Trade Disputes Act 1965

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1965 c. 48
Year1965


Trade Disputes Act 1965

1965 CHAPTER 48

An Act to prevent actions founded on tort, or of reparation, being brought in respect of certain acts done in contemplation or furtherance of trade disputes.

[5th August 1965]

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 Certain acts not actionable in tort or as delicts.

1 Certain acts not actionable in tort or as delicts.

(1) An act done after the passing of this Act by a person in contemplation or furtherance of a trade dispute (within the meaning of the Trade Disputes Act 1906 ) shall not be actionable in tort on the ground only that it consists in his threatening—

(a ) that a contract of employment (whether one to which he is a party or not) will be broken, or

(b ) that he will induce another to break a contract of employment to which that other is a party;

or be capable of giving rise to an action of reparation on the ground only that it so consists.

(2) An act done as aforesaid by a person before the passing of this Act shall not be actionable in tort as mentioned in the foregoing subsection unless proceedings in respect thereof have been instituted either before or within the period of six months beginning with the date of the passing of this Act or be capable of giving rise to an action of reparation as so mentioned unless proceedings in respect thereof have been so instituted.

S-2 Short title and extent.

2 Short title and extent.

(1) This Act may be cited as the Trade Disputes Act 1965 .

(2) This Act shall not extend to Northern Ireland.

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