Archive for the 'repeals' Category

Dorset County Council v House – WLR Daily

Dorset County Council v House [2010] EWCA Crim 2270; [2010] WLR (D) 253

“Criminal liability under the Cattle Identification Regulations 1998 and the Cattle Database Regulations 1998 was expressly and exclusively defined in terms of a failure to carry out an obligation under Council Regulation (EC) No 820/97, so there was no criminal offence in respect of conduct after 20 July 2000 when Regulation 820/97 was repealed and replaced.”

WLR Daily, 14th October 2010


Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Benevolent Institutions: Repeals Consultation – Law Commission

“In our consultation we have identified some 73 obsolete Acts relating to a variety of benevolent institutions.  Many of these institutions are, or were, charitable bodies such as schools, hospitals and almshouses which were established in the 18th or 19th centuries to meet the needs of the poor, sick or elderly.”

Full consultation

Law Commission, 16th September 2010


Lotteries: Repeals Consultation – Law Commission

“In our consultation paper we propose the repeal of some seven obsolete statutory provisions which relate to the holding of different forms of lottery.”

Full story

Law Commission, 12th January 2010


Poor Relief: Repeals Consultation – Law Commission

“In our consultation paper we propose the repeal of 57 obsolete Acts relating to the poor law relief arrangements that existed before the advent of the modern welfare state. Indeed most of them are relics of the parish-based system that existed before 1834. The earliest of them date back to 1697 during the reign of William III and made provision for the poor in areas such as Colchester, Exeter, Hereford and Shaftesbury.”

Full story

Law Commission, 23rd July 2009


City of Dublin Repeals Consultation – Law Commission

“The Commission has identified some 40 Acts relating to the City of Dublin, spanning the years 1807 to 1920, and enacted by the UK Parliament during the period before Ireland was partitioned in 1922.”

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Law Commission, 15th August 2008


Related link: Statute Law Repeals: Consultatation Paper City of Dublin Repeal Proposal (PDF)

Statute Law (Repeals) Act 2008

Statute Law (Repeals) Act 2008 published

Full text of Act (PDF)


Legal Opinion: Time for the abolition of the workhouse and the bawdy house? – The Independent

“Some laws have been used just once in 200 years. Others have simply outlived their usefulness. Robert Verkaik, Law Editor, looks at plans to tidy up the statute-book.”

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The Independent, 6th February 2008


Statute Law Repeals – Law Commission

“The most recent Statute Law Repeals Report (the 18th report in the series) was published on 29 January 2008. A draft of the Bill, which gives effect to the repeal proposals contained in the report, is included. The Bill will shortly be introduced in the House of Lords for its First Reading.”

Full story

Law Commission, 29th January 2008


Related link: Statute Law Repeals: Eighteenth Report (PDF)

January 2023