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THE

PUBLIC GENEBAL STATUTES

PASSED IN THE

FORTY-FIRST & FORTY-SECOND YEARS

OF THE REIGN OF HER MAJESTY

QUEEN VICTORIA,

1878:

WITH

A COPIOUS INDEX, TABLES,

Sec.

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LONDON:

PRINTED BY GEORGE EDWARD EYRE AND WILLIAM SPOTTISWOODE,

PRINTERS TO THE QUEEN'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY:

And Published in Numbers, Price 2d. each,
AT THE QUEEN'S PRINTING OFFICE, EAST HARDING STREET,

NEAR FLEET STREET.

1878.

I

A

TABLE

OF

The Titles of the Public General Acts passed in the Fifth Session of the Twenty-first Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

LAN Act to apply the sum of Six million pounds out of the Consolidated Fund to the service of the year ending the thirty-first day of March one thousand eight hundred and seventy-eight. 1

2. An Act to raise the sum of Six million pounds by Exchequer Bonds, Exchequer Bills, or Treasury Bills. 2

3. An Act to relieve certain Occupiers of Dwelling-houses from being disqualified from the right of voting in the Election of Members to serve in Parliament by reason of their under-letting such Dwelling-houses for short terms. 3

4. An Act to extend the hours of Polling at Parliamentary Elections in the Metropolis. 3

5. An Act to relieve certain Occupiers of Dwelling-houses in Scotland from being disqualified from the right of voting in the Election of Members to serve in Parliament by reason of their under-letting such Dwelling-houses for short terms. 4

6. An Act to amend the Glebe Loan (Ireland) Amendment Act, 1875. 4

7. An Act to raise the sum of One million Pounds by Exchequer Bonds, for the service of the year ending on the thirty-first day of March one thousand eight hundred and seventy-eight. 5

8. An Act to enable Local Authorities to acquire and lay out land for Public Parks and Pleasure Grounds in Scotland. 6

9. An Act to apply certain Sums out of the Consolidated Fund to the service of the years ending on the thirty-first day of March one thousand eight hundred and seventy-seven, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-eight, and one thousand eight hundred and seventy-nine. 19

10. An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better payment of the Army and their Quarters. 20

1L An Act for the Regulation of Her Majesty's Royal Marine Forces while on shore. , 75

12. An Act for the prevention of Accidents by Threshing Machines. 125

13. An Act to declare the law relating to the Acceptance of Bills of Exchange. 125

14. An Act to amend the Law relating to Public Baths and Wash-houses. 12G

15. An Act to grant certain Duties of Customs and Inland Revenue, to alter other Duties, and to amend the Laws relating to Customs and Inland Revenue. 128

16. An Act to consolidate and amend the Law relating to Factories and Workshops. 137

17. An Act to amend the Adulteration of Seeds Act, 1869. 189

18. An Act to grant Money for the purpose of Loans by the Public Works Loan Commissioners and by the Commissioners of Public Works in Ireland, and to authorise the former Commissioners to compound and cancel certain loans and interest, and to amend the Public Works Loans Act, 1875. 180 19. An Act to amend the Matrimonial Causes Acts. 194

20. An Act to provide for returns respecting Continuous Brakes in use on

Passenger Trains on Railways. 195

21. An Act to apply the sum of Seven million five hundred thousand pounds

out of the Consolidated Fund to the service of the year ending on the thirty-

first day of March one thousand eight hundred and seventy-nine. 197

22. An Act to raise the sum of One million five hundred thousand pounds by

Exchequer Bonds, for the service of the year ending on the thirty-first day of

March one thousand eight hundred and seventy-nine. 198

23. An Act to remove doubts concerning the due Acknowledgment of Deeds by

Married Women in Ireland in certain cases. 199

24. An Act to amend the Public Works Loans (Ireland) Act, 1877, so far as

relates to Lunatic Asylums. 201

25. An Act to amend the Public Health Act, 1875, so far as relates to the

supply of Water. 202

26. An Act to amend the Law relating to the Registration of Voters in Parlia-

mentary Boroughs and the Enrolment of Burgesses in Municipal Boroughs,

and relating to certain rights of voting and proceedings before and appeals from

Revising Barristers. 207

27. An Act to amend the Supreme Court of Judicature Act (Ireland), 1877. 238

28. An Act to farther amend the Law of Entail in Scotland. 238

29. An Act for conferring powers upon the Metropolitan Board of Works with

respect to the Obelisk known as Cleopatra's Needle, and other Monuments. 239

30. An Act to alter the time of electing Commissioners under the General

Police and Improvement (Scotland) Act, 1862. 240

31. An Act to consolidate and amend the Law for preventing Frauds upon

Creditors by secret Bills of Sale of Personal Chattels. 241

32. An Act to amend the Metropolis Management Act, 1855, the Metropolitan

Building Act, 1855, and the Acts amending the same respectively. 248

33. An Act to amend the Law relating to Dental Practitioners. 260

34. An Act to amend the Law relating to Highways in South Wales. 272

35. An Act to extend for a further limited period section thirty-four of the

Supreme Court of Judicature Act, 1875. 275

36. An Act to continue for one year the Police (Expenses) Act, 1875. 275

37. An Act to further amend the Acts relating to the raising of Money by the

Metropolitan Board of Works; and for other purposes relating thereto. 276

38. An Act for the further relief of Innkeepers. 282

39. An Act for the Protection of Freshwater Fiah. 283

40. An Act to remove doubts with respect to the application to Scotland

of the Prisons Authorities Act, 1874. 286

41. An Act to enable Returning Officers at Parliamentary Elections in Scotland

to require Security for their Expenses; and otherwise to amend the Law of

Scotland relating to such Expenses. 286

42. An Act to amend and further extend the Acts for the Commutation of

Tithes in England and Wales. 288

43. An Act to encourage Regular Marriages in Scotland. 290

44. An Act to make provision for the foundation of a Dean and Chapter for the

Bishopric of Truro, and for the transfer to the Cathedral Church of Truro of

one of the Canonries in the Cathedral Church of Exeter; and for other purposes

connected therewith. 297

45. An Act to apply the sum of Fourteen millions five hundred thousand pounds

out of the Consolidated Fund to the service of the year ending on the thirty-

first day of March one thousand eight hundred and seventy-nine. 300

46. An Act to enable Her Majesty to provide for the Establishment of His Royal Highness the Duke of Connaught and of Strathearn and Her Royal Highness Princess Louise Margaret Alexandra Victoria Agues of Prussia, and to settle an Annuity on Her Royal Highness. 300

47. An Act to enable the Trustees of the Elders Widows' Fund to apply the Capital of the said Fund in aid of Income; and for other purposes in relation thereto. 302

48. An Act to amend the Law relating to Endowed Schools and Hospitals and other Endowed Institutions in Scotland; and for other purposes. 304

49. An Act to consolidate the Law relating to Weights and Measures. 308

50. An Act to amend the County of Hertford and Liberty of St. Alban Act, 1874." 341

51. An Act to alter and amend the Law in regard to the Maintenance and Management of Roads and Bridges in Scotland. . 342

52. An Act to consolidate and amend the Acts relating to Public Health in Ireland. 403

53. An Act to facilitate improvements in the Organisation of the Admiralty and War Office by the retirement of Clerks from certain of the Civil Departments thereof. 498

54. An Act to amend the Debtors Act, 1869, and the Debtors Act (Ireland), 1872. 500

55. An Act to enable the Trustees of the British Museum to remove portions of their Collections. 501

56. An Act to amend the Law respecting the expense of regulating Commons. 502

57. An Act for the Revision of the Statute Law of Ireland. 503

58. An Act for further regulating the use of Locomotives on Highways in Scotland. 522

59. An Act to amend the Law relating to the Drainage and Improvement of Land in Ireland. 524

60. An Act to make better provision for Idiots, Imbeciles, and other afflicted persons in Ireland. 525

61. An Act to remove doubts as to the validity of certain Marriages solemnized in the Islands of Fiji prior to their erection into a British Colony. 52G

62. An Act to continue certain Turnpike Acts, and to repeal certain other Turnpike Acts; and for other purposes connected therewith. 527

63. An Act to amend the Prison Acts of 1877, so far as regards the Apportionment of certain Superannuation Allowances between the Treasury and the Local Authorities. 539

64. An Act to raise the sum of two million pounds by Exchequer Bonds, Exchequer Bills, or Treasury Bills for the service of the year ending on the 31st day of March 1879.' ""542

65. An Act to apply a sum out of the Consolidated Fund to the service of the year ending the thirty-first day of March one thousand eight hundred and seventy-nine, and to appropriate the Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament. 543

66. An Act to promote Intermediate Education in Ireland. 55G

67. An Act for extending and amending the Foreign Jurisdiction Acts. 561

68. An Act to provide for the foundation of four new Bishoprics in England. 5G4

69. An Act to amend the Law regulating the Office of Clerk of Petty Sessions, and the Law relating to Fines, in Ireland; and for other purposes. 571

70. An Act to continue various expiring Laws. 575

71. An Act to extend to Metropolitan Commons certain provisions of the Commons Act, 1876. 577

72. An Act to prohibit the sale of Intoxicating Liquors on Sunday in Ireland. 578

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