Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1986

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Citation1986 c. 12


Statute Law (Repeals)Act 1986

1986 CHAPTER 12

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.

[2nd May 1986]

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 Repeals and associated amendments.

1 Repeals and associated amendments.

(1) The enactments mentioned in Schedule 1 to this Act are hereby repealed to the extent specified in the third column of that Schedule.

(2) Schedule 2 to this Act shall have effect.

S-2 Extent.

2 Extent.

(1) This Act extends to Northern Ireland.

(2) Any amendment or repeal by this Act of an enactment which extends to the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man shall also extend there.

(3) The repeal of—

(a ) the Dentists Act 1878 , and

(b ) the Medical Act 1886 ,

shall extend to any colony to which that Act extends.

(4) Subject to subsection (3) above, this Act does not repeal any enactment so far as the enactment forms part of the law of a country outside the British Islands; but Her Majesty may by Order in Council provide that the repeal by this Act of any enactment specified in the Order shall on a date so specified extend to any colony.

S-3 Short title.

3 Short title.

3. This Act may be cited as theStatute Law (Repeals) Act 1986.

S C H E D U L E S

SCHEDULE 1

Repeals

I Administration of Justice

Part I

Administration of Justice

Chapter Short Title Extent of Repeal
Group 1—General Repeals

Group 1—General Repeals

11 Geo. 4 & 1 Will. 4. c. 70.

Law Terms Act 1830.

The whole Act.

6 & 7 Will. 4. c. 114.

Trials for Felony Act 1836.

The whole Act.

6 & 7 Vict. c. 85.

Evidence Act 1843.

The whole Act.

8 & 9 Vict. c. 16.

Companies Clauses Consolidation Act 1845.

Section 143.

8 & 9 Vict. c. 17.

Companies Clauses Consolidation (Scotland) Act 1845.

Section 145.

8 & 9 Vict. c. 19.

Lands Clauses Consolidation (Scotland) Act 1845.

Section 132.

8 & 9 Vict. c. 72.

Rothwell Gaol Act 1845.

The whole Act.

14 & 15 Vict. c. 100.

Criminal Procedure Act 1851.

The whole Act.

17 & 18 Vict. c. 112.

Literary and Scientific Institutions Act 1854.

Section 22.

In section 23, the words from ‘and a writ of revivor’ onwards.

44 & 45 Vict. c. 24.

Summary Jurisdiction (Process) Act 1881.

Section 6 as it applies to the Isle of Man.

51 & 52 Vict. c. 64.

Law of Libel Amendment Act 1888.

Section 9 as it applies to England and Wales.

23 & 24 Geo. 5. c. 36.

Administration of Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1933.

In Schedule 2, paragraph 4.

24 & 25 Geo. 5. c. 45.

Solicitors Act 1934.

The whole Act.

1965 c. 32.

Administration of Estates (Small Payments) Act 1965.

In section 6(1) (b ), the words ‘section 38(2) of the Finance Act 1918’.

1970 c. 17.

Proceedings against Estates Act 1970.

The whole Act.
1971 c. 23. Courts Act 1971. In Schedule 8, paragraph 6.
1971 c. 62.

Tribunals and Inquiries Act 1971.

In Schedule 1, paragraph 2.
1983 c. 19.

Matrimonial Homes Act 1983.

In Schedule 2, the entry relating to the Matrimonial Homes Act 1967.

Chapter Short Title Extent of Repeal
1984 c. 28. County Courts Act 1984.

In sections 14(1) (b ), 92(1) (b ) and 118(1) (i), the words ‘any’and ‘to which the judge has power to commit’.

Section 79(2).

Section 141.

Group 2—Judicial Committee

58 & 59 Vict. c. 44.

Judicial Committee Amendment Act 1895.

In section 1(1), the words from ‘of the Dominion’ to ‘province of Canada’.

8 Edw. 7. c. 51.

Appellate Jurisdiction Act 1908.

In section 3, the words ‘or chief justice or judge of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland’.

In the Schedule, the entries relating to British India and the Dominion of Canada.

1970 c. 37.

Republic of The Gambia Act 1970.

Section 2(5).
1976 c. 19.

Seychelles Act 1976.

Section 6.
1976 c. 54.

Trinidad and Tobago Republic Act 1976.

Section 2(3).
1978 c. 15. Solomon Islands Act 1978. Section 8.
1979 c. 27. Kiribati Act 1979. Section 6(3).
1980 c. 16. New Hebrides Act 1980. Section 3.

Group 3—Metropolitan Police Acts

10 Geo. 4. c. 44.

Metropolitan Police Act 1829.

Sections 14, 15 and 16.

2 & 3 Vict. c. 47.

Metropolitan Police Act 1839.

Sections 32 and 74.

2 & 3 Vict. c. 71.

Metropolitan Police Courts Act 1839.

Sections 39, 40 and 51.

Schedule (A).

24 & 25 Vict. c. 124.

Metropolitan Police (Receiver) Act 1861.

Sections 2, 3 and 4.

In section 5, the words from ‘and may purchase’ onwards.

Section 8.

50 & 51 Vict. c. 45.

Metropolitan Police Act 1887.

Section 4.

Group 4—Scottish Courts

1555 c. 6 (Sc.). Citation Act 1555. The whole Act.
1661 c.47 (Sc.).

Messengers of Arms Act 1661.

The whole Act.

10 Geo. 1. c. 19.

Court of Session Act 1723.

The whole Act.

20 Geo. 2. c. 43.

Heritable Jurisdictions (Scotland) Act 1746.

In section 34, the words from ‘except all cases’ to ‘twelve pounds sterling’.

24 Geo. 2. c. 23.

Calendar (New Style) Act 1750.

In section 4, the words from the beginning to ‘Fens, and’; and from ‘the said Courts’ to ‘April meeting, and’.

Chapter Short Title Extent of Repeal

54 Geo. 3. c. 67.

Justiciary Courts (Scotland) Act 1814.

The whole Act.

6 Geo. 4. c. 23.

Sheriff Courts (Scotland) Act 1825.

The whole Act.

1 & 2 Vict. c. 119.

Sheriff Courts (Scotland) Act 1838.

The whole Act.

30 & 31 Vict. c. 17.

Lyon King of Arms Act 1867.

In section 11, the words from ‘and after the death’ onwards.

39 & 40 Vict. c. 70.

Sheriff Courts (Scotland) Act 1876.

Part VII.

55 & 56 Vict. c. 17.

Sheriff Courts (Scotland) Extracts Act 1892.

In section 2, the words from ‘to proceedings in’ to ‘thirteen, or’.

56 & 57 Vict. c. 44.

Sheriff Courts Consignations (Scotland) Act 1893.

In section 2, the words ‘or the small debt court or debts recovery court’.

Section 6.

In section 7, the words from the beginning to ‘and similarly’.

In section 8, the words from ‘shall report’ to ‘and he’.

In section 9, the words from ‘to direct’ to ‘Remembrancer’ and the words ‘to them’.

10 & 11 Geo. 6. c. 14.

Exchange Control Act 1947.

In Part II of Schedule 5, paragraph 4.

1965 c. 45.

Backing of Warrants (Republic of Ireland) Act 1965.

In section 8(2), the words from ‘and accordingly’ onwards.

1972 c. 38.

Matrimonial Proceedings (Polygamous Marriages) Act 1972.

Section 2(2)(c ).
1980 c. 55.

Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1980.

Section 2(2)(b ).
1980 c. 62.

Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 1980.

In Schedule 8, the entry relating to section 26(5) of the Criminal Justice Act 1961.

1983 c. 12.

Divorce Jurisdiction, Court Fees and Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1983.

In Schedule 1, paragraph 13.

Group 5—Tender of Amends and Payment into Court

21 Jas. 1. c. 16. Limitation Act 1623. The whole Act.

10 Chas. 1. Sess. 2. c. 6 (Ir.).

Limitation Act (Ireland) 1634.

The whole Act.

11 Geo. 2. c. 19.

Distress for Rent Act 1737.

Section 20.

11 Geo. 4 & 1 Will. 4. c. 68.

Carriers Act 1830. Section 10.
Chapter Short Title Extent of Repeal

8 & 9 Vict. c. 19.

Lands Clauses Consolidation (Scotland) Act 1845.

Section 129.

8 & 9 Vict. c. 20.

Railways Clauses Consolidation Act 1845.

Section 139.

8 & 9 Vict. c. 33.

Railways Clauses Consolidation (Scotland) Act 1845.

Section 131.

48 & 49 Vict. c. 49.

Submarine Telegraph Act 1885.

Section 6(4).

53 & 54 Vict. c. 37.

Foreign Jurisdiction Act 1890.

Section 13(2).
II Agriculture

Part II

Agriculture

Chapter Short Title Extent of Repeal

52 & 53 Vict. c. 30.

Board of Agriculture Act 1889.

Section 2(1)(c ) and the preceding ‘and’.

Section 9.

Section 11(2) and (3).

Section 13.

In Part II of Schedule 1, the entries relating to the Public Schools Act 1868, the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act 1877 and statutes made thereunder, the Conveyancing and Law of Property Act 1881 and the Glebe Lands Act 1888.

3 Edw. 7. c. 31.

Board of Agriculture and Fisheries Act 1903.

In section 1(2), the words from the beginning to ‘enactments, and’.

In section 1(4), the words ‘nine (transfer of officers) and’.

The Schedule.

1 & 2 Geo. 5. c. 49.

Small Landholders (Scotland) Act 1911.

In Schedule 1, the entry relating to the Light Railways Act 1896.

1 Edw. 8. & 1 Geo. 6. c. 70.

Agriculture Act 1937. The whole Act.

2 & 3 Geo. 6. c. 48.

Agricultural Development Act 1939.

The whole Act.

3 & 4 Geo. 6. c. 14.

Agriculture (Miscellaneous War Provisions) Act 1940.

Section 27.
Chapter Short Title Extent of Repeal

4 & 5 Geo. 6. c. 50.

Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1941.

Section 1.

Sections 12 to 14.

6 & 7 Geo. 6. c. 16.

Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1943.

The whole Act except sections 18 and 24 and Schedule 3.

9 & Geo. 6. c. 73.

Hill Farming Act 1946.

Section 12(13).

Sections 13 to 17.

Section 32(3).

Section 37(1)(c ), (d ) and (e ).

Section 39(d ).

10 & 11 Geo. 6. c. 48.

Agriculture Act 1947.

Section 78(8), as it applies to Scotland.

Section 97.

12, 13 & 14 Geo. 6. c. 37.

Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1949.

Section 12.

14 Geo. 6. c. 17.

Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1950.

The whole Act.

14 & 15 Geo. 6. c. 18.

Livestock Rearing Act 1951.

Section 8(b ).

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

Agriculture (Fertilisers) Act 1952.

The whole Act.

15 & 16 Geo. 6. & 1 Eliz. 2. c. 35.

Agriculture (Ploughing Grants) Act 1952.

The whole Act.

15 & 16 Geo. 6. & 1 Eliz. 2. c. 62.

Agriculture (Calf Subsidies) Act 1952.

The whole Act.

2 & 3 Eliz. 2. c. 39.

Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1954.

Section 2.

4 & 5 Eliz. 2. c. 20.

Agriculture (Improvement of Roads) Act 1955.

The whole Act.

7 & 8 Eliz. 2. c. 12.

Agriculture (Small Farmers) Act 1959.

The whole Act.
1963 c. 11.

Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1963.

Sections 4, 5, 9, 10 and 12.
1967 c. 22. Agriculture Act 1967.

Sections 10 to 12.

Section 26(11)(b...

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