Interpretation Act 1999

Before its repeal, this Act was administered by: Ministry of Justice
  • repealed
  • Interpretation Act 1999: repealed, on 28 October 2021, by section 6 of the Legislation (Repeals and Amendments) Act 2019 (2019 No 59).


17 Effect of repeal generally


The repeal of an enactment does not affect—


the validity, invalidity, effect, or consequences of anything done or suffered:


an existing right, interest, title, immunity, or duty:


an existing status or capacity:


an amendment made by the enactment to another enactment:


the previous operation of the enactment or anything done or suffered under it.


The repeal of an enactment does not revive—


an enactment that has been repealed or a rule of law that has been abolished:


any other thing that is not in force or existing at the time the repeal takes effect.

Compare: 1924 No 11 s 20(a), (e), (f)