Short Title

The short title is the formal name by which a piece of primary legislation may by law be cited in the United Kingdom and other Westminster-influenced jurisdictions (such as Canada or Australia), as well as the United States. It contrasts with the long title which, while usually being more fully descriptive of the legislation's purpose and effects, is generally too unwieldy for most uses. For example, the short title House of Lords Act 1999 contrasts with the long title An Act to restrict membership of the House of Lords by virtue of a hereditary peerage; to make related provision about disqualifications for voting at elections to, and for membership of, the House of Commons; and for connected purposes.

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Libel Act
... Libel Act (with its variations) is a stock short title which was formerly used for legislation in the United Kingdom relating to libel (including criminal libel) ... The Bill for an Act with this short title will have been known as a Libel Bill during its passage through Parliament ... Acts may be a generic name either for legislation bearing that short title or for all legislation which relates to libel ...
Short Title - Examples
... An example of a particularly lengthy short title is the "Artisans and Labourers Dwellings Act (1868) Amendment Act (1879) Amendment Act 1880" ...
Spent Law - United Kingdom
... Enactments conferring short titles Section 19(2) of the Interpretation Act 1978 provides that an Act may continue to be cited by the short title authorised by any enactment notwithstanding the repeal of that ... Accordingly any enactment whose sole effect is to confer a short title on an Act now becomes spent on coming into force and any enactment already in force whose sole effect is to confer a short title on an Act ... Those enactments which conferred short titles on large numbers of statutes have been repealed on this basis ...
Statute Law Revision Act
... Statute Law Revision Act is a stock short title which was formerly used, in the United Kingdom and Canada, and is still used in Australia and in the Republic of Ireland, for legislation whose purpose ... In the United Kingdom, the short title Statute Law (Repeals) Act is now used instead ... may collectively refer to enactments with this short title ...
County Courts Act
... County Courts Act is a stock short title used for legislation in the United Kingdom, which relates to county courts ... The Bill for an Act with this short title may have been known as a County Courts Bill during its passage through Parliament ... County Courts Acts may be a generic name either for legislation bearing that short title or for all legislation which relates to county courts ...

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