Acts of Parliament Numbering and Citation Act 1962

The Acts of Parliament Numbering and Citation Act 1962 (10 & 11 Eliz 2 c 34) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It has never been amended. It was introduced because the existing system of citing Acts by session and chapter was considered "inconvenient".[3]

Acts of Parliament Numbering and Citation Act 1962[1]
Long titleAn Act to provide for the numbering and citation of future Acts of Parliament by reference to the calendar year in which they are passed.
Citation10 & 11 Eliz 2 c 34
Introduced byViscount Kilmuir (the Lord Chancellor)
Territorial extentUnited Kingdom
Dates
Royal assent19 July 1962
Commencement19 July 1962[2]
Status: Current legislation
Revised text of statute as amended

ProvisionsEdit

Section 1Edit

This section provides that the chapter number of every Act of Parliament passed on or after 1 January 1963 is assigned by reference to the calendar year in which it has been passed, instead of by reference to the session of parliament in which it has been passed.

It further provides that any such Act may be cited accordingly in any Act, instrument or document.

Section 2Edit

This section authorises the citation of this Act by a short title.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The citation of this Act by this short title is authorised by section 2 of this Act. The comma preceding the calendar year in printed copies of this Act is omitted on the authority of a note by Sir Noel Hutton QC, First Parliamentary Counsel, as to which see "The Citation of Statutes" 82 LQR 24-24. The validity of this note is questioned by Halsbury's Laws of England, Fourth Edition, Reissue, Volume 44(1), footnote 10 to paragraph 1268.
  2. ^ This Act came into force on the date on which it received royal assent because no other date was specified: The Acts of Parliament (Commencement) Act 1793.
  3. ^ Viscount Kilmuir, http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/lords/1962/jan/25/acts-of-parliament-number-ing-and#column_989

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