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Riot (Damages) Act 1886

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8Compensation for loss sustained before passing of Act

The police authority of any district other than the City of London or the metropolitan police district may, if they think fit, within, one month after the passing of this Act, by order declare that claims for compensation under this Act may be made in respect of losses sustained within such district during any period not exceeding twelve months next before the passing of this Act, and thereupon the said authority shall consider such claims, and may allow such compensation (if any) as they think fit, and the compensation so allowed shall be paid out of the fund in this Act provided with respect to riot expenses in like manner as if such expenses had been incurred after the passing of this Act. A Secretary of State shall have power to, make special regulations under this Act for the purpose of any claims for compensation to be made in pursuance of this section.

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