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Merchant Shipping (Mercantile Marine Fund) Act 1898

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1.Abolition of Mercantile Marine Fund and constitution of General Lighthouse Fund.

  3. 2.Transfer of certain light dues and charges to General Lighthouse Bund.

  4. 3.Fees for registration, transfer, &c. of ships.

  5. 4.Power to recover expenses incurred on account of distressed seamen.

  6. 5.Scale of light dues.

  7. 6.Allowance in respect of British boy sailors available for the Royal Naval Reserve.

  8. 7.Definitions.

  9. 8.Repeal.

  10. 9.Short title, construction, and commencement.

    1. FIRST SCHEDULE

      Table of Maximum Fees to be paid on the Registration, Transfer, and Mortgage of Ships

      1. 1.On Initial Registry. £ s. d. Vessels under 50 tons...

      2. 2.On Transfer, Transmission, Registry Anew, Transfer of Registry, Mortgage, and...

    2. SECOND SCHEDULE

      Light Dues

      1. Scale of Payments

        1. 1.One penny per ton per voyage for home-trade sailing ships....

        2. 2.Twopence farthing per ton per voyage, for foreign-going sailing ships....

        3. 3.One penny halfpenny per ton per voyage for home-trade steamers....

        4. 4.Twopence three farthings per ton per voyage for foreign-going steamers....

        5. 5.An annual payment in the place of payments per voyage...

      2. Rules

        1. 1.A ship shall not in any year be required to...

        2. 2.A ship shall not pay dues both as a home-trade...

        3. 3.The voyage of a home-trade ship shall be reckoned from...

        4. 4.The voyage of a foreign-going ship trading outwards shall be...

        5. 5.The voyage of a foreign-going ship trading inwards shall be...

        6. 6.Dues payable per voyage under this Act shall be payable...

        7. 7.The annual payments shall be payable at the commencement of...

        8. 8.For the purposes of these rules— (a) A ship's tonnage...

      3. Exemptions

    3. THIRD SCHEDULE

      I.—Lighthouses maintained by the Board of Trade out of Money voted by Parliament

    4. FOURTH SCHEDULE

      Enactments repealed

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