Statute Law Revision Act 1867

Cited as:1867 c. 59
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Statute Law Revision Act, 1867

(30 & 31 Vict.) C A P. LIX.

An Act for further promoting the Revision of the Statute Law by repealing certain Enactments which have ceased to be in force or have become unnecessary.

[15th July 1867]

Whereas , with a view to the Revision of the Statute Law and particularly to the Preparation of a revised Edition of the Statutes, it is expedient that certain Enactments (mentioned in the Schedule to this Act) which may be regarded as spent, or have ceased to be in force otherwise than by express and specific Repeal, or have, by Lapse of Time and Change of Circumstances, become unnecessary, should be expressly and specifically repealed:

Be it therefore 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S-1 Enactments in Schedule repealed.

1 Enactments in Schedule repealed.

1. The Enactments described in the Schedule to this Act are hereby repealed, subject to the Exceptions in the Schedule mentioned:

Provided, that where any Enactment not comprised in the Schedule has been repealed, confirmed, revived, or perpetuated by any Enactment hereby repealed, such Repeal, Confirmation, Revivor, or Perpetuation shall not be affected by the Repeal effected by this Act;

and the Repeal by this Act of any Enactment shall not affect any Act in which such Enactment has been applied, incorporated, or referred to;

nor shall such Repeal of any Enactment affect any Right to any Hereditary Revenues of the Crown, or affect any Charges thereupon, or prevent any such Enactment from being put in force for the Collection of any such Revenues, or otherwise in relation thereto;

and this Act shall not affect the Validity, Invalidity, Effect, or Consequences of anything already done or suffered,—or any existing Status or Capacity,—or any Right or Title already acquired or accrued, or any Remedy or Proceeding in respect thereof,—or any Release or Discharge of or from any Debt, Penalty, Claim, orDemand,—or any Indemnity,—or the Proof of any past Act or Thing;

nor shall this Act affect any Principle or Rule of Law or Equity, or established Jurisdiction, Form or Course of Pleading, Practice, or Procedure, or existing Usage, Franchise, Liberty, Custom, Privilege, Restriction, Exemption, Office, Appointment, Payment, or Emolument, notwithstanding that the same respectively may have been in any Manner affirmed, recognized, or derived by, in, or from any Enactment hereby repealed;

nor shall this Act revive or restore any Jurisdiction, Office, Duty, Drawback, Fee, Payment, Franchise, Liberty, Custom, Right, Title, Privilege, Restriction, Exemption, Usage, Practice, or Procedure not now existing or in force;

and this Act shall not extend to repeal any Enactment so far as the same may be in force in any Part of Her Majesty's Dominions out of the United Kingdom, except where otherwise expressed in the said Schedule.

S-2 Short title.

2 Short title.

2. This Act way be cited as TheStatute Law Revision Act, 1867.

S C H E D U L E.

This Schedule, so far as respects Acts of the Reigns of William and Mary, William the Third, and Anne, refers throughout to the Edition prepared under the Direction of the Record Commission, intituled ‘The Statutes of the Realm; printed by Command of His Majesty King George the Third, in pursuance of an Address of the House of Commons of Great Britain. From original Records and authentic Manuscripts.’

This Schedule, so far is respects Acts of any Reign subsequent to that of Anne, refers to the different Sessions in the same manner as they are referred to in Ruffhead's Edition of the Statutes by Serjeant Runnington, 1786; and in referring to any Section of an Act by its Number, follows the Numbering of Sections in that Edition wherever they are there numbered.

A Description or Citation of a portion of an Act is inclusive of the Words, Section, or other part, first or last mentioned, or otherwise referred to as forming the beginning, or as forming the end, of the portion comprised in the Description or Citation.

The Edition of Ruffhead referred to in the Foot-notes is that above mentioned.

William and Mary.

1 Gul. & Mar. c. 1.

in part.

An Act for removeing and Preventing all Questions and Disputes concerning the Assembling and Sitting of this present Parlyament

in part; namely,—

Sections Four and Five (1) .

c. 2.

An Act for Impowering His Majestic to Apprehend and Detaine such Persons as He shall finde just Cause to Suspect are Conspireing against the Government.

c. 3. An Act for the granting a psent Ayd to Their Majestyes.
c. 4.

An Act for Reviveing of Actions and Processe lately Depending in the Courts at Westminster and Discontinued by the not holding of Hillary Terme and for supplying other Defects relateing to Proceedings at Law.

c. 5.

An Act for punishing Officers or Soldiers who shall Mutiny or Desert Their Majestyes Service.

c. 7.

An Act for Impowering His Majestie to Apprehend and Detaine such Persons as He, shall finde Just Cause to Suspect are Conspireing against the Government.

(1) Sections 5. to 8. in Ruffhead's Edition.

c. 8.

in part.

An Act for the Abrogating of the Oathes of Supremacy and Allegiance and Appointing other Oathes

in part; namely,—

Section Three from ‘All and every Arch-Bishop’ to end of that Section, Sections Six to Eight, Ten, and Section Fourteen to end of Act.

c. 10. An Act for the takeing away the Revenue ariseing by Hearth-Money.
c. 13.

An Act for Raising Money by a Poll and otherwise towards the Reduceing of Ireland.

c. 14.

An Act for preventing Doubts and Questions concerning the Collecting the Publique Revenue.

c. 18.

in part.

An Act for Exempting their Majestyes Protestant Subjects dissenting from the Church of England from the Penalties of certaine Lawes

in part; namely,—

Section Two (1) )

c. 19.

An Act for Impowering Their Majestyes to Committ without Baile such Persons as They shall finde Just Cause to suspect are Conspireing against the Government.

c. 20.

An Act for a Grant to Their Majestyes of an Ayde of Twelve pence in the Pound for One Yeare for the necessary Defence of Their Realmes.

c. 22. An Act for the Exportation of Beere, Ale, Syder and Mum.
c. 23. An Act for Reviveing two former Acts for Exporting of Leather.
c. 24.

An Act for an Additionall Duty of [Essise] upon Beere Ale and other Liquors.

c. 25.

An Act to Regulate the Administracon of the Oathes required to be taken by Commission or Warrant Officers imployed in their Majestyes Service by Land by Vertue of an Act made this present Session of Parliament Entituled An Act for the Abrogating of the Oaths of Supremacy and Allegiance and appointing other Oaths.

c. 26.

in part.

An Act to vest in the two Universities the Presentations of Benefices belonging to Papists

in part; namely,—

Section One (2) , and Section Two from ‘Provided nevertheless’ to end of that Section (3) .

c. 27.

An Act for takeing away the Court holden before the President and Councill of the Marches of Wales.

c. 28.

An Act for Appropriating certaine Duties for paying the States Generall of the United Provinces their Charges for His Majesties Expedition into this Kingdome and for other Uses.

c. 29. An Act for Reliefe of the Protestant Irish Clergy.

(1) Section 3. in Ruffhead's Edition.

(2) Section 2. in Ruffhead's Edition.

(3) This part of Section 2. forms Section 7. in Ruffhead's Edition.

c. 30.

in part.

An Act to Repeale the Statute made in the fifth yeare of King Henry the Fourth against [the] Multiplying Gold and Silver

:—

Except the last Section.

c. 31.

An Additionall Act for the Appointing Commissioners for the Executing an Act of this present Parliament Entituled An Act for a Grant to their Majestyes of an Ayde of Twelve Pence in the Pound for One Yeare for the necessary Defence of their Realmes.

c. 32.

An Act for the better preventing the Exportation of Woole and Encourageing the Woollen Manufactures of this Kingdome.

c. 33.

An Act for Explaining part of an Act made in the first yeare of King James the First concerning Tanned Leather.

c. 34. An Act for Prohibiting all Trade and Commerce with France.

1 Gul. & Mar.

Sess. 2. c. 1.

An Act for a Grant to Their Majestyes of an Ayd of Two shillings in the Pound for One Yeare.

c. 2.

in part.

An Act declareing the Rights and Liberties of the Subject and Setleing the Succession of the Crowne

in part; namely,—

Section Three (1) .

c. 3.

An Act for preventing all Doubts and Questions concerning the Collecting the Publique Revenue.

c. 4.

An Act for punishing Officers or Soldiers who shall Mutiny or Desert Their Majestyes Service and for punishing False Musters.

c. 5.

An Act for a Grant to Their Majestyes of an Additionall Ayd of Twelve Pence in the Pound for One Yeare.

c. 6.

An Act for the Charging and Collecting the Duties upon Coffee Tea and Chocolate at the Custome-House.

c. 7.

An Act for Review of the late Poll Granted to Their Majestyes and for an Additionall Poll towards the Reduceing of Ireland.

c. 8.

An Act for pventing vexatious Suits against such as acted in order to the bringing in their Majestyes or for their Service.

2 Gul. & Mar. (2)

c. 2.

An Act for Raising Money by a Poll and otherwise towards the Reduceing of Ireland and Prosecuting the Warr against France.

c. 3.

An Act for granting to their Majestyes for their Lives and the Life of the Survivour of them certaine Impositions upon Beere Ale and other Liquors.

c. 4.

An Act for granting to Their Majesties a Subsidie of Tonnage and Poundage and other Sums of Money payable upon Merchandizes Exported and Imported.

c. 6.

An Act for the Exercise of the Government by her Majestie dureing his Majestyes Absence.

(1) Section 13. in Ruffhead's Edition.

(2) 2 Gul. & Mar. Sess. 1. in Ruffhead's Edition.

c. 7.

An Act to Declare the Right and Freedome of Election...

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