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Statute Law (Repeals) Bill [HL]


Statute Law (Repeals) Bill [HL]

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A

Bill

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:—

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Repeals and associated provisions

(1)   

The enactments referred to in Schedule 1 are repealed, and the instruments

referred to there are revoked, to the extent specified in the second column of

that Schedule.

(2)   

Schedule 2 (consequential and connected provisions) has effect.

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(3)   

In determining for the purposes of section 1 of the Regulatory Reform Act 2001

(c. 6) (power by order to make provision reforming law which imposes

burdens) whether any provision of an Act falls within subsection (4)(a) of that

section (provision amended by an Act within previous two years), the effect of

this Act is to be disregarded.

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Extent

(1)   

This Act extends to Northern Ireland.

(2)   

This Act also extends to the Isle of Man.

(3)   

Her Majesty may by Order in Council provide—

(a)   

that the repeal by this Act of any enactment specified in the Order shall

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on a date so specified extend to any of the Channel Islands or any

British overseas territory, 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 British

overseas territory subject to any modification so specified.

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(4)   

Except as provided by an order under subsection (3), 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.

(5)   

Subsections (3) and (4) apply to revocation of the whole or part of an

instrument as they apply to repeal of an enactment.

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Short title

This Act may be cited as the Statute Law (Repeals) Act 2004.

 

 

Statute Law (Repeals) Bill [HL]
Schedule 1 — Repeals
Part 1 — Administration of Justice

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Schedules

Schedule 1

Section 1(1)

 

Repeals

Part 1

Administration of Justice

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group 1 - judicial committee of the privy council

 

Reference

Extent of repeal or revocation

 
 

Judicial Committee Act 1833 (3

Section 14.

 
 

& 4 Will. 4 c. 41)

Section 23.

 
  

In section 24, the words from “said Courts” to

 

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“any other” and from “in India” to “Good

 
  

Hope”.

 
 

Court of Chancery Act 1851 (14

The whole Act.

 
 

& 15 Vict. c. 83)

  
 

Judicial Committee

In the Schedule, the entries for “New South

 

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Amendment Act 1895 (58 &

Wales”, “Queensland”, “South Australia”,

 
 

59 Vict. c. 44)

“Tasmania”, “Victoria” and “Western

 
  

Australia”.

 
 

Appellate Jurisdiction Act 1908

Section 1.

 
 

(8 Edw. 7 c. 51)

Section 3.

 

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Schedule.

 

group 2 - central criminal court (prisons) act 1881

 

Reference

Extent of repeal or revocation

 
 

Central Criminal Court

The whole Act.

 
 

(Prisons) Act 1881 (44 & 45

  

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Vict. c. 64)

  
 

Administration of Justice Act

In Schedule 3, paragraph 10.

 
 

1964 (c. 42)

  
 

Courts Act 1971 (c. 23)

In Schedule 8, paragraph 14.

 

group 3 - courts act 1971

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Reference

Extent of repeal or revocation

 
 

Courts Act 1971 (c. 23)

Section 20(5) and (6).

 
  

Section 41.

 
 

 

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Part 1 — Administration of Justice

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Reference

Extent of repeal or revocation

 
 

Courts Act 1971 (c. 23)—cont.

Section 42(1) and (4).

 
  

Section 43.

 
  

Section 53.

 
  

Section 55(4).

 

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Section 59(2) to (4).

 
  

In section 59(5), paragraphs (a) and (e).

 
  

In section 59(6), paragraph (a) and, in paragraph

 
  

(e), the words “section 12 of the Indictable

 
  

Offences Act 1848 and”.

 

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In Schedule 2, in Part 1, paragraph 1 and, in

 
  

paragraph 3(2), the words from “, other” to

 
  

“by virtue of this Act,”.

 
  

In Schedule 2, in Part 2, paragraph 8.

 
  

Schedule 5.

 

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In Schedule 7, paragraphs 4 and 5.

 
  

In Schedule 8, in Part 2, paragraphs 55, 59, 60(1)

 
  

and 60(2).

 
  

In Schedule 9, in Part 1, the entries relating to

 
  

the Inclosure Act 1845, the Trade Union Act

 

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1871, the Brine Pumping (Compensation for

 
  

Subsidence) Act 1891, the Dogs Amendment

 
  

Act 1938, the Water Act 1945, the Shops Act

 
  

1950, the Agriculture (Safety, Health and

 
  

Welfare Provisions) Act 1956, the Affiliation

 

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Proceedings Act 1957, the Trading

 
  

Representations (Disabled Persons) Act 1958,

 
  

the Adoption Act 1958 and the Factories Act

 
  

1961.

 
  

In Schedule 10, paragraphs 1(3), 2 to 8, 10 and

 

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17.

 
 

group 4 - general repeals

 

Reference

Extent of repeal or revocation

 
 

Limitation of Actions and Costs

Section 2.

 
 

Act 1842 (5 & 6 Vict. c. 97)

  

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Law Reform (Miscellaneous

Section 3(1C).

 
 

Provisions) Act 1934 (24 & 25

In section 3(1D), the words from “and any

 
 

Geo. 5 c. 41)

reference” to the end.

 
 

City of London (Courts) Act

In section 7, the words “the remuneration of,

 
 

1964 (c. iv)

and”.

 

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Administration of Justice Act

In Schedule 1, the entries relating to the Clergy

 
 

1965 (c. 2)

Residence Act 1826, the Inclosure Act 1845,

 
  

the Tithe Act 1846 and the Tithe Act 1860.

 
 

Administration of Justice Act

Section 36(5) and (6).

 
 

1969 (c. 58)

In Schedule 1, the entries relating to the Settled

 

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Land Act 1925 and the County Courts Act

 
  

1959.

 
 

Administration of Justice Act

Section 41(5).

 
 

1970 (c. 31)

Section 54(4).

 
 

 

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Reference

Extent of repeal or revocation

 
 

Administration of Justice Act

In section 54(6), the words “, and section 2(5)”

 
 

1970 (c. 31)—cont.

and “, 43(6)”.

 
  

In Schedule 2, paragraphs 26 and 28.

 
 

Administration of Justice Act

Section 6.

 

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1973 (c. 15)

Schedule 2.

 
 

Litigants in Person (Costs and

Section 2(2) and (3).

 
 

Expenses) Act 1975 (c. 47)

  
 

Administration of Justice Act

Section 1.

 
 

1977 (c. 38)

Section 2(3).

 

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Section 5(3).

 
  

Sections 11 and 12.

 
  

Section 19(2).

 
  

Section 32(5) to (7).

 
  

In Schedule 2, in Part 1, paragraphs 3, 4 and 6.

 

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Contempt of Court Act 1981

Section 3(4).

 
 

(c. 49)

Section 4(4).

 
  

In Schedule 2, in Part 3, paragraph 1.

 
 

Supreme Court Act 1981 (c. 54)

Section 141.

 
  

Section 152(2) and (5).

 

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In Schedule 5, the entries relating to the Nurses

 
  

(Amendment) Act 1961, the Rivers

 
  

(Prevention of Pollution) Act 1961, the

 
  

Administration of Justice Act 1964, the

 
  

Administration of Justice Act 1965, the

 

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Matrimonial Causes Act 1967, the Health and

 
  

Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and the

 
  

Arbitration Act 1979.

 
 

Administration of Justice Act

Section 3(2).

 
 

1982 (c. 53)

Section 6(3).

 

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Section 34(1) and (2).

 
  

Section 35.

 
  

In section 46(2), paragraphs (a)(iv), (c) and (g).

 
  

Sections 49 and 50.

 
  

Section 59(3).

 

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Section 73(8).

 
  

Section 77(5).

 
  

In Schedule 3, paragraphs 4(b) and (c) and 7.

 
  

In Schedule 8, paragraph 3.

 
 

County Courts (Penalties for

Section 2(2).

 

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Contempt) Act 1983 (c. 45)

  
 

County Courts Act 1984 (c. 28)

In section 24(2)(g), the words “and 25”.

 
  

In Schedule 2, paragraphs 22, 24, 30, 35, 36, 38,

 
  

39, 44 to 46, 48, 50, 57, 63, 73, 74, 76 and 77.

 
 

Administration of Justice Act

Section 51(2).

 

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1985 (c. 61)

  
 

Public Trustee and

Section 4.

 
 

Administration of Funds Act

Section 6(2).

 
 

Courts and Legal Services Act

Section 2(4).

 
 

1990 (c. 41)

Section 12.

 

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Section 14.

 
 

 

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Reference

Extent of repeal or revocation

 
 

Courts and Legal Services Act

Section 16.

 
 

1990 (c. 41)—cont.

Section 62.

 
  

Section 78(3) and (4).

 
  

Section 84.

 

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Section 93(4).

 
  

Section 109(5) and (6).

 
  

Section 114.

 
  

In Schedule 17, paragraphs 1, 3, 9 and 18.

 
 

Supreme Court (Offices) Act

The whole Act.

 

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1997 (c. 69)

  
 

Access to Justice Act 1999 (c. 22)

Section 35(1).

 
  

Section 70.

 
  

Section 79.

 
 

Part 2

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Agriculture

group 1 - agricultural development, production and marketing

 

Reference

Extent of repeal or revocation

 
 

Agriculture (Miscellaneous

In Schedule 3, the entries relating to sections 5,

 
 

Provisions) Act 1943 (6 & 7

7, 11, 12, 13, 15 and 16 of the Corn Returns Act

 

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Geo. 6 c. 16)

1882.

 
 

Agriculture (Miscellaneous

The whole Act.

 
 

Provisions) Act 1944 (7 & 8

  
 

Geo. 6 c. 28)

  
 

Hill Farming Act 1946 (9 & 10

Section 10.

 

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Geo. 6 c. 73)

In section 36(2), the words from “, or retained”

 
  

to “United Kingdom,”.

 
  

In section 37(1), paragraph (b).

 
 

Agriculture Act 1947 (10 & 11

Sections 83 and 84.

 
 

Geo. 6 c. 48)

Section 86.

 

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Sections 88 and 89.

 
  

Sections 92 to 95.

 
  

Schedule 2.

 
  

Schedule 11.

 
 

Hill Farming Act 1954 (2 & 3

The whole Act.

 

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Eliz. 2 c. 23)

  
 

Agriculture (Miscellaneous

Section 6(7).

 
 

Provisions) Act 1954 (2 & 3

  
 

Eliz. 2 c. 39)

  
 

Agriculture (Silo Subsidies) Act

The whole Act.

 

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1956 (5 & 6 Eliz. 2 c. 5)

  
 

Agriculture Act 1957 (5 & 6 Eliz.

Section 32.

 
 

2 c. 57).

Section 37(2).

 
  

In section 37(3), the words “, except Part III,”.

 
 

Agricultural Marketing Act

In section 3(2), the words from the beginning to

 

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1958 (6 & 7 Eliz. 2 c. 47)

“this section,”.

 
  

Section 3(4) to (6).

 
 

 

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Reference

Extent of repeal or revocation

 
 

Agricultural Marketing Act

Parts 2 and 3.

 
 

1958 (6 & 7 Eliz. 2 c. 47)—

In section 47(2), the words “, or Part III thereof,”.

 
 

cont.

Section 52(4).

 
  

Section 54(3) and (5).

 

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Section 55(2).

 
 

Agriculture Act 1958 (6 & 7 Eliz.

Section 1.

 
 

2 c. 71)

In section 8(1), the words from “and the

 
  

enactments” to “Scotland)”.

 
  

In section 9(1), the definition of “the appointed

 

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day”.

 
  

Section 10(2).

 
  

In Schedule 1, paragraph 2.

 
  

In Schedule 4, paragraphs 1, 2, 10, 13 and 14.

 
 

Weeds Act 1959 (7 & 8 Eliz. 2

Section 10(3) to (5).

 

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c. 54)

  
 

Horticulture Act 1960 (8 & 9

Part 2.

 
 

Eliz. 2 c. 22)

Section 21.

 
  

Schedule 1.

 
 

Agriculture (Miscellaneous

Section 23(3).

 

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Provisions) Act 1963 (c. 11)

Section 26.

 
  

In section 27, paragraph (b).

 
  

In section 29(2), the words “, except in section

 
  

5,” and from “and “the Ministers”” to the end.

 
  

In section 29(3), the reference to sections 16(2)

 

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and 19 and the words from “and section 21”

 
  

to the end.

 
 

Agriculture and Horticulture

Section 21.

 
 

Act 1964 (c. 28)

In section 26(3), the words “(2) and”.

 
 

Agriculture Act 1967 (c. 22)

In section 3(3)(a), the words “1 or section”.

 

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Section 16.

 
  

Section 22.

 
  

Sections 33 and 34.

 
  

In section 58(8), the words from “and if a person

 
  

ceases” to the end.

 

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Section 61.

 
  

Section 62(2).

 
  

In section 62(3), the words “except the last

 
  

foregoing section,”.

 
  

Section 64(3).

 

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In section 64(4), the words “or the said section 9

 
  

of the Act of 1964”.

 
  

Section 64(5) and (7).

 
  

Section 65.

 
  

In section 75(4), the words from “, or,” to “must

 

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be made”.

 
  

Section 75(8).

 
 

Farm and Garden Chemicals

Section 1(5).

 
 

Act 1967 (c. 50)

  
 

Agriculture Act 1970 (c. 40)

Section 34.

 

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Section 87(1).

 
  

Section 102.

 
  

In section 111(2), the words from “(other” to

 
  

“thereof)”.

 
 

 

 
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