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This document contains the following information: Statute law repeals: eighteenth report draft Statute Law (Repeals) Bill.
This report recommends the repeal of enactments which have been identified, after detailed research and consultation, as being spent, obsolete, unnecessary or otherwise not now of practical utility. The draft bill contains schedules covering the following areas of law: armed forces; county gaols; criminal law; East India Company; London; police; rating; tax and duties; town and country planning; turnpikes; miscellaneous and consequential provisions. Explanatory notes on the draft bill detail the reasoning behind the listing for repeal of each enactment, and an appendix lists those organisations consulted about the repeal proposals in the report.
Related publications and all Law Commission reports, consultation papers and announcements are available on the Law Commission website.
This Command Paper was laid before Parliament by a Government Minister by Command of Her Majesty. Command Papers are considered by the Government to be of interest to Parliament but are not required to be presented by legislation.