1870: 33 & 34 Victoria c.111: Beerhouse Act

1870: 33 & 34 Victoria c.111: An Act to make provision in relation to certain Beerhouses not duly qualified according to Law.

[10th August 1870.]

WHEREAS in misapprehension of the provisions of an Act passed in the third and fourth years of the reign of Her present Majesty, chapter sixty-one, licenses and certificates for the sale of beer and cider have been granted in respect of houses not duly qualified as by the first section of the said Act is required:

Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

1. A dwelling-house, if situated within a township for which a separate poor rate is or can be made, or within a hamlet for which a separate poor rate is or can be made, shall, for the purpose of determining by reference to population, in accordance with the first and fifteenth sections respectively of the said Act, the rating qualification and the closing hour applicable to such house as a house for the sale of beer or cider, be deemed to be within such township or hamlet, as the case may be, and not within any larger area of which such township or hamlet forms a part.

[Restricted application of Act.]

2. This Act shall apply exclusively to houses in respect of which licenses under Acts to permit the general sale of beer and cider by retail in England are in force at the time of the passing of this Act, and to such houses so long only as such licenses or any renewal thereof shall remain in force.

[Short title.]

3. This Act may be cited for all purposes as “The Beerhouse Act, 1870.”

Source: Public General Statutes, 1870.