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within the Limits aforesaid, and of maintaining the Forts and 'Garrisons there, and providing Warlike and Naval Stores: And 'Whereas it is expedient that similar Provision should be made for Payment by the said Company of the Expences of any Naval Force which now is or at any Time hereafter may be 'sent to the East Indies or Parts aforesaid, for the Purpose of being employed in Hostilities with any of the Native Powers :' May it therefore please Your Majesty that it may be enacted: And be it enacted by the King'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, That all the Charges and Ex- Charges and pences of sending out and employing in the East Indies and Expences of Parts aforesaid the Naval Force which hath been lately sent out Naval Forces by His Majesty, upon the Representation of the Court of Direc- sent out on tors of the said United Company, with the Approbation of the of Directors of Representation Commissioners for the Affairs of India, and also all the Charges East India and Expences of any Naval Force which may hereafter be sent Company, to out by His Majesty, His Heirs or Successors, upon the Represent- be defrayed by ation of the Court of Directors of the said United Company, and Company. with the Approbation of the said Commissioners, for the Purpose of being employed in Hostilities against any of the Native Powers in the East Indies or Parts aforesaid, shall be borne by the said United Company as Part of their Political Charges, and the Amount thereof shall from time to time, as the same shall be ascertained, be paid into the Receipt of the Exchequer, in such Manner as the Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland shall direct.

CA P. LIII.

An Act to regulate the Importation of Silk Goods until the
Tenth Day of October One thousand eight hundred and
twenty eight, and to encourage the Silk Manufactures by
the Repeal of certain Duties.
[26th May 1826.]

HEREAS by an Act passed in the last Session of Parlia- 6 G.4. c.105.

the several Laws relating

to the Customs, the Laws by which the Importation of Wrought Silk is prohibited will, from and after the Fifth Day of July next, 'be repealed; and it is expedient to make Regulations for the Importation of such Goods when the same shall become lawful: And Whereas by another Act passed in the last Session of Par- 6 G.4. c.111. liament, intituled An Act for granting Duties of Customs, cer'tain rated Duties are charged upon the Importation of Raw and Thrown Silk according to the Weight thereof, and a Duty of Thirty Pounds per Centum is charged upon the Importation of Wrought Silks according to the Value thereof; and it is expedient that during the Pleasure of Parliament the said rated Duties should be reduced, and also that the Amount of Duty intended to be raised upon the Importation of Wrought Silks should, as far as may be practicable, be ascertained and charged by a rated Duty according to the Weight thereof, instead of a Duty per Centum according to the Value: Be it therefore enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and

Commons,

1826 until

10th October 1828, the Duties herein mentioned shall be paid upon Importation of Silks.

Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the From 5th July Authority of the same, That from and after the Fifth Day of July next, and until the Tenth Day of October One thousand eight hundred and twenty eight, in lieu and instead of the Duties imposed by the last mentioned Act, on Silk Goods, and set forth in a Table thereunto annexed, denominated, "Table of Duties of Customs Inwards," the several Duties set forth in Figures in the Table hereinafter contained, and denominated "Table of Temporary Duties on Silk Goods," shall be raised, levied, collected and paid unto His Majesty, in like Manner as if the same had been imposed by the said Act hereinbefore mentioned, and set forth in the said Table thereunto annexed; that is to say,

TABLE OF TEMPORARY DUTIES ON SILK GOODS.

A TABLE of the DUTIES of CUSTOMS payable on SILK and SILK GOODS imported into the United Kingdom from Foreign Parts.

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Manufactures of Silk only, or whereof Nine Tenth Parts

are of Silk, and no Part is of Gold, Silver, or other

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Silk; Stockings; viz.

the Dozen Pairs (or if Half Stockings, the Two
Dozen Pairs), not being of greater Weight than
Nine Ounces
the lb.
the Dozen Pairs (or if Half Stockings, the Two Dozen
Pairs), being of greater Weight than Nine Ounces,
and not of greater Weight than Twelve Ounces, the lb.
the Dozen Pairs (or if Half Stockings, the Two Dozen
Pairs), being of greater Weight than Twelve Ounces,
and not of greater Weight than One Pound, the lb.
the Dozen Pairs (or if Half Stockings, the Two Dozen
Pairs), being of greater Weight than One Pound,
and not of greater Weight than One Pound and a
Half
the lb.
the Dozen Pairs (or if Half Stockings, the Two
Dozen Pairs), being of greater Weight than One
Pound and a Half, and not of greater Weight than
Two Pounds

the lb.

the Dozen Pairs (or if Half Stockings, the Two
Dozen Pairs), being of greater Weight than Two
Pounds

and further, if with Figured or Lace Work, in addi-
tion to the above Rates

Stocking Web

Gloves

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Plain Silk Lace, called Net or Tulle the square yard
Manufactures of Silk mixed with other Materials; viz.
Stuffs mixed with Gold, Silver or other Metals, viz.
Plain

the lb.

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INWARDS.

Silk; the Produce of and imported from Places within the
Limits of the East India Company's Charter; viz.
Bandannoes and all other Handkerchiefs, in Pieces
not exceeding Six Yards in Length

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Canton or China Crapes

and further, for every additional Length not exceed-
ing a Yard-

Taffaties and other Plain or Figured Silks, not other

- if Flowered or Tamboured with Silk Manufactures of Silk, or of Silk and any other Material, not otherwise charged with Duty

for every £100 of the Value

all Piece Goods, whether otherwise enumerated or
not, and however imported, if entered for Home Use
before the 5th Day of January 1827,

for every £100 of the Value

Millinery of Silk, or of which the greater Part of the

if more than Six Yards in Length, and not exceeding
Seven Yards in Length

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or, and at the Option of the Officers of the Customs,
for every £100 of the Value
Manufactures of Silks, or of Silk and any other Material,
not particularly enumerated or otherwise charged with
Duty
for every £100 of the Value
Articles of Manufactures of Silk, or of Silk and any other
Material, wholly or in part made up, not particularly
enumerated or otherwise charged with Duty,
for every £100 of the Value

6 G.4. c. 107.

Certain Silks

Subject to Re

strictions on Importation.

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II. And Whereas another Act was passed in the last Session of Parliament, intituled An Act for the general Regulation of the Customs; and in a Table contained in such Act, denominated "A Table of Prohibitions and Restrictions Inwards," there is set forth a List of Goods subject to certain Restrictions on Import'ation, and it is expedient to subject Wrought Silks to certain Re'strictions Inwards;' Be it therefore enacted, That until the Tenth Day of October One thousand eight hundred and twenty eight, the several Restrictions set forth in a List hereinafter contained, denominated a List of Wrought Silks subject to Restrictions on Importation, shall be obeyed and enforced in like Manner as if the same were set forth in the List before mentioned contained in the said Act; (that is to say,)

A LIST

A LIST of WROUGHT SILKS subject to certain Restrictions on

Importation.

Wrought Silks shall not be imported into any Port other than the Port of London, until after the Fifth Day of July One thousand eight hundred and twenty seven :

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except into the Port of Dublin direct from the Port of

Bordeaux:

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and except Silks the Produce of and imported from Places within the Limits of the East India Company's Charter, into any Port into which Goods in general, the Produce of such Places, may be imported:

and except - Crape, Gauze, Lace, Net or Tulle, Fancy Net or Tricot, Millinery and Dresses, imported into the Port of Dover, or into any Port into which Goods, the Produce of Places within the Limits of the East India Company's Charter, may be imported:

and except Silks imported to be warehoused for Exportation only, into Ports into which Goods, the Produce of Places within the Limits of the East India Company's Charter, may be imported :

Wrought Silks shall not be imported in Vessels of less Burthen than Seventy Tons, except direct from the Port of Calais into the Ports of Dover, in Vessels of Sixty Tons or upwards: Wrought Silks shall not be imported unless in Packages each of which shall contain at least One hundred Pounds Weight of Wrought Silk:

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or, (being Crape, Gauze, Lace, Net or Tulle, Fancy Net or Tricot, Millinery or Dresses,) in Packages each of which shall be of the Capacity of Nine Cubic Feet at least, and shall contain only such Silks :

-being Broad Silks or Ribbons, (except Handkerchiefs, Shawls, Scarfs, Net or Tulle, Fancy Net or Tricot, and except Silks the Produce of and imported from Places within the Limits of the East India Company's Charter,) shall not be imported for Home Use, unless in Pieces or Half Pieces, of the respective Lengths hereinafter mentioned; that is to say,)

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Broad Silks, in Pieces not less than Sixty Yards in Length, nor more than Sixty six Yards in Length:

or, (being velvets, or Silks mixed with other Materials,) in Half Pieces not less than Twenty nine Yards in Length, nor more than Thirty two Yards in Length: Ribbons, in Pieces not less than Thirty five Yards in Length, nor more than Thirty seven Yards in Length; or in Half Pieces not less than Seventeen Yards in Length, nor more than Nineteen Yards in Length:

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All such Pieces and Half Pieces shall be separate and entire, and each of uniform Quality throughout, and, if of Broad Silks, shall be finished in the Loom with Ferrels or Marks at each End wove in: Wrought Silks in Pieces, wound or rolled, whether on Blocks or Rollers, or not, shall not be imported for Home Use:

except - Silks the Produce of and imported from Places within the Limits of the East India Company's Charter.

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