Statute Law Revision Act 1959

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The Statute Law Revision Act 1959[1]
Long title An Act to revise the statute law by repealing obsolete, spent, unnecessary or superseded enactments.
Citation 7 & 8 Eliz 2 c 68
Royal assent 29 July 1959
Commencement 29 July 1959[2]
Status: Repealed

The Statute Law Revision Act 1959 (7 & 8 Eliz 2 c 68) was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

This Act was repealed by section 1 of, and Part XI of the Schedule to, the Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1974.

The enactments which were repealed (whether for the whole or any part of the United Kingdom) by this Act were repealed so far as they extended to the Isle of Man[3] on 25 July 1991.[4]

The effect of this Act is set out in the Report of the Joint Committee on Consolidation Bills dated 24 June 1959.[5]

Section 3 - Saving for powers of Parliament of Northern Ireland[edit]

This section was repealed by section 41(1) of, and Part I of Schedule 6 to, the Northern Ireland Constitution Act 1973.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The citation of this Act by this short title was authorised by section 4 of this Act. Due to the repeal of this Act, it is now authorised by section 19(2) of the Interpretation Act 1978.
  2. ^ The Acts of Parliament (Commencement) Act 1793
  3. ^ The Statute Law Revision (Isle of Man) Act 1991, sections 1(1) and 2(2) and Schedule 1
  4. ^ The Interpretation Act 1978, section 4(b)
  5. ^ John Burke (General editor). Current Law Statutes Annotated 1959. Sweet & Maxwell, Stevens & Sons. London. W Green & Son. Edinburgh. 1959.

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