Statute Law Revision Act 1948

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The Statute Law Revision Act 1948
Source: The Public General Acts and the Church Assembly Measures of 1948. HMSO. 1948. Volume II.

An Act for further promoting the Revision of the Statute Law by repealing Enactments which have ceased to be in force or have become unnecessary and for facilitating the publication of a Revised Edition of the Statutes and the Citation of Statutes. [30th July 1948.]

WHEREAS it is expedient that certain enactments which may be regarded as spent, or have ceased to be in force otherwise than by express specific repeal by Parliament, or have, by lapse of time or otherwise, become unnecessary, should be expressly and specifically repealed:

Be it therefore enacted by the King'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:-

Enactments in schedule repealed.

1. The enactments described in the First Schedule to this Act are hereby repealed, subject to the provisions of this Act and subject to the exceptions and qualifications in the said schedule mentioned; and every part of a title, preamble, or recital specified after the words "in part, namely," in connection with an Act mentioned in the said schedule may be omitted from any revised edition of the statutes published by authority after the passing of this Act, and there may be added in the said edition such brief statement of the Acts, officers, persons, and things mentioned in the title, preamble, or recital, as may in consequence of such omission appear necessary:

Provided as follows:-

The repeal of any words or expressions of enactment described in the said schedule shall not effect the binding force, operation, or construction of any statute, or of any part of a statute, whether as respects the past or the future;

and where any enactment not comprised in the said schedule has been repealed, confirmed, revived, or perpetuated by any enactment hereby repealed, such repeal, confirmation, revivor, or perpetuation shall not be affected by the repeal effected by this Act;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 or schedule shall not affect any enactment in which such enactment or schedule 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, title, obligation, or liability, already acquired, accrued, or incurred, or any remedy or proceeding in respect thereof,-or any release or discharge of or from any debt, penalty, obligation, liability, claim, or demand,-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 the general or public nature of any statute, or any existing usage, franchise, liberty, custom, privilege, restriction, exemption, office, appointment, payment, allowance, emolument, or benefit, or any prospective right, notwithstanding that the same respectively may have been in any manner affirmed, recognised, 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, liability, right, state, degree, style, dignity, title, honour, privilege, restriction, exemption, usage, practice, procedure, form of punishment, or other matter or thing 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 His Majesty's dominions out of the United Kingdom, except where otherwise expressed in the said schedule.

Application of repealed enactments in local courts.

2. If and so far as any enactment repealed by this Act applies or may been by Order in Council applied to the court of the county palatine of Lancaster or to any inferior court of civil jurisdiction, such enactment shall be construed as if it were contained in a local and personal Act specially relating to such court and shall have effect accordingly.

Omissions.

3.-(1) From any revised edition of the statutes published by authority there may be omitted-

(a) words of enactment, whether in the form "Be it enacted by the King's (or 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" or in any other form or to the like effect, and words such as "item," "also" and "that" referring to or consequential on words of enactment;
(b) clauses of attestation added to ancient statutes;
(c) in any enactment relating to the courts now merged in the Supreme Court the words "debt," "suit," "bill," "plaint," "proceeding" or any of those words occurring after or in connection with the word "action";
(d) in any enactment relating to Scotland the word "stewartry" occurring in connection with the word "shire," "sheriffdom" or "county," and the word "stewart" occurring in connection with the word "sheriff," whether any of these words be used in the singular or the plural;
(e) the words "of", "and" or "or" where used in connection with any word omitted by virtue of paragraphs (c) and (d) of this subsection; and
(f) enactments or words in respect of matters exclusively relating to territory within the jurisdiction of a self-governing Dominion.

(2) An omission made under the authority of this Act shall not affect the construction or interpretation of any statute.

General repeal of obsolete or unnecessary words.

4. The following words, being obsolete or unnecessary, are hereby repealed wherever occurring:-

(a) words barring the allowance in any action or proceeding of any essoin or privilege or protection or wager of law or imparlance or of bail or mainprise or benefit of clergy; and
(b) the words "that part of Britain called" or "that part of the United Kingdom called," or words to the like effect, where used before the words "England", "Scotland" or "Ireland."

Citation of Acts.

5. Each of the Acts mentioned in the Second Schedule to this Act may, without prejudice to any other mode of citation, be cited by the short title therein mentioned in that behalf.

Short title and extent.

6.-(1) This Act may be cited as the Statute Law Revision Act, 1948.
(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 appointed day within the meaning of the Government of Ireland Act, 1920.[1]

Reign and Chapter Short Title
12 Car. 2.:
c. 30. An Act for the Attainder of severall Persons guilty of the Horrid Murther of His late Sacred Majestie King Charles the First.
In part, namely,-
The words from "And for the better vindication" to the end of the Act.
c. 31. An Act for Confirmation of Leases and Grants from Colledges and Hospitalls.
The whole Act.
13 Car. 2.:
Stat. 1:
c. 1. An Act for Safety and Preservation of His Majesties Person and Government against Treasonable and Seditious practices and attempts.
In part, namely,-
Preamble, from the words "and remembering" to "Her Majesties person."
In section three the words from "at any time after" to "sixty and one"; the words from "Provided nevertheless" to the end of the section.
In section four the words from "other then" to "high treason."
In section five the words "treasons or" and "treason or."
c. 5. An Act against Tumults and Disorders upon pretence of preparing or presenting publick Peticions or other Addresses to His Majesty or the Parliament.
In part, namely,-
In section one the words to "assembled and that".
c. 15. An Act declaring the Paines Penalties and Forfeitures imposed upon the Estates and Persons of certaine notorious Offenders excepted out of the Act of . . . Oblivion.
The whole Act.
Stat. 2:
c. 4. An Act to enable the King's Majestie to make Leases Grants and Copies of Offices Lands Tenements and Hereditaments parcell of his Highnes Dutchy of Cornwall . . .
The whole Act.
14 Car. 2.:
c. 2. An Act for repairing the Highwayes and Sewers . . . in and about the Cities of London and Westminster . . . and for the Regulating and Licensing of Hackney Coaches . . .
The whole Act.
c. 4. An Act for the Uniformity of Publique Prayers and Administracion of Sacraments & other Rites & Ceremonies and for establishing the Form of making ordaining and consecrating Bishops Preists and Deacons in the Church of England.
In part, namely,-
Section twenty-five.
c. 12. The Poor Relief Act, 1662.
The whole Act so far as unrepealed.
c. 25. An Act for the restoring of all such Advowsons, Rectories, Impropriate Gleeb Lands & Tithes to his Majesties Loyal Subjects as were taken from them . . . by the late usurped Powers.
The whole Act.
c. 27. An Act for repairing of Dover Harbour.
The whole Act.
c. 29. An Act for the reversing the Earle of Strafford his Attainder.
The whole Act.
15 Car. 2.:
c. 1. An Act for repairing the Highwayes within the Countyes of Hertford Cambridge and Huntingdon.
The whole Act so far as unrepealed.
18 & 19 Car. 2.:
c. 7. An Act for erecting a Judicature for Determination of Differences touching Houses burned or demolished by reason of the late Fire which happened in London.
The whole Act.
c. 11. An Act for Redresse of Inconveniencies by want of Proofe of the Deceases of Persons beyond the Seas or absenting themselves . . .
In part, namely,-
In the Preamble the words from "used to grant" to "have alsoe."
Section two.

THE SECOND SCHEDULE. Section 5.

SHORT TITLES.

Session and Chapter. Title. Short Title.
20 Hen. 3 : Stat. Merton : c. 4. Common and pasture by freeholders within great manors . . . The Commons Act, 1236.
52 Hen. 3 : Stat. Marlb : c. 1. Of wrongful distresses or defiances of the King's courts . . . The Distress Act, 1267.
13 Edw. 1 : Stat. Westm. sec.:
c. 37. No distress but by bailiffs known and sworn. The Distress Act, 1285.
c. 46. Lords may approve common against their neighbours leaving them sufficient . . . The Commons Act, 1285.
34 Edw. 3. c. 1. Who shall be justices of the peace . . . The Justices of the Peace Act, 1361.
5 Ric. 2. Stat. 1. c. 7. Forcible entries forbidden - The Forcible Entry Act, 1381.
15 Ric. 2. c. 3. Jurisdiction of the admiral - The Admiralty Jurisdiction Act, 1391.
16 Ric. 2. c. 5. Recital that the remedy to recover presentations is in the King's court . . . Praemunire for purchasing translations bulls or any other instrument from Rome or elsewhere. The Statute of Praemunire.
13 Hen. 4. c. 7. Justices of the peace and sheriffs shall arrest all rioters and record their offences and inquire thereof . . . The Riot Act, 1411.
2 Hen. 5. Stat. 1. c. 8. Recital of the Statute 13 H. 4. c. 7. against riots, &c. The Riot Act, 1414.
8 Hen. 6. c. 9. Recital of the Statute 15 Ric. 2. c. 2. against forcible entries, &c. . . . The Forcible Entry Act, 1429.
20 Hen. 6. c. 9. Recital of Magna Carta relating to trial by peers; Noble ladies shall be tried as peers of the realm are tried. The Peeresses Act, 1441.
27 Hen. 6. c. 5. The scandal of holding fairs and markets on Sundays and upon high feast days . . . The Sunday Fairs Act, 1448.
4 Hen. 7. c. 20. An Acte agaynst collusions and fayned accions. The Collusive Actions Act, 1488.
10 Hen. 7. c. 7. De privatis & illicitis statutis non faciendis. The Ordinances of Corporations Act, 1503.
4 Hen. 8. c. 8. Pro Ricardo Strode - - - The Privilege of Parliament Act, 1512
21 Hen. 8. c. 6. An Acte concerninge the takinge of Mortuaries or demaundinge receivinge or clayminge of the same. The Mortuaries Act, 1529.
22 Hen. 8. c. 5. An Acte concernyng the amendement of Bridges in Highe Wayes. The Bridges Act, 1530.
23 Hen. 8. c. 9. An Act that no personne shalbe cited oute of the Diocese where he or she dwelleth excepte in certayne cases. The Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Act, 1531.
24 Hen. 8. c. 12. An Acte that the Appeles in suche Cases as have ben used to be pursued to the See of Rome shall not be from hensforth had ne used but wythin this Realme. The Ecclesiastical Appeals Act, 1532.
25 Hen. 8. c. 19. An Acte for the Submission of the Clergie to the Kynges Majestie. The Submission of the Clergy Act, 1533.
25 Hen. 8. c. 20. An Acte restraynyng the payment of Annates, &c. The Appointment of Bishops Act, 1533.
25 Hen. 8. c. 21. An Acte for the exoneracion from exaccions payde to the See of Rome. The Ecclesiastical Licences Act, 1533.
26 Hen. 8. c. 14. An Acte for nominacion and consecracyon of Suffragans wythin this Realme. The Suffragan Bishops Act, 1534.
27 Hen. 8. c. 24. An Acte for recontynuyng of certayne liberties and francheses heretofore taken frome the Crowne. The Jurisdiction in Liberties Act, 1535.
27 Hen. 8. c. 26. An Acte for Lawes & Justice to be Ministred in Wales in like Fourme as it is in this Realme. The Laws in Wales Act, 1535.
27 Hen. 8. c. 28. An Acte wherby all Relygeous Houses of Monkes Chanons and Nonnes whiche may not dyspend Manors Landes Tenementes & Heredycaments above the clere yerly Value of ij C Li are geven to the Kinges Highnes his Heires and Successours for ever. The Suppression of Religious Houses Act, 1535.
28 Hen. 8. c. 5. An Acte for avoydynge of exaccyons taken upon Prentesis in the Cyties Boroughes and Townes corporatt. The Apprentices Act, 1536.
28 Hen. 8. c. 11. An Acte for restitucion of the first Fruytys in the tyme of Vacacion to the next Incumbent. The Tithe Act, 1536.
28 Hen. 8. c. 16. An Acte for the release of suche as have obteyned pretended Lycences and Dispensacions from the See of Rome. The Ecclesiastical Licences Act, 1536.
31 Hen. 8. c. 10. An Acte for the placing of the Lordes in Parliament. The House of Lords Precedence Act 1539.
31 Hen. 8. c. 13. An Acte for dissolucion of Abbeys. The Suppression of Religious Houses Act, 1539.
32 Hen. 8. c. 7. Payment of tithes & offringes - The Tithe Act, 1540
32 Hen. 8. c. 9. Agenst maintenaunce and embracery byeng of titles, &c. The Maintenance and Embracery Act, 1540.
32 Hen. 8. c. 37. For recovering of Arrerages by Executors & Administrators. The Cestui que vie Act, 1540.
32 Hen. 8. c. 38. Concerning precontractes and degrees of Cosanguinite. The Marriage Act 1540.
32 Hen. 8. c. 40. Concerning Phisicians - - The Physicians Act, 1540.
32 Hen. 8. c. 51. The Kinges aucthorite to make Joyntures & to geve landes to the Prince, &c. The Queen Consort Act, 1540.
33 Hen. 8. c. 9. An Acte for Maytenance of Artyllarie and debarringe of unlawful Games. The Unlawful Games Act, 1541.
33 Hen. 8. c. 12. An Acte for Murther and malicious Bloudshed within the Courte. The Offences within the Court Act, 1541.
33 Hen. 8. c. 21. The Bill of Atteynder of Mestres Katherin Hawarde late Quene of England, and divers other personnes her complices. The Royal Assent by Commission Act, 1541.
33 Hen. 8. c. 27. An Acte for Leases of Hospitales Colledges and other Corporacions to be good and effectuall with the consent of the more partie. The Leases by Corporations Act, 1541.
33 Hen. 8. c. 39. The Byll for thestablishment of the Courte of Surveyors. The Crown Debts Act, 1541.
34 & 35 Hen. 8. c. 8. An Acte that persones being no commen Surgeons maie mynistre medicines owtwarde. The Herbalists Act, 1542.
34 & 35 Hen. 8. c. 20. An Acte to embarre fayned recoveries of Landes wherein the Kinges Majestie is in revercion. The Feigned Recoveries Act, 1542.
34 & 35 Hen. 8. c. 26. An Acte for certaine Ordinaunces in the Kinges Majesties Domynion and Principalitie of Wales. The Laws in Wales Act, 1542.
35 Hen. 8. c. 2. An Acte concerninge the triall of Treasons commytted out of the Kinges Majesties Domynions. The Treason Act, 1543.
37 Hen. 8. c. 1. An Acte for the Offyces of the Custos Rotulorum. The Custos Rotulorum Act, 1545.
37 Hen. 8. c. 4. An Acte for the dissolucion of Colledges. The Dissolution of Colleges Act, 1545.
1 Edw. 6. c. 1. - An Acte against suche as shall unreverentlie speake against the Sacrament of the bodie and bloude Christe commonlie called the Sacrament of the Altar, and for the receiving thereof in bothe kyndes. The Sacrament Act, 1547.
1 Edw. 6. c. 7. - An Acte for the contynuance of Actions after the deathe of anny King of this Realme. The Justices of the Peace Act, 1547.
1 Edw. 6. c. 14 An Acte wherby certaine Chauntries Colleges Free Chapelles and the Possessions of the same be given to the Kinges Majestie. The Dissolution of the Colleges Act, 1547.
2 & 3 Edw. 6. c. 1. An Acte for the unyformytie of Service and Admynistracion of the Sacramentes throughout the Realme. The Act of Uniformity, 1548.
2 & 3 Edw. 6. c. 21. An Acte to take awaye all posityve Lawes againste Marriage of Priestes. The Clergy Marriage Act, 1548.
5 & 6 Edw. 6. c. 1. An Acte for the Unyformytie of Comon Prayer and admynistracion of the Sacramentes. The Act of Uniformity, 1551.
5 & 6 Edw. 6. c. 3. An Acte for the keping of Hollie daies and Fastinge dayes. The Holy Days and Fasting Days Act, 1551.
5 & 6 Edw. 6. c. 4. An Acte agaynste fightinge and quarelinge in Churches and Churcheyardes. The Brawling Act, 1551.
5 & 6 Edw. 6. c. 11. An Acte for the punyshment of diverse Treasons. The Treason Act, 1551.
5 & 6 Edw. 6. c. 12. An Acte for the declaracion of a Statute made for the Marriage of Priestes and for the legittimacion of their Children. The Clergy Marriage Act, 1551.
1 Mary Sess. 1. c. 1. An Acte repealing certayne Treasons Felonies and Premunire. The Treason Act, 1553.
1 Mary Sess. 2. c. 3. An Acte against Offenders of Preachers and other Ministers in the Churche. The Brawling Act, 1553.
1 Mary Sess. 3. c. 1. An Acte declaring that the Regall Power of this Realme is in the Quenes Majestie as fully and absolutely as ever it was in any of her moste noble Progenitours Kinges of this Realme. The Queen Regent's Prerogative Act, 1554.
1 & 2 Phil. & Mary. c. 10. An Acte wherby certayne Offences bee made Treasons; and also for the Government of the Kinges and Quenes Majesties Issue. The Treason Act, 1554.
1 & 2 Phil. & Mary. c. 12. An Acte touching thimpounding of Distresses. The Distress Act, 1554.
2 & 3 Phil. & Mary. c. 7. An Acte agaynst the byeng of Stolen Horses. The Sale of Horses Act, 1555.
1 Eliz. c. 1. - An Acte restoring to the Crowne thauncyent Jurisdiction over the State Ecclesiasticall and Spirituall, and abolyshing all Forreine Power repugnaunt to the same. The Act of Supremacy.
1 Eliz. c. 2. - An Acte for the Uniformitie of Common Prayoure and Dyvyne Service in the Churche, and the Administration of the Sacramentes. The Act of Uniformity, 1558.
5 Eliz. c. 18. - An Acte declaring thauctoritee of the L. Keeper of the Great Seale of England and the L. Chancellor to bee one. The Lord Keeper Act, 1562.
5 Eliz. c. 23. - An Acte for the due Execucion of the Writ De Excommunicato capiendo. The Writ De Excommunicato Capiendo Act, 1562.
13 Eliz. c. 6. - An Acte that the Constathes and Exemplifications of Letters Patentes shalbe as good and avayleable as the Letters Patentes themselves. The Letters Patent Act, 1571.
13 Eliz. c. 10. - An Acte against Fraudes, defeating Remedies for Dilapidations, &c. The Ecclesiastical Leases Act, 1571.
13 Eliz. c. 12. - An Acte to refourme certayne Dysorders touching Ministers of the Churche. The Ordination of Ministers Act, 1571.
13 Eliz. c. 29. - An Acte for Thincorporacion of bothe Thunyversities. The Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1571.
14 Eliz. c. 11. - An Acte for the continuacion explanacion perfiting and enlardging of divers Estatutes. The Ecclesiastical Leases Act, 1572.
14 Eliz. c. 14. - An Acte for the assurance of Gyftes Grauntes, &c. made and to bee made for the Relyef of the Poore in Hospitalles, &c. The Hospitals for the Poor Act, 1572.
18 Eliz. c. 5. - An Acte to redresse Disorders in Common Informers upon Penall Lawes. The Common Informers Act, 1575.
18 Eliz. c. 11. - An Acte for Thexplanacion of the Statutes entytuled againste the defeating of Dilapidacions, and againste Leases to bee made of Spirituall Promocions in some Respectes. The Ecclesiastical Leases Act, 1575.
31 Eliz. c. 5. - An Acte concerninge Informers The Common Informers Act, 1588.
31 Eliz. c. 6. - An Acte against Abuses in Election of Scollers and presentacions to Benefices. The Simony Act, 1588.
31 Eliz. c. 11. - An Acte for Explanacion or Declaracion of the Statute of Octavo Regis Henrici Sexti, concerninge forcible Entries & the Indictmentes therupon to be founde. The Forcible Entry Act, 1588.
31 Eliz. c. 12. - An Acte to avoyde Horse stealinge. The Sale of Horses Act, 1588.
39 Eliz. c. 5. - An Acte for erecting of Hospitalles or abiding and working Howses for the Poore. The Hospitals for the Poor Act, 1597.
1 Jac. 1. c. 13. An Acte for new Executions to be sued againste any which shall hereafter be delivered out of Execution by Priviledge of Parliament, and for discharge of them out of whose custody such persons shall be delivered. The Privilege of Parliament Act, 1603.
3 Jac. 1. c. 5. - An Acte to prevent & avoid dangers which may grow by Popish Recusantes. The Presentation of Benefices Act, 1605.
7 Jac. 1. c. 12. An Acte to avoide the double Payment of Debtes. The Shop-books Evidence Act, 1609.
7 Jac. 1. c. 15. An Acte concerninge some maner of Assignementes of Debtes to His Majesty. The Crown Debts Act, 1609.
21 Jac. 1. c. 3. An Act concerning Monopolies and Dispensations with penall Lawes and the Forfeyture thereof. The Statute of Monoplies.
21 Jac. 1. c. 4. An Act for the Ease of the Subject concerning the Informacions uppon Penall Statutes. The Common Informers Act, 1623.
21 Jac. 1. c. 14. An Acte to admytt the Subject to plead the General Yssue in Informacions of Intrusion. The Intrusions Act, 1623.
21 Jac. 1. c. 15. An Acte to enable Judges & Justices of the Peace to geve Restitucion of Possession in certayne Cases. The Forcible Entry Act, 1623.
21 Jac. 1. c. 25. An Acte for the Reliefe of Patentees Tenauntes & Farmors of Crowne Landes in Cases of Forfeyture. The Crown Lands Act, 1623.
3 Car. 1. c. 1. - The Petition Exhibited to His Majestie by the Lordes Spirituall and Temporall and Commons in this present Parliament assembled concerning divers Rightes and Liberties of the Subjectes: with the Kinges Majesties Royall Aunswere thereunto in full Parliament. The Petition of Right.
16 Car. 1. c. 10. An Act for the Regulating the Privie Councell and for taking away the Court commonly called the Star Chamber. The Habeas Corpus Act, 1640.
16 Car. 1. c. 14. An Act for declaring unlawfull and void the late proceedings touching Ship money and for the vacating of all Records and Processe concerning the same. The Ship Money Act, 1640.
16 Car. 1. c. 16. An Act for the certainty of Forrests and of the Meers Meets Limits & Bounds of the Forrests. The Delimitation of Forests Act, 1640.
12 Car. 2. c. 1. - An Act for removing and preventing all Questions and Disputes concerning the Assembling and Sitting of this present Parliament. The Parliament Act, 1660.
12 Car. 2. c. 24. An Act takeing away the Court of Wards and Liveries and Tenures in Capite and by Knights Service and Purveyance, and for setling a Revenue upon His Majesty in Lieu thereof. The Tenures Abolition Act, 1660.
13 Car. 2. stat. 1. c. 1. An Act for Safety and Preservation of His Majesties Person and Government against Treasonable and Seditious practices and attempts. The Sedition Act, 1661.
13 Car. 2. stat. 1. c. 5. An Act against Tumults and Disorders upon pretence of preparing or presenting Peticions or other Addresses to His Majesty of the Parliament. The Tumultuous Petitioning Act, 1661.
13 Car. 2. stat. 1. c. 12. An Act for Explanation of a Clause contained in Act of Parliament made in the seventeenth yeare of the late King Charles, Entituled An Act for Repeal of a Branch of a Statute Primo Elizabethe concerning Commissioners for Causes Ecclesiasticall. The Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Act, 1661.
14 Car. 2. c. 3. - An Act for ordering the Forces in the several Counties of this Kingdom. The City of London Militia Act, 1662.
14 Car. 2. c. 4. - An Act for the Uniformity of Publique Prayers and Administracion of Sacraments & other Rites & Ceremonies and for establishing the Form of making ordaining and consecrating Bishops Preists and Deacons in the Church of England. The Act of Uniformity, 1662.
15 Car. 2. c. 6. - An Act for Releife of such Persons as by Sicknes or other Impediment were disabled from subscribeing the Declaration in the Act of Uniformity and Explanation of part of the said Act. The Act of Uniformity (Explanation) Act, 1663.
16 & 17 Car. 2. c. 5. An Act to prevent Delayes in Extending Statutes Judgements and Recognizances. The Execution Act, 1664.
17 Car. 2. c. 3. An Act for uniting Churches in Cittyes and Townes Corporate. The Augmentation of Benefices Act, 1665.
18 & 19 Car. 2. c. 11. An Act for Redresse of Inconveniecies by want of Proofe of the Deceases of Persons beyond the Seas or absenting themselves upon whose lives Estates doe depend. The Cestui que Vie Act, 1666.
22 Car. 2. c. 12. An Additionall Act for the better repairing of Highwayes and Bridges. The Bridges Act, 1670.
22 & 23 Car. 2. c. 11. An Act to prevent the delivery up of Merchants Shipps, and for the Increase of good and serviceable shipping. The Piracy Act, 1670.
29 Car. 2. c. 8. An Act for confirming and perpetuating Augmentations made by Ecclesiasticall Persons to small Vicarages and Curacies. The Augmentation of Benefices Act, 1677.
29 Car. 2. c. 9. An Act for takeing away the Writt De Heretico cumberendo. The Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Act, 1677.
31 Car. 2. c. 1. An Act for granting a Supply to His Majestie of Two hundred and six thousand fower hundred sixtie two pounds seventeene shillings and three pence for paying off and disbanding the Forces raised since the nine and twentyeth of September one thousand six hundred and seaventy seaven. The Billeting Act, 1679.
1 Will. & Mary c. 6. An Act for Establishing the Coronation Oath. The Coronation Oath Act, 1688.
1 Will. & Mary c. 16. An Act that the Simoniacall Promotion of one Person may not prejudice another. The Simony Act, 1688.
1 Will. & Mary c. 18. An Act for Exempting their Majestyes Protestant Subjects dissenting from the Church of England from the Penaties of certaine Lawes. The Toleration Act, 1688.
1 Will. & Mary c. 21. An Act for enabling the Lords Commissioners for the Great Seale to Execute the office of Lord Chancellor or Lord Keeper. The Great Seal Act, 1688.
1 Will. & Mary c. 26. An Act to vest in the two Universities the Presentations of Benefices belonging to Papists. The Presentation of Benefices Act, 1688.
1 Will. & Mary c. 30. An Act to Repeale the Statute made in the fifth yeare of King Henry the Fourth against the Multiplying Gold and Silver. The Royal Mines Act, 1688.
2 Will. & Mary c. 1. An Act for recognizing King William and Queene Mary and for avoiding all Questions touching the Acts made in the Parliament assembled at Westminster the thirteenth day of February one thousand six hundred and eighty eight. The Crown and Parliament Recognition Act, 1689.
2 Will. & Mary c. 5. An Act for enabling the Sale of Goods distrained for Rent in Case the Rent be not paid in a reasonable time. The Distress for Rent Act, 1689.
5 & 6 Will. & Mary c. 6. An Act to prevent Disputes and Controversies concerning Royal Mines. The Royal Mines Act, 1693.
5 & 6 Will. & Mary c. 7. An Act for granting to their Majesties certain Rates and Duties upon Salt and upon Beer, Ale and other Liquors . . . towardes carrying on the Warr against France. The House of Commons (Disqualification) Act, 1693.
6 & 7 Will. & Mary c. 2. An Act for the frequent Meeting and calling of Parliaments. The Meeting of Parliament Act, 1694.
7 & 8 Will. 3. c. 7. An Act to prevent False and Double Returns of Members to Serve in Parliament. The Parliamentary Elections (Returns) Act, 1695.
7 & 8 Will. 3. c. 25. An Act for the further regulating Elections of Members to serve in Parliament and for the preventing irregular Proceedings of Sheriffs and other Officers in the electing and returning such Members. The Parliamentary Elections Act, 1695.
8 & 9 Will. 3. c. 11. An Act for the better preventing of frivolous and vexatious Suits. The Administration of Justice Act, 1696.
9 Will. 3. c. 35. An Act for the more effectuall suppressing of Blasphemy and Profaneness. The Blasphemy Act, 1697.
11 Will. 3. c. 7. An Act for the more effectuall Suppression of Piracy. The Piracy Act, 1698.
12 & 13 Will. 3. c. 4. An Act for appointing Wardens and Assay Masters for assaying Wrought Plate in the Cities of York, Exeter, Bristol, Chester, and Norwich. The Plate Assay Act, 1700.
1 Anne c. 2. - An Act for explaining a Clause in an Act made at the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster the two and twentieth of November in the Seventh year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord King William the Third intituled An Act for the better Security of His Majesties Royal Person and Government. The Demise of the Crown Act, 1702.
1 Anne c. 12. - An Act to explain and alter the Act made in the two and twentieth year of King Henry the Eighth concerning reparing and amending of Bridges in the Highways and for repealing an Act made in the Twenty third year of Queen Elizabeth for the re-edifying of Cardiffe Bridge in the County of Glamorgan and also for changing the day of Election of the Wardens and Assistants of Rochester Bridge. The Bridges Act, 1702.
2 & 3 Anne c. 20. An Act for makeing more effectuall Her Majesties Gracious Intencions for the Augmentacion of the Maintenance of the Poor Clergy by enabling Her Majesty to grant in Perpetuity the Revenues of the First Fruits and Tenths and also for enabling any other Persons to make Grants for the same Purpose. The Queen Anne's Bounty Act, 1703.
4 & 5 Anne. c. 3. An Act for the Amendment of the Law and the better Advancement of Justice. The Administration of Justice Act, 1705.
26 Geo. 2. c. 22. An Act for the purchase of the Museum or Collection of Sir Hans Sloane and of the Harleian Collection of Manuscripts and for providing one general repository for the better reception and more convenient use of the said collections and of the Cottonian Library and of the additions thereto. The British Museum Act, 1753.
7 Geo. 3. c. 18. An Act to enable the Trustees of the British Museum to exchange, sell, or dispose of any Duplicates of printed Books, Medals, Coins or other Curiosities, and for laying out the Money arising by such sale in the Purchase of other things that may be wanting in or proper for the said Museum. The British Museum Act, 1767.
17 Geo. 3. c. 11. An Act for more effectually preventing Frauds and Abuses committed by Persons employed in the Manufacture of Combing Wool, Worsted Yarn, and Goods made from Worsted in the Counties of York, Lancaster, and Chester. The Worsted Act, 1776.
19 Geo. 3. c. 45. An Act to enable the Chancellor and Council of the Duchy of Lancaster to sell and dispose of certain Fee-farm Rents and other Rents and to enfranchise Copyhold and Customary Tenements within their Survey and to encourage the Growth of Timber on Lands held of the said Duchy. The Duchy of Lancaster Act, 1779.
25 Geo. 3. c. 77. An Act to amend so much of the Fires Prevention (Metropolis) Act, 1774, as relates to Manufactories of Turpentine ; for extending the provisions of the said Act, so amended, to Manufactories of Pitch, Tar and Turpentine, throughout that part of Great Britain called England. The Fires Prevention Act, 1785.
27 Geo. 3. c. 34. An Act to amend an Act passed in the nineteenth year of the Reign of his present Majesty intituled An Act to enable the Chancellor and Council of the Duchy of Lancaster to sell and dispose of certain Fee-farm Rents . . . and to enable the said Chancellor and Council to discharge Incumbrances affecting the Possessions of the said Duchy. The Duchy of Lancaster Act, 1787.
39 & 40 Geo. 3. c. 86. An Act for the better Preservation of Timber in the New Forest in the County of Southampton ; and for ascertaining the Boundaries of the said Forest and of the lands of the Crown within the same. The New Forest Act, 1800.
45 Geo. 3. c. 127. An Act to vest the Townleian Collection of Ancient Sculpture in the Trustees of the British Museum for the Use of the Publick. The British Museum Act, 1805.
47 Geo. 3. sess. 2. c. 36. An Act to enable the Trustees of the British Museum to exchange, sell or dispose of such parts of the Collections, and under such Restrictions, as are therein specified. The British Museum Act, 1807.
52 Geo. 3. c. 161. An Act for enabling His majesty to grant leases under certain circumstances, . . . and for enabling the Commissioners of the Treasury to appropriate small portions of land for ecclesiastical purposes. The Duchy of Lancaster Act, 1812.
56 Geo. 3. c. 99. An Act to vest the Elgin Collection of Ancient Marbles and Sculpture in the Trustees of the British Museum for the Use of the Public. The British Museum Act, 1816.
59 Geo. 3. c. 62. An Act for the Protection of Banks for Savings in Scotland. The Savings Bank (Scotland) Act, 1819.
1 Geo. 4. c. 108. An Act for enabling His Majesty to settle Annuities upon certain Branches of the Royal Family in lieu of Annuities which have ceased upon the Demise of His late Majesty. The Apportionment Act, 1820.
5 Geo. 4. c. 39. An Act for amending former Acts relative to the British Museum. The British Museum Act, 1824.
5 Geo. 4. c. 60. An Act to carry into Effect the Will of Richard Payne Knight Esquire, so far as the same relates to a Bequest by the said Richard Payne Knight of a Collection of Coins, Medals and other valuable Articles, to the British Museum ; and to vest the said Collection in the Trustees of the said British Museum, for the Use of the Public. The British Museum (No. 2) Act, 1824.
5 Geo. 4. c. 90. An Act to amend an Act for building additional Places of Worship in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. The Church of Scotland Act, 1824.
2 & 3 Will. 4. c. 46. An Act to enable His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors, to appoint a Trustee of the British Museum. The British Museum Act, 1832.
3 & 4 Will. 4. c. 85. The Government of India Act, 1833. The Saint Helena Act, 1833.
1 & 2 Vict. c. 42. An Act to empower the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Woods, Forests and Land Revenues to confirm the Titles to, and grant Leases of, Encroachments in the Forest of Dean in the County of Gloucester. The Dean Forest (Encroachments) Act, 1838.
1 & 2 Vict. c. 75. An Act to amend so much of the Fires Prevention (Metropolis) Act, 1785, as relates to Manufactories of Pitch, Tar and Trupentine. The Fires Prevention Act, 1838.
1 & 2 Vict. c. 101. An Act . . . to make Provision for rendering to Parliament annual Accounts of the Receipts and Disbursements of the Duchies of Cornwall and Lancaster. The Duchies of Lancaster and Cornwall (Accounts) Act, 1838.
5 & 6 Vict. c. 65. An Act to divide the Forest of Dean in the County of Gloucester into Ecclesiastical Districts. The Dean Forest Act, 1842.
7 & 8 Vict. c. 65. An Act to enable the Council of His Royal Highness Albert Edward Prince of Wales to sell and exchange Lands and Enfranchise Copyholds, Parcel of the Possessions of the Duchy of Cornwall, to purchase other Lands, and for other Purposes. The Duchy of Cornwall Act, 1844.
7 & 8 Vict. c. 105. An Act to confirm and enfranchise the Estates of the Conventionary Tenants of the ancient Assessionable Manors of the Duchy of Cornwall, and to quiet Titles within the County of Cornwall as against the Duchy, and for other Purposes. The Duchy of Cornwall (No. 2) Act, 1844.
19 & 20 Vict. c. 43. An Act to authorise issues out of the Consolidated Fund for the redemption of certain Annuities charged on branches of the gross revenue. The Hereditary Revenues Act, 1856.
23 & 24 Vict. c. 53. An Act for the limitation of actions and suits by the Duke of Cornwall in relation to real property and for authorising certain leases of possessions of the Duchy. The Duchy of Cornwall Act, 1860.
  1. Marginal citation: 10 & 11 Geo. 5. c. 67.
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