Harbours, Docks and Piers Clauses Act 1847

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Harbours, Docks and Piers Clauses Act
Act of Parliament
Text of the Harbours, Docks and Piers Clauses Act 1847 as in force today (including any amendments) within the United Kingdom, from legislation.gov.uk

The Harbours, Docks and Piers Clauses Act 1847 is an Act of Parliament of the United Kingdom which governs harbours, docks and piers.

Port police[edit]

The act allows two justices of the peace to swear in special constables with jurisdiction within the limits of the harbour, dock, pier and premises of the port company, and within one mile of the same.[1] Two justices may also dismiss such a constable.[2] The act uses the term 'special constable', but this is not related to present day members of the Special Constabulary; at the time this act was passed 'special constable' meant any constable who was not a member of a territorial police force.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Text of the legislation-Sections 79 of the Harbours, Docks, and Piers Clauses Act 1847 as in force today (including any amendments) within the United Kingdom, from legislation.gov.uk
  2. ^ Text of the legislation - Sections 80 of the Harbours, Docks, and Piers Clauses Act 1847 as in force today (including any amendments) within the United Kingdom, from legislation.gov.uk

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