Statute Law Revision Act 1861[1]
Long titleAn Act for promoting the Revision of the Statute Law by repealing divers Acts and Parts of Acts which have ceased to be in force.
Citation24 & 25 Vict c 101
Royal assent6 August 1861
Commencement6 August 1861[2]
Text of statute as originally enacted

The Statute Law Revision Act 1861 (24 & 25 Vict c 101) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.


Whereas James Williams called this the first of the Statute Law Revision Acts,[3] it was predated by the Repeal of Obsolete Statutes Act 1856. It was intended, in particular, to facilitate the preparation of a revised edition of the statutes.[4]

This Act was repealed for the United Kingdom by Group 1 of Part IX of Schedule 1 to the Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1998.

The enactments which were repealed (whether for the whole or any part of the United Kingdom) by this Act were repealed so far as they extended to the Isle of Man[5] on 25 July 1991.[6]

This Act was retained for the Republic of Ireland by section 2(2)(a) of, and Part 4 of Schedule 1 to, the Statute Law Revision Act 2007.

See also


  1. ^ The citation of this Act by this short title is authorised by section 2 of this Act.
  2. ^ The Acts of Parliament (Commencement) Act 1793
  3. ^ Williams, James (1911). "Statute" . In Chisholm, Hugh (ed.). Encyclopædia Britannica. 25 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
  4. ^ The Statute Law Revision Act 1861, preamble
  5. ^ The Statute Law Revision (Isle of Man) Act 1991, sections 1(1) and 2(2) and Schedule 1
  6. ^ The Interpretation Act 1978, section 4(b)

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