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regulations, as he might deem requisite for carrying into to registrars full effect the provisions of that Act, and should transmit by them to the same to the superintendent-registrars of each district medical in England and Wales, who should deliver to the medical officers and

practitioners officers appointed as in the said Act mentioned and other repealed. duly qualified medical practitioners in the said district, such of the books, forms, and regulations, as they might require for the performance of the duties imposed upon them by that Act, and the expenses to be incurred by the Registrar General under the provisions of that Act should be defrayed in the same manner as the expenses under the said Act of the sixth and seventh years of King William the Fourth, chapter eighty-five:

The said enactment, except so much thereof as directs the Registrar General to frame and provide such books, forms and regulations, as therein mentioned, shall be repealed; and the Registrar General shall transmit from time to time to the registrar of births and deaths in every sub-district such books, forms, and regulations, as may be requisite for the use of the medical officers appointed as in Registrars the said Act mentioned, and other duly qualified medical to deliver practitioners in the sub-district; and every such registrar to medical shall deliver to such medical officers and practitioners officers, etc. respectively, without requiring payment for the same, such without

requiring of the said books, forms, and regulations, as they may payment for require for the performance of the duties imposed upon them by that Act.

books, etc.

the same.

21 & 22 Vict. c. 97.

An Act for vesting in the Privy Council certain
Powers for the Protection of the Public Health.

[2nd August, 1858. Whereas under an Act of the last session of Parliament, 20 & 21 Vict. chapter thirty-eight, the General Board of Health stands c. 38. continued only until the first day of September one thousand eight hundred and fifty-eight: And whereas it is expedient to vest in the Privy Council certain powers now vested in the said General Board of Health, and certain other powers for the protection of the Public health: Be it therefore enacted by the Queen's most Excellent

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Certain powers in relation to

cination vested in

Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords spiritual and temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by authority of the same, as follows:

I. In addition to the powers vested in Her Majesty's most honourable Privy Council for the protection of the

public health, all powers now vested in the General Board under 18 &19 of Health under the “Diseases Prevention Act, 1855,' Vict. c. 116,

the discontinuance of the said Board, be vested those of the in the said Privy Council, and the provisions of the said Privy

Act having reference to the General Board of Health and the regulations and directions issued by them, except section thirteen, shall be construed as referring to such Privy Council and the regulations and directions issued by them.

II. 'The Privy Council may from time to time issue

such regulations as they think fit for securing the due public vac- qualification of persons to be hereafter contracted with by

guardians and overseers of unions and parishes in England? Privy

for the vaccination of persons resident in such unions and Council. parishes, and for securing the efficient performance of vac

cination by the persons already or hereafter to be contracted with as aforesaid ;' and any money from time to time provided by Parliament for or towards defraying the expenses of the National Vaccine Establishment, or otherwise providing for the supply of vaccine lymph, shall

be applied under the directions of the Privy Council. Privy III. The Privy Council may from time to time cause to Council may be made such inquiries as they see fit in relation to any inquires. matters concerning the public health in any place or places,

and to the observance of the regulations and directions

issued by them under this Act. Privy IV. The powers of appointing and removing a medical

officer, vested in the General Board of Health under the appoint

General Board of Health Continuance Act, 1855, shall, oficer, etc. upon the discontinuance of that Board, be vested in the

Privy Council; and the person who at the time of the

With regard to the repeal of this section, see 30 & 31 Vict. c. 84, s. 1, ante, p. 25.

? This includes Wales: see note ('), ante, p. 105.

3 on 14th March 1859, the Privy Council issued regulations on this subject, which, however, have been superseded by the subsequent regulations issued on 1st December 1859. It is important to notice this, as the latter regulations do not allude to the former. (See Appendix A, ante, p. 88; see also the London Gazette, Supplement, Tuesday, 6th December 1859).

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cesser of the General Board of Health may be their medical officer shall become the medical officer of the Privy Council subject to such power of removal as aforesaid; and the Privy Council may also from time to time employ such other persons as they may deem necessary for the purposes of this Act; and there shall be paid to the medical officer such salary not exceeding fifteen hundred pounds per annum, and to such other persons such remuneration and allowances as the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury may direct; and such salary, remuneration, and allowances, shall be paid out of such monies as shall be provided by Parliament.

V. The medical Officer shall from to time report to the Medical Privy Council in relation to any matters concerning the officer to public health or such matters as may be referred to him

annually as for that purpose, and shall, on or before the month of to the exeMarch in each year, report to the Privy Council the pro- this Act. ceedings had and taken under this Act during the preceding year ending on the the thirty-first day of December.

VI. The annual report made by the medical officer as Reports to aforesaid shall be laid before both Houses of Parliament be laid within fourteen days after the making thereof, if Parlia- Parliament. ment be sitting, and if not, then within fourteen days after the next meeting of Parliament, together with all other reports made by him under this Act, during the period to which such annual report relates.

VII. All powers vested in the Privy Council by this As to the Act may be exercised by any three or more of the Lords making and and others of the Privy Council, the Vice-President of the

authenticaCommittee of the said Privy Council on Education being orders, etc. one of them, and all orders, regulations, directions, and acts of the Privy Council under this Act, shall be sufficiently made or signified by a written or printed document, signed by one of the clerks of the Privy Council, or such officer as may be appointed by the Privy Council in this behalf; and all orders, regulations, directions, and acts made or signified by any written or printed document purporting to be so signed, shall be deemed to have been duly made, issued, and done by the Privy Council, and every such document shall be received in evidence in all courts and before all justices and others without proof of the authority or signature of such clerk or other officer, or other proof whatsoever, until it be shown that such document was not duly signed by the authority of the Privy Council.

I See 30 & 31 Vict. c. 84, s. 36, ante, p. 45.

tion of

cination Acts.

Proceedings VIII. [Proceedings for penalties under the Acts for the for penalties under Vac- time being in force on the subject of vaccination may be

taken on the complaint of any registrar employed for the registration of births, deaths and marriages, public vaccinator or officer authorised by the Board of Guardians or by the Overseers respectively, and the cost of such proceedings shall be defrayed out of the common fund of the union or out of the poor rates of any parish not included in a

union.]' Short title IX. This Act may be cited as “The Public Health Act,

1858,” and shall be in force only until the first day of August one thousand eight hundred and fifty-nine.?

and continuance of Act.

c. 97.

22 & 23 Vict. c. 3. An Act to amend and make Perpetual “The Public

Health Act, 1858.”

(1st August, 1859. 21 & 22 Vict. WHEREAS an Act was passed in the session holden in the

twenty-first and twenty-second years of Her Majesty, (chapter ninety-seven,) " for vesting in the Privy Council certain powers for the Protection of the Public Health,' which Act was to be in force only until the first day of August one thousand eight hundred and fifty-nine; and it is expedient that section eight of the said Act should be repealed, and that, except such section, the said Act should be made perpetual: 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, as follows:

Section eight of the said Act shall be repealed,and experpetual excepts. 8. cept the said section, the said Act shall be and the same is

hereby made perpetual.*

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Repealed by 22 & 23 Vict. c. 3, post. But see also the subsequent Act, 24 & 25 Vict c. 59, post,

2 See 22 & 23 Vict. c. 3, post.
3 But see the subsequent Act, 24 & 25 Vict. c. 59, post.
* See 21 & 22 Vict. c. 97, ante.

24 & 25 Vict. c. 59.1

An Act to facilitate Proceedings before Justices under the Acts relating to Vaccination.

[1st August, 1861. Whereas it is expedient to make further provisions in relation to proceedings before Justices under the following Acts; that is to say, — An Act passed in the session holden in the third and 3 & 4 Vict.

fourth years of the reign of Her present Majesty, c. 29.
chapter twenty-nine, intituled-An Act to extend

the Practice of Vaccination : An Act passed in the session holden in the fourth and 4 & 5 Vict.

fifth years of the reign of Her presetn Majesty, c. 32.
chapter thirty-two, intituled— An Act to amend an

Act to extend the Practice of Vaccination :
An Act passed in the session holden in the sixteenth 16 & 17 Vict.

and seventeenth years of the reign of Her present c, 100.
Majesty, chapter one hundred, intituled - An Act
further to extend and make Compulsory the Practice

of Vaccination ::
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,
as follows:

I. This Act may be cited for all purposes as “ The short title. Vaccination Acts Amendment Act, 1861."

II. The guardians of any union or parish, or the As to instioverseers of any parish where the relief to the poor is tution of not administered by guardians, may appoint some person ceedings and

legal proWith regard to the repeal of this Act, see 30 & 31 Vict. c. 84, s. 1, ante, p. 25.

2 See also 21 & 22 Vict. c. 97, s. 8, ante, which was repealed by 22 & 23 Vict. c. 3, ante, as well as the “Official Circular,” 2 February 1856, vol. 6, p. 30.

3 The guardians were not empowered by this Act to pay any salary or other remuneration to the person so appointed.

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