Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1981

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Citation1981 c. 19


Statute Law (Repeals)Act 1981

1981 CHAPTER 19

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.

[21st May 1981]

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(1) The enactments mentioned in Schedule 1 to this Act are hereby repealed to the extent specified in the third column of that Schedule.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) The enactments mentioned in Schedule 2 to this Act are, in consequence of certain of the repeals made by this Act, hereby amended as provided by that Schedule.

S-2 Extent.

2 Extent.

(1) This Act extends to Northern Ireland.

(2) This Act extends to the Islands in respect of the following repeals, that is to say—

(a ) the repeal of the Loan Societies Act 1840 as it applies to the Islands (Part V of Schedule 1 to this Act); and

(b ) the repeal of section 9 of the Emergency Laws (Repeal) Act 1959 and of section 21 of the Emergency Laws (Re-enactments and Repeals) Act 1964 (Part XI of that Schedule).

(3) Subject and without prejudice to subsection (2) above—

(a ) this Act does not repeal any enactment so far as the enactment forms part of the law of a country outside the United Kingdom; but

(b ) 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 of the Islands or to any colony for whose external relations the United Kingdom is responsible.

(4) In this section ‘the Islands’ means the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

S-3 Short title.

3 Short title.

3. This Act may be cited as theStatute Law (Repeals) Act 1981.

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

23 Geo. 3. c. 45.

Justiciary and Circuit Courts (Scotland) Act 1783.

The whole Act.

37 Geo. 3. c. 123.

Unlawful Oaths Act 1797.

The whole Act.

39 & 40 Geo. 3. c. 94.

Criminal Lunatics Act 1800.

The whole Act.

46 Geo. 3. c. 54.

Offences at Sea Act 1806.

The whole Act.

50 Geo. 3. c. 102.

Unlawful Oaths (Ireland) Act 1810.

The whole Act.

52 Geo. 3. c. 104.

Unlawful Oaths Act 1812.

The whole Act.

57 Geo. 3. c. 53.

Murders Abroad Act 1817.

The whole Act.

9 Geo. 4. c. 32.

Civil Rights of Convicts Act 1828.

The whole Act.

5 & 6 Vict. c. 69.

Perpetuation of Testimony Act 1842.

The whole Act.

20 & 21 Vict. c. 60.

Irish Bankrupt and Insolvent Act 1857.

In section 269, the words ‘or insolvent’, wherever occurring, and the words ‘or before the commencement of the imprisonment of such insolvent’.

21 & 22 Vict. c. 73.

Stipendiary Magistrates Act 1858.

The whole Act.

28 & 29 Vict. c. 124.

Admiralty Powers, &c. Act 1865.

The whole Act.

Chapter

Short Title

Extent of Repeal

34 & 35 Vict. c. 112.

Prevention of Crimes Act 1871.

In section 6, as it applies to Northern Ireland, the words from ‘This section’ onwards.

Section 9.

Section 17 as it applies to England and Wales; and in that section as it applies to Scotland, the words from ‘In Scotland, under the provisions’ onwards.

Section 18 as it applies to Scotland; and in that section as it applies to England and Wales and to Northern Ireland, the words from ‘and a conviction’ to ‘passing thereof’.

Section 22.

35 & 36 Vict. c. 58.

Bankruptcy (Ireland) Amendment Act 1872.

In section 65, the words from ‘that any trader’ to ‘said Act, or’ and the words ‘trader or’, wherever occurring.

Sections 70 and 71.

39 & 40 Vict. c. 18.

Treasury Solicitor Act 1876.

Sections 6 and 9.

40 & 41 Vict. c. 14.

Evidence Act 1877.

The whole Act.

61 & 62 Vict. c. 36.

Criminal Evidence Act 1898.

In section 6(1), the words from ‘except that’ onwards.

In the Schedule, the entry relating to the Poor Law (Scotland) Act 1845.

10 & 11 Geo. 5. c. 51.

Duchy of Lancaster Act 1920.

In section 3(3), the word ‘six’.

14 & 15 Geo. 5. c. 16.

Small Debt (Scotland) Act 1924.

The whole Act.

15 & 16 Geo. 5. c. 23.

Administration of Estates Act 1925.

In section 30(4), the word ‘six’.

In section 46(1)(i), the words ‘at the rate of’, wherever they occur (whether as respects persons dying before 1953 or after 1952).

Chapter

Short Title

Extent of Repeal

23 & 24 Geo. 5. c. 41.

Administration of Justice (Scotland) Act 1933.

Section 22.

In section 27(1), the words from ‘and of any clerk or officer’ to ‘twenty-five of this Act.’

Sections 31 and 36.

1 & 2 Geo. 6. c. 48.

Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1938.

Sections 9 and 11.

10 & 11 Geo. 6. c. 44.

Crown Proceedings Act 1947.

In section 2(6), the words ‘the Road Fund,’.

10 & 11 Eliz. 2. c. 15.

Criminal Justice Administration Act 1962.

The whole Act.

1965 c. 2.

Administration of Justice Act 1965.

Section 7(3).

1968 c. 64.

Civil Evidence Act 1968.

In the Schedule, the entry relating to the Hop (Prevention of Frauds) Act 1866.

II Banking

Part II

Banking

Chapter

Title or Short Title

Extent of Repeal

14 Geo. 3. c. 32 (1774).

An Act to enable the Governor and Company of the Bank of Scotland to increase the Capital Stock of the said Company.

The whole Act.

24 Geo. 3. Sess. 2. c. 12 (1784).

An Act to enable the Governor and Company of the Bank of Scotland further to increase the Capital Stock of the said Company.

The whole Act.

32 Geo. 3. c. 25 (1792).

An Act to enable the Governor and Company of the Bank of Scotland further to increase the Capital Stock of the said Company.

The whole Act.

Chapter

Title or Short Title

Extent of Repeal

34 Geo. 3. c. 19 (1794).

An Act to enable the Governor and Company of the Bank of Scotland further to increase the Capital Stock of the said Company.

The whole Act.

44 Geo. 3. c. xxiii (1804.)

An Act for further increasing the Capital Stock of the Governor and Company of the Bank of Scotland.

The whole Act.

8 & 9 Vict. c. 76.

Revenue Act 1845.

The whole Act.

19 & 20 Vict. c. 3.

Joint Stock Banks (Scotland) Act 1856.

The whole Act.

III Charities

Part III

Charities

Chapter

Title or Short Title

Extent of Repeal

1 Geo. 2. St. 2 c. 22 (1727).

An Act to explain the Acts [3 Geo. 1. c. 5 and 9 Geo. 1. c. 14] for continuing the Duty of two Penny Scots on every Pint of Ale and Beer sold in the City of Edinburgh in relation to the Payment of Petty Post Customs; and for the more effectual securing the Payment of such money as hath been or shall be contributed towards a charitable fund for Relief of such as shall suffer by fire in the said city, and the suburbs and liberties thereof.

The whole Act.

Chapter

Title or Short Title

Extent of Repeal

26 Geo. 3. c. 109 (1786).

An Act for incorporating the Members of a Society to be called The Clyde Marine Society ; for the better empowering and enabling them to carry on their charitable and useful designs; and for levying certain duties from shipmasters and others, for that purpose.

The whole Act.

32 Geo. 3. c. 29 (1792).

An Act for establishing a permanent fund for the relief and support of skippers and keelmen employed in the coal trade on the River Wear in the county of Durham who by sickness, or other accidental misfortunes, or by old age, shall not be able to maintain themselves and their families; and also for the relief of the widows and children of such skippers and keelmen.

The whole Act.

50 Geo. 3. c. xxxiii (1810).

An Act to amend [the Act 26 Geo. 3. c. 109].

The whole Act.

21 & 22 Vict. c. 31 (1858).

An Act for confirming a Scheme of the Charity Commissioners for certain Charities in the parishes of St. Nicholas and St. Leonard in the City of Bristol.

The whole Act.

23 & 24 Vict. c. 43 (1860).

An Act for confirming a Scheme of the Charity Commissioners for the Administration of Archbishop Tenison's Charity in the Parish of Saint Martin in the Fields in the City of Westminster.

The whole Act.

Chapter

Title or Short Title

Extent of Repeal

26 & 27 Vict. c. 58 (1863).

An Act for confirming a Scheme of the Charity Commissioners for the Management of the Charity of Sir Robert Hitcham, Knight, King's Serjeant, for the Benefit of Framlingham, Debenham, and Levington, in the County of Suffolk, and of Coggeshall in the County of Essex.

The whole Act.

34 & 35 Vict. c. 117 (1871).

An Act for confirming a Scheme of the Charity Commissioners for the several Charities founded by the Settlement and Will of Christopher Tancred, of Whixley in the county of York, Esquire, deceased.

The whole Act.

48 & 49 Vict. c. 40.

Polehampton Estates Act 1885.

The whole Act.

62 & 63 Vict. c. cclxxvii.

Tancred's Charities Scheme Confirmation Act 1899.

The whole Act.

IV Constitutional Provisions

Part IV

Constitutional Provisions

Chapter

Short Title

Extent of Repeal

2 & 3 Will. 4. c. 65.

Representation of the People (Scotland) Act 1832.

The whole Act.

5 & 6 Will. 4. c. 35.

Paymaster General Act 1835.

Section 1.

In section 3, the words from ‘to be created’ to ‘abolished’.

In section 4, the words from ‘in the same manner’ onwards.

Section 7.

11 & 12 Vict. c. 55.

Paymaster General Act 1848.

Section 2.

Chapter

Short Title

Extent of Repeal

1973 c. 36.

Northern Ireland Constitution Act 1973.

Section 10(4).

1978 c. 44.

Employment Protection (Consolidation) Act 1978.

In Schedule 16, paragraph 33.

1979 c. 17.

Vaccine Damage Payments Act 1979.

Sections 10 and 11.

1979 c. 18.

Social Security Act 1979.

Section 20(2).

1979 c. 22.

Confirmation to Small Estates (Scotland) Act 1979.

Section 3(3).

1979 c. 26.

Legal Aid Act 1979.

Section 12(2).

1979 c. 33.

Land Registration (Scot land) Act 1979.

Section 28(2).

1979 c. 36.

Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors Act 1979.

In Schedule 7, paragraphs 32 and 33.

1979 c. 37.

Banking Act 1979.

Section 48(7).

1979 c.
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