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New Forest Act 1877

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Amended Constitution of Court of VerderersE+W+S+N.I.

14 Constitution of verderers.E+W+S+N.I.

The verderers of the New Forest as constituted under this Act shall consist of [F1five elective verderers, one official verderer, and the four appointed verderers provided for by paragraph (c) of section one of the M1New Forest Act 1949].

  • No oath or declaration shall be required to be taken by a verderer on his entering on his office.

  • The official verderer shall be from time to time nominated by Her Majesty under Her sign manual and shall hold office during Her Majesty’s pleasure.

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  • The elective verderers shall be elected by the persons and in manner in this Act mentioned.

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F1Words substituted by New Forest Act 1949 (c. 69), s. 1

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16 Disqualification of elective verderers.E+W+S+N.I.

A person shall be disqualified from being an elective verderer who—

(1)Holds any office or place of profit under the verderers; or,

(2)Participates in the profits of any work done by order of the verderers; or,

(3)Is concerned in or participates in the profit of any contract entered into by the verderers.

17, 18.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F4E+W+S+N.I.

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19 Rotation of elective verderers.E+W+S+N.I.

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The offices of vacating verderers shall be filled up by an equal number of new verderers to be elected in manner in this Act provided, and every newly elected verderer shall hold his office for the term of six years and no longer unless re-elected.

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20 Vacating elective verderers to be re-eligible.E+W+S+N.I.

Any person on ceasing to be an elective verderer shall, unless disqualified, be re-eligible.

21 Resignation and casual vacancies of elective verderers.E+W+S+N.I.

An elective verderer may resign on notifying in writing his intention so to do to any court of swainmote, and thereupon shall be deemed to create a casual vacancy.

  • Any casual vacancy in the offfice of an elective verderer shall be filled up by the elective verderers themselves, but the verderer so chosen shall retain his office so long only as the vacating verderer would have retained the same if such vacancy had not occurred.

  • An elective verderer dying between the time of his being elected a verderer and the time of his entering his office, shall be deemed to create a casual vacancy.

  • An elective verderer shall also vacate his office if he absents himself from all courts of swainmote or other meetings of the verderers for not less than six months, unless he is prevented from attending by illness, or unless the verderers resolve that it is expedient that such verderer should not vacate his office.

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