Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1981

The Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1981 (c 19) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

The Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1981[1]
Long titleAn Act to promote the reform of the statute law by the repeal, in accordance with recommendations of the Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission of certain enactments which (except in so far as their effect is preserved) are no longer of practical utility.
Citation1981 c 19
Introduced byThe Lord Chancellor[2]
Royal assent21 May 1981
Commencement21 May 1981[3]
Status: Amended

This Act was partly in force in Great Britain at the end of 2010.[4]

Section 2Edit

Orders under this section

The power conferred by section 2(3) was exercised by the Statute Law Repeals (Isle of Man) Order 1984 (SI 1984/1692).

Schedule 2Edit

Paragraph 4 was repealed by section 1(1) of, and Group 4 of Part 1 of Schedule 1 to, the Statute Law (Repeals) Act 2008.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ The citation of this Act by this short title is authorised by section 3 of this Act.
  2. ^ HL Deb vol 416 col 1042
  3. ^ The Interpretation Act 1978, section 4(b)
  4. ^ The Chronological Table of the Statutes, 1235 - 2010. The Stationery Office. 2011. ISBN 978-0-11-840509-6. Part II. Page 1515, read with pages viii and x of Part I.