Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1971

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Citation1971 c. 52


Statute Law (Repeals) Act1971

1971 CHAPTER 52

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 are no longer of practical utility.

[27th July 1971]

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 Repeal of enactments.

1 Repeal of enactments.

1. The enactments mentioned in the Schedule to this Act are hereby repealed to the extent specified in column 3 of the Schedule.

S-2 Provisions relating to Northern Ireland.

2 Provisions relating to Northern Ireland.

(1) It is hereby declared that this Act extends to Northern Ireland.

(2) In its application to Northern Ireland this Act shall, as respects matters within the powers of the Parliament of Northern Ireland, be subject to alteration by that Parliament as if it had been an Act passed before the day appointed for the purposes of section 6 of the Government of Ireland Act 1920 .

S-3 Short title.

3 Short title.

3. This Act may be cited as theStatute Law (Repeals) Act 1971.

S C H E D U L E

Enactments Repealed

I Enactments Relating to Irish Peers

Part I

Enactments Relating to Irish Peers

Chapter Short Title Extent of Repeal

39 & 40 Geo. 3. c. 67.

The Union with Ireland Act 1800.

In Article IV of the Treaty of Union as set out in section 1, the first paragraph; the third paragraph; in the fourth paragraph, the words from ‘unless he’ to ‘United Kingdom’ and the words from ‘nor be’ onwards; in the ninth paragraph (that is, the paragraph beginning with the words ‘That when his Majesty’), the words ‘lords temporal and’, in both places where they occur; and in the last paragraph, the words from the beginning to the words ‘Great Britain; and’ where those words first occur.

Section 2 from the words ‘Whereas it is agreed’ to ‘the place so vacant’ and from the words ‘For the due election of the persons to be chosen’ to ‘shall be deemed the peer elected’ where those words secondly occur.

20 & 21 Vict. c. 33.

The Representative Peers (Ireland) Act 1857.

The whole Act.

45 & 46 Vict. c. 26.

The Election of Representative Peers (Ireland) Act 1882.

The whole Act.

Acts of Parliament of Ireland

40 Geo. 3. c. 29 (Ir.).

The Parliamentary Representation Act (Ireland) 1800.

The preamble.

Sections 1 and 4.

Chapter Short Title Extent of Repeal

40 Geo. 3. c. 38 (Ir.).

The Act of Union (Ireland) 1800.

In Article IV of the Treaty of Union as set out in section 1, the first paragraph; the third paragraph; in the fourth paragraph, the words from ‘unless he’ to ‘united kingdom’ and the words from ‘nor be’ onwards; in the ninth paragraph (that is, the paragraph beginning with the words ‘That when his Majesty’), the words ‘lords temporal and’, in both places where they occur; and in the last paragraph, the words from the beginning to the words ‘Great Britain; and’ where those words first occur.

Section 2 from the words ‘Whereas it is agreed’ to ‘the place so vacant’.

Section 5.

II Ecclesiastical Enactments

Part II

Ecclesiastical Enactments

Chapter Title or Short Title Extent of Repeal

29 Chas. 2. c. 8.

The Augmentation of Benefices Act 1677.

The whole Act.
13 Anne c. 11. The Simony Act 1713. The whole Act.

24 Geo. 2. c. 23.

The Calendar (New Style) Act 1750.

In each of the annexed calendars for the month the words ‘with the Table of Lessons’ and the Table of Lessons.

5 Geo. 3. c. 17.

The Ecclesiastical Leases Act 1765.

The whole Act.

17 Geo. 3. c. 53.

The Clergy Residences Repair Act 1776.

Section 14.

53 Geo. 3. c. 127.

The Ecclesiastical Courts Act 1813.

The whole Act.

54 Geo. 3. c. 170.

The Poor Relief Act 1814. The whole Act.
6 Geo. 4. c. 8.

The Glebe Exchange Act 1825.

Section 3.
7 Geo. 4. c. 66.

The Clergy Residence Act 1826.

The whole Act.

1 & 2 Will. 4. c. 45.

The Augmentation of Benefices Act 1831.

The whole Act.
Chapter Title or Short Title Extent of Repeal

5 & 6 Will. 4. c. 62.

The Statutory Declarations Act 1835.

Section 9.

1 & 2 Vict. c. 20.

The Queen Anne's Bounty Act 1838.

Section 21.

1 & 2 Vict. c. 23.

The Parsonages Act 1838. Section 12.

1 & 2 Vict. c. 106

The Pluralities Act 1838.

Sections 104 and 105.

Schedule 1.

5 & 6 Vict. c. 4 (1842).

An Act to provide for the increase of the number of bishoprics and archdeaconries in the West Indies, and to amend the several Acts relating thereto.

The whole Act.

17 & 18 Vict. c. 84.

The Augmentation of Benefices Act 1854.

The whole Act.

26 & 27 Vict. c. 36.

The London Diocese Act 1863.

The whole Act.

28 & 29 Vict. c. 68.

The Ecclesiastical Commissioners (Superannuation) Act 1865.

The whole Act.

28 & 29 Vict. c. 69.

The Parsonages Act 1865. Section 5.

33 & 34 Vict. c. 89.

The Queen Anne's Bounty (Superannuation) Act 1870.

The whole Act.

44 & 45 Vict. c. 25.

The Incumbents and Benefices Loans Extension Act 1881.

The whole Act.

4 & 5 Geo. 5. c. 5.

The Superannuation (Ecclesiastical Commissioners and Queen Anne's Bounty) Act 1914.

The whole Act.

23 & 24 Geo. 5. c. 47.

The Superannuation (Ecclesiastical Commissioners and Queen Anne's Bounty) Act 1933.

The whole Act.

14 & 15 Geo. 6. c. 39.

The Common Informers Act 1951.

In the Schedule, the entries relating to section 10 of the Act of Uniformity 1662 and section 9 of the Ecclesiastical Courts Act 1813.

7 & 8 Eliz. 2. c. 72.

The Mental Health Act 1959

In Schedule 5, the entries relating to section 14 of the Clergy Residences Repair Act 1776, sections 1 and 3 of the Clergy Residence Act 1826 and section 12 of the Parsonages Acts 1838.

Church Assembly Measure

1963 No. 2.

The Cathedrals Measure 1963.

In Schedule 1, the entry relating to the Ecclesiastical Leases Act 1765.

III Enactments Relating to Banking

Part III

Enactments Relating to Banking

Chapter Short Title Extent of Repeal

55 Geo. 3. c. 184.

The Stamp Act 1815.

The following provisions in their application to England and Wales:—

Sections 24, 27 and 28.

Part I of the Schedule.

7 Geo. 4. c. 6. The Bank Notes Act 1826.

Section 4.

In section 5, the words from ‘and which’ to ‘Majesty’.

7 & 8 Vict. c. 32.

The Bank Charter Act 1844.

Sections 23 and 24.

Schedules (B) and (C).

8 & 9 Vict. c. 38.

The Bank Notes (Scotland) Act 1845.

Section 19.

17 & 18 Vict. c. 83.

The Stamp Act 1854.

The whole Act in its application to England and Wales.

19 & 20 Vict. c. 20.

The Bankers' Compositions Act 1856.

The whole Act.

26 & 27 Vict. c. 105.

The Promissory Notes Act 1863.

The whole Act.

27 & 28 Vict. c. 20.

The Promissory Notes (Ireland) Act 1864.

The whole Act.

12 & 13 Geo. 5. c. 50.

The Expiring Laws Act 1922.

In Schedule 1, the entries relating to the Promissory Notes Act 1863 and the Promissory Notes (Ireland) Act 1864.

IV Enactments Relating to the Payment of Annuities, &c.

Part IV

Enactments Relating to the Payment of Annuities, &c.

Chapter Title or Short Title Extent of Repeal

37 & 38 Vict. c. 12.

The East India Annuity Funds Act 1874.

The whole Act.

41 & 42 Vict. c. 46.

The Duke of Connaught and of Strathearn (Establishment) Act 1878.

The whole Act.

41 & 42 Vict. c. 47.

The Elders' Widows' Fund (India) Act 1878.

The whole Act.

48 & 49 Vict. c. 24 (1885).

An Act to enable Her Majesty to settle an annuity on Her Royal Highness the Princess Beatrice Victoria Feodore.

The whole Act.

58 & 59 Vict. c. 10.

Mr. Speaker's Retirement Act 1895.

The whole Act.

60 & 61 Vict. c. 11.

The Regular and Elders' Widows' Funds Act 1897.

The whole Act.
Chapter Title or Short Title Extent of Repeal

26 Geo. 5 & 1 Edw. 8. c. 2.

The Government of India Act 1935.

In section 274, the words ‘the East India Annuity Funds Act 1874’.

Section 284.

4 & 5 Eliz. 2. c. 11.

The Sudan (Special Payments) Act 1955.

In the title, the words from ‘to provide’to ‘Parliament of the Sudan;’.

Section 1.

In section 3, the words from ‘Any gratuity’to ‘Act and’.

V War-Time and Emergency Enactments

Part V

War-Time and Emergency Enactments

Chapter Short Title Extent of Repeal

6 & 7 Geo. 5. c. 63.

The Defence of the Realm (Acquisition of Land) Act 1916.

In section 15(c ), the words ‘and the Secretary for Scotland for the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries’.

8 & 9 Geo. 5. c. 59.

The Termination of the Present War (Definition) Act 1918.

Section 1(2).

9 & 10 Geo. 5. c. 92.

The Aliens Restriction (Amendment) Act 1919.

Section 2(2).

Section 7.

Section 14(2).

Section 15.

Section 16(2).

21 & 22 Geo. 5. c. 48.

The National Economy Act 1931.

The whole Act.

2 & 3 Geo. 6. c. 70.

The Ships and Aircraft (Transfer Restriction) Act 1939.

In the title, the words ‘and aircraft and parts of aircraft’.

In section 4(1)(b )(i), the words from ‘or any territory’ to ‘United Kingdom’.

Section 4(2).

In section 6(4), the words ‘as the case may be’.

In section 8(1), the words ‘or section three’.

In section 9(1), the words ‘respectively’, ‘his or’ and ‘as the case may be’.

In section 10, the words ‘or aircraft’.

Section 11(1)(e).

In section 12, the definition of ‘aircraft’.

Chapter Short Title Extent of Repeal

2 & 3 Geo. 6. c. 112.

The Education (Emergency) (Scotland) Act 1939.

The whole Act.

2 & 3 Geo. 6. c. 119.

The Chartered and Other Bodies (Temporary Provisions) Act 1939.

The whole Act.

3 & 4 Geo. 6. c. 16.

The Special Enactments (Extension of Time) Act 1940.

The whole Act.

3 & 4 Geo. 6. c. 55.

The Securities (Validation) Act 1940.

The whole Act.

4 & 5 Geo. 6. c. 19.

The Chartered and Other Bodies (Temporary Provisions) Act 1941.

The whole Act.

4 & 5 Geo. 6. c. 24.

The Liabilities (War-Time Adjustment) Act 1941.

The whole Act.

7 & 8 Geo. 6. c. 40.

The Liabilities (War-Time Adjustment) Act 1944.

The whole Act.

8 & 9 Geo. 6. c. 29.

The Liabilities (War-Time Adjustment) (Scotland) Act 1945.

The whole Act.

8 & 9 Geo. 6. c. 31.

The Emergency Powers (Defence) Act 1945.

The whole
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