Forgery Act 1870

The Forgery Act 1870 (33 & 34 Vict c 58) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. The whole Act, so far as unrepealed, was repealed by section 33(3) of, and Part I of Schedule 3 to, the Theft Act 1968. This Act was repealed for the Republic of Ireland by sections 1 and 2 of, and Part 4 of the Schedule to, the Statute Law Revision (Pre-1922) Act 2005.

Forgery Act 1870[1]
Long titleAn Act to further amend the Law relating to indictable offences by Forgery.
Citation33 & 34 Vict c 58
Dates
Royal assent9 August 1870
Commencement9 August 1870[2]
Status: Repealed
Text of statute as originally enacted

Section 1 - Short titleEdit

This section authorised the citation of this Act by its short title.

Section 2 - Construction and extent of ActEdit

This section provided that this Act had effect as one Act with the Forgery Act 1861, except that this Act extended to the United Kingdom.

Section 3 - Forgery of stock certificates etcEdit

This section was repealed by section 20 of, and Part I of the Schedule to, the Forgery Act 1913.

Section 4 - Personation of owners of stockEdit

Section 5 - Engraving plates etc for stock certificates etcEdit

This section was repealed by section 20 of, and Part I of the Schedule to, the Forgery Act 1913.

Section 6 - Forgery of certificates of transfers of stocks from England to Ireland etcEdit

This section was repealed by section 20 of, and Part I of the Schedule to, the Forgery Act 1913.

Section 7 - Extension of provisions of Forgery Act to ScotlandEdit

This section extended sections 2 and 4, and all provisions relative thereto, of the Forgery Act 1861 and all enactments amending those sections or provisions, or any of them, to Scotland.

Section 8 - Alteration as to ScotlandEdit

ScheduleEdit

The Schedule read:

Act referred to. 24 & 25 Vict. c. 98.-An Act to consolidate and amend the statute law of England and Ireland, relating to indictable offences by forgery.

The Act referred to was the Forgery Act 1861 (which did not have a short title when this Act was passed).

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Halsbury's Statutes,
  • The Incorporated Council of Law Reporting. The Law Reports: The Public General Statutes, 1870. Pages 308 to 310.
  1. ^ The citation of this Act by this short title was authorised by section 1 of this Act. Due to the repeal of this Act, it is now authorised by section 19(2) of the Interpretation Act 1978.
  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

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