A Review of the Warehousing System as Connected with the Port of London: Taken from Parliamentary Reports and Official Documents ... (Google eBook)

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J. Richardson, 1824 - Customs administration - 59 pages
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Page 40 - In referring to the evidence adduced before your Committee it will be observed, that a considerable part of it tends to shew the advantages derived from the establishment of closed docks both to the revenue and trade of the country, as compared to the system that previously prevailed. The value of these institutions, whether in giving facility to commerce, in securing the collection of the revenue, or in protecting the interests of the merchant, is so unquestionable, that your Committee feel it would...
Page 29 - ... as a qualification for sitting and voting in parliament, or for the exercise or enjoyment of any office, franchise, or civil right, be and the same are (save as hereinafter...
Page 2 - ... shall lade, or put, or cause to be laden or put off or from any wharf, key, or other place on the land, into any ship, vessel, or crayer, lighter, or bottom, any goods, wares, or merchandises (fish taken by your Highness's subjects only excepted) to be transported beyond the seas, or into Scotland, or to take up, discharge, and lay on land, or cause or procure to be taken up or discharged out of any lighter, &c., not being in a leke or wreck and laid on land, any goods, &c. (except fish and salt),...
Page 31 - Committse appeared to be, whether the advantages confessedly resulting from them could be preserved to the public most effectually under a system of exclusive privilege granted to each dock respectively, by which the trade should be by law divided and apportioned; or one of competition, operating freely amongst them, in which the convenience of commerce, whether arising from local position, regulation, or charges, should be alone the measure of employment and advantages enjoyed by each several establishment.
Page 16 - ... only conditions annexed to the construction of such quays and wharfs are, that they shall be adjoining to the said docks and basons, and be convenient and sufficient to the trade and business of the landing and discharging, lading and shipping, of any goods, wares, and...
Page 16 - ... or dock, and for the general benefit of shipping, and of the trade and commerce of the said port ; and the said company shall and may also build, or cause to be built, within the said space of seven years, a quay or wharf, of a sufficient and convenient length, for the trade and business of the said town- and port, which shall range along the side of the said...
Page 2 - ... that it shall not be lawful to or for any person or persons whatsoever, other than...
Page 2 - ... of creeks and places where no customer is resident, as also by or through the negligence or corruption of the customer, searcher or other officer where they be resident, as by divers other fraudulent, undue and subtle practices and devices...
Page 16 - Wharfs; and for the greater accom" modation of the Trade of the Port of London, " the said Quays and Wharfs shall be deemed " and taken, and are hereby declared to be " deemed and taken, to all intents and purposes " whatsoever, to be legal Quays and Wharfs " for the landing, re-landing, and discharging, " lading, and shipping of any Goods, Wares, " and Merchandize whatsoever within the Port
Page 1 - This ancient revenue,' the Act recites, ' annexed and united to the imperial crown, had, in the time of Edward III. and other the queen's most noble progenitors, amounted to great and notable sums of money. Till of late years many greedy and covetous persons, did daily by conveying their merchandise out of creeks and places where no customer was resident, or through the negligence or corruption of the customer, searcher or other officer, where they were resident, as well as by divers other fraudulent,...

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