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Game Act 1831

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XIXPersons licensed to deal in Game must take out a Certificate, with a Duty of 2l.

And be it enacted, That every Person who shall have obtained any Licence to deal in Game under the Provisions of this Act shall annually and during the Continuance of his Licence, and before he shall be empowered to deal in Game under such Licence, obtain a Certificate according to the Form in the Schedule (B.) annexed to this Act, on Payment of the Duty of Two Pounds, which is hereby granted and made payable to His Majesty for every such Certificate, which Certificate shall be in force for the same Period as such Licence ; and the said Duty shall be paid to the Collector or Collectors of the Assessed Taxes for the Parish, Township, or Place in which the Person so licensed shall reside, in like Manner as the Duties on Game Certificates are by Law payable; and every Receipt to be given by any Collector receiving such Duty shall be free of Stamp Duty, and shall be delivered to the Person requiring the same on Payment to the Collector of One Shilling, and no more, over and above the said Duty for the Certificate; and such Receipt shall be exchanged for a Certificate under this Act, in like Manner as Receipts for the Duty in respect of killing Game are by Law required to be exchanged for Game Certificates ; and if any Person obtaining a Licence under this Act shall purchase or sell or otherwise deal in Game, as a licensed Dealer under this Act, before he shall obtain a Certificate in exchange for a Receipt as herein directed, such Person shall for every such Offence forfeit and pay the Penalty of Twenty Pounds.

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