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London Hackney Carriage Act 1831

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Schedule AContaining the Duties imposed by this Act

£s.d.
For and upon every Licence to keep, use, employ, and let to Hire any Hackney Carriage within the Distance of Five Miles from the General Post Office in the City of London500
And for and in respect of every such Licence as aforesaid, weekly and every Week during the Continuance thereof, the Sum of0100

Schedule BContaining the Rates and Fares to be paid for any Hackney Carriage hired and taken any Distance: (that is to say,)

£s.d.
For every Hackney Carriage drawn by Two Horses, for any Distance within and not exceeding One Mile010
And for any Distance exceeding One Mile, after the Rate of Sixpence for every Half Mile, and for any fractional Part of Half a Mile over and above any Number of Half Miles completed.
And for every Hackney Carriage drawn by One Horse only, Two Thirds only of the Rates and Fares above mentioned.

Schedule CContaining the Rates and Fares to be paid for any Hackney Carriage hired and taken for any Time; (that is to say,)

For every Hackney Carriage drawn by Two Horses :£s.d.
For any Time within and (not exceeding) Thirty Minutes010
Above Thirty Minutes Forty-five Minutes016
Forty-five Minutes One Hour020
And for any further Time exceeding One Hour, then after the Rate and Proportion of Sixpence for every Fifteen Minutes completed, and Sixpence for any fractional Part of the Period of Fifteen Minutes.
And for every Hackney Carriage drawn by One Horse only, Two Thirds only of the Rates and Fares above mentioned.

Schedule DContaining the Forms of Proceedings for the Recovery of Duties and Penalties under this Act

No. 1 Form of a Warrant of Distress for the Recovery of Duties To A.B. of, &c. WHEREAS a Licence [or Licences] hath [or have] been granted, under the Provisions of the Statute in that Behalf made, to CD. of, &c. to keep, use, employ, and let to Hire a Hackney Carriage [or Hackney Carriages] at any Place within the Distance of Five Miles from the General Post Office in the City of London, with Plates numbered (respectively) [here specify the Number or Numbers of the Plates appertaining to the Licence or Licences granted to CD.]: And whereas the said C D. hath made Default in Payment of the Sum of ___________ for the weekly Duty which hath become due and payable to His Majesty in respect of such Licence [or Licences], contrary to the Statute in that Case made and provided : Therefore we ___________ and ___________ Esquires, Two of the Commissioners of Stamps, do hereby authorize and direct you to distrain the said C D. by his Goods and Chattels, and also to seize and take all or any of the Carriages, Horses, Harness, and other Things made subject and liable to the said Duty by the Statute in that Behalf, and to levy thereon the said Sum of ___________ being the Amount of such Duty so due and payable as aforesaid; and if within the Space of Five Days next after the taking of such Distress the said Sum of ___________ together with the reasonable Costs and Charges of taking and keeping such Distress, shall not be paid, then we do hereby order and direct that you shall sell and dispose of the said Goods and Chattels, Carriages, Horses, Harness, and other Things which shall be so distrained, seized, and taken, and that you shall levy and raise thereout the said Sum of ___________ and all reasonable Costs and Charges of taking, keeping, and selling such Distress, rendering the Overplus (if any) to the Owner of the said Goods and Chattels; and you are to certify to the Commissioners of Stamps what you shall have done by virtue of this our Warrant. Given under our Hands ___________ this Day of ___________ . No. 2 Form of a Conviction on Proceedings for the Recovery of a Penalty County [or as the Case may be] of ___________ to wit. BE it remembered, That on the ___________ Day of ___________ at ___________ CD., of, &c. was duly convicted before me ___________ one of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace for ___________ in pursuance of an Act passed in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King William the Fourth, intituled An Act, &c. [Title of this Act], for that the said C. D. on the ___________ Day of ___________ did [here stale the Offence as the Case may happen to be], contrary to the Form of the Statute in that Case made and provided; for which Offence I do adjudge that the said C. D. hath forfeited the Sum of ___________ and [if the Justice mitigate the Penalty] which Sum of ___________ I do hereby mitigate to the Sum of ______________________ over and above the Sum of ___________ for the Costs and Charges of E, F. the Informer, in prosecuting this Conviction. Given under my Hand and Seal the ___________ Day of ___________ . No. 3 Form of a Warrant of Distress founded on the foregoing Conviction To A.B. of, &c. County [or as the Case may be] of ___________ to wit. WHEREAS CD. of, &c. has been duly convicted of a certain Offence, for that [here state shortly the Offence], whereby he hath forfeited the Sum of ___________ [and, in case of Mitigation, which hath been mitigated to the Sum of ______________________ over and above the Sum of ___________ for the Costs and Charges of the Informer, making together the Sum of ___________], therefore I command you to levy the said Sum of ______________________ by distraining the Goods and Chattels of the said CD., and by seizing and taking all or any of the Carriages, Horses, Harness, and other Things made subject and liable by the Statute in that Behalf to be seized and taken, to satisfy the Penalty, Costs, and Charges aforesaid ; and if within the Space of Five Days next after such Distress taken, the said Sum of _________________________________ together with the reasonable Costs and Charges of taking and keeping such Distress, shall not be paid, then I order and direct that you shall sell and dispose of the said Goods and Chattels which shall be so distrained, seized, and taken as aforesaid, and shall levy and raise thereout the said Sum of ______________________ and all reasonable Costs and Charges of taking, keeping, and selling such Distress, rendering the Overplus (if any) to the Owner of the said Goods and Chattels ; and you are to certify to me what you shall have done by virtue of this my Warrant. Given under my Hand and Seal the ___________ Day of ___________ ______________________ (Signed) One of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace for ______________________ . No. 4 Form of a Warrant of Commitment for Want of a sufficient Distress, founded on the foregoing Conviction To A.B. of, &c. and to the Keeper of the Common Gaol [or House of Correction] at ___________ . County [or as the Case may be] of ___________ to wit. WHEREAS CD. of, Sec. has been duly convicted of a certain Offence, for that [here state shortly the Offence] whereby he hath forfeited the Sum of ___________ [in case of Mitigation which hath been mitigated to the Sum of ___________ over and above the Sum of ___________ for the Costs and Charges of the Informer, making together the Sum of ___________ ]: And whereas it has been duly made to appear to me that no sufficient Distress can be found whereon to levy the said Sum of ___________ , therefore I command you the said A. B. to apprehend and take the said C D., and safely to convey him to the Common Gaol [or House of Correction] at ___________ and there to deliver him to the Keeper thereof, together with this Warrant: And I do hereby command you the said Keeper to receive into your Custody in the said Gaol [or House of Correction] him the said C. D., and him therein safely to keep for the Space of ___________ unless the said Sum of ___________ shall be sooner paid. Given under my Hand and Seal the ___________ Day of ___________ . ______________________ (Signed) One of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace for _________________________________ . No. 5 Form of a Summons to the Proprietor of a Hackney Carriage to produce the Driver thereof to answer a Complaint or Information To E. F. of, &c. ______________________ Proprietor of the Hackney Carriage, No. WHEREAS Complaint [or Information] hath been made [or given] against the Driver of the Hackney Carriage, Number ___________ on the ___________ Day of now last past [or instant], of which said Hackney Carriage you were then the Proprietor, charging that the said Driver, on the said ___________ Day of ___________ now last past [or instant], did [here state the alleged Offence], contrary to the Form of the Statute in that Case made and provided j these are therefore to require you personally to appear before me, or such other of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace as shall be present at ___________ on the ___________ Day of ___________ at ___________ of the Clock in the ___________ and then and there to produce the said Driver to answer the said Complaint [or Information]. Dated the ___________ Day of ___________ . ______________________ (Signed) One of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace for ______________________ . No. 6 Form of a Warrant of Distress for levying upon the Proprietor of a Hackney Carriage the Penalty in which the Driver thereof has been convicted To A.B, of , &c. County [or as the Case may be] of ___________ to wit. WHEREAS CD., the Driver of the Hackney Carriage, Number ___________ on the ___________ Day of ___________ (of which said Hackney Carriage E.F. of, &c. was then the Proprietor), has been duly convicted of a certain Offence, for that [here state the Offence'), whereby he hath forfeited the Sum of ___________ [and, in case of Mitigation, which hath been mitigated to the Sum of ___________ over and above the Sum of ___________ for the Costs and Charges of the Informer, making together the Sum of ___________ ], which hath not been paid by the said Driver, nor by any Person on his Behalf: And whereas, according to the Statute in that Behalf made, the said E.F., the Proprietor of the said Hackney Carriage, hath been required to pay the said Sum of ___________ which he hath neglected and refused to do; therefore I command you to levy the said Sum of ___________ by distraining the Goods and Chattels of the said E.F., the said Proprietor, and by seizing, &c. [proceed as in the Form No. 3. to the End thereof] No. 7 Form of a Warrant of Commitment of the Proprietor of a Hackney Carriage, for Want of a sufficient Distress whereon to levy the Penalty in which the Driver of such Hackney Carriage has been convicted To A. B. of, &c. and to the Keeper of the Common Gaol [or House of Correction] at County [or as the Case may be] of ___________ to wit. WHEREAS, &c. [proceed as in the Form No. 6. to the Words " which he hath neglected and " refused to do," inclusive"]: And whereas it has been duly made to appear to me that no sufficient Distress of the Goods and Chattels of the said E. F., the said Proprietor, can be found, whereon to levy the said Sum of ___________ , therefore I command you the said A.B. to apprehend and take the said E.F. and safely to convey him, &c. [proceed as in the Form No. 4s. to the End thereof.]

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