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|Chapter||Short title||Extent of repeal|
|31 & 32 Vict. c. 20.||The Legitimacy Declaration Act (Ireland) 1868.||Section 2.|
|47 & 48 Vict. c. 20.||The Greek Marriages Act 1884.||The whole Act.|
|49 & 50 Vict. c. 27.||The Guardianship of Infants Act 1886.||In section 9, the words from “court within” to “reside”.|
|16 & 17 Geo.5. c. 40.||Indian and Colonial Divorce Jurisdiction Act 1926.||The whole Act.|
|3 & 4 Geo. 6. c. 35.||Indian and Colonial Divorce Jurisdiction Act 1940.||The whole Act.|
|7 & 8 Geo. 6. c. 43.||Matrimonial Causes (War Marriages) Act 1944.||The whole Act.|
|10 & 11 Geo. 6. c. 30.||Indian Independence Act 1947.||Section 17.|
|11 & 12 Geo. 6. c. 3.||Burma Independence Act 1947.||Section 4(3).|
|11 & 12 Geo. 6. c. 7.||Ceylon Independence Act 1947.||Section 3.|
|In Schedule 2, paragraph 9.|
|14 Geo. 6. c. 20.||Colonial and Other Territories (Divorce Jurisdiction) Act 1950.||The whole Act.|
|14 Geo. 6. c. 37.||The Maintenance Orders Act 1950.||Section 7.|
|6 & 7 Eliz. 2. c. 40.||The Matrimonial Proceedings (Children) Act 1958.||Section 13.|
|8 & 9 Eliz. 2. c. 52.||Cyprus Act 1960.||In the Schedule, paragraph 14.|
|8 & 9 Eliz. 2. c. 55.||Nigeria Independence Act 1960.||In Schedule 2, paragraph 14.|
|9 & 10 Eliz. 2. c. 16.||Sierra Leone Independence Act 1961.||In Schedule 3, paragraph 15.|
|10 & 11 Eliz. 2. c. 1.||Tanganyika Independence Act 1961.||In Schedule 2, paragraph 15.|
|10 & 11 Eliz. 2. c. 23.||South Africa Act 1962.||In Schedule 3, paragraph 9.|
|10 & 11 Eliz. 2. c. 40.||Jamaica Independence Act 1962.||In Schedule 2, paragraph 14.|
|10 & 11 Eliz. 2. c. 54.||Trinidad and Tobago Independence Act 1962.||In Schedule 2, paragraph 14.|
|10 & 11 Eliz. 2. c. 57.||Uganda Independence Act 1962.||In Schedule 3, paragraph 13.|
|1963 c. 54.||Kenya Independence Act 1963.||Section 7.|
|1964 c. 46.||Malawi Independence Act 1964.||Section 6.|
|1964 c. 65.||Zambia Independence Act 1964.||Section 7.|
|1966 c. 19.||The Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1966.||In section 8(2), the words “made in a consistorial action”.|
|1966 c. 29.||Singapore Act 1966.||Section 2.|
|1968 c. 63.||The Domestic and Appellate Proceedings (Restriction of Publicity) Act 1968.||Section 2(1)(a).|
|1969 c. 29.||Tanzania Act 1969.||Section 2.|
|In section 4(3), the words “or the Divorce Jurisdiction Acts”.|
|1971 c. 3.||The Guardianship of Minors Act 1971.||Section 15(3) to (6).|
|1971 c. 53.||Recognition of Divorces and Legal Separations Act 1971.||The whole Act.|
|1973 c. 18.||The Matrimonial Causes Act 1973.||Section 45.|
|In section 50(2), in paragraph (b), the words “proceedings in a county court under section 45 above or to” and, in paragraph (c), the words “or to any aspect of section 47 above which is excepted by paragraph (b) above”.|
|1973 c. 29.||The Guardianship Act 1973.||In section 1(6), the words from “except that” to the end.|
|In section 2(1), the words “15”, “and section 15(3) to (6)” and “they are”.|
|In Schedule 2, in Part I, paragraph 3, and in Part II, the text of section 15(3) to (6) of the Guardianship of Minors Act 1971.|
|1973 c. 45.||Domicile and Matrimonial Proceedings Act 1973.||Section 2.|
|Sections 15 and 16.|
|1973 c. 48.||The Pakistan Act 1973.||In section 4(5), the words from the beginning to “1940, and”.|
|1975 c. 72.||The Children Act 1975.||In section 33(1), the words from “if” to the end.|
|In section 53(1), the words from “but where” to the end.|
|In section 100(8), the words “or 42”.|
|1981 c. 54.||The Supreme Court Act 1981.||In section 26(b), the words “or jactitation of marriage”.|
|1984 c. 42.||The Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984.||In Schedule 1, paragraph 14.|
|1985 c. 73.||The Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1985.||Section 16.|
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