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Legislation on this website is available as enacted in its original format and as revised text. Legislation published within the last two weeks and details about Acts awaiting Royal Assent can be easily found on the New legislation pages.

You can browse through alphabetical and numerical lists of Acts and Explanatory Notes and numerical lists of Statutory Instruments. These lists are grouped by the year the legislation was enacted or made. To browse through legislation use the navigation menu on the left side of the page and click on the area of legislation that is of interest to you. The navigation menu will expand to provide more options.


Legislation in this section is as it was enacted. Statutes are published in HTML and PDF as they were originally made. No revisions or amendments have been made to the text. Visitors should therefore verify for themselves whether legislation is in force or whether it has been amended or repealed by subsequent legislation.


The revised legislation on this site is extracted from the UK Statute Law Database (SLD). By ’revised’ we mean that the legislation is not in the form in which it was enacted but incorporates subsequent amendments to the text and other effects with annotations.

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