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890. Bill to continue Appointments under the Act for consolidating the Copyhold and
Inclosure Commissions, and for completing Proceedings under the Tithe Commutation Acts
Copyholds : 238. Bill to explain and amend the Copyhold Acts 402. Same (as amended in Committee] 484. Same (as amended in Committee, and on Re-commitment]
Couniy Elections Polls: 6. Bill to limit the Time for taking the Poll in Counties at Contested Elections for Knights of the Shire to serve in Parliament in England and Wales to One
435 39. Saine [as amended in the Committee)
439 52. Same (as amended by the Committee, and on Re-commitment]
County Election Polls (Scotland): 162. Bill to limit the Time of taking the Poll in Counties at Contested Elections of
Members to serve in the Commons' House of Parliament for Shires in Scotland
to One Day, and to provide for the Increase or Alteration of Polling Places, 447 329. Same (as amended in Committee)
County Rates and Expenditure : 60. Bill to establish County Financial Boards for the assessing of County Rates, and
for the Administration of County Expenditure in England and Wales 457 168. Same (as amnended in Committee]
Facilitate the more speedy Arrest of absconding
Debtors in Ireland.
[Note.—The Words printed in Italics are proposed to be inserted
HEREAS the Laws now in force for the Arrest of Debtors Preamble. absconding from Ireland are insufficient and inadequate
for that Purpose, by reason of the Delay which is occasioned in obtaining the necessary Process : And whereas Frauds are 5 perpetrated upon Creditors residing at a Distance from Dublin by
Debtors embarking for distant Countries from various Towns and Seaports in Ireland: And whereas it is expedient to provide a more expeditious and efficacious Mode of obtaining Process for the
Arrest of Debtors about to quit Ireland in all Cases where such 10 Debtors are now liable by Law to be arrested: Be it therefore 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:
I. That from and after the passing of this Act it shall be Authority lawful for any Two Justices of the Peace, or for any One Justice to Commisof the Peace together with a Commissioner for taking Affidavits or Bankruptcy Special Bail in the Superior Courts of Law at Dublin, or for the and Judges
of County Mayor or Recorder of any Corporate Town, (the said Person and 20 Persons being hereafter referred to as the Commissioners,) on Appli- grant War229. A
rants for the cation
Arrest of absconding Debtors.
cation by or on behalf of any Creditor, upon due Proof by Affidavit,
such Debtor or Debtors shall be considered and deemed to have been arrested by virtue of the said Writ of Capias, and all Proceedings shall be had upon such Writ of Capias as if the same 40 had been issued prior to the issuing of such Warrant, and as if the Arrest had been made on such Writ of Capias, and according to the Practice now observed in the said Superior Courts of Law.
Writ of Capias to issue thereupon.
II. The Affidavit or Affirmation required by this Act may be Before whom sworn or made before such Commissioners, or before
Affidavits to any
Person having Authority to administer Oaths in any of the Courts of Law aforesaid.
5. III. The Warrant or Warrants which shall be issued by virtue of Warrants to
be auxiliary this Act shall be auxiliary only to the Processes now in use,
to such Writ shall be wholly void and of none Effect whatsoever as a Protection to of Capias. the Person on whose Behalf such Warrant shall have issued, unless such Writ of Capias shall be issued and served in manner aforesaid.
10 IV. The Person to whom the Warrant hereby authorized to be Time and
Place of issued shall be directed shall, immediately on the same being executed, endorse a Certificate thereupon of the Time and Place where the Debtor to Debtor was arrested; and the Production of such Warrant and be endorsed
Certificate to the Sheriff of the County where such Warrants shall rant, and 15 have issued, or to the Keeper of the Gaol of such County, shall be a upon Pro
sufficient Authority to such Sheriff or Keeper to detain such Debtor Sheriff's to or Debtors until he or they shall be discharged by due Course of receive ane?
detain such Law.
V. It shall be lawful for any Person arrested upon any such Persons ar20 Warrant forthwith before the issuing of the said Writ of Capias to rested en
titled to Disa pay the Debt and Costs which shall be endorsed on such Warrant
charge in to the said Bailiff as aforesaid, or to enter into a Bail Bond to such certain
Cases. Bailiff, with Two sufficient Sureties, for the Amount which shall
be endorsed on such Warrant, conditioned to put in Special Bail 25 as required by the said Warrant, or to make Deposit of the Sum
endorsed on such Warrant, together with Ten Pounds for Costs, and thereupon he shall be entitled to be discharged from Custody, and such Bailiff is hereby authorized to discharge such Person accordingly.
30 VI. As soon as the Person so arrested as aforesaid has been taken Effect of
into Custody or detained under the Writ of Capias herein before Writs of mentioned, the Force and Effect of the said Warrant so granted as
previous aforesaid shall immediately cease and determine, and the said Person Proceedings..
shall be held and detained in Custody under or by virtue of the said 35 Writ of Capias in like Manner as if the said Person had been first
arrested under and by virtue of the same, or in case the Person so arrested shall have made Deposit with the said Bailiff as aforesaid, or entered into such Bail Bond as aforesaid, then, upon Delivery to the
Bailiff by whom such Person was arrested of a Copy of the Warrant 40 granted by the Sheriff upon such Writ of Capias as aforesaid, the said Bailiff shall pay over to such Sheriff as aforesaid the said Deposit, or 229.
assign to the said Sheriff such Bail Bond as aforesaid, and the said
Endorsement VIL. Such Warrant shall be endorsed with the Amount of Debt
are now directed to be endorsed, and on Payment of the Amount so
Persons ar- VIII. It shall be lawful for any Person for whose Arrest a Warrant rested may shall have been granted to make Application, either before or after 25 apply to a
Arrest shall have been made by virtue of the said Warrant, and sioner of
before a Writ of Capias shall have been issued as aforesaid, to any Bankrupt, a Judge, or Judge of the said Superior Courts, or to the Court mentioned the Court
in the Affidavit of Debt or Warrant for the Arrest, for a Sumnamed in the Warrant,
mons or Rule calling upon the Creditor who shall have obtained 30 for their
such Warrant to show Cause why the Warrant should not be set Discharge.
aside and vacated, if such Application shall be made before Arrest,
Officer responsible for the due
IX. The Officer or Person to whom such Warrant shall be directed or addressed as aforesaid shall be subject to the Jurisdiction of the