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1 Short and collective titles and commencement.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)This Act may be cited as the Gun Barrel Proof Act 1950.

(2)The M1Gun Barrel Proof Act 1868 and this Act may be cited together as the Gun Barrel Proof Acts 1868 and 1950.

(3)This Act shall come into operation on the first day of October nineteen hundred and fifty.

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M11868 c. cxiii.

2 Interpretation.E+W+S+N.I.

In this Act unless the context otherwise requires—

  • The M2Act of 1868” means the Gun Barrel Proof Act 1868;

  • The Gunmakers Company” means the Master Wardens and Society of the Mystery of Gunmakers of the City of London;

  • The Guardians” means the Guardians of the Birmingham Proof House;

  • The two companies” means the Gunmakers Company and the Guardians;

  • The Minister” means the [F1Secretary of State];

  • Other words and expressions to which meanings are assigned by section 4 of the Act of 1868 have the same respective meanings.

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F1Words substituted by virtue of S.I. 1959/1768 (1959 I, p. 1793), art. 3(1), 1959/1828 (1959 I, p. 1802), art. 2 and Defence (Transfer of Functions) Act 1964 (c. 15), ss. 1(2), 3(2)

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M21868 c. cxiii.

3 Increase of authorised maximum prices for proof.E+W+S+N.I.

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4 Power for Minister to revise maximum prices for proof.E+W+S+N.I.

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5 Amendment of provision as to application of money by Guardians. E+W+S+N.I.

Section 94 (Application of monies by Guardians) of the Act of 1868 is hereby amended as follows:—

(a)the words “and whenever such fund exceeds ten thousand pounds the Guardians shall” shall be omitted; and

(b)the words “ reduce the prices ” shall be substituted for the words “reduce the charges”.

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C1The text of ss. 3(2), 5 is in the form in which it was originally enacted: it was not reproduced in Statutes in Force and does not reflect any amendments or repeals which may have been made prior to 1.2.1991.

6 Expenses of Act.E+W+S+N.I.

All the costs charges and expenses of and incident to the obtaining and passing of this Act or otherwise in relation thereto shall be paid by the Gunmakers Company and the Guardians respectively in equal shares and any moneys from time to time belonging to the Gunmakers Company or the Guardians may be applied in payment of the share of the said costs charges and expenses payable by that body.

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