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Hosiery Act 1843

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XXVIIScale of Imprisonment on summary Convictions not specially provided for.

And be it enacted, That in every Case of summary Conviction or Adjudication under this Act, not specially provided for, where the Sum forfeited or adjudged to be paid, or which shall be imposed as a Penalty, by any Justice or Justices of the Peace, together with Costs, if awarded, which Costs such Justice or Justices is and are hereby authorized to award, if he or they shall think fit, in any Proceeding, Adjudication, or Conviction under this Act, shall not be paid immediately, or within such Period as the said Justice or Justices shall direct, or where a Warrant of Distress shall be issued, and no sufficient Distress shall be found, it shall be lawful for the convicting Justice or Justices to commit the Offender to the Common Gaol or House of Correction, there to be imprisoned, with or without hard Labour, according to the Discretion of the said Justice or Justices, for any Term not exceeding Two Calendar Months, when the Amount of the Sum forfeited or adjudged to be paid, or of the Penalty imposed, together with Costs, shall not exceed Five Pounds, and for any Term not exceeding Three Calendar Months in any other Case, unless the Amount and Costs be sooner paid.

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