Section 15 was repealed by section 56 of, and Part IV of Schedule 11 to, the Courts Act 1971.
In a report dated 27 September 1985, the Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission said that section 32 was the only provision that had not been repealed. They said that local consultation had confirmed it was obsolete and unnecessary. They recommended the whole Act be repealed. The Act was repealed by Group 1 of Part I of Schedule 1 to the Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1986.