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  • repealed
  • Interpretation Act 1999: repealed, on 28 October 2021, by section 6 of the Legislation (Repeals and Amendments) Act 2019 (2019 No 59).
19 Effect of repeal on prior offences and breaches of enactments


The repeal of an enactment does not affect a liability to a penalty for an offence or for a breach of an enactment committed before the repeal.


A repealed enactment continues to have effect as if it had not been repealed for the purpose of—


investigating the offence or breach:


commencing or completing proceedings for the offence or breach:


imposing a penalty for the offence or breach.

Compare: 1924 No 11 s 20(h)