Legislation Act 2019

79 Legal status of official versions

(1)

An official version of legislation—

(a)

(if it is as originally enacted or made) is taken to correctly set out the text of the legislation; and

(b)

(if it is a consolidation under section 70) is taken to correctly state, as at its stated date, the law enacted or made by the legislation consolidated and by the amendments; and

(c)

(if it is a version of legislation that includes changes made under subpart 2)—

(i)

is taken to correctly state, as at its stated date, the law enacted or made by the legislation and by the changes made (and paragraph (b) also applies if the legislation is also a consolidation); and

(ii)

is evidence that those changes are authorised by that subpart.

(2)

An official version of secondary legislation that states the date of publication by the PCO is evidence that the legislation was published on the date stated.

(3)

The presumptions in this section apply unless the contrary is shown.

Compare: 2012 No 119 s 18