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Town Police Clauses Act 1847

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1. Extent of Act.

  3. Interpretations in this Act

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

    2. 2.“The special Act:” “Prescribed” “The commissioners”

    3. 3. Interpretations in this and the special Act: Number; Gender; “Person;” “Lands;” “Street;” “Month;” “Justice;” “Two justices;” “Cattle.”

  4. Citing the Act

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

    2. 4. Short title of the Act.

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

    4. 6—14.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    5. 15.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    6. 16.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    7. 17—19.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    8. 20.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  5. Obstructions and nuisances

    1. And with respect to obstructions and nuisances in the streets,...

    2. 21. Power to prevent obstructions in streets during public processions, &c.

    3. 22.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    4. 23. Power to stage carriages to deviate from route under order free from penalty.

    5. 24. Power to impound stray cattle.

    6. 25. Power to sell stray cattle for penalty and expences.

    7. 26. Persons guilty of pound-breach to be committed for three months.

    8. 27. Power to provide a pound.

    9. 28. Penalty on persons committing any of the offences herein named.

  6. Nuisances

    1. 29. Penalty on drunken persons, &c. guilty of riotous or indecent behaviour.

  7. Fires

    1. And with respect to fires, be it enacted as follows:...

    2. 30.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    3. 31. Penalty for accidentally allowing chimneys to catch fire.

    4. 32.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    5. 33.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  8. Places of public resort

    1. And with respect to places of public resort, be it...

    2. 34.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    3. 35. Penalty on coffee shop keepers harbouring disorderly persons.

    4. 36. Penalty on persons keeping places for bear-baiting, cock-fighting, &c.

  9. Hackney carriages

    1. And with respect to hackney carriages, be it enacted as...

    2. 37. Hackney carriages to be licensed.

    3. 38. What to be hackney carriages. Proviso as to stage coaches.

    4. 39.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    5. 40. Persons applying for licence to sign a requistion for the same.

    6. 41. What shall be specified in the licences.

    7. 42. Licences to be registered.

    8. 43. Licence to be in force for one year only.

    9. 44. Notice to be given by proprietors of hackney carriages of any change of abode.

    10. 45. Penalty for plying for hire without a licence.

    11. 46. Drivers not to act without first obtaining a licence.

    12. 47. Penalty on drivers acting without licence.

    13. 48. Proprietor to retain licences of drivers when in his employ, and to produce the same when summoned.

    14. 49. Proprietor to return licence to drivers when quitting his behave well; if otherwise, proprietors to summon them. Compensation in case of licence being improperly withheld.

    15. 50. Licences to be suspended or revoked for misconduct.

    16. 51. Number of persons to be carried in a hackney carriage to be painted thereon.

    17. 52. Penalty for neglect to exhibit the number, or for refusal to carry the prescribed number.

    18. 53. Penalty on driver for refusing to drive.

    19. 54. Penalty for demanding more than the sum agreed for though less than the legal fare.

    20. 55. Agreement to pay more than the legal fare not to be binding, and sum paid beyond the proper fare may be recovered back.

    21. 56. Driver to carry, under an agreement for a discretionary distance, the distance to which hirer is entitled for the fare.

    22. 57. Deposit to be made for carriages required to wait. Penalty on the driver refusing to wait, or to account for the deposit.

    23. 58. Overcharge by hackney coachmen, &c., to be included in conviction, and returned to aggrieved party.

    24. 59. Penalty for permitting persons to ride without consent of hirer.

    25. 60. No person to act as driver of any carriages without the consent of the proprietor.

    26. 61. Penalty on drivers misbehaving.

    27. 62. Penalties in case of carriages being unattended at places of public resort.

    28. 63. Damage done by driver may be recovered from the proprietor.

    29. 64. Improperly standing with carriage; refusing to give way to, or obstructing, any other driver or depriving him of his fare.

    30. 65. Justices empowered to award compensation to drivers for loss of time in attending to answer complaints not substantiated.

    31. 66. Penalty for refusing to pay the fare.

    32. 67.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    33. 68. Commissioners may make Bye Laws for regulating hackney carriages.

    34. 69—71.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    35. 72.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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    40. 77, 78.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    41. 79.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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