List of Acts of the 1st Session of the 56th Parliament of the United Kingdom
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List of Acts of the 1st Session of the 56th Parliament of the United Kingdom

This is a list of Acts of the 1st session of the 56th Parliament of the United Kingdom, which ran from 18 May 2015[1] until 12 May 2016.[2]

Acts passed since 1963 are cited by calendar year,[3] as opposed to the convention used for earlier Acts of citing the regnal year(s) in which the relevant parliamentary session was held.[4] Each Act passed in a respective year is given a chapter number (abbreviated "c."), denoted by Arabic numerals in the case of Public General Acts, lowercase Roman numerals in the case of Local Acts, or italicised Arabic numerals in the case of Personal Acts. These run as separate series.[5]

30 Acts of Parliament were passed by the 56th Parliament in its 1st session: 29 Public General Acts and 1 Local Act.

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Public General Acts

Short titleCitationRoyal Assent
Long title
2015 c. 31
21 July 2015
An Act to authorise the use of resources for the year ending with 31 March 2016; to authorise both the issue of sums out of the Consolidated Fund and the application of income for that year; and to appropriate the supply authorised for that year by this Act and by the Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments) Act 2015.
2015 c. 32
21 July 2015
An Act to approve for the purposes of section 7(1) of the European Union Act 2011 the decision of the Council of 26 May 2014 on the system of own resources of the European Union; and to amend the definition of "the Treaties" and "the EU Treaties" in section 1(2) of the European Communities Act 1972 so as to include that decision.
2015 c. 33
18 November 2015
An Act to grant certain duties, to alter other duties, and to amend the law relating to the National Debt and the Public Revenue, and to make further provision in connection with finance.
2015 c. 34
25 November 2015
An Act to make provision in connection with social security and child support maintenance in Northern Ireland; to make provision in connection with arrangements under section 1 of the Employment and Training Act (Northern Ireland) 1950; and for connected purposes.
2015 c. 35
17 December 2015
An Act to set a ceiling on the main and additional primary percentages, the secondary percentage and the upper earnings limit in relation to Class 1 national insurance contributions.
2015 c. 36
17 December 2015
An Act to make provision for the holding of a referendum in the United Kingdom and Gibraltar on whether the United Kingdom should remain a member of the European Union.
2015 c. 37
17 December 2015
An Act to make provision approving for the purposes of section 8 of the European Union Act 2011 certain draft decisions under Article 352 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.
2016 c. 1
28 January 2016
An Act to make provision for the election of mayors for the areas of, and for conferring additional functions on, combined authorities established under Part 6 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009; to make other provision in relation to bodies established under that Part; to make provision about local authority governance and functions; to confer power to establish, and to make provision about, sub-national transport bodies; and for connected purposes.
2016 c. 2
28 January 2016
An Act to make provision about psychoactive substances; and for connected purposes.
2016 c. 3
16 March 2016
An Act to authorise the use of resources for the years ending with 31 March 2015, 31 March 2016 and 31 March 2017; to authorise the issue of sums out of the Consolidated Fund for those years; and to appropriate the supply authorised by this Act for the years ending with 31 March 2015 and 31 March 2016.
2016 c. 4
16 March 2016
An Act to amend the Charities Act 1992 and the Charities Act 2011.
2016 c. 5
16 March 2016
An Act to make provision about free childcare for young children of working parents and about the publication of information about childcare and related matters by local authorities in England.
2016 c. 6
16 March 2016
An Act to make provision about schools in England that are causing concern, including provision about their conversion into Academies and about intervention powers; and to make provision about joint arrangements for carrying out local authority adoption functions in England.
2016 c. 7
16 March 2016
An Act to make provision about reports on progress towards full employment and the apprenticeships target; to make provision about reports on the effect of certain support for troubled families; to make provision about life chances; to make provision about the benefit cap; to make provision about social security and tax credits; to make provision for loans for mortgage interest and other liabilities; and to make provision about social housing rents.
2016 c. 8
23 March 2016
An Act to repeal the Riot (Damages) Act 1886 and make provision about types of claims, procedures, decision-making and limits on awards payable in relation to a new compensation scheme for property damaged, destroyed or stolen in the course of riots.
2016 c. 9
23 March 2016
An Act to make provision for access to innovative medical treatments; and for connected purposes.
2016 c. 10
23 March 2016
An Act to make provision for, and in connection with, the removal of the Secretary of State's powers under the National Health Service Act 2006 to appoint trustees; to make provision transferring to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity the right to a royalty conferred by Schedule 6 to the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988; and for connected purposes.
2016 c. 11
23 March 2016
An Act to amend the Scotland Act 1998 and make provision about the functions of the Scottish Ministers; and for connected purposes.
2016 c. 12
4 May 2016
An Act to make provision relating to the promotion of enterprise and economic growth; provision about Sunday working; and provision restricting exit payments in relation to public sector employment.
2016 c. 13
4 May 2016
An Act to make provision about the Independent Reporting Commission, extend the period for the appointment of Northern Ireland Ministers, modify the pledge made by Northern Ireland Ministers on taking office, provide for persons becoming Members of the Northern Ireland Assembly to give an undertaking, and make provision about the draft budget of the Northern Ireland Executive, in pursuance of the agreement made on 17 November 2015 called A Fresh Start: The Stormont Agreement and Implementation Plan.
2016 c. 14
4 May 2016
An Act to make provision about the Bank of England; to make provision about the regulation of financial services; to make provision about the issue of banknotes; and for connected purposes.
2016 c. 15
4 May 2016
An Act to make provision about industrial action, trade unions, employers' associations and the functions of the Certification Officer.
2016 c. 16
12 May 2016
An Act to make provision about the registration of driving instructors.
2016 c. 17
12 May 2016
An Act to extend the Criminal Cases Review Commission's powers to obtain information.
2016 c. 18
12 May 2016
An Act to consolidate and amend provisions about the House of Commons Members' Fund.
2016 c. 19
12 May 2016
An Act to make provision about the law on immigration and asylum; to make provision about access to services, facilities, licences and work by reference to immigration status; to make provision about the enforcement of certain legislation relating to the labour market; to make provision about language requirements for public sector workers; to make provision about fees for passports and civil registration; and for connected purposes.
2016 c. 20
12 May 2016
An Act to make provision about the Oil and Gas Authority and its functions; to make provision about rights to use upstream petroleum infrastructure; to make provision about the abandonment of offshore installations, submarine pipelines and upstream petroleum infrastructure; to extend Part 1A of the Petroleum Act 1998 to Northern Ireland; to make provision about the disclosure of information for the purposes of international agreements; to make provision about fees in respect of activities relating to oil, gas, carbon dioxide and pipelines; to make provision about wind power; and for connected purposes.
2016 c. 21
12 May 2016
An Act to continue the Armed Forces Act 2006; to make provision about service discipline; to make provision about war pensions committees established under section 25 of the Social Security Act 1989; to make provision about Ministry of Defence fire-fighters; and for connected purposes.
2016 c. 22
12 May 2016
An Act to make provision about housing, estate agents, rentcharges, planning and compulsory purchase.

Local Act

Short titleCitationRoyal Assent
Long title
2016 c. i
4 May 2016
An Act to confer further powers upon Transport for London; and for related purposes.

References

  1. ^ Parliament of the United Kingdom, Hansard, 6th Series, 596, col. 1.
  2. ^ Parliament of the United Kingdom, Hansard, 6th Series, 609, col. 766.
  3. ^ Acts of Parliament Numbering and Citation Act 1962, 10 & 11 Eliz. 2. c. 34, s. 1.
  4. ^ Law Commission; Scottish Law Commission, Report on the Interpretation Act 1889 and certain other enactments relating to the construction and operation of Acts of Parliament and other instruments (PDF), (Cmnd. 7235; Law Com. No. 90; Scot Law Com. No. 53, 1978) para. 7A; cf. An Act for shortening the Language used in Acts of Parliament, 13 & 14 Vict. c. 21, s. 3 (now rep.) and the Interpretation Act 1889, 52 & 53 Vict. c. 63, s. 35(1) (now rep.).
  5. ^ Erskine May, para. 30.75, archived from the original on 9 September 2021, retrieved 2021.

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