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New Forest Act 1877

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Maximum Rate and Scale of Contributions to be levied by VerderersU.K.

1U.K.An annual rate upon property to which rights of common of pasture, turbary, or pannage attach, not exceeding one penny in the pound on the rateable value of such property; and

2U.K.Payments for the following matters, viz.:—

Not to exceed
(a) For marking every head of cattle, including horses, donkeys, and mules, entitled to be in the Forest)[F112½p]
For marking every sheep entitled to be in the Forest)[F15p]
(b) For every thousand turves[F12½p]
(c) For every pig turned out in pannage time[F2two pounds]

The contributions in this schedule mentioned are independent of any dues or sums payable to the Crown.

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F1Words substituted by virtue of Decimal Currency Act 1969 (c. 19), s. 10(1)

F2Words substituted by S.I. 1981/550, Sch.

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Election of VerderersU.K.

Regulations as to election of verderers.U.K.

. . . F4[F5The high sheriff of Hampshire] shall be the returning officer. . . . F4

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F5Words substituted by S.I. 1978/440, art. 6(1)

Mode of taking poll.U.K.

. . . F6 Where an equality of votes is found to exist between any candidates the returning officer may give a casting vote, but the returning officer shall not in any other case be entitled to vote at the election.

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General provisions as to elections.U.K.

Whenever the day appointed for the performance of any act in relation to any election is a Sunday, a bank holiday, or any day appointed for public fast or thanksgiving, such act shall be performed on the day next following, unless it is one of the days excluded as aforesaid, and in that case on the day following such excluded day The expenses of an election of verderers shall be paid out of any funds in the hands of the verderers, and if and so far as those funds prove deficient, the deficiency shall be borne rateably by all the candidates nominated with their own consent at such election. If from any cause whatever an election of verderers does not take place on the day appointed for such election, the retiring verderers, if any, shall continue in office during the time for which their successors would have continued in office. If from any cause whatever on the occurrence of an election where two verderers ought to be elected one only is elected, such one of the retiring verderers as the other verderers may select shall continue in office during the term for which his successor would if elected have held his office.

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