We can answer queries regarding the publication of legislation and the editorial practice for revising legislation on legislation.gov.uk, but we are unable to provide legal advice or advise on legislative or administrative matters (please see Help understanding Legislation section further down this page). www.gov.uk provides a wealth of information on a variety of subjects which may assist with these types of enquiries.
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Legislation Publishing Enquiries & Website Feedback
Our role is to publish the enacted and revised versions of legislation, in print and online, and we can assist website users with queries related to these activities – please email: firstname.lastname@example.org with your enquiry and a member of our team will respond to you as soon as possible. For enquiries regarding the purchase of printed legislation or other official publications please see section regarding Purchasing Legislation further down this page.
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Making an enquiry by Post
Postal enquires should be sent to the Legislation Services Team at The National Archives, Kew, Richmond Surrey TW9 4DU.
We are unable to provide legal advice on the interpretation of any legislation available on this website.
We would recommend that you:
- contact the department responsible for the piece of legislation you are enquiring about. Refer to the Explanatory Notes to an Act, the signature block of a Statutory Instrument, or the Explanatory Memorandum to a Statutory Instrument for information about the responsible department. You can find government department details on https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations.
- visit The Citizen's Advice Bureau who offer free information and advice about legislation and legal matters
Making a Freedom of Information request to The National Archives
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Requesting Records held in The National Archives
If your query relates to something that you think might be held in the records of The National Archives, then you should submit a request choosing "General Enquiries" as the subject on the following web page - http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/contact/form/.
Photocopies of local non-print Statutory Instruments from 1922 to 2006 can be ordered from The National Archives by using the online contact form stating that you would like a copy of a local statutory instrument held in repository reference TS37.
Requests for local non-print Statutory Instruments not yet deposited in the repository (i.e. post 2006 SIs) and not available on the website should be emailed to: email@example.com.
Printed copies of enacted legislation can be purchased from our contracted legislation publisher The Stationery Office Limited (TSO) whose contact details are:The Stationery Office Limited, PO Box 29, Norwich, NR3 1GN
Phone: +44 (0)870 600 5522Fax: +44 (0)870 600 5533
Printed copies of revised legislation are normally only available through specialist legal publishers.