Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1998

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Citation1998 c. 43


Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1998

1998 Chapter 43

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.

[19th November 1998]

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 provisions.

1 Repeals and associated provisions.

(1) The enactments mentioned in Schedule 1 to this Act are repealed, and the instruments mentioned there are revoked, to the extent specified in the third column of that Schedule.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) This Act also extends to the Isle of Man.

(3) The repeal by this Act of—

(a) the Public Notaries Act 1843 as it applies to the Isle of Man, and

(b) the words "the Isle of Man," in section 3(3) of the Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1993,

shall come into force on such day as Her Majesty may appoint by Order in Council.

(4) Her Majesty may by Order in Council provide—

(a) 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 any colony, and

(b) that any provision of Schedule 2 specified in the Order shall on a date so specified extend to any of the Channel Islands or any colony subject to any modification so specified.

(5) Except as provided by any order under subsection (4), this Act does not repeal or amend any enactment so far as the enactment forms part of the law of a country outside the United Kingdom and the Isle of Man.

(6) Subsections (4) and (5) apply to revocation of the whole or part of an instrument as they apply to repeal of an enactment.

S-3 Short title.

3 Short title.

3. This Act may be cited as theStatute Law (Repeals) Act 1998.

S C H E D U L E S

SCHEDULE 1

Repeals

I Administration of Justice

Part I

Administration of Justice

Chapter or Number

Short title or title

Extent of repeal or revocation

Group 1 -Sheriffs

50 & 51 Vict. c.55.

Sheriffs Act 1887.

In section 6(1), the words ‘the Lord High Treasurer, or if there is no Lord High Treasurer,’.

Section 11.

Section 16(2).

Section 20(1).

In section 20(3), the words ‘or is given to an officer of the sheriff by the sheriff,’.

Section 20(4).

Section 21.

Section 22.

Section 23(2).

In section 27(1) the words ‘let, or take to ferm’.

Section 28.

In section 29(1) the words, ‘(c) lets go at large a prisoner who is not bailable or’.

In section 29(2) the words, ‘(a) withholds a prisoner bailable after he has offered sufficient security or’.

Section 30(2).

Section 31.

In section 33(4) the words ‘and save as regards the maintenance of men servants and the duration of office,’.

Section 39 except paragraph (formerly proviso) (1)(c) and (d).

Section 40(2).

Group 2 -General Repeals

37 Geo.3 c.70.

Incitement to Mutiny Act 1797.

The whole Act.

37 Geo.3 c.40 (Ir.).

Incitement to Disaffection Act (Ireland) 1797.

The whole Act.

7 Geo.4 c.64.

Criminal Law Act 1826.

In section 28, the proviso.

Chapter or Number

Short title or title

Extent of repeal or revocation

7 Geo.4 c.64.—contd.

Criminal Law Act 1826.—contd.

In section 29, the words ‘, upon being paid for the same the sum of 25p and no more’.

2 & 3 Vict. c.47.

Metropolitan Police Act 1839.

In section 76, the words from ‘on’ onwards.

3 & 4 Vict. c.84.

Metropolitan Police Courts Act 1840.

Section 6.

10 & 11 Eliz.2 c.30.

Northern Ireland Act 1962.

Section 25.

Schedule 2.

1967 c.18 (N.I.).

Criminal Law Act (Northern Ireland) 1967.

In Schedule 1, paragraph 4.

1984 c.27.

Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.

Schedule 12.

1992 c.53.

Tribunals and Inquiries Act 1992.

In Schedule 2, paragraph 5.

II Ecclesiastical Law

Part II

Ecclesiastical Law

Chapter or Number

Short title or title

Extent of repeal or revocation

Group 1 -Ecclesiastical Leases

13 Eliz.1 c.10.

Ecclesiastical Leases Act 1571.

The whole Act.

14 Eliz.1 c.11

Ecclesiastical Leases Act 1572.

The whole Act.

18 Eliz.1 c.11.

Ecclesiastical Leases Act 1575.

The whole Act.

39 & 40 Geo.3 c.41.

Ecclesiastical Leases Act 1800.

The whole Act.

1964 c.51.

Universities and College Estates Act 1964.

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

Group 2 -Tithes

6 & 7 Will.4 c.71.

Tithe Act 1836.

The whole Act except sections 12, 64 and 96.

1 & 2 Vict. c.64.

Tithe Act 1838.

The whole Act.

2 & 3 Vict. c.62.

Tithe Act 1839.

The whole Act except sections 1 and 37.

3 & 4 Vict. c.15.

Tithe Act 1840.

The whole Act.

5 & 6 Vict. c.54.

Tithe Act 1842.

The whole Act.

9 & 10 Vict. c.73.

Tithe Act 1846.

The whole Act.

10 & 11 Vict. c.104.

Tithe Act 1847.

The whole Act.

23 & 24 Vict. c.93.

Tithe Act 1860.

The whole Act except section 24.

Chapter or Number

Short title or title

Extent of repeal or revocation

41 & 42 Vict. c.42.

Tithe Act 1878.

The whole Act.

48 & 49 Vict. c.32.

Tithe Rentcharge Redemption Act 1885.

The whole Act.

8 & 9 Geo.5 c.54.

Tithe Act 1918.

The whole Act.

15 & 16 Geo.5 c.18.

Settled Land Act 1925.

Section 73(1)(xvi).

15 & 16 Geo.5 c.24.

Universities and College Estates Act 1925.

Section 26(1)(xiv).

15 & 16 Geo.5 c.87.

Tithe Act 1925.

The whole Act.

18 & 19 Geo.5 No.2.

Tithe (Administration of Trusts) Measure 1928.

The whole Measure.

26 Geo.5 & 1 Edw.8 c.43.

Tithe Act 1936.

Section 30 and Schedule 6.

1963 c.14.

Corn Rents Act 1963.

Section 2.

III Education

Part III

Education

Chapter or Number

Short title or title

Extent of repeal or revocation

Group 1 -Public Schools

31 & 32 Vict. c.118.

Public Schools Act 1868.

In section 5, the words ‘shall be a body corporate, with perpetual succession and a common seal, and’.

32 & 33 Vict. c.58.

Public Schools Act 1869.

The whole Act.

34 & 35 Vict. c.60.

Public Schools Act 1871.

The whole Act.

36 & 37 Vict. c.41.

Public Schools (Shrewsbury and Harrow Schools Property) Act 1873.

The whole Act.

Group 2 -Universities

Chapter or Number

Short title or title

Extent of repeal or revocation

9 Edw.7 c.xlii.

University of Bristol Act 1909.

Section 9.

4 & 5 Geo.5 c.4.

Sheffield University Act 1914.

The whole Act.

13 & 14 Geo.5 c.33.

Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act 1923.

In section 7(1), the words ‘After the cesser of the powers of the Commissioners,’.

In section 7(2), the words ‘After the cesser of the powers of the Commissioners,’.

In section 7(3), the words ‘other than the section numbered thirty-five therein’.

In section 8(2), the words ‘, whether by the Commissioners or’.

In the Schedule, paragraphs 6 to 11, 33, 35 and 56.

16 & 17 Geo.5 C.lxxxiv

University of Reading Act 1926.

Section 7.

12 & 13 Geo.6 c.xi

University of Nottingham Act 1949.

Section 7.

1 & 2 Eliz.2 c.iv

University of Southampton Act 1953.

Section 7.

IV Finance

Part IV

Finance

Chapter or Number

Short title or title

Extent of repeal or revocation

Group 1 -Colonial Stock

40 & 41 Vict. c.59.

Colonial Stock Act 1877.

The whole Act.

54 & 55 Vict. c.43.

Forged Transfers Act 1891.

Section 5.

55 & 56 Vict. c.35.

Colonial Stock Act 1892.

The whole Act.

20 & 21 Geo.5 c.5.

Colonial Development Act 1929.

The whole Act.

2 & 3 Geo.6 c.100.

Government and other Stocks (Emergency Provisions) Act 1939.

In section 1(1), the words ‘in a register kept in Great Britain under the Colonial Stock Act 1877,’.

In section 1(2), the words ‘the registrar under the Colonial Stock Act 1877,’.

Chapter or Number

Short title or title

Extent of repeal or revocation

2 & 3 Geo.6 c.100.—contd.

Government and other Stocks (Emergency Provisions) Act 1939.—contd.

In section 1(4), the words ‘the registrar under the Colonial Stock Act 1877,’.

12, 13 & 14 Geo.6 c.1.

Colonial Stock Act 1948.

The whole Act.

S.I. 1953 No.1199.

Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland (Constitution) Order in Council 1953.

Section 13(2)(f).

8 & 9 Eliz.2 c.41.

Ghana (Consequential Provision) Act 1960.

Section 1(3).

S.I. 1960 No.969.

Ghana (Consequential Provision) (Colonial Stock Acts) Order in Council 1960.

The whole Order.

8 & 9 Eliz.2 c.52.

Cyprus Act 1960.

In the Schedule, paragraph 9.

S.I. 1963 No.2085.

Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland (Dissolution) Order in Council 1963.

Section 16(8).

1973 c.27.

Bahamas Independence Act 1973.

In Schedule 2, paragraph 9.

1978 c.15.

Solomon Islands Act 1978.

In the Schedule, paragraph 7.

1978 c.20.

Tuvalu Act 1978.

In Schedule 2, paragraph 7.

1979 c.27.

Kiribati Act 1979.

In the Schedule, paragraph 8.

1980 c.2.

Papua New Guinea, Western Samoa and Nauru (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1980.

In the Schedule, paragraph 2.

S.I. 1980 No.701.

Zimbabwe (Independence and Membership of the Commonwealth) (Consequential Provisions) Order 1980.

Article 5.

1981 c.52.

Belize Act 1981.

In Schedule 2, paragraph 7.

1982 c.41.

Stock Transfer Act 1982.

In Schedule 2, paragraph 6.

1983 c.20.

Mental Health Act 1983.

In Schedule 3, the reference to the Colonial Stock Act 1877.

Group 2 -Land Commission

21 & 22 Geo.5 c.28.

Finance Act 1931.

Section 28(6).

1967 c.1.

Land Commission Act 1967.

The whole Act.

1967 c.86.

Countryside (Scotland) Act 1967.

Section 72.

1967 c.88.

Leasehold Reform Act 1967.

Section 24(2).

Chapter or Number

Short title or title

Extent of repeal or revocation

1968 c.13.

National Loans Act 1968.

In Schedule 1, the entry relating to the Land Commission Act 1967.

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