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Foreign Enlistment Act 1870

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Preliminary

    1. Short title of Act.

      1. 1.This Act may he cited for all purposes as "The...

    2. Application of Act.

      1. 2.This Act shall extend to all the dominions of Her...

    3. Commencement of Act.

      1. 3.This Act shall come into operation in the United Kingdom...

  3. Illegal Enlistment

    1. Penalty on enlistment in service of foreign state.

      1. 4.If any person, without the license of Her Majesty, being...

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

      1. 5.If any person, without the license of Her Majesty, being...

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

      1. 6.If any person induces any other person to quit Her...

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

      1. 7.If the master or owner of any ship, without the...

  4. Illegal Shipbuilding and Illegal Expeditions

    1. Penalty on illegal shipbuilding and illegal expeditions.

      1. 8.If any person within Her Majesty's dominions, without the license...

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

      1. 9.Where any ship is built by order of or on...

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

      1. 10.If any person within the dominions of Her Majesty, and...

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

      1. 11.If any person within the limits of Her Majesty's dominions,...

    5. Punishment of accessories.

      1. 12.Any person who aids, abets, counsels, or procures the commission...

    6. Limitation of term of imprisonment.

      1. 13.The term of imprisonment to he awarded in respect of...

  5. Illegal Prize

    1. Illegal prize brought into British ports restored.

      1. 14.If, during the continuance of any war in which Her...

  6. General Provision

    1. License by Her Majesty how granted.

      1. 15.For the purposes of this Act, a license by Her...

  7. Legal Procedure

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

      1. 16.Any offence against this Act shall, for all purposes of...

    2. Venue in respect of offences by persons.

      1. 17.Any offence against this Act may he described in any...

    3. Power to remove offenders for trial.

      1. 18.The following authorities, that is to say, in the United...

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

      1. 19.All proceedings for the condemnation and forfeiture of a ship,...

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

      1. 20.Where any offence against this Act has been committed by...

    6. Officers authorised to seize offending ships.

      1. 21.The following officers, that is to say,

    7. Powers of officers authorised to seize ships.

      1. 22.Any officer authorised to seize or detain any ship in...

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

      1. 23.If the Secretary of State or the chief executive authority...

    9. Special power of local authority to detain ship.

      1. 24.Where it is represented to any local authority, as defined...

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

      1. 25.The Secretary of State or the chief executive authority may,...

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

      1. 26.Any powers or jurisdiction by this Act given to the...

    12. Appeal from Court of Admiralty.

      1. 27.An appeal may be bad from any decision of a...

    13. Indemnity to officers.

      1. 28.Subject to the provisions of this Act providing for the...

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

      1. 29.The Secretary of State shall not, nor shall the chief...

  8. Interpretation Clause

    1. Interpretation of terms.

      1. 30.In this Act, if not inconsistent with the context, the...

  9. Repeal of Acts, and Saving Clauses

    1. Repeal of Foreign Enlistment Act.

      1. 31.From and after the commencement of this Act, an Act...

    2. Saving as to commissioned foreign ships.

      1. 32.Nothing in this Act contained shall subject to forfeiture any...

    3. Penalties not to extend to persons entering into military service in Asia.

      1. 33.Nothing in this Act contained shall extend or he construed...

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