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Foreign Enlistment Act 1870

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Preliminary

    1. 1. Short title to Act.

    2. 2. Application of Act.

    3. 3. Commencement of Act.

  3. Illegal Enlistment

    1. 4. Penalty on enlistment in service of foreign state.

    2. 5. Penalty on leaving Her Majesty’s dominions with intent to serve a foreign state.

    3. 6. Penalty on embarking persons under false representations as to service.

    4. 7. Penalty on taking illegally enlisted persons on board ship.

  4. Illegal Shipbuilding and Illegal Expeditions

    1. 8. Penalty on illegal shipbuilding and illegal expeditions.

    2. 9. Presumption as to evidence in case of illegal ship.

    3. 10. Penalty on aiding the warlike equipment of foreign ships.

    4. 11. Penalty on fitting out naval or military expeditions without license.

    5. 12. Punishment of accessories.

    6. 13. Limitation of term of imprisonment.

  5. Illegal Prize

    1. 14. Illegal prize brought into British ports restored.

  6. General Provision

    1. 15. License by Her Majesty how granted.

  7. Legal Procedure

    1. 16. Jurisdiction in respect of offences by persons against Act.

    2. 17. Venue in respect of offences by persons.

    3. 18. Power to remove offenders for trial.

    4. 19. Jurisdiction in respect of forfeiture of ships for offences against Act.

    5. 20. Regulations as to proceedings against the offender and against the ship.

    6. 21. Officers authorized to seize offending ships.

    7. 22. Powers of officers authorized to seize ships.

    8. 23. Special power of Secretary of State or chief executive authority to detain ship.

    9. 24. Special power of local authority to detain ship.

    10. 25. Power of Secretary of State or executive authority to grant search warrant.

    11. 26. Exercise of powers of Secretary of State or chief executive authority.

    12. 27. Appeal from Court of Admiralty.

    13. 28. Indemnity of officers.

    14. 29. Indemnity to Secretary of State or chief executive authority.

  8. Interpretation Clause

    1. 30. Interpretation of terms. “Foreign state:” “Military service:” “Naval service:” “United Kingdom:” “British possession:” “Governor:” “Governor in Council” “Court of Admiralty:” “Ship:” “Building:” “Equipping:” “Ship and equipment:” “Master.”

  9. Saving Clauses

    1. 31.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    2. 32. Saving as to commissioned foreign ships.

    3. 33. Penalties not to extend to persons entering into military service in Asia. 59 G. 3. c. 69. s. 12.

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