Harbours, Docks and Piers Clauses Act 1847

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Harbours, Docks and Piers Clauses Act
Act of Parliament
Long title An Act for consolidating in One Act certain Provisions usually contained in Acts authorizing the making and improving of Harbours, Docks, and Piers.
Citation 1847 c.27 10 & 11 Vict.
Dates
Royal assent 11 May 1847
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 Port Police officers as "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'; at the time this act was passed 'special constable' meant any constable who was not a member of a territorial police force. Officers of approved port police forces were issued with the faithful service medal after the qualifying period of service.

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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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