[From 1911 MacDonnell Inquiry]



1. The Licensing Bill 1900.

To assimilate law as to disqualification of magis-
trates, to increase licence duties, to provide for
separation of retail liquor licence from other trades, etc.

Note : The provisions as to disqualifications were
enacted in 1904. The other provisions were embodied
in another Bill in 1905 and not passed.

9. The Deceased Wife's Sister's Marriage Bill 1901.

To legalize marriage between a man and his
deceased wife's sister

Note: This Bill came from the Keys to the Council
for the first time in 1899, when the Council resolved,
on the motion of Sir James Gell, Deemster, that it was
inadvisable to pass the Bill until like legislation had
passed in England. On two subsequent occasions, in
1900 and 1901 respectively, a similar Bill came up and
the Council took the same course. After the law was
altered in England the Bill came up again and was

3. The Douglas Pedlars Bill 1901-
The Douglas Pedlars Bill 1903.

To vest the control of pedlars in the borough of
Douglas in the Corporation.

Note: This was in reality a Bill promoted by the
Corporation of Douglas, and the objection to it was that
it dealt with the general licensing of pedlars. Bill
introduced by Attorney-General in 1906 and passed.

4. The Licensing (Tied Houses Abolition) Bill 1902.

Makes prohibitory agreements void.

Note : This Bill came up to the Council again in
1901 and 1906 and was rejected on both occasions.

5. The Licensing Bill 1904.

To increase the licence duties and separate trade.

6. The Licensing Bill 1907

To separate retail liquor trade from other businesses.

7. The Highways (Bye-Roads) Bill 1907.

To provide for the improvement and maintenance of
bye-roads in the Isle of Man.

Note: The Bill was not proceeded with (after
discussion) as, owing to legal difficulties, the Bill would
be unworkable.

8. The Elections (Illegal Practices) Bill 1908.

To limit the number of vehicles -used at an election,
to prohibit payment to electors for advertisements, and
the payment of canvassers.

9. The Tynwald Court Proeeedings Amendment Bill 1909.

Provides for the retirement every year of one-third
of members of Boards, for increase of members of the
Local Government Board to six, and that members of
Tynwald only should be members of Boards.

10. The Agricultural Holdings Bill 1910.

Provides for payment of compensation to tenants
for improvements on agricultural holdings, etc.

Note: Rejected by the Council on the ground that
it was not adapted to the conditions of the Island, a
view shared bya considerable portion of the agricultural

11. The Old Age Pensions Bill 1910.

The provision of pensions.


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