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40. For further promoting the establishment of free Public Libraries and Museums in Ireland. :41. For abolishing the jurisdiction of the Ecclesiastical Courts of England and Wales in suits for defamation.
42. To enable British Diplomatic and Consular Agents abroad to administer Oaths and do Notarial Acts.
43. To enable Infants, with the approbation of the Court of Chancery, to make binding Settlements of their Real and Personal Estate on Marriage.
45. For further assimilating the practice in the County Palatine of Lancaster to that of other counties with respect to the Trial of Issues from the Superior Courts at Westminster.
46. For disafforesting the Forest of Woolmer.
47. To continue an Act of the 18 Vict., for charging the Maintenance of certain Poor Persons in Unions in England and Wales upon the Common Fund.
48. For the better administration of justice in the Cinque Ports.
49. To indemnify such persons in the United Kingdom as have omitted to qualify themselves for offices and employments, and to ex. tend the time limited for those purposes respectively.
50. To amend the provisions of the Court of Exchequer (Ireland) Act, 1850.
51. To continue the exemption of Inhabitants from liability to be rated as such in respect of Stock in Trade or other property to the Relief of the Poor.
52. To continue appointments under the Act for consolidating the Copyhold and Inclosure Commissions, and for completing proceedings under the Tithe Commutation Acts.
* 56. To repeal the Acts of Parliament now in force respecting the disposal of the Waste Lands of the Crown in her Majesty's Australian Colonies, and to make other provision in lieu thereof. .
57. Further to amend the laws relating to the Militia in England.
58. To better enable the Chancellor aud Council of the Duchy of Lancaster to sell and purchase Land on behalf of her Majesty, her heirs and successors, in right of the said Duchy of Lancaster.
59. To facilitate Inquiries of Commissioners of Endowed Schools in
60. For excepting Gold Wedding Rings from the operation of the Act of the last session relating to the Standard of Gold and Silver Wares, and from the exemptions contained in other Acts relating to Gold Wares.
62. To amend an Act of the 18 Vict., to amend the Laws for the better Prevention of the Sale of Spirits by Unlicensed Persons, and for the suppression of Illicit Distillation in Ireland.
64. To settle Annuities on Emily Harriet Lady Raglan and Richard Henry Fitzroy Lord Raglan, and the next surviving heir male of his body.
65. To amend the Dublin Carriage Acts.
66. Tą render valid certain Marriages in Christ Church, in the chapelry of Todmorden, and parish of Rochdale, in the counties of Lancaster and York.
69. To discontinue the taking of Toll on the Turnpike Roads leading from the City of Dublin, and on the Turnpike Road from Kinnegad to Athlone, and to provide for the maintenance of such roads as public roads, and for the discharge of the debts due thereon, and other purposes. · 71. To authorise the Commissioners of the Treasury to make ar
rangements concerning certain Loans advanced by way of relief to the Islands of Antigua, Nevis, and Montserrat.
72. For legalizing and preserving the restored Standards of Weights and Measures. · 73. To extend the period for applying for a Sale under the Acts for facilitating the Sale and Transfer of Incumbered Estates in Ireland.
74. To enable Grand Juries of Counties in Ireland to present for payment of expenses in certain cases.
75. To continue certain temporary provisions concerning Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction in England.
76. To continue an Act of the 5 and 6 Vict., for amending the Law relative to Private Lunatic Asylums in Ireland.
77. To give effect to a Convention between her Majesty and the United States of America.
80. To ratify conditional Agreements entered into by the Commissioners of her Majesty's Works and Public Buildings; and to vest in the said Commissioners certain property situate near the College of Edinburgh, in the City of Edinburgh, together with the General Register House in the said city, and all lands held therewith; and to enable the said Commissioners to acquire certain property near the Palace of Holyrood,
81. To amend the law concerning the certifying and registering of Places of Religious Worship in England.
82. To abolish certain payments charged on the Consolidated Fund in favour of the Provost and Fellows of Trinity College, Dublin, and of certain Professors in the said College ; and to repeal the Stamp Duties payable on Matriculations and Degrees in the University of Dublin.
83. To continue certain Acts for regulating Turnpike Roads in Ireland. · 85. For carrying into effect the engagements between her Majesty and certain Chiefs of the Sherbro Country, near Sierra Leone, in Africa, for the more effectual suppression of the Slave Trade.
89. To amend the provisions of the Huddersfield Burial Ground Act, 1852.
91. To facilitate the erection and maintenance of Colonial Lighthouses, and otherwise to amend the Merchant Shipping Aet, 1854. . 92. For appropriating the corps of the prebend or portion of Netherhall Ledbury, in the diocese and county of Hereford, and for constituting the living of Ledbury a rectory with cure of souls, and for augmenting the endowments thereof.
93. To amend certain Acts relating to the Court of Judicature of Prince of Wales Island, Singapore, and Malacca, and to the Supreme Courts of Judicature in India.
95. To enable the Commissioners of her Majesty's Works and Public Buildings to provide additional offices for the public service in or near Downing-street, Westminster.
98. To continue certain Turnpike Acts in Great Britain.
99. To enable her Majesty to carry into effect a Convention made between her Majesty, his Majesty the Emperor of the French, and his Imperial Majesty the Sultan.
100. To amend the law concerning the qualification of Officers of the Militia.
102. To confirm certain provisional orders made under an Act of the 15 Vict., to facilitate arrangements for the Relief of Turnpike Trusts.
103. To amend an Act of the last session of Parliament relating to the Sale of Spirits by Unlicensed Persons and Illicit Distillation in Ireland ; and also to repeal so much of an Act of the 3 and 4 Wm. IV, as requires persons applying for Licences for the Sale of Beer, Cider, or Spirits by Retail in Ireland, to enter into a bond with sureties.
104. For the regulation of Chinese Passenger Ships.
105. To amend the Lunatic Asylums Act, 1853, and the Acts passed in the 9 and 17 Vict, for the regulation of the Care and Treatment of Lunatics.
106. To suspend the making of Lists and the Ballots for the Militia of the United Kingdom. · 107. To authorise the Commissioners of the Treasury to make arrangements concerning a certain Loan advanced by way of relief to the Island of Tobago. :
109. To make further provisions for the repayment of advances out of the Consolidated Fund for the erection and enlargement of Asylums for the Lunatic Poor in Ireland, and to amend the laws with reference to the repayments in case of change of districts, and the appointment of Commissioners of General Control and Correspondence.
110. To authorise the application of certain sums granted by Parliament for Drainage and other works of public utility in Ireland, towards the completion of certain navigations undertaken in connexion with drainages, and to amend the Acts for promoting the drainage of lands and improvements in connexion therewith in Ireland.
111. To amend the law relating to Bills of Lading.
112. To continue an Act of the li Vict,, for the better prevention of Crime and Outrage in certain parts of Ireland.
113. To extend the provisions of an Act of the 14 and 15 Vict., for rebuilding the Bridge over the river Ness, at Inverness.
114. For the transfer of Licences of Public-houses in Ireland. 115. To continue and amend the Public Health Act, 1854. .
117. For transferring to one of her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State the powers and estates vested in Principal Officers of the Ordnance.
123. To defray the charge of the pay, clothing, and contingent and other expenses of the Disembodied Militia in Great Britain and Ireland; to grant allowances in certain cases to Subaltern Officers, Adjutants, Paymasters, Quartermasters, Surgeons, Assistant Surgeons, Surgeons' Mates, and Serjeant-Majors of the Militia ; and to authorise the employment of the Non-commissioned Officers.
124. To amend the Charitable Trusts Act, 1853.
125. To confirm provisional orders of the General Board of Health, applying the Public Health Act (1848) to the districts of Middlesbrough, Windhill, Christchurch, Keighley, Tunstall, and Toxteth Park, and for alteration of the boundaries of the district of Romford.
127. To make better provision for the union of contiguous Benefices, and to facilitate the Building and Endowing of new Churches in spiritually destitute districts. .
129. To apply a sum out of the Consolidated Fund and the Surplus of Ways and Means to the service of the year 1855, and to appropriate the Supplies granted in this session of Parliament. : .
130. For raising the sum of 7,000,000l: by Exchequer Bills and Exchequer Bonds, for the service of the year 1855. . . *131. To render more secure the conditions upon which money is advauced out of the Parliamentary Grant for the purposes of Education.
134. To make further provision for the more speedy and efficient despatch of business in the High Court of Chancery, and to vest in the Lord Chancellor the ground and buildings of the said Court situate in Southampton-buildings, Chancery-lane, with powers of leasing and sale thereof,
VIII.--ABSTRACTS OF PARLIAMENTARY DOCUMENTS, &c.
*** Fractional sums are omitted in some instances.
1.- Finance. An Account of the Net PUBLIC INCOME of the United Kingdom of
Great Britain and Ireland in the year ended Jan. 5, 1855, and of the EXPENDITURE for the same period.
INCOME OR REVENUE.
ORDINARY REVENUE AND RECEII'TS. £. $. d. Customs . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,777,714 8 11 Excise . . . . . . . . . . . . 16,129,843 9 8 Stamps . . . . .
7,078,004 10 0 Taxes (Land and Assessed).
3,040,548 4 3 Property Tax • • • •
7,456,025 2 8
• • Post Office . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,238, 233 17 4 Crown Lands . . . . . .
271,571 16 8
. . Duties on Pensions and Salaries . . . . .
2,348 117 Small Branches, Hereditary Revenues of the Crown 8,256 17 0 Surplus Fees of Regulated Public Offices . . . 88,567 4 3
OTHER RECEIPTS. Produce of the Sale of Old Stores, and other extra Receipts . . . . . . . . . . . .
386,095 17 10 Imprest and other Moneys . . . . . . . 149,922 18 1 Money received from the East India Company. . 60,000 0 0
Total Income . . . 56,737, 132 18 3 Excess of Expenditure over lucome. . . 3,209,059 4 5
£59,946,192 2 8
. 3,855,498 167
UNFUNDED DEBT. Interest on Exchequer Bonds . . . . . .
111,975 11 2 Interest on Exchequer Bills (Supply) . . . . 378,486 8 9 Civil List . . . . . . . . . . .
400,382 10 0 Annuities and Pensions for Civil, Naval, Military,
and Judicial Services, &c., charged by various Acts of Parliament on the Consolidated Fund .
347,779 6 8 Salaries and Allowances : : .... .:
223,503 18 1 Diplomatic Salaries and Pensions . . . . . 148,409 17 3 Courts of Justice . . .,: : :... : :,:
702,582 11 10 Miscellaneous Charges on the Consolidated Fund . 191,885 7 5 Army . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,480,882 0 0 Navy . . . . . . . . . . . . 12,182,769 5 10 Ordnance . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,386,390 Vote of Credit-War with Russia. ...
500,000 0.0 Civil Services, chargeable on the Annual Grants of Parliament . . . . . . . . .
5,624,106 12 10 Kaffir War.
30,000 0 0 Unclaimed Dividends (more than received) .
5397 0 Total Expenditure . . . . . . .£ 59,946,192 2 8