Vagrancy Act 1838

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1838 c. 38
Anno Regni VICTORI, Britanniarum Regin,Primo. An Act to amend an Act for punishing idle and disorderly Persons and Rogues and Vagabonds.

(1 & 2 Vict.) C A P. XXXVIII.

[27th July 1838]

'WHEREAS it is expedient to alter and amend an Act passed in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty KingGeorge the Fourth, intituled An Act for the Punishmentof idle and disorderly Persons and Rogues and Vagabonds in that Part of Great Britain called England:' Be it 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, Thatwhen any Person aggrieved by any Act or Determination of any Justice or Justices of the Peace out of Sessions, in or concerning the Execution of the said Act, shall have appealed against such Act or Determination according to the Provisions of the said Act, and shall thereupon have been discharged out of Custody, and such Person shall not personally appear and prosecute such Appeal at the General or Quarter Sessions according to the Recognizance entered into on such Appeal, it shall be lawful for the Justices assembled at such General or Quarter Sessions, or for any Justice of the Peace for the County or Place in which such Person shall have been convicted, on Proof of the said Conviction, and on Proof by Certificate under the Hand of the Clerk of the Peace for the said County or Place or of the Person acting as his Deputy that the Person so convicted did not personally appear to prosecute such Appeal, to issue a Warrant for the Apprehension and Committal of such Person for such Period of Time as, together with the Days during which such Person so convicted shall have been imprisoned (if any) previous to being discharged by reason of Appeal, shall complete the full Term for which such Person was adjudged to be imprisoned at the Time of his or her said Conviction.

S-II Exposing obscene Prints, &c. in Shop Windows liable, on Conviction, to Punishment.

II Exposing obscene Prints, &c. in Shop Windows liable, on Conviction, to Punishment.

II. 'And whereas by the said recited Act it is enacted, that every Person wilfully exposing to view in any Street, Road, Highway, or public Place any obscene Print, Picture, or other indecent Exhibition shall, on summary Conviction thereof, be liable to Punishment as therein provided: And whereas Doubts have arisen whether the...

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