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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1. Short title.

  3. Part I Law as to the Regulation and Inclosure of Commons

    1. Applications in relation to Commons

      1. 2. Alternative provisional order for regulation or inclosure of commons.

      2. 3.“Regulation of common” includes adjustment of rights and improvement.

      3. 4. Explanation of adjustment of rights.

      4. 5. Explanation of improvement.

      5. 6. Meaning of provisional order for inclosure of commons.

      6. 7. Provisions for the benefit of a neighbourhood applicable alike to orders for regulation and orders for inclosure.

    2. Suburban Commons

      1. 8.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    3. Procedure

      1. 9. Issue of forms by Commissioners.

      2. 10. Rules as to application to Commissioners. Publication of notices of application. Manner of application. Evidence to be furnished in support of application. Evidence in relation to benefit of neighbourhood. Evidence in relation to private interests. Duty of Commissioners on application.

      3. 11. Rules as to local inquiry. Inspection and public meeting. Notice of meeting. Contents of notice. Publication of notice. Conduct of meeting. Personal inquiries by Assistant Commissioner. Report of Assistant Commissioner to Inclosure Commissioners. Map to accompany report.

      4. 12. Rules as to provisional orders. Draft provisional order to be framed. Provisions for benefit of neighbourhood. Provisions for protection of private interests. Deposit of draft order for consideration of parties interested.Consents before provisional order certified to be expedient.Reservation in favour of freemen interested in common. Means of obtaining consents. Power to modify provisional order before expediency certified. Certificate of expediency of provisional order. Confirmation of provisional order. Supplemental power to modify provisional order after expediency certified.

      5. 13. Partial application of procedure under Inclosure Acts.

      6. 14. Power to raise money for improvement of common.

    4. Supplemental Provisions

      1. 15. Owners may make byelaws.

      2. 16. Provision as to byelaws.

      3. 17. Notice of application for confirmation of byelaws.

      4. 18. Provision as to certain expenses under order for regulation of a common.

      5. 19. Definition of power of Charity Commissioners in certain cases.

      6. 20. Gravel digging.

  4. Part II Amendment of the Inclosure Acts

    1. Field Gardens and Recreation Grounds

      1. 21. Expenses of clearing, draining, and fencing field gardens.

      2. 22. Substituted allotments for recreation grounds and field gardens.

      3. 23. Situation of allotments for recreation grounds and field gardens.

      4. 24.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      5. 25.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      6. 26. Amendment of law as to letting field gardens.

      7. 27. Application of surplus rents of recreation grounds and field gardens.

      8. 28. Reports to be made by managers of recreation grounds and field gardens.

      9. 29. Amendment of law as to town and village greens.

      10. 30. Jurisdiction of county court in respect of illegal inclosures.

      11. 31. Three months notice of claim to inclose to be given in the local papers.

      12. 32. Appointment of valuer to be confirmed by Commissioners.

    2. General Amendment

      1. 33. Extension of sec. 105 of the Inclosure Act 1845, as to exchanges and partitions.

  5. Part III

    1. Miscellaneous

      1. 34.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      2. 35. Act not to apply to metropolitan commons.

      3. 36. A common regulated under Act not to be inclosed without sanction of Parliament.

    2. Definitions

      1. 37. Definitions.

    1. SCHEDULE

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