Short Titles Act 1896

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The Short Titles Act 1896[1]
Long title An Act to facilitate the Citation of sundry Acts of Parliament.
Chapter 59 & 60 Vict c 14
Introduced by The Lord Chancellor[2]
Dates
Royal Assent 20 July 1896
Commencement 20 July 1896[3]
Status: Amended

The Short Titles Act 1896 (59 & 60 Vict c 14) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It replaces the Short Titles Act 1892.

This Act was retained for the Republic of Ireland by section 2(2)(a) of, and Part 4 of Schedule 1 to, the Statute Law Revision Act 2007. In that country, this Act is one of the Short Titles Acts 1896 to 2007.[4]

Section 1 and Schedule 1 authorised the citation of about 2,000 earlier Acts by short titles.[5] The Acts given short titles were passed between 1351 and 1893.[6] This Act gave short titles to all public general Acts passed since the Union of England and Scotland and then in force, which had not already been given short titles, except for those omitted from the Revised Edition of the Statutes by reason of their local or personal character.[7][8]

In 1995, the Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission recommended that section 1 and Schedule 1 be repealed.[9]

Section 1 and Schedule 1 were repealed by section 1(1) of, and Part IV of Schedule 1 to, the Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1995.

Section 3[edit]

This section was repealed by section 25(1) of, and Schedule 3 to, the Interpretation Act 1978. It is replaced by section 19(2) of that Act.[10]

Section 4[edit]

This section repealed the Short Titles Act 1892. It was in turn repealed by section 1 of, and the Schedule to, the Statute Law Revision Act 1908.

Schedule 1[edit]

Section 1 of, and the Schedule to, the Statute Law Revision Act 1908 repealed the entries relating to the following Acts: 13 Geo 1 c 26, 13 Geo 1 c 30, 5 Geo 2 c 18, 18 Geo 2 c 20, 19 Geo 2 c 37, 29 Geo 2 c 36, 31 Geo 2 c 41, 41 Geo 3 UK c 109, 1 & 2 Geo 4 c 23, 3 Geo 4 c 91, 5 Geo 4 c 96, 6 Geo 4 c 78, 9 Geo 4 c 58, 2 & 3 Will 4 c 85, 3 & 4 Will 4 c 76, 3 & 4 Will 4 c 77, 4 & 5 Will 4 c 30, 6 & 7 Will 4 c 11, 6 & 7 Will 4 c 107, 6 & 7 Will 4 c 115, 7 Will 4 & 1 Vict c 17, 1 & 2 Vict c 115, 1 & 2 Vict c 116, 2 & 3 Vict c 58, 3 & 4 Vict c 31, 10 & 11 Vict c 91, 11 & 12 Vict c 32, 12 & 13 Vict c 69, 15 & 16 Vict c 32, 16 & 17 Vict c 27, 16 & 17 Vict c 67, 16 & 17 Vict c 74, 19 & 20 Vict c 116, 23 & 24 Vict c 47, 24 & 25 Vict c 36, 24 & 25 Vict c 46, 25 & 26 Vict c 59, 26 & 27 Vict c 100, 27 & 28 Vict c 27, 27 & 28 Vict c 42, 28 & 29 Vict c 40, 28 & 29 Vict c 60, 30 & 31 Vict c 112, 34 & 35 Vict c 18, 37 & 38 Vict c 41, 37 & 38 Vict 52, 38 & 39 Vict c 54, 39 & 40 Vict c 12, 39 & 40 Vict c 25, 39 & 40 Vict c 38, 40 & 41 Vict c 17, 41 & 42 Vict c 24, and 43 & 44 Vict c 1.

In column 3, against the Act 5 Geo 4 c 82, the words "The Clerk of the Parliaments Act 1824" were substituted for the words "The Clerk of Parliaments Act 1824" by section 2 of, and paragraph 2(1) of Schedule 3 to, the Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1978. Paragraph 2(2) of Schedule 3 to the Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1978 provided that a corresponding change was to be made in any existing citation of the Act 5 Geo 4 c 82, but without prejudice to the validity of any citation not so amended.

This Schedule was amended for the Republic of Ireland by section 5 of the Statute Law Revision Act 2007.

Schedule 2[edit]

Section 2(1) and Schedule 2 originally authorised the citation of 132 groups of Acts by collective titles.[11]

Section 1 of, and the Schedule to, the Statute Law Revision Act 1908 repealed the entries relating to the following groups of Acts:

In 1995, the Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission recommended the repeal of a further 74 collective titles.[12]

Section 1(1) of, and Part IV of Schedule 1 to, the Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1995 repealed the entries relating to the following groups of Acts:

The entries relating to the following groups of Acts were not repealed by either the Statute Law Revision Act 1908 or the Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1995:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The citation of this Act by this short title is authorised by section 5 of this Act.
  2. ^ HL Deb vol 34, col 198
  3. ^ The Acts of Parliament (Commencement) Act 1793
  4. ^ The Statute Law Revision Act 2007, section 10(2)
  5. ^ The Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission. Statute Law Revision: Fifteenth Report, Draft Statute Law Repeals Bill. Law Com 233. Scot Law Com 150. Cm 2784. HMSO. Paragraph 4.2 at page 76.
  6. ^ Halsbury's Statutes. Fourth Edition. 2008 Reissue. Volume 41. Page 705.
  7. ^ Ilbert, C P. Legislative Methods and Forms. Oxford. 1901. Reprinted by the Lawbook Exchange Ltd. 2008. Page 76. Digitized copy from Google Books.
  8. ^ HL Deb vol 34, col 1364
  9. ^ The Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission. Statute Law Revision: Fifteenth Report, Draft Statute Law Repeals Bill. Law Com 233. Scot Law Com 150. Cm 2784. HMSO. March 1995. Pages 37 and 77.
  10. ^ The Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission. Statute Law Revision: Fifteenth Report, Draft Statute Law Repeals Bill. Law Com 233. Scot Law Com 150. Cm 2784. HMSO. Paragraph 4.3 at page 77.
  11. ^ The Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission. Statute Law Revision: Fifteenth Report, Draft Statute Law Repeals Bill. Law Com 233. Scot Law Com 150. Cm 2784. HMSO. Paragraph 4.4 at page 77.
  12. ^ The Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission. Statute Law Revision: Fifteenth Report, Draft Statute Law Repeals Bill. Law Com 233. Scot Law Com 150. Cm 2784. HMSO. March 1995. Pages 37 and 77.

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