Concerning the setting of order and price on all stuff

2Our sovereign lord, with advice of his three estates and whole body of this present parliament, ratifies, approves and, for his highness and his successors, perpetually confirms the acts made by his most noble progenitors for the staunching of dearth of victuals and setting order and price on all stuff, and specially the 99th act of King James I, the 20th and 78th acts of King James V and the 27th act of the parliament held and begun at Edinburgh on 1 February 1551 [1552]; and ordains all earls, lords, barons, as well within regality as royalty, and their bailies to landward, and the provosts and bailies of all burghs and cities, to cause the said acts of parliament be put into due execution, every one within their bounds and jurisdiction respectively, making and constituting them justices to that effect; with power to them to make and appoint statutes and ordinances for the special observation of the said acts at every head court yearly, and to inquire, call, accuse and punish the contraveners of the said acts at the said head courts under the pain of £100 pounds to be paid by every earl, lord, baron, as well within regality as royalty, and their bailies, and of the provosts, aldermen and bailies of every burgh and city that shall be found remiss and negligent in execution of the said acts for every time that they shall be duly called and convicted thereof, and ordains dittay to be taken hereupon and the said judges to be called to underlie the law for that, either at general justice ayres or at particular diets, as it shall please the king's majesty to command.

  1. NAS, PA2/12, f.74v.
  2. In the margin: a cross denotes acts to be printed.