Consolidation of Enactments (Procedure) Act 1949

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1949 c. 33


Consolidation of Enactments (Procedure) Act, 1949

(12, 13 & 14 Geo. 6) CHAPTER 33

An Act to facilitate the preparation of Bills for the purpose of consolidating the enactments relating to any subject.

[31st May 1949]

Be it enacted by the King'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:—

S-1 Procedure for making corrections and minor improvements

1 Procedure for making corrections and minor improvements

(1) If at any time it appears to the Lord Chancellor to be expedient that a Bill should be prepared for the purpose of consolidating the enactments relating to any subject, but that, in order to facilitate the consolidation of those enactments, corrections and minor improvements ought to be made in such enactments, he may cause to be laid before Parliament a memorandum proposing such corrections and minor improvements therein as he thinks to be expedient.

(2) Before any such memorandum is laid before Parliament there shall be published in the Gazette a notice specifying the place where copies of the memorandum may be obtained, and the address to which, and the time within which, representations in writing with respect thereto may be made.

(3) If, at or after the time when any such memorandum is laid before Parliament, a Bill to consolidate the enactments to which the memorandum relates with such corrections and minor improvements as may be authorised under this Act is presented to either House of Parliament, and the Bill and the memorandum are referred to a joint committee of both Houses, any representations made with respect to the memorandum in accordance with the provisions of the notice published in the Gazette shall also be referred to the joint committee; and that committee, after considering any such representations, shall, before reporting the Bill, inform the Lord Chancellor and the Speaker of the House of Commons what corrections and minor improvements in the said enactments the committee are prepared to approve:

Provided that the committee shall not consider any such memorandum until at least one month after it has been laid before Parliament.

(4) If the joint committee approve the proposals contained in the memorandum, with or without alterations, and the Lord Chancellor and the Speaker inform the committee that they concur in such approval, the...

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