Statute Law Revision Act 1871

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The Statute Law Revision Act 1871[1]
Long title An Act for further promoting the Revision of the Statute Law by repealing certain Enactments which have ceased to be in force or have become unnecessary.
Citation 34 & 35 Vict c 116
Royal assent 21 August 1871
Commencement 21 August 1871[2]
Status: Amended
Text of statute as originally enacted

The Statute Law Revision Act 1871 (34 & 35 Vict c 116) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

It was intended, in particular, to facilitate the preparation of the revised edition of the statutes then in progress.[3]

This Act was partly in force in Great Britain at the end of 2010.[4]

The enactments which were repealed (whether for the whole or any part of the United Kingdom) by this Act were repealed so far as they extended to the Isle of Man[5] on 25 July 1991.[6]

Section 2 of the Statute Law Revision Act 1872 (35 & 36 Vict c 63) provided that the explanatory note of the Schedule to this Act shall be read as if the words "Edward the Third" were inserted immediately before the words "William the Third".

The Schedule to this Act was repealed by section 1 of, and Schedule 1 to, the Statute Law Revision Act 1894.

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.

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  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. ^ The Statute Law Revision Act 1871, preamble
  4. ^ The Chronological Table of the Statutes, 1235 - 2010. The Stationery Office. 2011. ISBN 978-0-11-840509-6. Part 1. Page 474, read with pages viii and x.
  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)

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