Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1977

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Citation1977 c. 18


Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1977

1977 CHAPTER 18

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 facilitate the citation of statutes.

[16th June 1977]

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(1) The enactments mentioned in Schedule 1 to this Act are hereby repealed to the extent specified in the third column of that Schedule.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

2 Saving as to evidence of marriage.

2. The repeal by this Act of the enactments specified in Part XII of Schedule 1 to this Act does not affect the admissibility of any register of marriage, or copy, as evidence of any marriage.

S-3 Citation of Acts.

3 Citation of Acts.

3. The Acts mentioned in Schedule 3 to this Act (none of which has hitherto had a short title) may be cited by the short titles respectively assigned to those Acts in the third column of that Schedule.

S-4 Extent.

4 Extent.

(1) This Act extends to Northern Ireland.

(2) As respects the repeal of the Chinese Passengers Act 1855 (Part XV of Schedule 1 to this Act), this Act extends to Hong Kong.

(3) 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 Channel Islands or the Isle of Man; and (so far as material in consequence of any repeal extended by the Order to the Isle of Man) an Order under this subsection may provide that the amendment made by this Act to the Army Reserve Act 1962 shall extend to the Isle of Man.

S-5 Short title.

5 Short title.

5. This Act may be cited as theStatute Law (Repeals) Act 1977.

S C H E D U L E S

SCHEDULE 1

Repeals

I Armed Forces

Part I

Armed Forces

Chapter

Short title

Extent of repeal

22 & 23 Vict. c. 40.

Royal Naval Reserve (Volunteer) Act 1859.

In section 2, the words from ‘The foregoing provisions’ onwards.

In section 3, the words from ‘Provided also’ onwards.

In section 13, the proviso.

11 & 12 Geo. 6. c. 21.

Army and Air Force (Women's Service) Act 1948.

Section 4.

11 & 12 Geo. 6. c. 64.

National Service Act 1948.

Part I.

In section 55, the words from ‘or under any Order’ to ‘this Act,’.

Section 56(a ) and (c ) to (e ).

Section 61.

Schedules 1 to 4.

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

National Service (Amendment) Act 1948.

The whole Act except section 1(2), so far as it amends section 40 of the National Service Act 1948, and section 6(1).

12, 13 & 14 Geo. 6. c. 96.

Auxiliary and Reserve Forces Act 1949.

In section 10(1), the words ‘and the Royal Naval Special Reserve’.

Section 11(4)(c ).

Section 16.

In section 17, subsection (2); and in subsection (3), the definitions of ‘Act of 1907’ and ‘competent military authority’.

Schedule 1.

14 Geo. 6. c. 30.

National Service Act 1950.

The whole Act.

14 Geo. 6. c. 32.

Army Reserve Act 1950.

Section 1(2)(b ).

Section 2.

In section 4, in the proviso to subsection (1), the words ‘not being a militiaman’; subsections (2) to (4); and in subsection (5), the words from ‘or, if’ onwards.

Chapter

Short title

Extent of repeal

14 Geo. 6. c. 32.

Army Reserve Act 1950.

In section 6(1)(a ), the words ‘or is a member thereof by virtue of the Navy, Army and Air Force Reserves Act 1954’.

In section 8(3), the proviso.

Section 14(4)(b ) and (6).

In section 28(1), the definitions of ‘the Act of 1948’ and ‘militiaman’.

Section 29(1), (5), (6), (8) and (9).

Schedule 3.

14 Geo. 6. c. 33.

Air Force Reserve Act 1950.

Sections 1(b ), 2(6) and 4(4).

In section 6(1)(a ), the words ‘or is a member thereof by virtue of the Navy, Army and Air Force Reserves Act 1954’.

Section 14(4)(b ) and (6).

In section 27(1), the definition of ‘the Act of 1948’.

Section 28.

Section 30(1), (3) and (6).

Schedule 3.

14 & 15 Geo. 6. c. 10.

Reinstatement in Civil Employment Act 1950.

The following provisions, including those provisions as applied by any other enactment:—

Section 1(c ) and (d ).

Sections 2, 3 and 4.

In section 5(1), the words ‘or such a further period of whole-time service as is mentioned in subsection (3) of section three of this Act’.

In section 5(2), the words ‘or paragraph (c )’ where they occur in paragraph (i) and the words ‘or any person who has accepted a commission in the circumstances mentioned in subsection (2) of section three of this Act’.

Section 7.

In section 8(1), the definitions of ‘former employer’ and ‘Reinstatement Committee’; in the definition of ‘reserve or auxiliary force’, the words ‘the royal naval special reserve’ and ‘the royal naval volunteer reserve’; and in the definition of ‘short-service commission’, the words from ‘other than’ onwards.

Chapter

Short title

Extent of repeal

14 & 15 Geo. 6. c. 65.

Reserve and Auxiliary Forces (Protection of Civil Interests) Act 1951.

In section 52(1), paragraph (a ); and in paragraph (b ), the words from the beginning to ‘attached, or’.

In section 60(1), in paragraph (a ), the words from ‘(except’ onwards; and paragraph (b ).

In section 60(2), the words from ‘and any like certificate’ to ‘preceding subsection.’

In section 60(3), the words ‘or the Minister of Labour and National Service’.

In section 60(6), the words ‘and the Minister of Labour and National Service’ and the word ‘respectively’.

In section 64(1), the definition of ‘compulsory national service’; in the definition of ‘service’, the words from ‘and includes also’ onwards; and in the definition of ‘short period of training’, the words from ‘of a description specified in paragraph 2’ to ‘6 thereof, or’.

Section 64(3).

In Schedule 1, in paragraph 1, sub-paragraphs (iii), (iv), (vi), (vii) and (viii); and paragraphs 2, 3, 5 and 6.

1 & 2 Eliz 2. c. 50.

Auxiliary Forces Act 1953.

In section 11(5), in paragraph (a ), the words from ‘(other than’ to ‘1948)’; and in paragraphs (b ) and (c ), the words from ‘(other than’ to ‘aforesaid)’.

In section 12(1), the words ‘and of the National Service Act 1948’.

In section 14, in subsection (1), the words from ‘Subject to’ to ‘subsection’; and subsection (2).

In section 17, in subsection (1), the words ‘save as hereinafter provided’; and subsection (3).

Sections 21 and 26(5).

In section 28, paragraph (b ) and the proviso.

In section 31(6), the proviso.

In section 39(3), the proviso.

Section 46(4).

3 & 4 Eliz. 2. c. 11.

National Service Act 1955.

The whole Act.

Chapter

Short title

Extent of repeal

3 & 4 Eliz. 2. c. 18.

Army Act 1955.

Sections 20 and 215(11).

Schedule 2.

In Schedule 7, paragraph 2(5).

3 & 4 Eliz. 2. c. 19.

Air Force Act 1955.

Sections 20 and 213(11).

Schedule 2.

3 & 4 Eliz. 2. c. 20.

Revision of the Army and Air Force Acts (Transitional Provisions) Act 1955.

In Schedule 2, paragraphs 10 and 15.

In Schedule 3, paragraph 2.

5 & 6 Eliz. 2. c. 53.

Naval Discipline Act 1957.

Section 137(3).

Schedule 7.

7 & 8 Eliz. 2. c. 72.

Mental Health Act 1959.

In Schedule 7, the entry relating to the National Service Act 1948.

8 & 9 Eliz. 2. c. 61.

Mental Health (Scotland) Act 1960.

In Schedule 4, the entry relating to the National Service Act 1948.

10 & 11 Eliz. 2. c. 10.

Army Reserve Act 1962.

In section 3(1), the words from ‘not being’ to ‘1948’.

1966 c. 30.

Reserve Forces Act 1966.

Section 5(5)(f ).

Section 6(3)(a )(i).

In section 16(3), the words ‘and is not serving for a term of part-time service within the meaning of the National Service Act 1948’.

1971 c. 3.

Guardianship of Minors Act 1971.

Section 20(4)(b ).

In Schedule 1, the entries relating to the Army Act 1955 and the Air Force Act 1955.

1971 c. 62.

Tribunals and Inquiries Act 1971.

Section 9(b ).

1973 c. 32.

National Health Service Reorganisation Act 1973.

In Schedule 4, paragraph 48.

II Civil List

Part II

Civil List

Chapter

Short title

Extent of repeal

22 Geo. 3. c. 82.

Civil List and Secret Service Money Act 1782.

Sections 24 to 29.

56 Geo. 3. c. 46.

Civil List Audit Act 1816.

Section 11.

10 Edw. 7 & 1 Geo. 5. c. 28.

Civil List Act 1910.

The whole Act.

26 Geo. 5 & 1 Edw. 8. c. 15.

Civil List Act 1936.

Section 8(2).

1 Edw. 8 & 1 Geo. 6. c. 32.

Civil List Act 1937.

Section 4.

In section 13, the words from ‘for the provision for’ (where secondly occurring) to ‘the Duke of Gloucester’.

Chapter

Short title

Extent of repeal

1972 c. 7.

Civil List Act 1972.

In section 2, subsection (2), and in subsection (9) the words ‘and 4(2)’.

In section 6(1)(b ), the words ‘and 4(2)’.

III Coroners

Part III

Coroners

Chapter

Short title

Extent of repeal

51 Geo. 3. c. 36.

Cinque Ports Act 1811.

The whole Act.

11 & 12 Geo. 5. c. 30.

Coroners Act 1921.

The whole Act.

2 & 3 Eliz. 2. c. 31.

Coroners Act 1954.

Section 1(4).

1963 c. 33.

London Government Act 1963.

Section 78(2)(a ) and (4).

1972 c. 70.

Local Government Act 1972.

Section 220(4).

IV Criminal Justice

Part IV

Criminal Justice

Chapter

Title, short title or subject

Extent of repeal

19 Hen. 7. c. 28 (1503).

(Power to reverse attainders).

The whole Act.

14 & 15 Hen. 8. c. 21 (1523).

Thacte of Auctorite.

The whole Act.

25 Hen. 8. c. 32 (1533).

An Acte concernyng the pardon of Richard Southwell and others.

The whole Act.

7 Anne c. 21.

Treason Act 1708.

In section 5, the words ‘or attainted’, wherever occurring.

Section 8.

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