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Statutes in Force

Statutes in Force was the fourth revised edition of the statutes.[1] Publication began in 1972.[2] It was completed in 1981.[3]

Statutes in Force continued to be updated until 1 February 1991.[4] Work on revised material for Statutes in Force was suspended on account of the preparation of the Statute Law Database.[5][6]

The length of Statutes in Force exceeded sixty thousand pages.[7]

Glanville Williams said that Statutes in Force was defective in that it did not contain "proper" annotations to the statutes, but that he preferred it to Halsbury's Statutes because it did not break up the statutes between titles in the way, which he considered inconvenient, that Halsbury's Statutes did.[8] Halsbury's Laws of England said that Statutes in Force was not "altogether successful".[9]

In 1991, the editorial board of Statutes in Force was replaced by the Advisory Committee on Statute Law.[10]

Statutes in Force is the source of the originating text of most of the revised content published on Legislation.gov.uk.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Halsbury's Laws of England. Fourth Edition. Reissue. Butterworths. London. 1995. Volume 44(1). Note 5 to paragraph 1251 at page 741.
  2. ^ William Twining and David Miers. How To Do Things With Rules: A Primer of Interpretation. Fourth Edition. Butterworths. London, Edinburgh, Dublin. 1999. Page 255.
  3. ^ Halsbury's Laws of England. Fourth Edition. Reissue. Butterworths. London. 1995. Volume 44(1). Note 5 to paragraph 1251 at page 741.
  4. ^ "What legislation is available as revised?". Legislation.gov.uk
  5. ^ HL Deb vol 546, col 55WA
  6. ^ Halsbury's Laws of England. Fourth Edition. Reissue. Butterworths. London. 1995. Volume 44(1). Note 11 to paragraph 1251 at page 741.
  7. ^ P Clinch "Statutes Probably Not in Force" (1994) 15(1) Statute Law Review 64
  8. ^ Glanville Williams. Learning the Law. Eleventh Edition. Stevens. 1982. Page 176.
  9. ^ Halsbury's Laws of England. Fourth Edition. Reissue. Butterworths. London. 1995. Volume 44(1). Note 5 to paragraph 1251 at page 741.
  10. ^ Halsbury's Laws of England. Fourth Edition. Reissue. Butterworths. London. 1995. Volume 44(1). Note 1 to paragraph 1251 at page 741.
  11. ^ "What legislation is available as revised?". Legislation.gov.uk

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