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London Hackney Carriage Act 1831

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XXIXJustices to determine Disputes between Proprietors and their Drivers.

And be it enacted, That in case of any Dispute between the Proprietor of any Hackney Carriage and the Driver thereof, then upon Complaint made before any Justice of the Peace by such Proprietor against such Driver, or by such Driver against such Proprietor, such Justice shall inquire into and determine the same, and shall award and order such Compensation to be made to either Party as to such Justice shall seem proper; and in case of the Nonpayment of such Compensation, such Justice shall cause the same to be levied by Distress and Sale of the Goods of the Party refusing or neglecting to make Payment thereof; and for Want of sufficient Distress such Justice shall commit the said Party to the Common Gaol or House of Correction, there to remain for any Time not exceeding Two Calendar Months, unless the same shall be sooner paid.

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