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Statute Law (Repeals) Act 2008

Type of Bill:
Government Bill
Lord Hunt of Kings Heath
Law Commission
Mr Michael Wills
Ministry of Justice

Progress of the Bill

Bill started in the House of Lords

  1. House of Lords
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  2. House of Commons
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  3. Consideration of Amendments
  4. Royal Assent

Last event

Act of Parliament

House Act Date
Statute Law (Repeals) Act 2008 c.12 - html version 29.07.2008

Summary of the Statute Law (Repeals) Act 2008

This Bill would repeal a number of statutes which have become obsolete. It follows recommendations in the 18th report of the UK Law Commission, which is responsible for modernising and simplifying the statute book to make it more accessible. There have been 17 previous Statute Law Repeal Bills since 1965, repealing 2000 Acts in their entirety.

Key areas

  • The Bill will repeal 260 whole Acts and part repeal 68 other Acts
  • These range from laws on turnpikes and the East India Company to London workhouses and the aftermath of the Peterloo Massacre of 1819.

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