HC Deb 01 June 1874 vol 219 cc801-2

Bill considered in Committee.

(In the Committee.)

Clause 1 (The words "borough or place" to extend to boroughs or places having a separate commission of the peace and supporting a police force).


in moving the following Amendment, of which he had given Notice; to add at end of clause— Provided that where any sum becomes payable in pursuance of this Act to the treasurer of any borough or place, which sum would, if this Act had not passed, have become payable to the treasurer of the county, riding, division, or liberty in which such borough or place is situate, then if the person liable to pay such sum fails to pay the same, and is imprisoned for nonpayment thereof in the prison of such county, riding, division, or liberty, such borough or place as aforesaid shall, in addition to any other sum it may contribute to such county, riding, division, or liberty, defray the expense incurred in respect of the conveyance, transport, maintenance, safe custody, and care of such prisoner to and in such prison, ("Sections 18, 20, and 21, of 5 and 6 Vic. c. 98, shall apply to any expenses payable under this Act.") ("Sections eighteen, twenty, and twenty-one of the Act of the Session of the fifth and sixth years of the reign of Her present Majesty, chapter ninety-eight, intituled "An Act to amend the Laws concerning Prisons," shall apply to any expenses payable under this Act in the same manner as if the borough or place by which such expenses are payable was a borough to which a separate court of quarter sessions had been granted, and as if the prison in respect of which such expenses are payable under this Act were the prison of the county within the meaning of the said sections of the said Act, said, the Proviso would carry out the necessary objects under the Bill. It would place the boroughs referred to in the Bill on the same footing as those having quarter sessions; while those which had separate quarter sessions of their own would not be affected by per- sons confined in the county gaol by commitment from the Assize Courts.

Amendment agreed to.

Clause, as amended, agreed to.

Remaining clause agreed to.

House resumed.

Bill reported, with new Short Title—[Municipal Corporations (Disposition of Penalties) Bill]; as amended, to be considered To-morrow.