Old but not forgotten: spring cleaning the statute book – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted April 5th, 2012 in bills, legislation, news, repeals by sally

“Pub quizzes often include a round or two on old laws supposedly still in force – the likes of being able to drive livestock over London Bridge, or to have cakes and ale during exams, or whether the death penalty is still in force for arson in the Royal Docks. A number of future answers are about to be altered at the behest of the Law Commission, which has compiled a long list of statutory deadwood to be felled this summer by an axe in the form of the Statute Law (Repeals) Bill.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 4th April 2012

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk