Legislation Act 2012

Before its repeal, this Act was administered by: Ministry of Justice and Parliamentary Counsel Office
  • repealed
  • Legislation Act 2012: repealed, on 28 October 2021, by section 10 of the Legislation (Repeals and Amendments) Act 2019 (2019 No 59).

Official versions of legislation

17 Electronic and printed official versions of legislation


The Chief Parliamentary Counsel may issue—


official electronic versions of legislation; and


official printed versions of legislation.


A printed version of legislation that is produced directly from an official electronic version is also an official version.


An electronic or printed document that is identifiable as an official version of legislation in accordance with regulations made under section 22 must be treated as an official version unless the contrary is shown.


This section applies whether the legislation is enacted, made, printed, or published before or after the commencement of this section.