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Chapter I sea, and

persons

may be found; but if any person shall give information to any such officer so that seizure of such spirits may be APPENDIX giving information may made, he shall be entitled to such reward as the Combe rewarded, missioners of Customs may direct.

Offences on

&c., and

229. Where any offence shall be committed in any the water, place upon the water not being within any county of the jurisdiction. United Kingdom, or where the officers have any doubt whether such place is within the boundaries or limits of any such county, such offence shall for the purposes of the Customs Acts be deemed and taken to be an offence committed on the high seas; and for the purpose of giving jurisdiction under such Acts every offence shall be deemed to have been committed, and every cause of complaint to have arisen, either in the place in which the same actually was committed or arose, or in any place on land where the offender or person complained against may be or be brought.

APPENDIX C.

QUARANTINE ACT, 1825.

6 Georgii IV. c. 78.

Order of

sels arriving

from any

Goods and V. And whereas certain sorts of goods and merchan-
vessels spe- dize are more especially liable to retain infection, and
cified in any may be brought from places infected into other countries,
Council sub- and from thence imported into the United Kingdom, or
ject to qua- the islands aforesaid; be it enacted, That all such goods and
rantine; as merchandize as shall be particularly specified for that pur-
also all ves- pose in any Order or Orders made by His Majesty, His heirs
or successors, in Council, concerning quarantine and the pre-
port under vention of infection as aforesaid, which shall be brought or
suspicious imported into any port or place in the United Kingdom,
circum- or the islands aforesaid, from any foreign country or place,
in vessel whatever, and the vessels in which the same
any
shall be brought, and also all vessels which shall arrive
from any port or place whatever, under any alarming or suspicious
circumstances as to infection, shall be subject and liable to such
regulations and restrictions as shall be made by such Order or Orders

stances as

to infection.

of His Majesty, His heirs or successors, in Council as aforesaid, Chapter I respecting the same.

Masters of VIII. And be it further enacted, That every commander,

vessels

liable to quarantine to make signals on meeting other vessels at sea, or being within two leagues of

the United Kingdom,

master, or other person having the charge of any vessel liable to the performance of quarantine, shall be and is hereby required, at all times, when such vessel shall meet with any other vessel at sea, or shall be within two leagues of the coast of the United Kingdom, or the islands of Guernsey, Jersey, Alderney, Sark, or Man, to hoist a signal to denote that his vessel is liable to the performance of quarantine, which signal shall in the day-time, if the said vessel shall have a clean bill of health, a large yellow flag, of six breadths of bunting, at the maintop mast-head, or Guernsey, and if such vessel shall not have a clean bill of health, &c., on pen- then a like yellow flag, with a circular mark or ball, enalty of 1007. tirely black in the middle thereof, whose diameter shall be equal to two breadths of bunting; and in the night-time the signal shall in both cases be a large signal lanthorn with a light therein (such as is commonly used on board His Majesty's ships of war), at the same mast-head; and such commander, master, or other person shall keep such signals respectively, as the case shall be, hoisted during such time as the said vessel shall continue within sight of such other vessel, or within two leagues of the said coasts or islands, and while so in sight, or within such distance, until such vessel so liable to quarantine as aforesaid shall have arrived at the port or place where it is to perform quarantine, and until it shall have been legally discharged from the performance thereof; on failure whereof such commander, master, or other person having charge of such ship or vessel so liable to the performance of quarantine shall forfeit and pay for every such offence the sum of one hundred pounds.

Masters of vessels to

IX. And be it further enacted, That every commander, master, or other person having the charge of any vessel on hoist certain board whereof the plague or other infectious disease or signals when plague distemper highly dangerous to the health of His Majesty's or infectious subjects shall actually be, shall be and is hereby required disease on at all times when such vessel shall meet with any other board, on vessel at sea, or shall be within two leagues of the coast of penalty of the United Kingdom, or the islands of Guernsey, Jersey, 100/. Alderney, Sark, or Man, to hoist a signal to denote that his vessel has the plague or other infectious disease or distemper

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Chapter I highly dangerous to the health of His Majesty's subjects actually on board thereof, which signal shall be in the day-time a flag of yellow and black, borne quarterly, of eight breadths of bunting, at the maintop mast-head; and in the night-time, the signal shall be two large signal lanthorns, such as are commonly used on board of His Majesty's ships of war, one over the other, at the same mast-head; and such commander, master, or other person shall keep such signal hoisted during such time as the said vessel so having the plague or such other infectious disease or distemper as aforesaid on board thereof, shall continue within sight of such other vessel, or within two leagues of the coasts or islands aforesaid, while so in sight or within such distance, until such vessel so having the plague or such other infectious disease or distemper as aforesaid on board thereof, shall have arrived at the port or place where it is to perform quarantine, and until it shall have been legally discharged from the performance thereof; on failure thereof such commander, master, or other person having charge of such vessel shall forfeit and pay for every such offence the sum of one hundred pounds.

Penalty on

persons

hoisting

signals

X. And be it further enacted, That if any commander, master, or other person having the charge or command of any vessel, and knowing that the same is not liable to the performance of quarantine, shall hoist such signal as liable, 50% aforesaid, or either of them, by day or night respectively, such commander or other person as aforesaid shall forfeit and pay the sum of fifty pounds.

when not

APPENDIX D.

PUBLIC HEALTH ACT, 1875.

38 & 39 Vict. c. 55.

130. The Local Government Board may from time to time make, alter, and revoke such regulations as to the same Board may seem fit, with a view to the treatment of persons affected with cholera, or any other epidemic, endemic, or infectious disease, and preventing the spread of cholera and such other diseases as well on the seas, rivers, and waters of the United Kingdom, and on the high seas

within three miles of the coasts thereof, as on land; and may declare Chapter I by what authority or authorities such regulations shall be enforced and executed. Regulations so made shall be published in the London APPENDIX Gazette, and such publication shall be for all purposes conclusive evidence of such regulations. Any person wilfully neglecting or refusing to obey or carry out or obstructing the execution of any regulation made under this section, shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding fifty pounds.

134.-Whenever any part of England appears to be threatened with or is affected by any formidable epidemic, endemic, or infectious disease, the Local Government Board may make, and from time to time alter and revoke, regulations for all or any of the following purposes; namely

(1) For the speedy interment of the dead; and

(2) For house-to-house visitation; and

(3) For the provision of medical aid, and accommodation for the promotion of cleaning, ventilation, and disinfection, and for guarding against the spread of disease;

and may by Order declare all or any of the regulations so made to be in force within the whole or any part or parts of the district of any local authority, and to apply to any vessels, whether on inland waters or on arms or parts of the sea within the jurisdiction of the Lord High Admiral of the United Kingdom, or the Commissioners for executing the office of the Lord High Admiral for the time being, for the period in such Order mentioned; and may by any subsequent Order abridge or extend such period.

PUBLIC HEALTH ACT, 1896.

59 & 60 Vict. c. 19.

Vict. c. 55,

ss. 130, 134,

Amendment 1.-(1) Regulations of the Local Government Board of 38 & 39 made in pursuance of section one hundred and thirty or section one hundred and thirty-four of the Public Health as to regu- Act, 1875, or in pursuance of either of those sections, as lations with extended to London by the Public Health (London) Act, respect to 1891, may provide for such regulations being enforced and executed by the officers of Customs and the officers and men employed in the Coastguard as well as by other authorities and officers, and without prejudice to the generality of the powers conferred by those sections may provide for

disease.

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(a) The signals to be hoisted by vessels having any case of epidemic, endemic, or infectious disease on board; and

(b) the questions to be answered by masters, pilots, and other persons on board any vessel as to cases of such disease on board during the voyage or on the arrival of the vessel; and

(c) the detention of vessels and of persons on board vessels; and

(d) the duties to be performed in cases of such disease by masters, pilots, and other persons on board vessels.

(2) Provided that the regulations shall be subject to the

consent

(a) So far as they apply to the officers of Customs, of the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Customs; and

(b) so far as they apply to officers or men employed in the Coastguard, of the Admiralty; and

(c) so far as they apply to signals, of the Board of Trade.

(3) If any person wilfully neglects or refuses to obey or carry out, or obstructs the execution of, any regulation made under section one hundred and thirty or section one hundred and thirty-four of the Public Health Act, 1875, or in pursuance of either of those sections 54 & 55 Vict. as extended to London by the Public Health (London) c. 76. Act, 1891, and as amended by this Act, he shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding one hundred pounds, and in the case of a continuing offence to a further penalty not exceeding fifty pounds for every day during which the offence continues; and any such penalty, if not recovered under the provisions of the Acts relating to public health, shall be recoverable by action on behalf of the Crown in the High Court.

Transfer of
powers

under 39 &
40 Vict. c.
36, s. 234.

2. The powers exercisable by Her Majesty in Council or any two of the Lords of Her Majesty's Privy Council under section two hundred and thirty-four of the Customs Consolidation Act, 1876, shall be exercisable by the Local Government Board, and accordingly in that section the words "the Local Government Board" shall be substituted for the words "Her Majesty in Council, or any two Lords of Her Majesty's Privy Council,"

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