Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1975

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Citation1975 c. 10


Statute Law (Repeals) Act1975

1975 CHAPTER 10

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 are no longer of practical utility, and to make other provision recommended by the Commissions in connection with those repeals.

[13th March 1975]

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:—

S-1 Repeal of enactments and supplementary provisions.

1 Repeal of enactments and supplementary provisions.

(1) The enactments specified in the Schedule to this Act are hereby repealed to the extent specified in the third column of that Schedule.

(2) In section 2 of the Markets and Fairs (Weighing of Cattle) Act 1926 (part of which section is repealed by this Act, being a part with a reference in it to section 9 of the Markets and Fairs (Weighing of Cattle) Act 1887 ), for the words ‘the said section’ there shall be substituted the words ‘section 9 of the Act of 1887’.

(3) Whereas this Act repeals so much of section 16(4) of the Marriage Act 1949 as requires a surrogate, before granting a licence, to have given security by his bond for the due and faithful execution of his office, and also section 32(6) of that Act, which makes similar provision in relation to a superintendent registrar, now therefore any person who before this Act entered into a bond for the purposes of either of those subsections (or the former corresponding enactment) is hereby released from the bond.

S-2 Citation and extent.

2 Citation and extent.

(1) This Act may be cited as the Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1975.

(2) This Act extends to Northern Ireland.

S C H E D U L E

Enactments Repealed

I Administration of Justice

Part I

Administration of Justice

Chapter Short title Extent of repeal

7 Will. 4 & 1 Vict. c. 46.

Rolls Estate Act 1837.

The whole Act except section 4.

46 & 47 Vict. c. 52.

Bankruptcy Act 1883.

In section 32(1)(e ), the words ‘burial board’.

In section 34, the words ‘burial board’.

54 & 55 Vict. c. 24.

Public Accounts and Charges Act 1891.

Section 5.

4 & 5 Geo. 5. c. 59.

Bankruptcy Act 1914.

In section 33(1)(a ), the words ‘land tax, property’.

In section 120(2), the proviso.

Section 131.

Section 153(2).

Section 168(3) and (4).

Schedules 4 and 5.

11 & 12 Geo. 6. c. 38.

Companies Act 1948.

In section 319(1)(a )(ii), the words ‘land tax’.

4 & 5 Eliz. 2. c. 46.

Administration of Justice Act 1956.

In section 37(3), the words from ‘as well’ to ‘other cases’ and the words from ‘and accordingly’ onwards.

7 & 8 Eliz. 2. c. 22.

County Courts Act 1959.

Sections 21(2) and 24.

In section 31(1)(b ), the words ‘or the County Courts Act 1934’.

In section 31(4), the words from ‘or the County’ to ‘thereof’ and from ‘or, as the case may be,’ to ‘1934,’.

Section 203(2).

1964 c. 42.

Administration of Justice Act 1964.

In section 18(1), the words from ‘and the foregoing’ onwards.

II Agriculture

Part II

Agriculture

Chapter Short title Extent of repeal

50 & 51 Vict. c. 27.

Markets and Fairs (Weighing of Cattle) Act 1887.

In section 9 as it applies to Great Britain, the words from ‘on the ground’ to ‘under this Act;’.

52 & 53 Vict. c. 30.

Board of Agriculture Act 1889.

In Schedule 1, in Part II, the entry relating to the Act 29 & 30 Vict. c. 70, for the inclosure of certain portions of the Forest of Dean called Walmore Common and the Bearce Common.

54 & 55 Vict. c. 70.

Markets and Fairs (Weighing of Cattle) Act 1891.

Sections 3 and 4(2) as they apply to Great Britain.

16 & 17 Geo. 5. c. 21.

Markets and Fairs (Weighing of Cattle) Act 1926.

In section 2, the words from the beginning to ‘effect, and’.

III Ecclesiastical Livings

Part III

Ecclesiastical Livings

Chapter Title or short title Extent of repeal

51 Geo. 3 c. cxciv (1811).

An Act for erecting five distinct rectories and parishes within the rectory and parish of Simonburn, in the county of Northumberland, and for separating the same from the rectory and parish church of Simonburn; and for providing parish churches, churchyards and parsonage houses for the same; and for restraining the Commissioners and Governors of the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich, in the county of Kent, from presenting to the rectory of Simonburn, or the said new rectories, any other persons than chaplains in the Royal Navy.

The whole Act except sections 26 and 27.

Chapter Title or short title Extent of repeal

1 Geo. 4 c. 106 (1820).

An Act to enable chaplains in the navy, presented to either of the livings of Simonburn, Wark, Bellingham, Thorneyburn, Fallstone, or Greystead, in the county of Northumberland, to receive their half-pay; and for other purposes relating to the said livings.

The whole Act.

10 Geo. 4. c. 25 (1829).

An Act to provide for the better management of the affairs of Greenwich Hospital.

The whole Act.

48 & 49 Vict. c. 31.

Ecclesiastical Commissioners Act 1885.

The whole Act.

IV Education

Part IV

Education

Chapter Short title Extent of repeal

1 & 2 Geo. 5. c. 32.

Education (Administrative Provisions) Act 1911.

The whole Act.

7 & 8 Geo. 6. c. 31.

Education Act 1944.

Sections 106 and 108 to 110.

Section 114(4).

Schedule 7.

9 & 10 Geo. 6. c. 50.

Education Act 1946.

Section 5.

In Schedule 2, in Part II, the entry relating to section 106 of the Education Act 1944.

11 & 12 Geo. 6. c. 40.

Education (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1948.

In section 6(3)(b ), the words from ‘or for whom’ to ‘1944’.

Section 6(3)(c ).

In section 6(5), paragraph (b ) and the word ‘or’ immediately preceding that paragraph.

Section 6(7).

1 & 2 Eliz. 2. c. 33.

Education (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1953.

Section 7(7).

V Employed Persons

Part V

Employed Persons

Chapter Title or short title Extent of repeal

12 & 13 Vict. c. 58 (1849).

An Act to extend to the officers of Inland Revenue the privilege of becoming members of the Excise Benevolent Fund Society.

The whole Act.

50 & 51 Vict. c. 46.

Truck Amendment Act 1887.

Section 16.

1 & 2 Geo. 6. c. 70.

Holidays with Pay Act 1938.

Sections 1, 2, 3 and 5.

2 & 3 Geo. 6. c. 94.

Local Government Staffs (War Service) Act 1939.

The whole Act.

2 & 3 Geo. 6. c. 103.

Police and Firemen (War Service) Act 1939.

In section 1, in subsection (1) the words from ‘the appropriate authority’ to ‘provided’, and subsections (2) and (3).

Sections 3, 6(2), 8, 9, 10(1), 12 and 13(1) and (2).

7 & 8 Geo. 6. c. 22.

Police and Firemen (War Service) Act 1944.

Section 3(1)(a ).

In section 4, in subsection (1) paragraph (a ) and the words from ‘and accordingly’ onwards, and subsections (2), (3) and (4).

Section 6(2) and (3).

7 & 8 Geo. 6. c. 29.

Food and Drugs (Milk and Dairies) Act 1944.

The whole Act.

8 & 9 Geo. 6. c. 10.

Compensation of Displaced Officers (War Service) Act 1945.

In section 1, in the proviso, the words ‘section five and’.

Sections 2 to 5.

Section 6(2).

In section 8(1), the definitions of ‘the Minister’, ‘officer of the local authority on war service’, ‘prescribed’ and ‘public utility undertakers’.

Section 8(2).

In section 9, paragraphs (a ), (c ), (e ) and (f ).

The Schedule.

15 & 16 Geo. 6 & 1 Eliz 2. c. 44.

Customs and Excise Act 1952.

In section 2(3), the words ‘and the Inland Revenue Life Assurance Benevolent Fund Society respectively’.

VI Family Law

Part VI

Family Law

Chapter Short title Extent of repeal

11 & 12 Geo. 5. c. 18.

Indian Divorces (Validity) Act 1921.

The whole Act.

12 & 13 Geo. 5. c. 10.

Kenya Divorces (Validity) Act 1922.

The whole Act.

16 & 17 Geo. 5. c. 40.

Indian and Colonial Divorce Jurisdiction Act 1926.

Section 3.

22 & 23 Geo. 5. c. 46.

Children and Young Persons Act 1932.

Schedule 5 except so much of paragraph 5 as relates to section 90.

7 & 8 Geo. 6. c. 43.

Matrimonial Causes (War Marriages) Act 1944.

Sections 1 and 2.

In section 5(1), all the definitions other than that of the expression ‘Dominion court’.

Section 5(2).

12, 13 & 14 Geo. 6. c. 76.

Marriage Act 1949.

In section 16(4), the words from ‘and has given’ onwards.

Section 32(6).

12, 13 & 14 Geo. 6. c. 78.

Married Women (Restraint upon Anticipation) Act 1949.

In section 1(2), the words from ‘and accordingly’ onwards.

12, 13 & 14 Geo. 6. c. 100.

Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1949.

Sections 1, 2 and 4(2).

14 Geo. 6. c. 37.

Maintenance Orders Act 1950.

In Schedule 1, the entries relating to the Children and Young Persons Act (Northern Ireland) 1950.

6 & 7 Eliz. 2. c. 39.

Maintenance Orders Act 1958.

In section 23(2), the words ‘the said paragraph (a )’.

1969 c. 32.

Finance Act 1969.

Section 16.

VII Finance

Part VII

Finance

Chapter Short title Extent of repeal

1 Geo. 4. c. 108.

Apportionment Act 1820.

The whole Act.

29 & 30 Vict. c. 39.

Exchequer and Audit Departments Act 1866.

In section 3, the words ‘and Assistant Comptroller and Auditor’.

In section 6, the words ‘or of the Assistant Comptroller and Auditor’.

In section 42, the words ‘any writ of extent or’.

11 & 12 Geo. 5. c. 52.

Exchequer and Audit Departments Act 1921.

Section 8(4).

Chapter Short title Extent of repeal

13 Geo. 5. Sess. 2 c. 2.

Irish Free State (Consequential Provisions) Act 1922 (Session 2).

In section 2, the words ‘or the growing produce thereof’.

1 & 2 Geo. 6. c. 25.

Eire (Confirmation of Agreements) Act 1938.

In section 2(3)(e ), the words ‘or the growing produce thereof’.

2 & 3 Geo. 6. c. 11.

Czecho-Slovakia (Restriction on Banking Accounts, &c.) Act 1939.

In section 1(4), the words ‘or the growing produce thereof’.

11 & 12 Geo. 6. c. 49.

Finance Act 1948.

Section 81.

12, 13 & 14 Geo. 6. c. 36.

War Damage (Public Utility Undertakings, &c.) Act 1949.

In section 34(3), in the definition of ‘Consolidated Fund’, the words ‘or the growing produce thereof’.

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