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Prisons (Scotland) Act 1877

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24Existing debts to be defrayed by prison authorities

There shall be defrayed by a prison authority in the same manner as if this Act had not passed,—

(1)-All debts due and sums of money payable in respect of contracts performed, dealings completed, or any matter or thing done before the commencement of this Act; and,

(2)All debts on account kept with any bank or any person (together with interest from time to time accruing thereon) due at the commencement of this Act in respect of any prison. A debt in this section shall include any moneys borrowed or contracted to be borrowed by or advanced to a prison authority on the security or credit of any assessment applicable to the payment of the expenses of a prison; provided, that having regard to the exceptional circumstances of Orkney and Zetland, these counties shall, as regards the prisons just built or being built at Kirkwall and Lerwick, be entitled to borrow from the Public "Works Loan Commissioners the amounts expended by them in the erection and furnishing of such prisons, so far as not already assessed for, as if the said amounts had been moneys authorised to be borrowed by the commissioners of supply of the said counties for the purposes of this Act.

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