Quarter Sessions (London) Act 1896

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1896 c. 55
Year1896


Quarter Sessions (London) Act, 1896

(59 & 60 Vict.) CHAPTER 55.

An Act to make provisions relating to the offices of Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the Court of Quarter Sessions for the County of London.

[14th August 1896]

W HEREAS it is expedient to authorise and provide for the grant of pensions to the chairman and deputy chairman of the court of quarter sessions for the county of London and to provide for the appointment of deputies and clerks as in this Act set forth:

Be it therefore enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

S-1 Providing for a pension for the chairman and deputy chairman.

1 Providing for a pension for the chairman and deputy chairman.

1. It shall be lawful for Her Majesty the Queen to assign a pension to the chairman or to any deputy chairman of the court of quarter sessions for the count of London—

a ) after such chairman or deputy chairman shall have attained the age of seventy years, if he shall then have completed fifteen years service; or
b ) after such chairman or deputy chairman shall have completed fifteen years service, if he shall attain the age of seventy years before having completed fifteen years service; or
c ) in the event of such chairman or deputy chairman being disabled by permanent infirmity from the performance of the duties of his office

Provided that no such pension shall exceed in amount two-thirds of the salary of the chairman or deputy chairman as the case may be.

S-2 Providing for the appointment of deputies.

2 Providing for the appointment of deputies.

2. It shall be lawful for a Secretary of State, in case such chairman or deputy chairman shall be absent by reason of sickness or other unavoidable cause, or shall be absent on such other occasions as may be allowed by such Secretary of State, to appoint a barrister of not less than ten years standing to act as chairman or deputy chairman in the absence of such chairman or deputy chairman, as the case may be, and in case the chairman and deputy chairman shall both be absent as aforesaid, to appoint two barristers of not less than ten years standing to act as chairman and deputy chairman during the absence of such chairman and deputy chairman. There shall be paid to every barrister so appointed the sum of five pounds five shillings for every day on which he shall sit and...

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