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Markets And Fairs Clauses Act 1847

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. [1.]. Extent of Act.

  3. Interpretation in this Act:

    1. And with respect to the construction of this Act, and...

    2. 2.“Special Act:” “Prescribed:” “The lands:” “The undertaking:” “Undertakers:”

    3. 3. Interpretations in this and the special Act. Number: Gender: “Person:” “Lands:” “Lease:” “The market or fair:” “Cart:” “Driver:” “Cattle:” “Collector:” “Month:” “Justice:” “Two justices:” “Sheriff:”

  4. Citing the Act

    1. And with respect to citing this Act, or any part...

    2. 4. Short title of this Act.

    3. 5. Form in which portions of this Act may be incorporated in other Acts.

  5. Construction of market or fair

    1. And with respect to the construction of the market or...

    2. 6. Construction of markets or fairs to be subject to the provisions of this Act and one of the Lands Clauses Consolidation Acts 1845.

    3. 7. Errors and omissions in special Act, or Schedules thereto, may be corrected by justices, &c., who shall certify the same. Certificate to be deposited.

    4. 8. Copies of alterations, &c. to be evidence.

    5. 9. Additional land may be taken for extraordinary purposes.

    6. 10. Undertakers, subject to provisions of this and the special Act, may execute the works herein named.

    7. 11. Undertakers to make satisfaction for damage done.

  6. Holding of market, &c.

    1. And with respect to the holding of the market or...

    2. 12. Before the market or fair shall be opened, notice to be given by undertakers.

    3. 13.†Sales elsewhere than in markets prohibited under a penalty not exceeding 40s.

    4. 14. Market days.

    5. 15. Penalty for selling or exposing for sale unwholesome meat, &c. Penalty on obstructing inspector.

    6. 16. Penalty for obstructing market or fair keeper.

  7. Slaughter-houses

    1. And with respect to slaughter-houses, be it enacted as follows:...

    2. 17. Power to erect slaughter-houses if authorized by the special Act.

    3. 18. Nothing to protect undertakers from an indictment for nuisance.

    4. 19. Penalty on slaughtering cattle, &c. elsewhere than in an authorized slaughter-house.

    5. 20. Inspector may enter and inspect slaughter-houses.

  8. Weighing of goods and carts

    1. And with respect to weighing goods and carts, be it...

    2. 21. Undertakers to provide proper weights and measures for weighing commodities sold at markets and fairs.

    3. 22. Articles to be weighed if requested by the buyer. Penalty for refusal.

    4. 23.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    5. 24. Undertakers to keep proper machines for weighing carts laden with goods.

    6. 25—30.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  9. Tolls

    1. And with respect to the stallages, rents, and tolls to...

    2. 31. Tolls, &c. not to be demanded until market or fair completed.

    3. 32. Certificate of two justices to be evidence that market or fair is completed.

    4. 33. Stallages, &c. where to be paid.

    5. 34. Tolls to be paid to persons authorized before the same are weighed, &c.

    6. 35. Tolls in respect of cattle market when due.

    7. 36. Stallages, tolls, &c. may be varied from time to time.

    8. 37. Penalty on taking a greater toll than authorized by this or the special Act.

    9. 38. Recovery of tolls by distress, &c.

    10. 39. Disputes respecting tolls, how to be settled.

    11. 40. Penalty for obstructing collector of rents, &c.

    12. 41. List of tolls, &c. to be set up and placed in conspicuous places.

  10. Byelaws

    1. And with respect to the byelaws to be made by...

    2. 42. Byelaws may be made for all or any of the purposes herein named. Byelaws may be repealed or altered from time to time.

    3. 43. Byelaws may be enforced by imposition of penalties.

    4. 44. No byelaws to come into operation until allowed in the manner prescribed and approved by secretary of state.

    5. 45. Notice of allowance of byelaws to be given in one or more newspapers, &c.

    6. 46. A copy of proposed byelaws to be open for inspection.

    7. 47. Publication of byelaws.

    8. 48. Byelaws to be binding on all parties.

    9. 49. Proof of publication of byelaws.

  11. Accounts

    1. 50. Annual account to be made up by the undertakers and transmitted to the clerk of the peace in England or Ireland, or to the sheriff clerk in Scotland, and to be open to inspection. Penalty on omission to prepare such account.

    2. 51.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  12. Recovery of damages and penalties

    1. And with respect to the recovery of damages not specially...

    2. 52. Railways Clauses Consolidation Acts 1845, as to damages, &c. to be incorporated with this and the special Act.

    3. 53.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    4. 54. Nothing in this or the special Act to affect the rights of the crown.

    5. 55. All things required to be done by two justices in England and Ireland may, in certain cases, be done by one, and in Scotland by the sheriff, &c.

    6. 56. Penalties &c. imposed in respect of any offence committed within the metropolitan police district to be paid to the receiver, and applied under 2 & 3 Vict. c. 71.

    7. 57.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  13. Access to special Act

    1. And with respect to access to the special Act, be...

    2. 58. Copies of special Act to be kept by undertakers at their office, and deposited with the clerks of the peace, &c. and be open to inspection.

    3. 59. Penalty on undertakers failing to keep or deposit such copies.

    4. 60.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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