Sustainable and Secure Buildings Act 2004

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The Sustainable and Secure Buildings Act 2004[1]
Long title An Act to make provision in relation to matters connected with buildings.
Citation 2004 c 22
Territorial extent England and Wales[2]
Royal assent 16 September 2004
Text of statute as originally enacted
Revised text of statute as amended

The Sustainable and Secure Buildings Act 2004 (c 22) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

Andrew Stunnell MP states "The Act creates new powers to make Building Regulations on these topics [that is sustainable eco-friendly buildings, secure against climate and environmental changes], and also requires the Government to report to Parliament every two years on what it has done. The next task is to make quite sure the new Act doesn't just sit on a shelf getting dusty, but that the necessary regulations come forward quickly, and that the first report to Parliament demonstrates real progress being made."[3]

Section 6 - Secretary of State to report on building stock[edit]

The functions of the Secretary of State under this section were, so far as exercisable in relation to Wales, transferred to the Welsh Ministers by article 2(b)(i) of the Welsh Ministers (Transfer of Functions) (No. 2) Order 2009 (S.I. 2009/3019). See also article 5.

Section 11 - Short title, repeals, commencement and extent[edit]

The Sustainable and Secure Buildings Act 2004 (Commencement No. 1) Order 2006 (S.I. 2006/224 (C. 4) was made under section 11(3).

Section 11(4) provides that sections 1 and 3(1) to (7) and 4(1) to (3) and (5) and 6 and 10 and 11(1) and (3) to (5) of the Act came into force at the end of the period of two months that began on the date on which it was passed. The word "months" means calendar months.[4] The day (that is to say, 16 September 2004) on which the Act was passed (that is to say, received royal assent) is included in the period of two months.[5] This means that the aforesaid sections came into force on 16 November 2004.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The citation of this Act by this short title is authorised by section 11(1) of this Act.
  2. ^ The Sustainable and Secure Buildings Act 2004, 11(5)
  3. ^
  4. ^ The Interpretation Act 1978, section 5 and Schedule 1
  5. ^ Hare v Gocher [1962] 2 QB 641, [1962] 2 All ER 673; Trow v Ind Coope (West Midlands) Ltd [1967] 2 QB 899 at 909, [1967] 2 All ER 900, CA.

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