the contrary in anywise notwithstanding.
the Office of
25. A Copy of the Plan of the prescribed Lands shall be de- Plan to be posited at the Office of the Commissioners, and shall remain at the deposited in said Office, to the end that all Persons may at all seasonable Times, Works, and on Payment of a Fee of One Shilling, have Liberty to inspect the open to In
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9 G. 4. c. 17.
1 & 2 Vict. c. 5.
1 & 2 Vict. c. 15.
8 & 9 Vict. c. 52.
CA P. XXII.
An Act to render it unnecessary to make and sub-
HEREAS an Act was passed in the Ninth Year of the Reign of King George the Fourth, intituled An Act for repealing so much of several Acts as imposes the Necessity of receiving the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper as a Qualification for certain Offices and Employments: And whereas another Act was passed in the First and Second Years of the Reign of Her present Majesty, intituled An Act for the Relief of Quakers, Moravians, and Separatists elected to Municipal Offices: And whereas another Act was passed in the First and Second Years of the Reign of Her present Majesty, intituled An Act for the further Relief of Quakers, Moravians, and Separatists: And whereas another Act was passed in the Eighth and Ninth Years of the Reign of Her present Majesty, intituled An Act for the Relief of Persons of the Jewish Religion elected to Municipal Offices: And whereas it is inexpedient that it should be necessary to make and subscribe any Declaration prescribed by any of the said Acts: 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. It shall not be obligatory for any Person who shall hereafter be placed, elected, or chosen in or to the Office of Mayor, Alderscribed by the man, Recorder, Bailiff, Town Clerk, or Common Councilman, or in or to any Office or Magistracy, or Place, Trust, or Employment relating to the Government of any City, Corporation, Borough, or Cinque Port, within England and Wales or the Town of Berwickupon-Tweed, either before or upon or after his Admission into any of the aforesaid Offices or Trusts, or for any Person who shall
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hereafter be admitted into any Office or Employment, or who shall accept from Her Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors, any Patent, Grant, or Commission, either before or upon or after his Admission to any Office, Employment, or Place of Trust, or his Acceptance of any Patent, Grant, or Commission, to make and subscribe any Declaration prescribed by any of the said Acts.
2. Every Person who at or before the passing of this Act hath Indemnity for omitted to make and subscribe any Assurance or Declaration pre- have not made scribed by the said Acts or any of them, or otherwise to qualify Declarations himself within such Time and in such Manner as in and by the said required by the Acts or any of them is required, shall be and is hereby indemnified, freed, and discharged from and against all Penalties, Forfeitures, Incapacities, and Disabilities incurred or to be incurred for or by reason of any Omission of making and subscribing any Assurance or Declaration required by the said Acts or any of them according to the same Acts or any of them, or any other Act or Acts, and every such Person is and shall be fully and actually recapacitated and restored to the same State and Condition as he was in before such Neglect or Omission, and shall be deemed and adjudged to have duly qualified himself according to the same Acts and every of them, and all Elections of and Acts done or to be done by any such Person, or by Authority derived from him, are and shall be of the same Force and Validity as the same or any of them would have been if such Person had duly made and subscribed such Assurance and Declaration according to the Directions of the said Acts or any of them.