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Penal Servitude Act 1891

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4Amendment of law as to notices of residence to be given by licensees and supervisees

(1)Sections five and eight of the Prevention of Crimes Act, 1871, and section two of the Prevention of Crimes Act, 187& (which recites and refers to those sections), shall have effect as if the following substitutions had been made in the said sections five and eight; that is to say,

(a)As if for the words " and whenever he changes his residence " from one police district to another shall notify such change " of residence to the chief officer of police of the police district " which he is leaving, and to the chief officer of police of the " police district into which he goes to reside" occurring in each section there had been substituted in each section the following words: and whenever he is about to leave a police district he shall " notify such his intention to the chief officer of police of that " district, stating the place to which he is going, and also, if " required, and, so far as is practicable, his address at that " place, and whenever he arrives in any police district he shall " forthwith notify his place of residence to the chief officer of " police of such last-mentioned district;

(b)As if for the words in section five, from " If any holder " to the end of the section, and for the words in section eight, from "If any person " to the end of the section, there had been substituted in each section the following words :— If any person to whom this section applies fails to comply with any of the requisitions of this section, he shall, in any such case, be guilty of an offence against this Act, unless he proves to the satisfaction of the court before whom he is tried, either that being on a journey he tarried no longer in the place, in respect of which he is charged with failing to notify his place of residence, than was reasonably necessary, or that otherwise he did his best to act in conformity with the law ; and on conviction of such offence it shall be lawful for the court in its discretion either to forfeit his licence, or to sentence him to imprisonment with or without hard labour for a term not exceeding one year.

(2)Her Majesty may, by order under the hand of a Secretary of State, remit any of the requirements of sections five and eight of the Prevention of Crimes Act, 1871, either generally or in the case of any holder of a licence or person subject to the supervision of the police.

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