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Parliamentary Notices. In Parliament.—Session 1885. Dee Conservancy and Improvement. .(Constitution of Conservancy Board Transfer to them of Navigation Powers of the River Dee, of the River Dee Commissioners and others, and of existing Navigation Works; Extension of Con- servancy Limits above Wilcox Point in Chester; Constituting Board the Port and Harbour Authority within the Port of Chester Transfer to them of Powers of the River Dee Pilotage Trust; Conferring further Powers for Improve- ment of Navigation, and Power to make Bye- laws Vesting Ferries in Conservancy Board and Powers to Improve same Construction of new Navigation and other Works Diversion of Waters into them; Compulsory Purchase of Lands; Power to Purchase parts only of Properties; Powers of Sale, &c., of Lands by Board and Dee Company Apportionment of Annuities and other Charges on Lands, and lowers to commute same Acreage Rate; Powers to Levy Tolls, Rates, and Duties; Powers to Board to raise Moneys; Powers to Railway Companies to Contribute and make Agreements; Power to Constitute Separate Undertakings; Contracts and Agreements by Conservancy Board, the Dee Company, Corporations, and others aa to Works, &c., and Contribution of Funds; Provisions as to Outfall, &c., of Chester Sewage; Power to River Dee Company to Exe- cute all or some of Powers of Bill Alteration of Constitution, Capital, and Name of Dee Company; Power to Conservancy Board to Acquire all Rights and Property of Dee Company, and Provision for its Consequent Dissolution; Abolition of River Dee Commission- ers, Supervisors, and Anchorage Dues Repeal of Acts as to Statutable Depth of River Repeal, Amendment, and Incorporatiou of Acts; and other purposes.) NOTICE is hereby given, that application is intended to be made to Parliament in the ensuing Session, by the Company of proprietors of the Undertaking for recovering and preserving the Navigation of the River Dee (hereinafter called the Company"), for leave to bring in a Bill (hereinafter called "the Bill ") for the fol- lowing purposes, or some of them (that is to say 2. To constitute, appoint, and incorporate a Conservancy Board for the improvement, protec- tion, maintenance, and conservancy of the River Dee, and the estuary thereof, and of the navigation thereof, from a point on the said river, about thirty yards above the weir or causeway at the old Dee bridge, in the Township and Parish of St. Mary- on-the-Hill, in the city and county of the city of Chester, down to a point called the Point of Aire, at or near the mouth of the said river on the west shore thereof, in the Parish of Llanasa and County of Flint; and also down to another point called Hilbre Point, likewise at or near the mouth of the said river, on the east shore thereof, in the Parish of West Kirby, in the Hundred of Wirral, in the County, of Chester, and including all streams, havens, creeks, bays, and inlets within the limits j aforesaid, and to prescribe, define, and regulate the qualification, mode of nomination, appointment, election, retirement, and rotation of members of such Conservancy Board. 3. To transfer to and vest in the Conservancy Board, on such terms and conditions as may be prescribed by the Bill, all or some of the powers, duties, rights, privileges,and liabilities with relation to the navigation of the river now vested in the Company or in the River Dee Commissioners or their supervisors respectively, or in the Mayor, Aldermen, and Citizens of Chester (herein- after called the Chester Corporation), or any other Corporation or person under the Acts of Parliament hereinafter mentioned, or any charter, or by prescription or otherwise, and to vest in such Conservancy Board, upon such terms and conditions as aforesaid, all or some of the em- bankments and other works con-tnu^d by the Company for navigation purposes, and also all or some or so much of the banks of the river, and the bed and soil thereof along the line of the existing navigation as may be defined in f:3 Bill. 4. To constitute the Conservancy Board the Harbour Authority of the port and harbour of Chester, and also within the limits afur.said, so far M they may be outside the limits of the said port, and to confer upon the Conservancy Board powers to improve the navigation of the said river, and to make and maintain such embank- ments, mounds, fences, river walls, dams, cuts, sluices, locks, reservoirs, channels, and other works as may be necessary for the purposes of such improvement, and also to make bye-laws for the regulation, improvement, and management of the said River Dee, and the estuary thereof, and such other rivers, streams, and watercourses, havens, creeks, and inlets as aforesaid, and the traffic thereon; to set out boundaries and to widen, deepen, straighten, dredge, protect, and otherwise improve the bed, channel, and banks of the said river, and of all parts of the waters and estuary connected therewith to remove all ob- structions to the free navigation of the said river and estuary, and to prohibit the erection of future obstructions; to impose penalties on all persons placing or continuing obstructions, or throwing, emptying, or depositing ballast in the said river or estuary; to appoint and remove harbour-masters, collectors, and other officers; to place buoys, beacons, perches, and mooring chains in the said river and estuary; to regulate and manage the police thereof, and to regulate the traffic thereon; to compel the removal of wrecks therefrom, and to make, maintain, grant, and license basins, docks, harbours, piers, wharves, jetties, quays, and land- ing stages, with all proper conveniences for the navigation and improvement of the said river and estuary, and for the safety and convenience of ships, steam-vessels, and other craft navigating the same. 5. To vest in the Conservancy Board the exist- ing ferries across the navigation of the River Dee, and to make further provision for the passage of traffic across the river, and the improvement of the ferries and approaches thereto, by the maintenance and establishment of steam ferries, or in such other manner as may be provided by the Bill, and to authorise the Conservancy Board to take tolls and charges for the use of the improved ferries by passengers, animals, and vehicles, and to empower the Quarter Sessions of the County of Flint, and any highway authority of any district including or adjoining the ferries and the approaches thereto, to assume the maintenance and working the said ferries and approaches, and to contribute funds therefor, or for the improvement thereof, and to enter into agreements for all or any of those purposes. f. To transfer to and vest in the Conservancy B> >a I'd all or some of the existing powers of th- Trustees for putting into execution the Acf. 10, Geo. cap. 61 (local and personal), to the pilovage, buoying, and lighting, wlthm the Port of Chester, whether under that Act or any Act amending the same or the Mer- chant Shipping Acts, and to provide for the extinction and winding-up of the Trust. 7. To enable the Conservancy Board to build, purchase, hire, let, and charge for the use of tug- boats. and to supply and charge for the supply of ballast, and to license tug-boats and the masters thereof, and to prohibit within the limits aforesaid, the use of any tug-boat not licensed by, or being commanded by a master licensed by the Conser- vancy Board, and to suspend and revoke such licenses. 8. To enable the Conservancy Board to construct and maintain in the Counties of Chester and Flint, and the City and the County of the City of Chester, some or one of them, the several works follow- amelv— i n- Parliamentary Notices. ¡ WORK No. 1. The diversion of the present channel and course of the River Dee, by a new cut situate wholly in the Township and Parish of St. Mary-on-the-Hill, in the City and County of the City of Chester, com- mencing at a point on the left bank of the said river, about 4 chains measured across the bed of the said river in a southerly direction from the outfall into the said river of the Sewage Works of the City of Chester, and terminating by a junction with that river at a point on the left bank of the said river, opposite the Crane Wharf, and at a distance from the west corner of that wharf of about 4 chains measured in a westerly direction across the bed of the said river. WORK Xo. 2. A dock or basin formed by an embankment or dam, with tidal gates therein, commencing at a point on the right bank of the River Dee, in the Township and Parish of Holy and Undivided Trinity, in the City and County of the City of Chester, about 5 chains south-west of the outfall of the said sewage works, measured along the right n n zn bank of that river, and extending in an easterly direction across the bed of that river and the ad- joining land, and terminating in the same township and parish on the right bank of that river, at a point about 4 chains south of the west corner of the Crane Wharf, measured along the right bank of that river. The said Dock or Basin will be constructed partly on the bed of the said river, and partly on the land adjoining thereto, both lying to the north- east of the said embankment, and situate in the Townships and Parishes next mentioned, or one of them, and the Work -No, 2 will be made from, through, into, or in the said Townships and Parishes of Holy and Undivided Trinity and St. Mary-on-the-Hill, or one of them. WORK Xo. 3. In connection with the said dock or basin a Conduit or Culvert, with Sluices, wholly in the said Township and Parish of Holy and Undivided Trinity, to carry the sewage from the said Sewage Works into the said river below the said Dock or Basin, commencing by a junction with the existing outfall of the said Sewage Works at a point about 1 chain north-west of the said outfall, measured along the same and terminating at a point about 7 chains south-west of the said outfall, measured along the right bank of the River Dee. WORK No. 4. A training wall in the bed of the River Dee, or the estuary thereof, commencing at the north- westerly end of the existing training wall or stone eauseway at a point in or adjoining the Township of Kelsterton and Parish of Northop, known as the Barrel Perch, and thence proceeding in a north-westerly direction in, over, and upon the bed of the River Dee or the estuary thereof, to and terminating in the >aid estuary, nearly opposite the outermost extremity of the Spoil Bank of Messrs. Muspratt's Chemical Works at Flint, at a point in the Township of Coleshill Fawr, and Parish of Holywell, about 2 furlongs and 3 chains from the western municipal boundary of the Borough of Flint (as shown on the ordnance plan) measured in a south-easterly direction from a point on that boundary distant about 3 furlongs and 8 chains from the Panton Cop. measured along that boundary in a north-easterly direction. This work will be made from, throe. ^h, into. or in the several Townships and Parish. following, or some "f them, in the County of J- lio', viz. :—Kol.-terton, Lead- I brook Major and Leadbrook Minor, Northop, Flint, Coleshill fawr, and Holywell. 9. To authorise the Conservancy Board to cross, stop up, alter, or divert, either temporarily or permanently, roads, streets, highways, bridges, footways, ways and rights of way, railways, tramways, canals, aqueducts, rivers, navigations, streams, pipes, sewers, drains, and watercourses, which it may be necessary to cross, stop up, alter, or divert tor the purposes of the intended works and of the Bill, and to deviate, laterally and vertically to any extent, from the lines and levels of the works, as sh vn on the plans and sections to be deposited as ii, mentioned. 10. To enable the Conservancy Board within the limits aforesaid, to construct and maintain, remove, alter, lengthen, curtail, raise or lower all cuts, channels, locks weirs dams, basins, reservoirs, ponds, trenches, pounds, graving-docks, lay-byes, gates, sluices, culverts, sewers, drains, bye-passes, arches, bridges (fixed or opening), sewers, drains, embankments, training walls, causeways, towing paths, walls, jetties, landing places, dolphins, moorings, mooring chains, buoys, perches, beacons, lights, staitncs, groins, quays, wharves, warehouses, sheds, buildings, engines, pumps, machinery, cranes, lifts, tips, drops, railways, roads, tramways, rails, approaches, works and appliances which may be necessary or convenient for, or incidental to, the before-mentioned works or any of them, or for the navigation of the said river and the traflic thereon. 11. To authorise the Conservancy Board to divert into the intended new cuts, docks, and other works, the waters of the River Dee and the Shropshire Union Canal, and to enter upon, take, and use the bed, channel, and banks of the said river, where the same may be coincident with or intersected by the intended works, and to supersede and discontinue the use for the purposes of navi- gation, and to fill in and level, or otherwise deal with so much of the present channel or course of the River Dee as lies between the hereinbefore- described points of commencement and termination of Work No. 2 as may be rendered unnecessary by the construction of the intended works, or any of them, and to make provision for the vesting in the Con- servancy Board, or the Company, or other- of the Panels so filled in. 12. To authorise the Conservancy Board, from time to time, to purchase, take on lease, or otherwise acquire, compulsorily or by agreement, lands, houses, buildings, mills, warehouses, sheds, wharves, fore- shore. and other property and easements thereover, thereunder, or in respect thereof, and to vary and extinguish .such rights of way, manorial, 01 com- monable, and other rights and privileges as it may be necessary or expedient to vary or extinguish for any of the purposes of the bui, and particularly to purchase, or otherwise acquire, compulsorily or by agreement, the following lands, buildings, houses, and property, in addition to those required for the purposes of the said works, that is to say «• (a) The mills at lHJtl ends of the weir at the old Dee Bridge, in the City of Chester, together with the lands, buildings, rights, and appurtenances belonging thereto, and also the said weir, with the salmon pass and cage adjoining thereto, the whole of which properties are in the Townships and Parishes of St. Mary on-the-11 ill, and St. Bridget, or one of them, in the said City and County of the City of Chester. (fJ) Lands, hous-s. lock, wharves, warehouses, sheds, workshops, buildings, and part oftnc lwdof the River Dee lying within the following boundaries, viz.: New Crane .Street. S>-aland R;ad,an imaginary straight line from the bridge on the Sealand Road, near the sluice liou>»\ to a point on the right bank of the said river, distant about 8 chains from the outfall of the said Sewage Works, measured in a south-westerly direction from the said outfall, an imaginary straight line from that point across the bed of the said river and adjoining to the north-eastern boundary of the Chester ( his Works on the right bank of the said river, the edge of the said bank to the Crane Wharf, and thence to New Crane Street. The whole of which properties are in the said Townships and Parishes of St. Mary- j on-the-Hill and Holy and Undivided Trinity, or one of them. (c) Lands, forelands, cops, banks, parts of the bed of the River Dee, wharves, houses, and buildings lying within the following boundaries, viz. an imaginary line about parallel to and on the north and west of and at a distance of about I 7 chains from the right bank of the said river. Parliamentary Notices. I irom a point aoout o cnams irom tne soutn-east corner of the said Sewage Works, measured in a north-westerly direction along the south-western boundary fence of the said Sewage Works, to opposite Wepre Gutter, thence to and across the bed of the said river, to a point about 3 chains from the outfall of the Wepre Gutter into the said river measured up that gutter, and an imaginary line about parallel to and on the south and east of and at a distance of about 7 chains from the left bank of the said river, to opposite to the said south-east corner of the said Sewage Works, and thence across the river to that corner, and thence along the south-western boundary of those works for a distance of about 6 chains. The whole of which properties are in the Townships and Parishes of the Holy and Undivided Trinity, Sealand. Saltney. Wepre, Hawarden and Northop, or some of them, in the County of Flint and the City and County of the City of Chester. ( d) Lands, forelands, cops, banks, wharves, stages, buildings, and parts of the bed of the River Dee, or the estuary thereof, lying within the following boundaries, viz.. an imaginary straight line from J the Powder Magazine, in the occupation of Messrs. Hughes and Lancaster, in the township of Sealand, and the said parish of Hawarden, near the right bank of the River Dee, to a point distant about 2 furlongs and 3 chains from the junction of the work known as the Broken Bank, with the right bank of the said river, measured along that bank in a northerly direction; a straight line from that point along the said Broken Bank in a southerly direction and across the bed of the said river, and thence along the left bank of the said river to opposite the said magazine, and. across the bed ot the said river to the said magazine; the whole of which properties are in the townships and parishes of Sealand, Hawarden, Wepre, Golftyn, Northop, or some of them, in the County of Flint. 13. To provide for the conversion of the mills a.t both ends of the weir at the old Dee Bridg in the city of Chester, into steam mills, or to other purposes, and to make agreements with the owners or lessees thereof for the conversion of the same, or otherwise in relation thereto, and to empower the Conservancy Board to make, maintain, and regulate sluices or floodgates in the said weir. 14. To exempt the Conservancy Board from the operation of Section 92 of the Lands Clauses Consolidation Act, 1845, so as to enable them to purchase compulsorily parts only of certain pro- perties. 15. To enable the Conservancy Board to hold, mortgage, sell, lease, let, or otherwise dispose of, farm, work, and use lands vested, or to be vested in them, and (for such terms or periods as, notwith- standing anything contained in the Harbours, Docks, and Piers Clauses Act 1847, or any other Act or Acts they think proper, or as may be pre- scribed or provided for by the Bill) to lease or grant the use or occupation of, or easements in, and rights over any warehouses, buildings, sheds, wharves, yards, cranes, machinery, or other con- veniences belonging to or provided by the Con- servancy Board. 16. To enable the Company to hold, mortgage, sell, exchange, lease (either for building, wharf- age, or other purposes), let or otherwise dispose of, farm, work, and use any lands or other property now belonging to, vested, or to be vested, in, or reclaimed, or to be reclaimed, by the Company, and to confirm and sanction all or any previous transactions relative to lauds, and to make all necessary provision for the drainage of all or any of such lands 17. To define the lands which have been re- claimed by works of reclamation by the Company, and which are, after the passing of the Bill, to be held and enjoyed by them in manner to be thereby provided, and to make provision for settling by agreement between all corporations or persons claiming lands adjoining any lands claimed by the Company, on the south or Flintshire side of the river, the boundaries between the same, and the laying out of roads, and in ease of disagreement to provide for the settlement thereof by arbitration, and to confer on all such persons as may be under any disabilities power to enter into and carry into pflfect any such agreement. 18. To make provision for the maintenance of all existing roads, waien.-uuises, and sluices, now repairable by the Company, and to transfer the charge of the maintenance thereof to the townships or parishes in which the same maybe situate, and to provide for the laying-out, making and mainten- ance of roads, watercourses, drains, sluices, and other works in, over, or upon any lands hereafter to be reclaimed by the Company, and for the pur- poses of the drainage of the same, and the uplands thereof, to use and interfere with all or any works of the Conservancy Board. 19. To exempt and discharge the white sands and the lands already reclaimed, or which shall hereafter be reclaimed, either forthwith or when the said lands respectively shall be sold or otherwise conveyed or alienated, and to exempt and discharge all lands, which have hithertofore belonged to and have been sold or otherwise conveyed or alienated by the Com- pany, from all liability with respect to the main- tenance of the said navigation, and the banks, causeways, and other works connected therewith, and the compensation for damage which may have been or may be occasioned by the acts or defaults of the Company or the Conservancy Board, and from the payment of the two annuities to the Hawarden Embankment Trustees hereinafter mentioned, and the maintenance of two ferries across the River Dee below Chester, and the maintenance and repair of certain roads, and all other general liabilities, absolute or contingent, touching the matters aforesaid, imposed on the said lauds or the owners or occupiers thereof, by or in consequence of the acts hereinafter specified, relating to the Company, or by the Bill. 20. To enable the Conservancy Board to redeem or commute both or either of the annuities and £.,(1 payable by the Company to the Hawarden Embankment Trustees by the payment of a capital sum, or by such other means as the Bill may define, and as may be agreed on between the parties, and to authorise the said trustees to enter into and carry into effect such agreements, and to accept any such sum of money or other consideration for the redemption or commutation of the said annuities, and to provide for the investment thereof, and the application of its income, and the appointment and change, of trustees of such investment. 21. To enable or to require the Conservancy Board or some of the purposes herein specified, or for such purposes as shall from time to time be subsisting, to impose and lay on the owners and occupiers of all or any of the lands already reclaimed from the River Dee, and on the owners and occupiers of all such lands as shall hereafter I be reclaimed, an annual acreage or other rate, and that either in addition to or in substitution for the charges, burdens, or liabilities to which such lands may be subject, with usual powers of distress and entry if such rates shall be unpaid, and to provide for the commutation or redemption of ail or any part of such acreage or other rate by •vucli owners. 22. To repeal, alter, modify, or transfer to the Conservancy Board, all tolls, rates, town, quay, coal, and ballast, or other rates and dues levied or authorised to be levied upon or in respect of ships, vessels, or oilier craft, on goods, wares, merchandise, ballast, and other commodities, laden or unladen, entering into or using the said navigation witiiiu the limits aforesaid, and all O 3 exclusive rights and privileges connected there- with and also to levy the same, or other rents, tolls, rates, and duties to be prescribed by the Bill, and to compound for tolls, rates, tents, and duties; and to confer, vary, or extinguish ex- nnption* from tolls, rate*, and duties, and to vary or extinguish all other rights and privileges which, may in any manner interfere with the im- 'wm:"I1lnt of the navigation of the said river and Parliamentary Notices. estuary, or with the powers sought to be conierreci by the Bill. 23. To enable the Conservancy Board to raise such funds as may be prescribed by the Bill for the purposes of improving and upholding the said navigation, and of the Bill, by mortgage or in such other way as may be agreed on or prescribed by the Bill, and: to attach to any securities created by such B->ard any preference or priority: and also in enable the Conservancy Board to apply such funds to the pu-poses of the Bill. 24. To authorise or require the Great Western Railway Company, the London and North Western Railway Company, the Shropshire Union Railways and Canal Company, the Wrexham, Mold, and C-niuah's Quay Railway Company, the Buckley Railway Company, the Manchester, Sheffield, and Lincolnshire Railway Company, and the Cheshire Lines Committee, or any of them, to subscribe to the funds of the Conservancy Board, and to empower all or any of those Companies to enter into traffic and other agreements with the Conservancy Board. 25. To provide for the formation of the intended works into one or more separate undertakings of the Conservancy Board, which may be under separate management as may be prescribed by the Bill, and that the funds to be appropriated to and the moneys to be borrowed on mortgage of such under. takings respectively, and the revenues to be derived therefrom, shall be kept separate as regards each undertaking, and to provide, for the keeping of all such separate accounts and for all other such matters as may be necessary or proper for carrying out the objects of the Conservancy Board with respect to such separate undertakings, or under- taking, or as may be defined by the Bill. 26. To empower the Conservancy Board and the Company, or either of them, on the one hand. and the Chester Corporation, the mayor, alder- men and burgesses of the borough of Flint, or either of them, and any other local authority, on the other hand, to enter into and carry into effect contracts, agreements, and arrangements for or with respect to the construction and main- tenance of the intended works or any of them, or any part or parts thereof respectively, and the works and conveniences connected therewith, the acquisition and appropriation of lands and property, the contribution of funds, the execution of works, the levying of tolls, and the exercise of any of the powers of the Bill by the Company or by the Conservancy Board or the Corporations or any other local authority, and any incidental matters, and to sanction and confirm any con- tracts, agreements, or arrangements, which have been or may be made with reference to all or any of such matters, and to confer upon the Corpora- tions and every other Local Authority aforesaid respectively, or any or either of them in further- ance of any such agreement, all or any of the powers of tho Bill, including powers of construction and maintenance, the levying of tolls, and purchase of lands, and contribution of funds towards the intended undertaking, and to authorise or provide for the vesting in the Corporations, or any such Local Authority aforesaid, or any or either of them, of tho intended works, or any of them or any part or parts thereof respectively, and to enable the Corporations, and any such Local Authority as aforesaid respectively, for all or any of the purposes of the Bill, to raise further moneys by rates or on mortgage, bond, or debentures, annuities, or otherwise. 27. The Bill will, or may authorise the Company to execute and maintain the intended works, or some of them, as part of their own undertaking, and to exercise the powers proposed to be granted to the Conservancy Board, and either inde- pendently, and instead of the Conservancy Board, or jointly with the Conservancy Board, in such proportions, and upon such conditions, and with such restrictions as the Bill shall define or may be agreed upon between the Company and the Conservancy Board, under the authority of the Bill, and will, or may also enable the Com- pany to subscribe or contribute funds towards tne construction and maintenance of the said intended works, or some part or parts thereof, and to guarantee such interest, annual and other pay- ments, in respect of the moneys expended in the construction thereof, as may be agreed upon be- tween the Company and the Conservancy Board and to apply for the purposes aforesaid, or any of them, any capital or funds now or hereafter be- longing to the Company, or under the control of their Directors, and (if they shall think fit) to raise additional capital by the creation of new shares, with or without preference or priority, \.11 the payment of dividends, and by mortgage, or by any of those means. 28. To alter, modify, and amend, or repeal, the constitution of the Company, and the powers vested in them by the Acts hereinafter mentioned or any of them, in so far as may be necessary or convenient for the purposes of the Bill or otherwise, and to regulate their present capital by consolida- tion, increase, reduction, re-arrangement, or other- wise, and to confer upon them further capital and other powers with reference to their internal affairs and management, and to raise further money by shares, borrowing, or other means to be prescribed by the Bill, and "in the event of the Conservancy Board being formed, to change the name of the Company to that of The Dee Land Company," or to such other name as may be prescribed by the Bill. 29. To authorise the Conservancy Board to acquire by purchase, agreement, or otherwise, the reclaimed lands, and any other property, rights, and privileges of the Company, and also the powers, rights, and privileges of the Company as to future reclamation, and any other powers possessed by the Company; and in case of a purchase of all the Company's properties, rights, and powers, to pro- vide for the winding-up and dissolution of the Company. 30. To repeal all provisions of the Acts herein- after mentioned relative to the River Dee Commissioners, and the supervisors of the river, and to abolish, extinguish, or modify those offices, and any emoluments or other provision connected therewith, and all other jurisdictions, duties, rights, privileges, tolls, and dues, or otherwise affecting the said river, and to make other pro- visions in iieu thereof. 31. To abolish all tolls and customs in the nature of anchorage dues leviable by the Chester Corporation within the Port of Chester, by virtue of any charter or other authority, upon all ships and vessels resorting to the port. 32. To repeal the provisions as to the depth to be maintained in the navigable channel of the river, as prescribed by the Act 17, Geo. II., cap. 28, or by any other of the Acts hereinafter mentioned, and the means of ascertaining the same, and in lieu thereof to make other provisions if necessary. 33. To authorise the Conservancy Board and the Company for all or any of the purposes of the Bill, to enter into and fulfil contracts and agree- ments, and the Bill will or may confirm any such contract 01 agreement which may have been entered into prior to the passing of the Bill. 34. To incorporate with the Bill all or some of the provisions of the Commissioners Clauses Act, 1817; the Companies Clauses Consolidation Act, 1845; and the Companies Clauses Act, 1863, as amended by the Companies Clauses Act, 1869. the Harbour, Dock. and Piers Clauses Act, the Removal of Wrecks Act, 1877; the Lands Clauses Consolidation Acts, 1845, 1860, antf 18G9, as amended by the Lands Clauses (Umpire) Act, 1883, and the Railways Clauses Consolidation Act, 1845, and any other Acts which it may be necessary or expedient to incorporate for effecting the objects of the Bill. v 35. To alter, amend, extend, enlarge, or repeal the poweis and provisions of the several Acts following, or such of them as may be still in force, and of any other Acts relating to the navigation of the River Dee. namelv. Parliamentary Notices. 11 ami iz will. Ill., being "An Act to enauio the Mayor and Citizens of the City of Chester to recover and preserve the Navigation upon the River Dee and (local and personal) 6 Geo. II., cap. 30, being" An Act to recover and preserve the Navigation of the River Dee in the County Palatine of Chester 14 Geo. II., cap. 8 17 Geo. II., cap. 28; 26 Geo. II., cap. 35; 31 Geo. III., cap. 88 the Dee Standard Restoration Act, 1851 the River Dee Company (Amendment) Act, 1868 and the local and personal Act 16 Geo. III., cap. GI, relating to pilotage, buoying, and lighting within the Port of Chester, also the several local and personal Acts following, or some of them, re- lating to the Lower King's Ferry Road, in the County of Flirt (that is to say, 5 and 6 Will. IV., cap. 4 1 Vict cap. 10 23 and 24 Vict., cap. 32 5 and 6 Wiil. TV,, rap. 88), and all other Acts, charters, grants, cii rights, and privileges which directly or indirectly affect the River Dee or the "igation thereof, or the ferries and approachc :,ereto, or the Company, and which may be inconsistent or would interfere with the powers and previsions of the Bill. 36. And notice is hereby further given that on or before the 29th day of November 1884, duplicate plans and sections showing the lines and levels of the intended works, and the lands and property proposed to be taken for the purposes of the Bill, together with Books of Reference to such plans, containing the names of the owners and lessees, or reputed owners and lessees, and occupiers of such lands and property, and a copy of this Notice, as published in the London Gazette," will be deposited for public in- spection with the Clerk of the Peace for the County of Chester, at his office at Chester, and with the Clerk of the Peace for the County of Flint, at Ids office at Mold, in that county r-with the Clerk of the Peace for the City and County of the City of Chewier, at his niiire in the said city; and that on or before the same day copies of so much of the said plans, sections, and book of reference, as relates to the several parishes and extra- parochial places in or through which the intended works will be made, or in which any lands or other property intended to be taken are situate, together with a copy of this Notice, as published in the "London Gazette," will be deposited for public inspection in the case of each such parish, with the parish clerk thereof at his residence, and in the case of each such extra-parochial place, with the parish clerk of some parish immediately adjoining thereto, at his residence. 37. Printed copies of the Bill will be deposited in the Private Bill Office of the House of Commons on or before the 20th day of December 1884. Dated this 12th day of November 1884. ANDREW and CO., Palace Chambers, 9, Bridge Street, Westminster, S.W.. Solicitors for tho Bill. TAHOITRDINS and HARGREAVLS, 1, Victoria Street, Westminster, S.W., Parliamentary Agents for the Bill.

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