Statute Law Revision Act 1875

Statute Law Revision Act 1875

Imperial Act66
Date of assent11 August 1875

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

  • Preamble

    Whereas, with a view to the revision of the statute law, and particularly to the preparation of the Revised Edition of the Statutes now in progress, 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 by Parliament, or have, by lapse of time and change of circumstances, become unnecessary, should be expressly and specifically repealed.

1 Enactments in Schedule repealed: Saving
  • The enactments described in the Schedule to this Act are hereby repealed, subject to the exceptions and qualifications in the Schedule mentioned:

    Provided that where any enactment not comprised in the Schedule has been repealed, confirmed, revived, or perpetuated by any enactment hereby repealed, such repeal, confirmation, revivor, or perpetuation shall not be affected by the repeal effected by this Act: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 enactment 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, 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 existing usage, franchise, liberty, custom, privilege, restriction, exemption, office, appointment, payment, allowance, or emolument, 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the same respectively may have been in any manner affirmed, recognised, or derived by, in, or from any enactment hereby repealed; nor shall this Act revive or restore any jurisdiction, office, duty, drawback, fee, payment, franchise, liberty, custom, right, title, privilege, restriction, exemption, usage, practice, procedure, 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 Her Majesty's Dominions out of the United Kingdom, except where otherwise expressed in the said Schedule.

3 Short Title
  • This Act may be cited as the Statute Law Revision Act 1875.


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