Destitute Persons Act 1846/Section 18

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Party liable for payment may be detained in custody.

18.If the amount of arrears so adjudged to be due as aforesaid shall not immediately be paid, it shall be lawful for such Justices at their discretion to order the person liable for the payment thereof to be detained in safe custody until return can conveniently be made to any warrant of distress to be issued for the levying of any such arrears, unless he shall give sufficient security to the satisfaction of the said Justices for his appearance before two Justices on the day which may be appointed for the return of such warrant of distress, such day not being more than seven days from the time of taking any such security.

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