Statute Law Revision Act 1861

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The Statute Law Revision Act 1861[1]
Long title An Act for promoting the Revision of the Statute Law by repealing divers Acts and Parts of Acts which have ceased to be in force.
Citation 24 & 25 Vict c 101
Royal assent 6 August 1861
Commencement 6 August 1861[2]
Text of statute as originally enacted

The Statute Law Revision Act 1861 (24 & 25 Vict c 101) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.


It was the first of the series of Statute Law Revision Acts.[3] It was intended, in particular, to facilitate the preparation of a revised edition of the statutes.[4]

This Act was repealed for the United Kingdom by Group 1 of Part IX of Schedule 1 to the Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1998.

The enactments which were repealed (whether for the whole or any part of the United Kingdom) by this Act were repealed so far as they extended to the Isle of Man[5] on 25 July 1991.[6]

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.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The citation of this Act by this short title is authorised by section 2 of this Act.
  2. ^ The Acts of Parliament (Commencement) Act 1793
  3. ^ Wikisource-logo.svg Williams, James (1911). "Statute". In Chisholm, Hugh. Encyclopædia Britannica. 25 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 
  4. ^ The Statute Law Revision Act 1861, preamble
  5. ^ The Statute Law Revision (Isle of Man) Act 1991, sections 1(1) and 2(2) and Schedule 1
  6. ^ The Interpretation Act 1978, section 4(b)

Further reading[edit]

  • A Collection of the Public General Statutes passed in the Twenty-fourth and Twenty-fifth Years of the reign of Her Majesty Queen Victoria, 1861. Queen's Printer. East Harding Street, London. 1861. Page 582 et seq. Digitised copy from Google Books.

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