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Report No. 151

8. Droits of Admiralty and of the Crown.-

(1) Subject to the provisions of this section nothing in this Act shall alter the application of any droits of Admiralty or droits of or forfeitures to the Crown in a British possession: and such droits and forfeitures, when condemned by a court of a British possession in the Act, shall, save as is otherwise provided by any other Act, be notified, accounted for, and dealt with in such manner as the Treasury from time to time direct, and the Offers of every Colonial Court of Admiralty and of every other Court in a British possession exercising Admiralty jurisdiction shall obey such directions in respect of the said droits and forfeitures as may be from time to time given by the Treasury.

(2) It shall be lawful for Her Majesty the Queen in Council by Order to direct that, subject to any conditions, exceptions, reservations, and regulations contained in the Order, the said droits and forfeitures condemned by a court in a British possession shall form part of the revenues of that possession either forever or for such limited term or subject to such revocation as may be specified in he Order.

(3) If and so long as any of such droits or forfeitures by virtue of this Act or any other Act from part of the revenues of the said possession the same shall, subject to the provisions of any law for the time being applicable thereto be directed by the Government of the possession, and the Treasury shall not have any power in relation thereto.

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