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New Forest Act 1877

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25 Power of verderers to make byelaws. E+W+S+N.I.

The verderers as constituted under this Act may from time to time, at any court of swainmote at which not less than five of their number are present, if they think fit, make, and when made alter, add to, or repeal byelaws with respect to any of the following matters; (that is to say,)

(1)The prevention of the spread of contagious or infectious disease in the Forest . . . F1; and

(2)The conditions as to time, breed, and otherwise under which stallions, bulls, or other male entire commonable animals are to be allowed to roam at large in the Forest; and

(3)The removal from the Forest of the cattle and other animals belonging to persons not being commoners in the Forest; and

(4)The regulation of the rights of common by the commoners. Fines (to be recovered summarily) may be imposed by any such byelaws on persons breaking the same, provided that no fine exceeds for any one offence the sum of [F2ten pounds] . . . F3

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A byelaw made under this Act shall not nor shall any alteration therein or addition thereto or repeal thereof be confirmed. . . . F1 until the expiration of one month after notice of the intention to apply for confirmation of the same has been given by the verderers in one or more newspapers circulating in the said county; . . . F1

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F2Words substituted by New Forest Act 1964 (c. 83), s. 12

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C1S. 25 extended by New Forest Act 1949 (c. 69), s. 9(1); amended by ibid. s. 9(5)

C2So far as conferring power to make a person as regards any summary offence liable on conviction to a maximum fine, s. 40 of the Criminal Justice Act 1982 (c. 48, SIF 39:1) applies

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