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Metropolis Management Act 1855

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LXIAll such Books shall at all reasonable Times be open to the Examination of every Member of the Board and Vestry respectively to which such Books belong, and of every Owner of Property, Churchwarden, Overseer, arid Ratepayer within the Metropolis, as regards Books of the said Metropolitan Board, and of every Owner of Property, Churchwarden, Overseer, and Ratepayer within any District or Parish, as regards Books belonging to the District Board or Vestry thereof (as the Case may be), and of every Creditor on the Rates raised under this Act by any, such Board or Vestry respectively, without Fee or Reward, and they respectively may take Copies of or Extracts from such Books or any Part thereof, without paying for the same ; and in case the Members of the Board or Vestry, or any of them, or any of the Officers or Servants of the Board or Vestry having the Custody of the said Books, being thereunto reasonably requested, refuse to permit or do not permit any such Owner of Property, Churchwarden, Overseer, Ratepayer, or Creditor to examine the same, or take any Copies or Extracts, every such Member, Officer, or Servant so offending shall for every such Offence, upon a summary Conviction thereof before Two Justices, forfeit any Sum not exceeding Ten Pounds.

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