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Changes in the Law. CHANGES IN THE LAW IN THE| trouble and loss of time, in the same inanner LAST SESSION OF PARLIAMENT, as Courts are now by law authorized and em
powered to order the same in cases of prose1837.
cutions for felony. (s. 1.)
Orders for Payment of Money in such cases No. XXI.
to be the same as Orders for Payment of Costs
in Cases of Felony. That every order for the ABOLISHING THE PUNISHMENT OF THE
payment of any money by virtue of this act PÍLLORY.
shall be made out and delivered by the proper 1 Vict. c. 23.
officer of the Court unto such prosecutor or
vish other person, upon the same terms and in the This act recites that it is expedient to abolish
same manner in all respects as orders for the the punishment of the pillory; it is therefore enacted, that from and after the passing of
payment of costs are now made in cases of
felony; and the treasurer or other person, this act, a judgment shall not be given and
when any such order shall be made, shall be awarded against any person or persons convicted of any offence that such person or per
and he is hereby required, upon sight of such
order, forthwithi to pay to the person therein sons do stand in or upon the pillory; any law,
with named, or to any one duly authorized in that statute, or usage to the contrary nothwithstanding. Provided that nothing herein con
behalf, the money in such order inentioned ;
and such treasurer or other person shall be tained shall extend or be construed to extend
allowed the same in passing his accounts. (s. 2.) in any manner to change, alter, or affect any punishment whatsoever which may now be by law inflicted in respect of any offence, except only the punishment of pillory.
1 Vict. c 77.
This act passed on the 17th July, and is intiCOSTS OF PROSECUTION. 1 Vict. c. 44.
tuled “ An Act to assimilate the Practice of the
Central Criminal Court to other Courts of This is “ An act to provide for the costs of
Criminal Judicature within the Kingdom of prosecutions for concealing the birth of chil.
England and Wales with respect to Offenders dren by secret burying or otherwise disposing
liable to the punishment of Death.” It recites of their dead bodies.” It recites that by 9 G.
that it is is expedient to assimilate the practice 4, c. 31, intituled “ An Act for consolidating
of the Central Criminal Court to other courts and amending the Statutes in England relative
of criminal judicature within the kingdom of to offences against the Person,” it is amongst
England and Wales with respect to offenders other things enacted, that if any woman shall
liable to the punishment of death. It is therebe delivered of a child, and shall, by secret
fore enacted as follows : burying or otherwise disposing of the dead
No Report to be made to Her Majesty of the body of the said child, endeavour to conceal
Case of any Capital Convict at the Central the birth thereof, every such offender shall be Criminal Court.-That from and after the
passing of this act it shall not be necessary guilty of a misdemeanor: And that no pro
that any report should be made to her Majesty, vision is made by law for payment of the costs her heirs and successors, in the case of any of prosecutions for such misdemeanors : it is prisoner convicted before the said Central therefore enacted as follows:
Criminal Court, and now under sentence of
death, or who may be bereafter convicted beCourts empowered to order Payment of Pro- | fore such Court and sentenced to the like secutors and Witnesses in Indictments for con.
punishment, previously to such sentence being cealing the Birth of any Child. That where
carried into execution ; any law, usage, or any prosecutor or other person shall appear custom to the contrary notwithstanding. (s. 1.) before any Court, on recognizance or subpæna, The Judge before ichom any offender already to prosecute or give evidence against any per: I under Sentence of Death has been tried, may son upon any charge of having so endeavoured direct Execution to be done on such Offender. to conceal the birth of any child, every such | And with respect to offenders now under sen. Court is hereby authorized and empowered, I tence of death, that in case any Judge, being a whether any bill of indictment for such charge / Judge of one of the Superior Courts of Wests shall or shall not be actually preferred, tolminster Hall, before whom any such offender order payment of the costs and expenses of has been tried, shall be of opinion that under
prosecutor and witnesses for the prosecu- the circumstances of such otfender's case the tion, together with a compensation for their
sentence of the law ought to be carried into
effect, it shall be lawful for such Judge, and he a 30 June, 1837.
is hereby required, as soon after the passing of
this act as conveniently may be, to order and Saving the Righis of the City of London.direct execution to be done on şuch offender Provided that nothing in this act contained at such time and place as he shall think fit (the shall extend or be construed to extend to pretime so to be appointed not being less than judice or affect the rights, interests, privileges, seven days, nor more than twenty-one days froin franchises, or authority of the lord mayor, althe making of such order); and thereupon the derınen, and recorder of the city of London, sheriff, or other proper officer in whose custody or their successors, or to prohibit, defeat, alany such offender shall be, shall carry such ter, or diminish any power, authority, or jusentence into effect at such time and place as risdiction which at the time of making this may be specified in such order. (s. 2.)
act the said lord mayor, aldermen, and recor* The Court may abstain from pronouncing der for the time being of the said city did or Judyment on Persons convicted of Crimes liable might lawfully use or exercise, except so far to the Punishment of Death, and order the same as is otherwise by this act expressly proto be entered of Record.—That whenever any vided. (s. 7.) offender shall bereafter be convicted before Act may be altered. That this act may be the said Court of any crime for which such amended or altered by any act to be passed in offender shall be liable to the punishment of tbis present session of parliament. (s. 8.) death, and the Court shall be of opinion that Public Act. --That this act shall be deemed under the particular circumstances of the case to be a public act, and shall be judicially taken such offender is a fit and proper subject to be notice of as such by all judges, justices, and recommended for the royal mercy, it shall and others. (s. 9) inay be lawful for such Court, if it shall think fit so to do, to direct the proper officer then being present in court, to require and ask
No. XXIV. (whereupon such officer shall require and ask) if such offender hath or knoweth any thing to
REMOVAL OF POOR. say why judgment of death should not be re
7 W. 4, c. 10. corded against such offender; and in case such offender shall not allege any matter or thing! This is “An Act to alter, amend, and consufficient in law to arrest or bar such judgment, l tinue for a certain period, an act for repealing the court shall and may and is hereby authorised to abstain from pronouncing judgment
ent certain acts relating to the removal of poor of death upon such offender, and instead of persons born in Scotland and Ireland, and - pronouncing such judgment to order the same chargeable to parishes in England, and to make
to be entered of record, and thereupon such proper officer as aforesaid shall and may and is
other provisions in lieu thereof.” It recites hereby authorized to enter judgment of death the 3 & 4 W. 4, c. 40, intituled “An Act to on record against such offender in the usual and accustomed form, and in such and the
repeal certain Acts relating to the Removal of same manner as is now used, and as if judg
poor Persons born in Scotland and Ireland, "ment of death had actually been pronounced and chargeable to Parishes in England, and to in open, court against such offender by the
tender by the make other Provisions in lieu thereof, until court. (s. 3.) Such Record to have same effect as if pro
the First Day of May One thousand eight hunnounced. That a record of every such judg- I dred and thirty-six, and from thence to the 'ment so entered as aforesaid, shall have the :like effect to all intents and purposes and be
end of the then next Session of Parliament:" followed by all the same consequences as if that the provisions of the said act have been such judgment had actually been pronounced I found beneficial : and that the said act will in open Court. (s. 4.) Court to direct Execution to be done on cer.
espire at the end of the present session of tnin Offenders.--That whenever any offender l parliament, and it is desirable that the same · shall bereafter be convicted before the said should be continued and renewed as herein· Court of any offence for which such offender shall be liable to and shall receive sentence
after provided. It is therefore enacted. of death, and the said Court shall be of opinion That the said act, and all and every the prothat under the circumstances of the case, the visions thereof, shall be and the same are herejudgment of the law ought to be carried into by continued and renewed to the first day of effect, it shall be lawful for the said Court and | May one thousand eight hundred and thirtysuch Court is hereby required to order and I nine, and the end of the then next session of direct execution to be done on such offender parliament. (s. 1.) in the same manner as any Court of Assize is 'Persons removing Poor in pursuance of this empowered to order and direct execution by Act to have the powers of Constables.-That the law as it stood before the passing of this every person to whom any order for removing act. (s. 5.)
a poor person or persons, made in pursuance Not to affect the Royal Prerogative. Pro. of the said recited actor of this act, shall be · vided that nothing in this act contained shall delivered for the purpose of being carried into affect her Majesty's royal prerogative of inercy. I execution, shall and may detain and hold in safe (s. 6.). .
custody every poor person mentioned in any
Fees of the House of Commons.
such order until such poor person shall have | For attending the sitting of the com- £ s. d.
a bill by the clerk of the fees,
added to each additional fee : HOUSE OF COMMONS FEES. For every sitting . . . . . .0 6 S
for every report . . . . . .0 6 8 [Concluded from p. 404.]
For every adjournment when no
business is done . . . To the House-keeper :
. . .0 3 4 £ 8. d.
FOR A PRIVATE BILL. For every private bill. . . . .0 5 01 To be paid by the Petitioner for the Bill, For every private enacting clause, the
or his Agent: same fee as for a bill
For taking charge of bill, when comAnd if the bill concerns a county
initted, and adjourning the comor counties, or corporation, or
mittee to the time when it is to sit corporations, or in the case of
for dispatch of business . . . .100 such-like bills, called double
For attending sitting of the commitbills, a double fee.
tee, each day . . . . . . . 2 0 0 For every private committee.. 0 5 0 For attending to adjourn a committee For every hearing at the bar...0 10 0 when no business is done . . .0 6 8 For every prisoner discharged by the
For drawing and transcribing report house . . . . . . . . . .0
0 1 in respect to standing orders, in To the Two Door-keepers :
any case in which a committee on
a bill is directed to report thereFor every private bill . . . . .0 5 0
upon . . . . . . . . 100 For every private enacting clause, the
For drawing and transcribing report same fee as for a bill. And if the bill concerns a county
on the bill, and arranging docu
ments to be sent into the house .2 0 0 or counties, or corporation, or
For a fair copy of the amendments to corporations, or in the case of
the house bill, per sheet of 72 words 0 1 0 such-like bills, called double
For a printed bill, corrected from the bills, a double fee.
committee bill, to accompany the For attending a hearing at the bar in
report, . . . . . . . . 1 1 0 private matters . . . . . . .0 7 For delivering papers at the door
For drawing short minute of each 0 5 0
day's proceedings before the comUpon the discharge of every prisoner,
mittee, together with the name of to each . . . . . . . . .0
the chairman, and delivering the From every member sworn (upon the
same to the private bill office. 0 6 S clerk of the crown's return upon
In all cases in which more than any vacancy) after the sessions be
one double fee is charged by gun. . . . . . . . . . .0
the clerk of the fees, the folTo the Four Messengers :
lowing fees are to be added For serving any summons of the
for each additional fee : house in private matters...0 6 81 For every sitting . . . . . .0 13 4 For serving the orders of comunittees
For every report . . . . . .0 6 8 in private matters . . . . . .0 2 6 For every adjournment when no For attending a prisoner, per diem.0 6 8 business is done . . . . . .0 3 4 For keeping the door at a private
ON A PETITION AGAINST A PRIVATE BILL. committee . . . . . . . .0 2 6
And to be paid by the Petitioner, or his Agent:
referred to a committee on a bill .0 6 8 FEES IN THE COMMITTEE CLERK'S OFFICE,
For reading order of reference, and ON A PETITION FOR A PRIVATE BILL.
petition . . . . . . . . .0 6 8 To be paid by the Petitioner or his Agent : For each day upon which a petitioner For taking charge of a petition for a
is heard, or a petition signed by private bill, when referred to a
only one person is considered, by committee, and adjourning the
the committee . . . . . . .0 13 4 committee to the time when it is to
And if the petition is signed by sit for dispatch of business. . .0 6 8 two or more petitioners , 1 6 &
House of Commons Fees.
431 For drawing and transcribing the re- £ 8. d.
£ s. d. port . . . . . . . . . .0 6 8 For the inspection of a plan . . .0 5 8
(For taking the consent (of a party UPON a Petition, praying that any order beneficially interested) to the passof the house may be dispensed with, or ing of a bill . . . .
. . .0 6 0 complaining of the decision of any committee in respect of the standing orders, or upon any report from a committee referred to the standing order commit
FEES IN THE PRIVATE BILL OFFICE. tee, or any other committee :
For entering a private bill, together To be paid by the Party at whose Instance thel with the names and address of Reference is made :
the parliamentary agent, and soli
citor, and the name of the comFor taking charge of such petition or
mittee clerk . . . . . . . .0 10 0 report . . . . : . · · · · 0
: · 0 0 6 8 | For receiving and taking charge of For attending a sitting of a com
books, plans, estimates, and other mittee on any such petition or re
documents ; and indorsing petition, port . . . . . . . . . . 20 01
with a certificate that the same have For drawing and transcribing the
been deposited . . . . . . .0 6 8 report . . . . . . . . . 1 0 0 For entering proceedings of the house For attending to adjourn a committee
on the presenting of a petition for when no business is done ...0 13 4
a private bill, or upon a motion for For drawing short minute of the pro
a private bill, or upon a message ceedings of the committee, and
from the lords with a private bill. 0 6 8 delivering the same to the private
For receiving and entering notice of bill office. . . . . . . . .0 0 the day and hour on which it may UPON ANY Petition praying for a grant
be proposed that the committee of money, or in respect of any other
on the petition should sit; for each matter of a private nature referred to
day ou which a notice may be given ( 3 4 a committee, if the committee is not a
For entering a short minute of the public committee :
proceedings of the committee, to
gether with the name of the chairTo be paid by each Party appearing before the man to be furnished by the comCommittee :
mittee clerk . . . . . . .0 6 8 For taking charge of a petition 0 6 8 | And if the committee cannot be For attending a sitting of the com
formed for want of members, or if mittee . . . . . . . .
parties are not ready to proceed, : .2 0 0
for entering the adjournment .0 3 4 utending to adjourn a committee when no business is done . . .0 13 4 (For entering proceedings of the house For drawing and transcribing the
on the report of the petition ..0 6 8
100For entering proceedings of the house report · · · · · · · · · ·1 0 0
on a report of the Standing Order GENERAL FEES.
Committee . . . . . . .0 6 8
For entering the proceedings of the For a general inspection of any lists,
house upon the presenting of any papers, minutes of evidence, or
petition, praying that any order of
..0 6 8 the house may be dispensed with, For every copy of a printed bill, cor
or upon a motion for such purpose 0 6 8 rected from the committee bill. 100For entering the proceedings of the For every summons of a witness . .0 2 6 house upon the report of any such For every witness examined or cross
on . . . . . . . .0 6 8 examined. . . . . . . . .0 2 6 For entering proceedings of the house For every exhibit . . . . . . .0 20 on presenting the bill, first reading, The name of every person in a
and orders thereupon . . . . .0 6 8 list of consents, dissents, and
For entering petition against a bill, neuters, to be reckoned as a
and orders thereupon . ...0 3 4 separate exhibit.
For entering petition in favour of a For every counsel attending in sup
bill, and orders thereupon . . .0 3 4 port of the interest of any party, for
For receiving and entering notice of each day . . . . . . . . .0 10 0 second reading, for each day on For every copy of the names of the
which such notice may be given .0 3 4 members of a committee . . . .0 6 8 For examining the bill, to see For every copy of an order of refe
whether it is prepared accord. rence . . . . . . . . . .0 6 8
ing to the orders of the house, For copies of all papers and docu
and whether it corresponds ments, per sheet of 72 words ..0 1 0 1 with the printed bill :
But if for members . . . . .0 0 6 If the bill does not exceed 10 folios of For copies of plans made by the par
house bill, not exceeding 200 words ties. . . . . . . . . . .I l 01 each folio. . . . . . . . .0 3 4
House of Commons Fees.- Professional Grievances.
£ 8. d. For entering proceedings of the house vis** If above 10 and does not exceed 30 fol. 0 6 8l upon any new clause added, or pro *!! ! do. 30
50 do. O 10 0 posed to be added, on the report, in do. 50
70 do. O 13 4 further consideration of report, or £ s. d. slo. 70
90 do. 0 16 8 third reading . . . . . . .0 3 4 do. 90
do. 110 do. 1 0 0 For entering the agreement of the And so in proportion for any
House of Lords, with or without is greater number of folios.
amendments . . . . . . . .0 6.8 For entering certificate, and indors
For entering proceedings of the house . .!! ing breviate that the bill is properly | upon consideration of the amend : prepared . . . . . . . . .0
ments of the Lords ..... 0:68 For entering proceedings in the house
For entering royal assent..0.6.18 on the second reading of the bill,
And for every bill, or breviate, or ingross for each day . . . . . . .0 6 8 inent, certified to be irregular, and adFor receiving and entering notice of
mitted so to be by the party, or declared the day and hour on which it is
so to be by the speaker, there be paid proposed that the committee should
the sum of 10s. meet; on each day on which such
| That the fees above mentioned be paid to notice may be given . . . . .0 For receiving from the agent the filled
the principal clerk in the Private Bill Office by
the party promoting the bill; and that the up printed bill, with the amend. ments proposed to be submitted to
produce of the fund be applied to the mainte
nance of three clerks, or more if necessary, the committee; and entering the
for the business of the said office; and be apreceipt thereof . . . . . . .0
portioned between them, in such manger as For enteriug a short minute of the
the clerk of the house shall from time to time proceedings of the committee, name of the chairınan, and the day and
direct. hour to which it may brave adjourned, in case the cominittee do
ON TAXATION OF COSTS ON PRIVATE BILLS.)) not go through the bill, for each day. . . . . . . . . . .0 6 8
Resolved.-_That the following fees be de. And if the committee cannot be
manded and taken by the examiners and other formed for want of members, or if
persons for their attendance and trouble rethe committee is adjourned without
specting the taxation of all costs and expenses. doing business by desire of the par
under the authority of the act passed in the 6 ties; for entering the adjournment
Geo. 4, “ To establish a taxation of costs on for each day . . . . . . . .0 3 4 | private bills in the House of Commons;" (that For receiving and entering notice of
is to say), the day on which it inay be proposed
To each of the said examiners, for his pains to report the bill, on each day on
and trouble respecting the taxation of any which such notice may be given 0 3 4 bill of costs and expenses upon which an For entering proceedings of the house
order of reference shall have been made by. on the report of the bill, each day 0 6 8 |
the Speaker to such examiners : For entering proceedings on further
For the first day of attendance , 3 3 0 consideration of report, each day .0 6 8
For every subsequent attendance 2 2 0 For examining the Ingrossed Bill with the [To the speaker's secretary, for his Committee Bill :
pains and trouble respecting the
taxation of every such bill .. il 6 8 presses
To the clerk who shall be appointed If the bill does not exceed 20 0 6 8 to attend the said examiners, for If above 20, and does not exceed 40 0 10 0]
his pains and trouble on every atdo. 40
tendance ....... . . . . 2 2 do.. 60
80 0 16 8 do. 80
100 1 0 0 do. 100
120 1 3 4 PROFESSIONAL GRIEVANCES. do, 120
140 1 6 8 do. 140
160 1 10 0
PRACTICE OF THE COURT OF BANKRUPTCY. do. 160
180 1 13 4 180
200 1 16 8
To the Editor of the Legul Observer. do. 200 do. 220 2 0 0 Sir, And so on in proportion for any
If you unflinchingly expose to the public greater number of presses.
eye, those evils which justice demands should For entering certificate on back of the
be remedied, you will most assuredly continue bill, that it is properly ingrossed .0 6 8 to merit the very high opinion which the profesFor receiving and entering the notice
sion has of you, and of the accuracy of your of the third reading, for each day
reports, and ihe utility, generally, of your well on which such notice inay be given ( 3 4 conducted journal. For entering proceedings of the house | You will doubtless recollect that one, per.
on the third reading, each day . .0 6 8 haps the primary one, of the objections ad