Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1977

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The Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1977[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 facilitate the citation of statutes.
Citation 1977 c 18
Introduced by Lord Elwyn-Jones LC[2]
Dates
Royal assent 16 June 1977
Commencement 16 June 1977[3]
Status: Amended

The Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1977 (c 18) 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 eighth report on statute law revision,[5] by the Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission.

Section 1[edit]

Section 1(1) was repealed by Group 2 of Part IX of Schedule 1 to the Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1998.

Section 3[edit]

This section was repealed by section 1(1) of, and Part IV of Schedule 1 to, the Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1995.

Section 4[edit]

Section 4(2) was repealed by Group 2 of Part IX of Schedule 1 to the Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1998.

In section 4(3), the words from "or the Isle of Man" to the end were repealed by Group 2 of Part IX of Schedule 1 to the Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1998.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 4(3) was exercised by the Statute Law Repeals (Isle of Man) Order 1984 (SI 1984/1692).

The Orders in Council made under section 4(3) have lapsed because of the repeal made to that section by the Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1998.[6]

Schedule 1[edit]

This Schedule was repealed by Group 2 of Part IX of Schedule 1 to the Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1998.

Schedule 2[edit]

The entry relating to the Army Reserve Act 1962 was repealed by section 157(1)(b) of, and Part II of Schedule 10 to, the Reserve Forces Act 1980.

The entries relating to the Highways Act 1959 and the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 1963 were repealed by Group 2 of Part IX of Schedule 1 to the Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1998.

Schedule 3[edit]

This Schedule authorised the citation by short titles of eight Acts passed between 1808 and 1868. This Schedule was repealed by section 1(1) of, and Part IV of Schedule 1 to, the Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1995.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 379 col 629
  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 1369, read with pages viii and x of Part I.
  5. ^ The Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission. Statute Law Revision: Eighth Report. Law Com 80. SLC 44. Cmnd 6719. HMSO. London. January 1977.
  6. ^ Halsbury's Statutes. Fourth Edition. 2008 Reissue. Volume 41. Page 795.

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