Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1978
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Statute Law Repeals Act 1978
The Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1978[1]
Long titleAn Act to promote the reform of the statute law by the repeal, in accordance with recommendations of the Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission, of certain enactments which (except in so far as their effect is preserved) are no longer of practical utility; and to facilitate the citation of statutes.
Citation1978 c 45
Introduced byLord Elwyn-Jones LC[2]
Dates
Royal assent31 July 1978
Commencement31 July 1978[3]
Status: Amended

The Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1978 (c 45) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

This Act was partly in force in Great Britain at the end of 2010.[4]

It implemented recommendations contained in the ninth report on statute law revision,[5] by the Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission.

Section 1

Section 1(1) was repealed by Group 2 of Part IX of Schedule 1 to the Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1998.

Section 2

This section was repealed by section 1(1) of, and Part IV of Schedule 1 to, the Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1995.

Section 3

In section 3(2), the words "or the Isle of Man" were repealed by Group 2 of Part IX of Schedule 1 to the Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1998.

Orders under this section

The power conferred by section 3(2) was exercised by the Statute Law Repeals (Isle of Man) Order 1984 (SI 1984/1692).

The Orders in Council made under section 3(2) have lapsed because of the repeal made to that section by the Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1998.[6]

Schedule 1

This Schedule was repealed by Group 2 of Part IX of Schedule 1 to the Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1998.

Schedule 3

Paragraph 1 of this Schedule authorised the citation by short titles of three Acts passed between 1554 and 1854. This Schedule was repealed by section 1(1) of, and Part IV of Schedule 1 to, the Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1995.

See also

References

  1. ^ The citation of this Act by this short title is authorised by section 4 of this Act.
  2. ^ HL Deb vol 390 col 1979
  3. ^ The Acts of Parliament (Commencement) Act 1793
  4. ^ The Chronological Table of the Statutes, 1235 - 2010. The Stationery Office. 2011. ISBN 978-0-11-840509-6. Part II. Page 1411, read with pages viii and x of Part I.
  5. ^ The Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission. Statute Law Revision: Ninth Report. Law Com 87. SLC 48. Cmnd 7189. HMSO. London. May 1978.
  6. ^ Halsbury's Statutes. Fourth Edition. 2008 Reissue. Volume 41. Page 836.

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