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Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1976

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1Repeals and associated amendments.

(1)The enactments mentioned in Schedule 1 to this Act are hereby repealed to the extent specified in column 3 of that Schedule.

(2)The enactments mentioned in Part I of Schedule 2 to this Act shall have effect with the amendments there specified (which are consequential on or otherwise made in connection with certain of the repeals in Part II (Alcoholism) of Schedule 1 to this Act) and the enactments mentioned in Part II of Schedule 2 to this Act shall have effect with the amendments there specified (which are consequential on other repeals made by this Act).

2Savings.

(1)Notwithstanding the repeal by this Act (Schedule 1 Part XIII) of the Irish Free State Land Purchase (Loan Guarantee) Act 1924 and the East Africa Loans Act 1926—

(a)there shall continue to be charged on and issued out of the Consolidated Fund any sums required by the Treasury for fulfilling the guarantees given under the said Acts and there shall continue to be paid into the Consolidated Fund any sums received by way of repayment of any sums so issued; and

(b)the Treasury shall continue to be under a duty to lay before both Houses of Parliament an account of any sums issued out of the Consolidated Fund for the purpose of the guarantee given under the said Act of 1924 as soon as may be after any sum is so issued.

(2)Notwithstanding the repeal by this Act (Schedule 1 Part XIII) of the Colonial Development and Welfare Act 1959—

(a)any schemes under that Act in force at the commencement of this Act shall, so far as then in force (that is to say, by virtue of section 1(3) of the Overseas Development and Service Act 1965, so far as they make provision for the payment out of money provided by Parliament of pensions, allowances or other benefits in respect of injuries or diseases, or aggravation of diseases, incurred by persons engaged in activities carried on for the purposes of such schemes) continue in force; and

(b)there shall continue to be paid into the Consolidated Fund any sums received by way of interest on, or in repayment of, any outstanding loans under that Act.

(3)The repeal by this Act (Schedule 1 Part XVI) of section 25 of the Civic Amenities Act 1967 and of the amendment of that section in Schedule 6 to the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1967 shall not affect the operation of the Removal and Disposal of Vehicles (Alteration of Enactments) Order 1967 or the Removal and Disposal of Vehicles (Alteration of Enactments) (Amendment) Order 1975 and accordingly sections 20, 52 and 53 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1967 shall continue to have effect as amended by those orders.

3Extent.

(1)This Act extends to Northern Ireland.

(2)This Act does not repeal any enactment so far as the enactment forms part of the law of a country outside the United Kingdom, but Her Majesty may by Order in Council provide that the repeal by this Act of any enactment specified in the Order shall on a date so specified extend to any of the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man or any colony for whose external relations the United Kingdom is responsible.

4Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1976.

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