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THE

STATUTE S at Large, &c.

Anno regni GEORGII III. Regis, Mag

ne Britanniæ, Franciæ, & Hiberniæ,
tricefimo fecundo.

T the parliament begun and holden at West

minster, the twenty-fifth day of November, Anno Domini 1790, in the thirty-first year of the reign of our sovereign lord GEORGE the Third, by the grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, defender of the faith, &c. And from thence continued, by several prorogations, to the thirtyfirst day of January 1792; being the second fefion of the seventeenth parliament of Great Britain.

CAP. 1.
An act to extend to the provisions of certain acts of parliament made

to regulate the trials of controverted elections, or returns of mem-
bers to serve in parliament.

of of his prefent Majesty, intituled, An act to explain and amend InGeo.3.C.42. an act, made in the last session of parliament, intituled, An act to and 28 Geo 3. regulate the trials of controverted elections, or returns of members to C. 52. recited. serve in parliament; it is enacted, That, on the day appointed by the house of commons for taking into consideration any petition complaining of an undue election, or return of any member to serve in parliament, the house shall not proceed to any other business whatsoever, except the fwearing of members, previous to the reading the order of the day for that purpose: and whereas by an act, passed in the twenty-eighth year of the reign of his present Majesty, intituled, An act for the further regulation of the trials of controverted elections, or returns of members Vol. XXXVII.

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to serve in parliament, it is enabled, That it mall and may be law. ful for the house, previous to the reading such order, to proceed to such other business as in the said act is particularly specified: and whereas it is of importance, that the like power hould be extended t:

the several cases herein-after mentioned, be it enacted by the King's On days ap: most excellent majesty, by and with the advice and consent of pointed by the the lords fpiritual and temporal, and commons, in this present taking petiti. parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, That ons into con on the day appointed by the house for taking into confideration fideration, any petition complaining of an undue election, or return of any messages from member to serve in parliament, or the petition of any person or be received persons defiring to oppose any right of election, or the right of previous to chusing, nominating, or appointing any returning officer or re- ; nading the

turning officers, which shall have been deemed valid by the de. order of the

termination of any select committee, it shall and may be lawful day; and on days appoint. for the house, previous to the reading the order or orders for ed for trial of taking any such petition or petitions into consideration, to rearticles of

ceive any meflage or mellages from the lords; and also that it impeachment, shall and may be lawful for the house, on the days appointed for business neceftary for car

the trial of any articles of impeachment exhibited or to be exhirying on the bited by the commons before the lords in parliament, previous to prosecution the reading any such order or orders as aforesaid, to proceed to may in like manner be

any businefs that may be necessary for the purpose of carrying on proceeded on the prosecution of such impeachment.

CAP. II.
An act to repeal the duties on certain inhabited houses containing lejí

than seven windows, or lights, granted by an act of the fixth year of

the reign of his present Majesty. Preamble.

of 6Geo.3.c. 38. present Majesiy, (intituled, An act for repealing the several recited. duties upon houses, windows, and lights, and for granting to his

Majesty other duties upon houses, windows, and lights), it was among other things enacted, That there should be charged, raifa, kvied, and paid, unto his Majesty, bis heirs and successors, several rates and duties upon houses therein-after mentioned; that is to say; for every dwelling house inhabited, which then was or thereafter jhoul be creered within that part of Great Britain called England, the yearly sum of three shillings; and for every dwelling house inbabitat, which then was or thereafter should be erected within that part of Great Britain called Scotland, tie yearly sum of one filling : may it 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 con

fent of the lords spiritual and temporal, and commons, in this preFrom April 5, fent parliament allembled, and by the authority of the fame, That, 1792, no

from and after the fifth day of April one thousand feven hundred dwelling house con

and ninety-two, no dwelling house inhabited throughout Great taining less Britain, which shall not contain more than six windows or lights, than leven shall be charged or chargeable with the said respective rates and windows

duties of three shillings, and one shilling, but shall be wholly freed, chargeable

exempted,

exempted, and discharged therefrom; and that then, and from with the thenceforth, all the powers and authorities given and granted by duty imposed the said recited act, or any other act of parliament, in relation

by the recited

act. to the said recited rates and duties, shall be no longer used, applied, or put in execution, with respect to such dwelling houses inhabited within Great Britain which shall not contain seven windows or lights, but shall in that respect cease and determine; fave and except in all cases relating to the recovering of any arrears which may at that time remain unpaid of the said rates and duties, and to the accounting for the same, or to any penalty or forfeiture which shall have been incurred upon or at any time before the faid fifth day of April one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two, any thing herein-before contained to the contrary notwithstanding

Il. Provided always, That nothing in this act contained shall A&t not to extend, or be construed to extend, to exempt from the payment extend to of the said recited duties, any edifice in any of the inns of court or

apartments

in inns of chancery, or any chamber or apartment in any college or hall, in any court, &c. of the universities of Great Britain, by reason of such edifice, chamber, or apartment, separately containing less than seven windows or lights, but that the same shall be charged as before the making of this act; any thing herein-before contained to the confrary notwithstanding.

CA P. III.
An azt for hepealing the duties on female servants.
HEREAS by an act, made in the twenty-fifth year of the reign Preamble.

of his present Majesty, intituled, An act to repeal the duties as Geo.3.C.4%. on male servants, and for granting new duties on male and female récited. servants; it was enaĉted, That, from and after the fifth day of July one thousand seven hundred and eighty-five, there should be paid unto his Majesty, his beirs and successors, throughout the kingdom of Great Britain, by all persons who should retain or employ any female servant or servants, such yearly fums as are therein mentioned: may it please your Majesty that it may be enacted; and be it enacted by the King's moft excellent majesty, by and with the advice and confent of the lords spiritual and temporal, and commons, in this present parliament afsembled, and by the authority of the fame, That, From April from and after the fifth day of April one thousand seven hundred 5: 1792, the

duties on and ninety-two, the duties on feinale servants granted by the said

male servants, recited aćt shall cease and determine; and that then, and from granted by thenceforth, all the powers and authorities given and granted, and the recited the rules and regulations established and prescribed by the said act, to ceafe. recited act, or by any other act of parliament, in relation to the managing, securing, ascertaining, collecting, recovering, levying, and paying the said duties, and all penalties and forfeitures in respect thereof, shall also cease and determine; save and except in all cases relating to the recovering of any arrears which may at that time remain unpaid of the said duties, and to the accounting for the same, or to any penalty or forteiture which fall have

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been incurred upon or at any time before the said fifth day of April
one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two; any thing herein-
before contained to the contrary notwithstanding.

CA P. IV.
An a£t for repealing the duties on waggons, wains, carts, and other

carriages, granted by an act of the twenty-third year of the reige

of his present Majesty. Preamble.

HEREAS by an all, made in the twenty-third year of the 23 Geo.3.c.66.

reign of his present Majesły, intituled, An act for granting to i his Majesty feveral rates and duties upon waggons, wains, carts, and other fuch carriages, not charged with any duty under the management of the commissioners of excise; certain rates and dities were charged upon every person who mould keep any waggen, wain, cart, or other such carriage with three or four wheels, or any cart or other carriage with two wheels, (except such carriages as wert then charged with any duty under the management of the commiffeners of excise), and the said rates and duties were placed under the receipt and management of the commissioners for managing the duties on stamped a!.

lum,parchment and paper: and whereas by another act made in the twenti25 Geo.3.C.47. fifth year of the reign of his present Majesty, intituled, Anact for transfer.

ring the receipt and management of certain duties therein mentioned, from the commissioners of excise and the commissioners of stamps respectively, to the commissioners for the affairs of taxes; and alio for making further provisions in respect to the said duties so transferred; the receipt and management of the said recited rates and dutia were transferred from the said commisficners of flamps to the commi fioners for the affairs of taxes, and the feveral powers, rules, methods, regulations, and provisions, by the said act of the twenty-third year of bis said Majelly prescribed, were determined, and further provifiers were made for levying, collecting, and securing the said recited rates and duties : may it therefore please your Majesty that it may be enaed, and be it enacted by the King's most excellent majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the lords fpiritual and tempo

şa!, and commons, in this present parliament assembled, and by the From April 5, authority of the fame, That, from and after the fifth day of April duties imposa

one thousand feven hundred and ninety-two, the several rates and ed by the firft duties granted by the said act of the twenty-third year of his prerecited act to rent Majesty, shall cease and determine; and that then, and from ceale. thenceforth, all the powers and authorities given and granted, and

the rules and regulations established and prescribed by the said recited act of the twenty-fifth year of his present Majesty, for or in relation to the managing, securing, ascertaining, collecting, recovering, levying, and paying the said rates and duties, and all penalties in respect thereof, shall also ceale and determine; save and except in all cafes relating to the recovering of any arrears which may at that time remain unpaid of the faid rates and duties, and to the accounting for the same, or to any penalty or forfeiture which shall have been incurred upon or at any time before the faid fifth day of April one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two, sany thing before contained to tlie contrary notwithstanding:

CAP.

1792, the

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