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United Kingdom Legislation

This website is managed by Her Majesty's Stationery Office on behalf of the Queen's Printer. The site contains the full text of all Public and Local Acts of the UK Parliament, the Explanatory Notes to Public Acts, Statutory Instruments and Draft Statutory Instruments; and Measures of the General Synod of the Church of England.

In addition, from June 2004, the full text of the Explanatory Memorandum for Statutory Instruments laid before the UK Parliament are available from the Statutory Instruments pages.

This section of the site includes the full text of all legislation enacted by the UK Parliament and delegated legislation (Statutory Instruments) whether this applied to the United Kingdom as a whole or only to constituent parts of the UK (eg Scotland).

All UK legislation in this section is as enacted.

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