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21 1944



Enactments Amended in their Application to the Company.

Session and Chapter

Short Title

Nature of Amendment

11 Geo. 4 and 1 Will. 4, c. 68.

The Carriers Act, 1830.

In section one, the words “silks in a manufactured or unmanufactured state and whether wrought up or not wrought up with other materials” shall be repealed, and the word “twenty-five” shall be substituted for the word “ten.”

In section two the word “twenty-five” shall be substituted for the word “ten.”

The following new section shall be added after section 10:—

“II. In this Act the expression ‘common carrier by land’ shall include a common carrier by land who is also a carrier by water, and as regards every such common carrier this Act shall apply to carriage by water in the same manner as it applies to carriage by land.”

8 & 9 Vic., c. 20

The Railway Clauses Act, 1845, as incorporated in any Act, whether passed before or after the passing of this Act.

In section three after the words “The word ‘toll’ shall include any rate or charge or other payment payable under the special Act” there shall be inserted the words “or fixed by the Minister under the provisions of the Transport Act, 1944.”

In section ninety-eight for the words “number or quantity of goods conveyed by any such carriage” there shall be substituted the words “full name and address of the consignee and such particulars of the nature, weight (inclusive of packing), and number of parcels or articles of merchandise handed to the company for conveyance as may be necessary to enable the company to calculate the charges therefor.”

The following subsection shall be added at the end of section ninety-eight:—

“(2) The company shall be entitled to refuse to convey any merchandise delivered to them for conveyance as aforesaid in respect of which the foregoing provisions of this section have not been complied with, or to examine, weigh or count the same and make such reasonable charge therefor as they think fit:

“Provided that the company shall not refuse to convey the parcels or articles of merchandise handed to them for conveyance as aforesaid without giving the person an opportunity of having them weighed or counted upon payment of a reasonable charge.”

17 & 18 Vic., c. 31

The Railway and Canal Traffic Act, 1854.

In section seven, for the words “for any horse fifty pounds, for any neat cattle per head fifteen pounds, for any sheep or pigs per head two pounds” there shall be substituted the words “for any horse one hundred pounds, for neat cattle per head fifty pounds, for any other animal five pounds.”