Short Titles Act 1896


The Short Titles Act 1896 (59 & 60 Vict c 14) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It replaces the Short Titles Act 1892.

Short Titles Act 1896[1]
Long titleAn Act to facilitate the Citation of sundry Acts of Parliament.
Citation59 & 60 Vict c 14
Introduced byThe Lord Chancellor[2]
Dates
Royal assent20 July 1896
Commencement20 July 1896[3]
Other legislation
RepealsShort Titles Act 1892
Status: Amended
Text of statute as originally enacted

This Act was retained for the Republic of Ireland by section 2(2)(a)[4] of, and Part 4 of Schedule 1 to, the Statute Law Revision Act 2007. In that country, this Act is one of the Short Titles Acts 1896 to 2007.[5]

Section 1 and Schedule 1 authorised the citation of about 2,000 earlier Acts by short titles.[6] The Acts given short titles were passed between 1351 and 1893.[7] This Act gave short titles to all public general Acts passed since the Union of England and Scotland and then in force, which had not already been given short titles, except for those omitted from the Revised Edition of the Statutes by reason of their local or personal character.[8][9]

In 1995, the Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission recommended that section 1 and Schedule 1 be repealed.[10]

Section 1 and Schedule 1 were repealed by section 1(1)[11] of, and Part IV[12] of Schedule 1 to, the Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1995. Notwithstanding these repeals, such citations are still authorized by section 19(2) of the Interpretation Act 1978.

Section 3


This section was repealed by section 25(1) of, and Schedule 3 to, the Interpretation Act 1978. It is replaced by section 19(2) of that Act.[13]

Section 4


This section repealed the Short Titles Act 1892. It was in turn repealed by section 1 of, and the Schedule to, the Statute Law Revision Act 1908.

Schedule 1


Section 1 of, and the Schedule to, the Statute Law Revision Act 1908 repealed the entries relating to the following Acts:

  • Linen and Hempen Manufactories (Scotland) Act 1726 13 Geo 1 c 26
  • Fisheries (Scotland) Act 1726 13 Geo 1 c 30
  • Justices Qualification Act 1731 5 Geo 2 c 18
  • Justices Qualification Act 1744 18 Geo 2 c 20
  • Marine Insurance Act 1745 19 Geo 2 c 37
  • Inclosure Act 1756 29 Geo 2 c 36
  • Inclosure Act 1757 31 Geo 2 c 41
  • Inclosure (Consolidation) Act 1801 41 Geo 3 UK c 109
  • Inclosure Act 1821 1 & 2 Geo 4 c 23
  • Royal Burghs (Scotland) Act 1822 3 Geo 4 c 91
  • Masters and Workmen Arbitration Act 1824 5 Geo 4 c 96
  • Quarantine Act 1825 6 Geo 4 c 78
  • Licensing (Scotland) Act 1828 9 Geo 4 c 58
  • Charities (Ireland) Act 1832 2 & 3 Will 4 c 85
  • Royal Burghs (Scotland) Act 1833 3 & 4 Will 4 c 76
  • Parliamentary Burghs (Scotland) Act 1833 3 & 4 Will 4 c 77
  • Common Fields Exchange Act 1834 4 & 5 Will 4 c 30
  • Registration of Aliens Act 1836 6 & 7 Will 4 c 11
  • Poor Relief (Loans) Act 1836 6 & 7 Will 4 c 107
  • Inclosure Act 1836 6 & 7 Will 4 c 115
  • Land Tax Redemption Act 1837 7 Will 4 & 1 Vict c 17
  • County Dublin Baronies Act 1838 1 & 2 Vict c 115
  • County Institutions (Ireland) Act 1838 1 & 2 Vict c 116
  • Stannaries Act 1839 2 & 3 Vict c 58
  • Inclosure Act 1840 3 & 4 Vict c 31
  • Manufacturies Improvement Fund (Scotland) Act 1847 10 & 11 Vict c 91
  • County Cess (Ireland) Act 1848 11 & 12 Vict c 32
  • Indictable Offences (Ireland) Act 1849 12 & 13 Vict c 69
  • Burghs (Scotland) Act 1852 15 & 16 Vict c 32
  • Berwickshire Courts Act 1853 16 & 17 Vict c 27
  • Licensing (Scotland) Act 1853 16 & 17 Vict c 67
  • Land Tax Redemption Act 1853 16 & 17 Vict c 74
  • Education Department Act 1856 19 & 20 Vict c 116
  • Burgesses (Scotland) Act 1860 23 & 24 Vict c 47
  • Boundaries of Burghs Extension (Scotland) Act 1861 24 & 25 Vict c 36
  • Turnpike Trusts Relief Act 1861 24 & 25 Vict c 46
  • Dogs (Ireland) Act 1862 25 & 26 Vict c 59
  • Dogs (Scotland) Act 1863 26 & 27 Vict c 100
  • Chain Cable and Anchor Act 1864 27 & 28 Vict c 27
  • Poor Law Officers Superannuation Act 1864 27 & 28 Vict c 42
  • Lancaster Palatine Court Act 1865 28 & 29 Vict c 40
  • Dogs Act 1865 28 & 29 Vict c 60
  • Public Works (Ireland) Act 1867 30 & 31 Vict c 112
  • Justices Qualification Act 1871 34 & 35 Vict c 18
  • Colonial Attorneys Relief Act 1874 37 & 38 Vict c 41
  • Mersey Collisions Act 1874 37 & 38 Vict 52
  • Justices Qualification Act 1875 38 & 39 Vict c 54
  • Burgesses Qualification (Scotland) Act 1876 39 & 40 Vict c 12
  • Burgh Wards (Scotland) Act 1876 39 & 40 Vict c 25
  • Pauper Children (Ireland) Act 1876 39 & 40 Vict c 38
  • Borough Quarter Sessions Act 1877 40 & 41 Vict c 17
  • Lunatic Asylum Loans (Ireland) Act 1878 41 & 42 Vict c 24
  • Public Works Loans Act 1880 43 & 44 Vict c 1

In column 3, against the Act 5 Geo 4 c 82, the words "The Clerk of the Parliaments Act 1824" were substituted for the words "The Clerk of Parliaments Act 1824" by section 2 of, and paragraph 2(1) of Schedule 3 to, the Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1978. Paragraph 2(2) of Schedule 3 to the Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1978 provided that a corresponding change was to be made in any existing citation of the Clerk of Parliaments Act 1824 5 Geo 4 c 82, but without prejudice to the validity of any citation not so amended.

This Schedule was amended for the Republic of Ireland by section 5 of the Statute Law Revision Act 2007.

Schedule 2


Section 2(1) and Schedule 2 originally authorised the citation of 132 groups of Acts by collective titles.[14]

Section 1 of, and the Schedule to, the Statute Law Revision Act 1908 repealed the entries relating to the following groups of Acts:

In 1995, the Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission recommended the repeal of a further 74 collective titles.[10]

Section 1(1) of, and Part IV of Schedule 1 to, the Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1995 repealed the entries relating to the following groups of Acts:

The entries relating to the following groups of Acts were not repealed by either the Statute Law Revision Act 1908 or the Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1995:

See also


References


  1. The citation of this Act by this short title is authorised by section 5 of this Act.
  2. HL Deb vol 34, col 198
  3. The Acts of Parliament (Commencement) Act 1793
  4. (eISB), electronic Irish Statute Book. "electronic Irish Statute Book (eISB)". www.irishstatutebook.ie.
  5. The Statute Law Revision Act 2007, section 10(2)
  6. The Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission. Statute Law Revision: Fifteenth Report, Draft Statute Law Repeals Bill. Law Com 233. Scot Law Com 150. Cm 2784. HMSO. Paragraph 4.2 at page 76.
  7. Halsbury's Statutes. Fourth Edition. 2008 Reissue. Volume 41. Page 705.
  8. Ilbert, C P. Legislative Methods and Forms. Oxford. 1901. Reprinted by the Lawbook Exchange Ltd. 2008. Page 76. Digitized copy from Google Books.
  9. HL Deb vol 34, col 1364
  10. The Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission. Statute Law Revision: Fifteenth Report, Draft Statute Law Repeals Bill. Law Com 233. Scot Law Com 150. Cm 2784. HMSO. March 1995. Pages 37 and 77.
  11. "Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1995". www.legislation.gov.uk.
  12. "Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1995". www.legislation.gov.uk.
  13. The Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission. Statute Law Revision: Fifteenth Report, Draft Statute Law Repeals Bill. Law Com 233. Scot Law Com 150. Cm 2784. HMSO. Paragraph 4.3 at page 77.
  14. The Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission. Statute Law Revision: Fifteenth Report, Draft Statute Law Repeals Bill. Law Com 233. Scot Law Com 150. Cm 2784. HMSO. Paragraph 4.4 at page 77.