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Statute Law (Repeals) Bill [H.L.]




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 make other provision in connection with the repeal of those enactments.

BE IT ENACTED by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-

Repeals and associated provisions.     1. - (1) The enactments mentioned in Schedule 1 to this Act are repealed, and the instruments mentioned there are revoked, to the extent specified in the third column of that Schedule.
      (2) Schedule 2 to this Act shall have effect.
Extent.     2. - (1) This Act extends to Northern Ireland.
      (2) This Act also extends to the Isle of Man.
      (3) The repeal by this Act of-
    (a) the Public Notaries Act 1843 as it applies to the Isle of Man, and
    (b) the words "the Isle of Man," in section 3(3) of the Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1993,
  shall come into force on such day as Her Majesty may appoint by Order in Council.
      (4) Her Majesty may by Order in Council provide-
    (a) that the repeal by this Act of any enactment specified in the Order shall on a date so specified extend to any of the Channel Islands or any colony, and
    (b) that any provision of Schedule 2 specified in the Order shall on a date so specified extend to any of the Channel Islands or any colony subject to any modification so specified.
      (5) Except as provided by any order under subsection (4), this Act does not repeal or amend any enactment so far as the enactment forms part of the law of a country outside the United Kingdom and the Isle of Man.
      (6) Subsections (4) and (5) apply to revocation of the whole or part of an instrument as they apply to repeal of an enactment.
Short title.     3. This Act may be cited as the Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1998.
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