Local Government and Taxation in the United Kingdom: A Series of Essays Pub. Under the Sanction of the Cobden Club

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Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Company, 1882 - 520 páginas
 

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Página 155 - Corporation is under the control of the Court of Aldermen, the Court of Common Council, and the Court of Common Hall. The Court of Aldermen consists of the Lord Mayor and the aldermen, who are ex-officio Justices of the Peace.
Página 502 - Poultry. By L. WRIGHT. With 50 Coloured Plates, and numerous Wood Engravings. Demy 410, cloth, 31s. 6d.; half-morocco, £2 2s. The Illustrated Book of Pigeons. By R. FULTON. Edited by L. WRIGHT. With Fifty Coloured Plates and numerous Engravings. Demy 410, cloth, 3is.
Página 500 - ... Christ. By the Rev. FW FARRAR, DD, FRS, Canon of Westminster, and Chaplain in Ordinary to the Queen.
Página 126 - Every one knows that the first reform needed is to consolidate all rates and to have one demand note for all rates, and a single authority for levying the rate and distributing the proceeds among such other authorities as have power to call for contributions.
Página 238 - Nevertheless, we do not find any argument on which the course pursued with regard to other Towns could be justified, which would not apply with the same force to London, unless the magnitude of the change in this case should be considered as converting that which would otherwise be only a practical difficulty into an objection of principle.
Página 253 - Now it is quite hopeless to induce persons of a high class, either socially or intellectually, to take a share of local administration in a corner by piece-meal, as members of a Paving Board or a Drainage Commission.
Página 300 - With regard to the administration of justice and police within the towns, we propose that the whole work and business of watching the town shall be placed completely under the control of the council. Then, with respect to another part of this measure, which refers to what I consider a part of the police of the town, and a part which has often led to very great abuses — I mean the power of granting alehouse licenses — it is proposed that this power shall not be...
Página 70 - The authority which is most conversant with principles should be supreme over principles, while that which is most competent in details should have the details left to it.
Página 47 - ... 1872, which purports to consolidate previous enactments, has really done no more than incorporate them by reference ; and the official digests of statutes relating to Sanitary Authorities, urban and rural, which have been compiled since that Act, are copious enough to fill two moderate-sized volumes. A certain degree of diversity, it is true, must be ascribed to natural and inevitable causes, which no legislation could have eliminated, and which it is no part of sound policy to ignore. The Dock...
Página 40 - ... it is said that the appeal from its equitable jurisdiction lies directly to the House of Lords. The Lord Mayor also sits as Chief Magistrate in the Mansion House police-court, as one of the Aldermen sits in the Guildhall Police-court, and the Lord Mayor sits with the Aldermen and the Recorder at the London Sessions, which are held eight times a year, and at which Her Majesty's judges occasionally preside. The police force of the City and liberties is distinct from the Metropolitan Constabulary,...

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