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1896.

Friendly Societies Act, 1896.

Ch. 25.

303

Application to the Isle of Man.103. This Act shall apply to the Isle of Man as if it were part of England, subject to the following variations:—

(1.) The expressions "Supreme Court" and "county court" shall respectively mean the Chancery Division of the High Court of the said isle, in which court the proceedings under this Act may be regulated by rules and orders to be made in that behalf by the court, and, until otherwise provided, shall be regulated according to the ordinary practice of that court:

(2.) The expression "the Companies Acts 1862 to 1890" shall mean the law for the time being in force in the said isle for the regulating and winding up of companies:

(3.) The expression "Summary Jurisdiction Acts" shall mean the laws for the time being in force in the said isle for regulating the exercise of summary jurisdiction by justices of the peace:

(4.) All offences and fines under this Act shall be prosecuted and recovered summarily before a high bailiff or two justices of the peace at the suit or instance, except in the case of a complaint under section eighty-seven of this Act, of a registrar or of a head constable, and a misdemeanor under this Act shall be punishable by fine or imprisonment:

(5.) All fines recovered under this Act shall be paid to the treasurer of the said isle, and be added to the general revenue of the said isle:

(6.) A person may appeal from any order or conviction to be made in a case of summary jurisdiction under this Act in the manner prescribed by the law in force in the said isle as to appeals in cases of summary jurisdiction.

Application to Channel Islands104. This Act shall apply to the Channel Islands as if they were part of England, subject to the following variations:—

(1.) As respects the Island of Jersey:

(a.) The expression "county court" shall mean the court for the recovery of petty debts, in all cases in which the claim or demand shall not exceed the sum of ten pounds sterling, and in all other cases the inferior number of the Royal Court of the said island, composed of the bailiff and two jurats of the said court:

(b.) The expression "court of summary jurisdiction" shall have in civil cases the same meaning as the expression county court:

(c.) All misdemeanors under this Act shall be prosecuted, tried, and punished in the form and manner prescribed by the law and custom of the said island with respect to crimes and offences (crimes et délits):

(d.) All other offences and all fines under this Act shall be prosecuted and recovered summarily before the magistrate of the court for the repression of minor offences, in all cases of his competency, at the suit or instance, except in the case of a complaint under section eighty-seven of this Act, of the constable of the parish in which the offence or other unlawful act has been committed, and in all other cases before the bailiff and two jurats of the