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XII. The Governor shall, after the infliction of two-thirds of any sentence of corporal punishment, have power to remit the remainder or any portion thereof.

XIII. The Medical Officer shall attend every corporal punishment inflicted in the prison, and his instructions thereon, for preventing injury to health, shall be obeyed.

XIV. Convicts reported for any offence shall be separately confined until the report is investigated and disposed of. To prevent improper communication they should be exercised or taken to chapel separately. In case a convict is brought in from labour under report, and taken to the separate cells, the first meal he will have is the same as he would have received in his own cell.

XV. The Special Rules approved by the Secretary for Scotland on the 23rd day of July, 1888,* are hereby revoked.

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Settled and approved this 24th day of July, 1900.

Balfour of Burleigh, Her Majesty's Secretary for

Scotland.

Printed St. R. & 0. Rev., 1904, “Prison, S.," p. 81.

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APPENDIX OF PREROGATIVE

ORDERS.

Orders in COUNCIL, LETTERS PATENT, &c., ISSUED DURING

1908, UNDER THE ROYAL PREROGATIVE AFFECTING THE CONSTITUTIONS OF COLONIES OR COLONIAL CURRENCY, OR JUDICIAL APPEALS TO THE SOVEREIGN IN COUNCIL.

I.-COLONIAL CONSTITUTIONS. AUSTRALIA, COMMONWEALTH OF.

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(a.) State of Queensland. ORDER IN COUNCIL ASSENTING TO RESERVED BILL PASSED

BY THE LEGISLATURE OF QUEENSLAND ENTITLED “A
BILL TO AMEND THE CONSTITUTION OF QUEENSLAND
BY PROVIDING FOR THE SUBMISSION OF CERTAIN
PARLIAMENTARY BILLS TO THE ELECTORS OF QUEENS-
LAND, AND FOR PURPOSES CONSEQUENT THEREON OR
INCIDENTAL TAERETO."

At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 4th day of

July, 1908.

PRESENT,
The King's Most Excellent Majesty
Master of the Horse

Mr. Alfred Emmott
Earl of Crewe

Sir Thomas Whittaker
Lord Fitzmaurice

Mr. C. G. Milnes Gaskell
Lord Haversham

Sir John Edge. Sir Gerard Lowther Whereas on the 21st of April in the year 1908 the Governor of the State of Queensland (being one of the States constituting the Commonwealth of Australia) reserved a certain Bill passed by the Legislative Council and Legislative Assembly of the said State entitled " A Bill to amend the Constitution of Queensland by providing for the Submission of certain Parliamentary Bills to the Electors of Queensland, and for purposes consequent thereon or incidental thereto," for the signification of His Majesty's pleasure thereon:

And whereas the said Bill so reserred as aforesaid has been laid before His Majesty in Council and it is expedient that it should be assented to by His Majesty:

Now, therefore, His Majesty doth by this present Order, by and with the advice of His Majesty's Privy Council, declare His assent to the said Bil).

A. W. FitzRoy.

(b.) State of South Australia.

ORDER IN COUNCIL ASSENTING TO A RESERVED BILL PASSED

BY THE LEGISLATURE OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA SUR-
RENDERING THE NORTHERN TERRITORY OF SOUTH

AUSTRALIA TO THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA. At the Court at St. James's, the 19th day of March, 1908.

PRESENT,
His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales
Lord President

Lord Wenlock
Lord Steward

Mr. Secretary Haldane. Whereas His Majesty was pleased, by His Commission dated the seventeenth day of March, one thousand nine hundred and eight, to nominate and appoint His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, in His Majesty's Absence from His Realm in Foreign Parts, to hold, on His Majesty's behalf, His Privy Council, and to signify thereat His approval of any matter or thing whereunto His Royal Highness should be so authorized by writing under His Majesty's Sign Manual, and to do further on His Majesty's behalf any matter or thing for the purposes of the said Commission whereunto His Royal Highness should be authorized in manner aforesaid :

And whereas on the 21st day of December, 1907, the Governor of the State of South Australia (being one of the States constituting the Commonwealth of Australia) reserved a certain Bill, passed by the Legislative Council and House of Assembly of the said State, entitled “An Act to surrender the “Northern Territory of the State of South Australia to the “Commonwealth of Australia, and for other purposes; and to approve and provide for carrying out an Agreement for “such Surrender and other purposes entered into between the Governments of the said Commonwealth and the said State," for the signification of His Majesty's pleasure thereon:

And whereas the said Bill so reserved as aforesaid has been laid before His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales on behalf of His Majesty, and it is expedient that the said Bill should be assented to by His Majesty.

Now, therefore, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, being authorized in that behalf by writing under His Majesty's Sign Manual, doth by this present Order, by and with the advice of His Majesty's Privy Council, signify His Majesty's assent to the said Bill.

A. W. FitzRoy.

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BRITISH GUIANA.

ORDER IN COUNCIL CONTINUING UNTIL DECEMBER 31, 1912,

PRIVILEGES ACCORDED TO THE COMBINED COURT OF
BRITISH GUIANA BY

BY THE ORDER IN COUNCIL OF
JUNE 3, 1842.

At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 29th day of

February, 1908.

PRESENT, The King's Most Excellent Majesty in Council. Whereas on the 3rd day of June 1842 an Order was passed by Her late Majesty Queen Victoria, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, in the following terms:“Whereas Her Majesty was graciously pleased to declare

that on the settlement of a Civil List Establishment for British Guiana, Her Majesty would be prepared to pass an Order in Council whereby Her Majesty would continue to secure to the Combined Court the privilege of free and unreserved discussion of the Annual Estimate of Colonial Expenditure which had been enjoyed by the Combined Court since the passing of the last Civil List in 1836, although not specially

confirmed and ratified by His late Majesty : "And whereas by an Ordinance passed in the year 1841

provision was made for a Civil List Establishment for a period of seven years, commencing from the 1st day of January 1841, and the same has been duly

confirmed by Her Majesty : " It is therefore ordered by Her Majesty by and with the

advice of Her Privy Council that during the continuance of the said Civil List Ordinance, but no longer, the Court of Policy, with the Financial Representatives of the inhabitants of British Guiana in Combined Court assembled, shall be, and they are hereby declared to be, entitled, and shall have and possess full power and authority to discuss in detail freely and without reserve the several items of the Annual Estimate of the Colonial Expenditure, subject always to the terms and conditions of the said

Civil List Ordinance : "And it is hereby ordered, that it shall not be necessary

for the Governor to attend the meetings of the Combined Court when assembled for the purpose of framing the ways and means to meet the amount of the Annual Estimate of Expenditure, but that the said Court shall at such times consist of all the remaining members of the Court of Policy with the Financial Representatives, or a majority of them, and that all discussions touching and concerning the framing and raising the said ways and means shall take place in

such Court and not elsewhere: " And it is hereby further ordered, that all votes passed

by the Combined Court for the payment of money shall be paid out under the authority of a warrant or warrants under the hand of the Governor and not otherwise."

And whereas Ordinances have been enacted from time to time by the Governor and Court of Policy of British Guiana making provision for a Civil List Establishment during the successive periods therein respectively mentioned and further Orders have been made from time to time continuing during successive periods the privileges accorded to the said Combined Court by the said Order in Council of the 3rd day of June, 1842:

And whereas an Ordinance has been passed by the Governor and Court of Policy of British Guiana bearing the date of the 25th day of December 1907, intituled "An Ordinance to provide for the maintenance during a certain term of years of the Civil List Establishment of this Colony ” whereby the maintenance of the said Civil List Establishment subject to certain modifications therein specified is continued in force until the 31st day of December 1912, which Ordinance has been duly confirmed by His Majesty :

And whereas it is expedient that during the continuance of the said Civil List Ordinance of 1907 the privileges accorded to the Combined Court of British Guiana by the before-recited Order in Council should be continued :

It is, therefore, ordered by His Majesty, by and with the advice of His Privy Council, that the privileges accorded to the Combined Court by the said Order in Council of the 3rd day of June 1842 shall be, and they are, hereby continued until the 31st day of December 1912.

And it is hereby further ordered that the Governor for the time being of British Guiana may from time to time make such standing Rules and Orders as may be necessary to ensure punctuality of attendance of members of the said Combined Court, and to prevent meetings of the said Combined Court being holden without convenient notice to the several Members thereof, and to maintain order and method in the despatch of business, and in the conduct of debates in the said (ombined Court, and that all such Rules and Orders not being

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