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General Pier and Harbour Act 1861, Amendment Act 1862

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23And whereas it was by the Principal Act (Section Nine) enacted, that in case the Promoters, or any Persons being the Owners or Proprietors of any Works, or any Persons having the Management of or Powers to construct any such Works under any Local Act of Parliament, or any Town Council of any Seaport Town not having any constituted Harbour Trust, should be desirous of levying any Rates for the Maintenance of such Works, or of altering the Schedule of Rates then leviable thereat, they should prepare a Schedule of such Rates which they might think reasonable and proper to be levied at such Works, and should publish such Schedule in a Newspaper as therein specified, and should also deposit a printed Copy of such Schedule at such Office as therein specified, and also transmit a Copy of such Schedule to the Board of Trade with such other Documents as therein specified, and that after such Proceedings and the Lapse of such Time as therein specified the Board of Trade should finally adjust and fix a Schedule of Rates, not exceeding the Rates specified in the Schedule to The Burgh Harbours (Scotland) Act, 1853, and that thereupon the Board of Trade might by Provisional Order empower any of the Persons in the Section now in recital mentioned to levy Rates according to such Schedule :

And whereas under the said recited Provision, Persons within the Description therein contained have prepared Schedules of Rates which they thought reasonable and proper to be levied, and have published, deposited, and transmitted the same in manner by the said recited Provision required, but the Board of Trade on proceeding to finally adjust and fix Schedules of Rates have, in certain Cases found that the Schedules so prepared, published, deposited, and transmitted comprise Rates in some Instances exceeding the Rates specified in the Schedule to The Burgh Harbours (Scotland) Act, 1853, and in other Instances leviable in respect of Subjects not specified in the last-mentioned Schedule:

And whereas in the several Cases aforesaid it is represented to the Board of Trade by the Promoters, and the Board of Trade have no Reason to doubt, that it is essential to the Success of the several Undertakings that an Opportunity should be given to the Promoters of obtaining the Sanction of Parliament to the several Schedules of Rates so prepared, published, deposited, and transmitted as aforesaid, without reference to the Conformity of such Schedules with the Schedule to The Burgh Harbours (Scotland) Act, 1853: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

Where any Schedule of Rates has been prepared, published, deposited, and transmitted as aforesaid, and it appears to. the Board of Trade to be expedient that the same, or the same as modified on any Objection taken under the Principal Act, should be authorized by a Provisional Order, it shall be lawful for the Board of Trade to finally adjust and fix a Schedule of Rates, not exceeding the Rates specified in the Schedule so prepared, published, deposited, and transmitted, or so modified, and thereupon by Provisional Order to authorize the Levying and Recovery of Rates according to the Schedule so finally adjusted and fixed, notwithstanding that the same may in any respect differ from the Schedule to The Burgh Harbours (Scotland) Act, 1853 : Provided, that it shall be lawful for the Board of Trade, if in any Case they think fit, before finally adjusting and fixing any such Schedule, to require the Promoters to publish any further or other Notice relative to the proposed Schedule as the Board of Trade may direct.

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