Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1976

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The Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1976[1]
Long title An 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 make other provision in connection with the repeal of those enactments.
Chapter 1976 c 16
Introduced by Lord Elwyn-Jones LC[2]
Dates
Royal Assent 27 May 1976
Commencement 27 May 1976[3]
Text of statute as originally enacted
Revised text of statute as amended

The Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1976 (c 16) 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 seventh report on statute law revision,[5] by the Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission.

Section 1 - Repeals and associated amendments[edit]

Section 1(1) was repealed by Group 2 of Part IX of Schedule 1 to the Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1998.

Section 2 - Savings[edit]

Section 2(3) was repealed by Group 2 of Part IX of Schedule 1 to the Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1998.

Section 3 - Extent[edit]

In section 3(2), the words from "or Isle of Man" to the end were repealed by Group 2 of Part IX of Schedule 1 to the Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1998.

The power conferred by section 3(2) was exercised by

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Schedule 1 - Enactments repealed[edit]

This Schedule was repealed by Group 2 of Part IX of Schedule 1 to the Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1998.

Schedule 2 - Amendments[edit]

Part I[edit]

In the entry relating to the Inebriates Act 1898, the words "and the Licensing (Scotland) Act 1959, section 160" were repealed by section 1(1) of, and Part XVII of Schedule 1 to, the Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1978.

The entry relating to the Licensing (Scotland) Act 1903 was repealed by section 1(1) of, and Part XIX of Schedule 1 to, the Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1977.

Part II[edit]

The entry relating to the Civil Defence Act 1939 was repealed by section 32(2) of, and Schedule 3 to, the Civil Contingencies Act 2004.

The entry relating to the Miscellaneous Financial Provisions Act 1955 was repealed by section 1(1) of, and Part XIX of Schedule 1 to, the Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1977.

The entry relating to the Protection of Birds Act 1967 was repealed by section 73(1) of, and Part II of Schedule 17 to, the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Halsbury's Statutes. Fourth Edition. 2008 Reissue. Volume 41. Page 792.
  • The Public General Acts and General Synod Measures 1976. HMSO. London. 1977. Part I. Page 155.
  • Peter Allsop (General editor). Current Law Statutes Annotated 1976. Sweet & Maxwell, Stevens & sons. London. W Green & son. Edinburgh. 1976. Volume 1.
  • HL Deb vol 366, col 756 and 1331, vol 369, col 1290, HC Deb vol 910, cols 112 to 113.
  1. ^ The citation of this Act by this short title is authorised by section 4 of this Act.
  2. ^ HL Deb vol 366 col 756
  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 1347, read with pages viii and x of Part I.
  5. ^ The Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission. Statute Law Revision: Seventh Report. Law Com 70. SLC 40. Cmnd 6303. HMSO. London. December 1975.
  6. ^ Halsbury's Statutes. Fourth Edition. 2008 Reissue. Volume 41. Page 793.

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