Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1993

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Citation1993 c. 50


Statute Law (Repeals) Act1993

1993 CHAPTER 50

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; and to correct a mistake in the Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1978.

[5th November 1993]

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(1) The enactments mentioned in Schedule 1 to this Act are hereby repealed to the extent specified in the third column of that Schedule.

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

S-2 Geo. 3 c. 17 deemed not to have been repealed by

2 Geo. 3 c. 17 deemed not to have been repealed by

(1) The Act of the 17th year of King George the third entitled ‘An Act for dividing the Chase of Enfield in the County of Middlesex; and for other Purposes therein mentioned’ shall be deemed not to have been repealed by Part XIV of Schedule 1 to the Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1978 .

(2) Nothing in subsection (1) shall be construed—

(a) as affirming the legal effect of any provision of the Act which was not of legal effect immediately before the repeal, or of anything done or purportedly done under the Act, or

(b) as imposing any liability in respect of anything done between the date of the repeal and the commencement of this section.

S-3 Extent.

3 Extent.

(1) This Act extends to England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

(2) Any repeal by this Act of an enactment which extends to the Isle of Man also extends there; and 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 any colony.

(3) Her Majesty may by Order in Council provide that the amendment made by paragraph 3 of Schedule 2 to this Act shall on a date specified in the Order extend to the Isle of Man, any of the Channel Islands or any colony subject to such modifications as may be so specified.

(4) Except as mentioned in subsection (2) or (3) above, 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.

S-4 Short title and commencement.

4 Short title and commencement.

(1) This Act may be cited as the Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1993 .

(2) The repeal by this Act of—

(a) paragraph 5 of Schedule 2 to the National Loans Act 1939 ,

(b) paragraph 10 of Schedule 1 to the Bank of England Act 1946 , and

(c) section 33(8) of the Coal Industry Nationalisation Act 1946 ,

shall have effect, so far as relating to stock registered in the National Savings Stock Register, on the coming into force of the first regulations made by virtue of section 3(1) (bb) of the National Debt Act 1972 .

(3) The repeal by this Act of the Shipbuilding (Redundancy Payments) Act 1978 and section 1 of the Shipbuilding Act 1985 shall come into force on such day as the Lord Chancellor may by order made by statutory instrument appoint.

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 Extent of repeal
Group 1 - General Repeals

Group 1 - General Repeals

20 Geo. 2 c. 43.

Heritable Jurisdictions (Scotland) Act 1746.

Sections 1, 2, 24, 26 and 27.

12 Geo. 3 c. 24.

Dockyards, etc. Protection Act 1772.

The whole Act as it applies to the Isle of Man.

32 Geo. 3 c. 56.

Servants' Characters Act 1792.

The whole Act as it applies to Scotland.

Section 6 as it applies to England and Wales.

41 Geo. 3 c. 79.

Public Notaries Act 1801.

Section 16.

1 & 2 Will. 4 c. 32.

Game Act 1831. Section 42.

3 & 4 Will. 4 c. 41.

Judicial Committee Act 1833.

Section 9 from ‘and every such witness’ onwards.

6 & 7 Vict. c. 30.

Pound-breach Act 1843. The whole Act.

6 & 7 Vict. c. 40.

Hosiery Act 1843. The whole Act.

10 & 11 Vict. c. 16.

Commissioners Clauses Act 1847.

Section 11.

14 & 15 Vict. c. 92.

Summary Jurisdiction (Ireland) Act 1851.

In section 16, paragraph 3.

18 & 19 Vict. c. 90.

Crown Suits Act 1855. The whole Act.

20 & 21 Vict. c. 43.

Summary Jurisdiction Act 1857.

The whole Act.

20 & 21 Vict. c. 44.

Crown Suits (Scotland) Act 1857.

Section 5 from the beginning to ‘Act; and’

Chapter or Number

Short title Extent of repeal

27 & 28 Vict. c. 25.

Naval Prize Act 1864. Section 50.

29 & 30 Vict. c. 103.

Constabulary (Ireland) Act 1866.

The whole Act.

31 & 32 Vict. c. 37.

Documentary Evidence Act 1868.

Section 4 except as it applies to Scotland.

33 & 34 Vict. c. 23.

Forfeiture Act 1870.

Section 1.

In section 2, the words ‘Provided nevertheless, that’.

Section 5.

34 & 35 Vict. c. 96.

Pedlars Act 1871.

In section 3, the definition of ‘court of summary jurisdiction’.

Section 20 from ‘Provided as follows’ onwards.

34 & 35 Vict. c. 112.

Prevention of Crimes Act 1871.

Section 17 as it applies to Scotland.

37 & 38 Vict. c. 88.

Births and Deaths Registration Act 1874.

Section 45.

38 & 39 Vict. c. 25.

Public Stores Act 1875.

In section 2, the definition of ‘court of summary jurisdiction’.

In section 4, the words ‘therein described’.

In section 13, as it applies to Great Britain, the words ‘or to the having in possession or keeping Her Majesty's stores’.

Sections 14, 15, 16 and 18.

Schedule 1 except the entry in column 2 beginning ‘The name’.

39 & 40 Vict. c. clii (1876).

An Act to alter the Justiciary District of the County of Peebles.

The whole Act.

44 & 45 Vict. c. 24.

Summary Jurisdiction (Process) Act 1881.

Section 1 from ‘This Act shall’ onwards.

Chapter or Number

Short title Extent of repeal

45 & 46 Vict. c. 9.

Documentary Evidence Act 1882.

Section 3 except as it applies to Scotland.

49 & 50 Vict. c. 38.

Riot (Damages) Act 1886.

Section 4(2).

In section 9, the definition of ‘borough’.

Section 10.

50 & 51 Vict. c. 55.

Sheriffs Act 1887. Section 14.

55 & 56 Vict. c. 64.

Witnesses (Public Inquiries) Protection Act 1892.

The following provisions as they apply to England and Wales—

Section 4 from ‘to condemn’ to ‘convicted and’ and from ‘provided that’ onwards.

Section 5 from ‘together’ to ‘court’.

2 Edw. 7 c. 8. Cremation Act 1902.

Section 8(1) from ‘Provided that’ onwards.

7 Edw. 7 c. 16.

Evidence (Colonial Statutes) Act 1907.

Section 1(2) except as it applies to Scotland.

9 Edw. 7 c. 40. Police Act 1909.

Section 6 from ‘and’ (where first occurring) onwards.

4 & 5 Geo. 5 c. 58.

Criminal Justice Administration Act 1914.

Section 38.

10 & 11 Geo. 5 c. 75.

Official Secrets Act 1920.

Section 11(1)(a). Section 11(3).

23 & 24 Geo. 5 c. 36.

Administration of Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1933.

In section 2(2)(ii), the words ‘or of being a habitual criminal or a habitual drunkard’.

Section 2(7) from the beginning to ‘aforesaid’.

Section 7(3).

8 & 9 Geo. 6 c. 16.

Limitation (Enemies and War Prisoners) Act 1945.

In sections 2(1) and 4(a), the reference to section 4 of the Employers' Liability Act 1880.

Chapter or Number

Short title Extent of repeal

8 & 9 Geo. 6 c. 16.

Limitation (Enemies and War Prisoners) Act 1945

In section 4(a), the reference to section 1 of the Public Authorities Protection Act 1893.

10 & 11 Geo. 6 c. 44.

Crown Proceedings Act 1947.

Section 24(4). Section 25(5).

Section 26(1) from ‘This subsection ’onwards.

Section 36.

Section 51(1).

14 & 15 Geo. 6 c. 33.

Fraudulent Mediums Act 1951.

Section 2.

14 & 15 Geo. 6 c. 39.

Common Informers Act 1951.

In the Schedule, the entry relating to the Public Notaries Act 1843.

15 & 16 Geo. 6 & 1 Eliz. 2 c. 52.

Prison Act 1952.

Section 54(1).

Section 55(3).

In section 55(4) the words ‘the last preceding subsection or’.

Schedule 3.

1954 c. 11. (N.I.)

Common Informers Act Northern Ireland) 1954.

In the Schedule, the entries relating to the Expiring Laws Act (Ireland) 1761, the Recognisances (Ireland) Act 1817, the Public Notaries (Ireland) Act 1821, and the Clerk of Assize (Ireland) Act 1821.

4 & 5 Eliz. 2 c. 69.

Sexual Offences Act 1956.

Section 54(1) from ‘except’ onwards.

Section 54(2) from ‘and’ onwards.

In Schedule 3, the entry relating to section 15 of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933.

8 & 9 Eliz. 2 c. 65.

Administration of Justice Act 1960.

Section 19(1).

Schedule 3.

9 & 10 Eliz. 2 c. 39.

Criminal Justice Act 1961.

Section 41(3) and (4).

In section 42(1) the

Chapter or Number

Short title Extent of repeal

9 & 10 Eliz. 2 c. 39.

Criminal Justice Act 1961.

words ‘Fifth and Sixth’.

In section 42(2) the words ‘and Sixth’.

In Schedule 4, the entry relating to the Prisons (Scotland) Act 1952.

10 & 11 Eliz. 2 c. 30.

Northern Ireland Act 1962.

In Schedule 2, the entry relating to the Public Stores Act 1875.

1964 c. iv.

City of London (Courts) Act 1964.

Sections 2, 3, 22 and 23.

The Schedule.

1967 c. 80.

Criminal Justice Act 1967.

In section 104(1), the definitions of ‘explosive’, ‘firearm’, ‘imitation firearm’ and ‘offensive weapon’.

In Part I of Schedule 3, the entries relating to 1 & 2 Wm. 4 c. 43, the Pound-breach Act 1843, the Slaughter of Animals (Scotland) Act 1928, the Local Government Act 1933, the Prisons (Scotland) Act 1952 and the Mental Health (Scotland) Act 1960.

In Part II of Schedule 3, the entries relating to the Local Government Act 1933 and the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1947.

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