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APPENDIX A.

Acts of a local character, have been transferred from the list of Public General to that of Local and Personal Acts. The size of the Public General Statute Book has thus been considerably reduced, but in estimating the results of public and private legislation, as indicated by the number of statutes passed, this change must be remembered. The number of Provisional Order Confirmation Acts and of quasi-public Acts thus transferred, which would otherwise have gone to the credit of the Public General list in the successive years since 1867, is as follows:—1868, 22; 1869, 10 ; 1870, 14 ; 1871, 17; 1872, 17; 1873, 27 ; 1874, 15 ; 1875, 33; 1876, 52 ; 1877, 40; 1878, 32 ; 1879, 41; 1880, 46; 1881, 37 ; 1882, 42 ; 1883, 57; 1884, 65. It must be remembered that most of the confirming Acts include several Provisional Orders applicable to separate districts, and each equivalent in effect to a separate Act.