List of Acts of the 2nd Session of the 49th Parliament of the United Kingdom
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List of Acts of the 2nd Session of the 49th Parliament of the United Kingdom

This is a list of Acts of the 2nd session of the 49th Parliament of the United Kingdom, which ran from 6 November 1984[1] until 30 October 1985.[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]

125 Acts of Parliament were passed by the 49th Parliament in its 2nd session: 75 Public General Acts, 49 Local Acts and 1 Personal Act.

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Public General Acts

Short titleCitationRoyal Assent
Long title
1984 c. 61
20 December 1984
An Act to apply certain sums out of the Consolidated Fund to the service of the years ending on 31st March 1985 and 1986.
1984 c. 62
20 December 1984
An Act to validate certain contracts of insurance entered into by registered friendly societies before 1st June 1984 and to modify, with both, retrospective and prospective effect, provisions relating to the financial limits in section 64 of the Friendly Societies Act 1974 and section 332 of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1970.
1985 c. 1
24 January 1985
An Act to[a] Apply a sum out of the Consolidated Fund to the service of the year ending on 31st March 1985.
1985 c. 2
24 January 1985
An Act to make further provision for preventing personation at elections in Northern Ireland.
1985 c. 3
11 March 1985
An Act to make provision in connection with the admission of Brunei and Maldives to membership of the Commonwealth.
1985 c. 4
11 March 1985
An Act to provide for payments to be made for the purpose of compensating persons, who are or have been registered in the direct sales register or a wholesale register maintained under the Dairy Produce Quotas Regulations 1984, for discontinuing or reducing milk production and to make provision in connection with payments to such persons whenever made.
1985 c. 5
11 March 1985
An Act to make provision with respect to certain matters connected with new towns; to amend paragraph 8(1) of Schedule 31 to the Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980; and for connected purposes.
1985 c. 6
11 March 1985
An Act to consolidate the greater part of the Companies Acts.
1985 c. 7
11 March 1985
An Act to consolidate certain enactments relating to the names under which persons may carry on business in Great Britain.
1985 c. 8
11 March 1985
An Act to consolidate the enactments relating to insider dealing in company securities.
1985 c. 9
11 March 1985
An Act to make, in connection with the consolidation of the Companies Acts 1948 to 1983 and other enactments relating to companies, provision for transitional matters and savings, repeals (including the repeal, in accordance with recommendations of the Law Commission, of certain provisions of the Companies Act 1948 which are no longer of practical utility) and consequential amendments of other Acts.
1985 c. 10
11 March 1985
An Act to specify as £258,179,588 the amount which the Greater London Council are to pay to London Regional Transport under section 49 of the London Regional Transport Act 1984.
1985 c. 11
27 March 1985
An Act to apply certain sums out of the Consolidated Fund to the service of the years ending on 31st March 1984 and 1985.
1985 c. 12
27 March 1985
An Act to repeal certain provisions of the Mineral Workings Acts 1951 and 1971, to transfer the assets of the Ironstone Restoration Fund to the British Steel Corporation, to make further provision about agricultural ironstone land and forestry on ironstone land, to confer powers in connection with the reclamation, improvement or bringing into use of certain land, and for connected purposes.
1985 c. 13
27 March 1985
An Act to consolidate the Cinematograph Acts 1909 to 1982 and certain related enactments, with an amendment to give effect to a recommendation of the Law Commission.
1985 c. 14
27 March 1985
An Act to extend the period in relation to which schemes under the Shipbuilding (Redundancy Payments) Act 1978 have effect and to extinguish all outstanding liabilities in respect of the loan made to Upper Clyde Shipbuilders Limited by the Shipbuilding Industry Board.
1985 c. 15
4 April 1985
An Act to make provision for and in connection with the ending of British sovereignty and jurisdiction over Hong Kong.
1985 c. 16
4 April 1985
An Act to transfer responsibility for the Royal Scottish Museum and the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland to a new Board of Trustees of the National Museums of Scotland, to establish a Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, to make provision as to the status, functions and powers of the new Boards, and as to the property to be held by them, to make further provision as to the Boards of Trustees of the National Galleries of Scotland and the National Library of Scotland, to confer on the Secretary of State power to make grants for cultural and scientific purposes, to amend the Public Records (Scotland) Act 1937 and the Historic Buildings and Ancient Monuments Act 1953 and for connected purposes.
1985 c. 17
9 May 1985
An Act to consolidate certain enactments as to the reinstatement in civil employment of members of the reserve and auxiliary forces who have been called into whole-time service in the armed forces of the Crown, and for the protection of the employment of those liable to be called into such service.
1985 c. 18
9 May 1985
An Act to remove restrictions under the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Acts 1963 to 1984 as to the occasions on which betting may take place on racecourses and other tracks and as to the events in connection with which betting may take place on dog racecourses; and to make further provision with respect to the operation of totalisators on such racecourses.
1985 c. 19
9 May 1985
An Act to restrict the circumstances in which compensation is payable under sections 165 and 169 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1971 and sections 154 and 158 of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1972.
1985 c. 20
23 May 1985
An Act to make further provision with respect to charities in England and Wales.
1985 c. 21
23 May 1985
An Act to repeal the Films Acts 1960 to 1980; to make further provision with respect to the financing of films; and for connected purposes.
1985 c. 22
23 May 1985
An Act to empower harbour masters to give directions to prohibit vessels from entering the areas of jurisdiction of their respective harbour authorities or to require the removal of vessels from those areas where those vessels present a grave and imminent danger to the safety of any person or property, or risk of obstruction to navigation; to enable the Secretary of State to give further directions countermanding those first-mentioned directions; and for connected purposes.
1985 c. 23
23 May 1985
An Act to provide for the establishment of a Crown Prosecution Service for England and Wales; to make provision as to costs in criminal cases; to provide for the imposition of time limits in relation to preliminary stages of criminal proceedings; to amend section 42 of the Senior Courts Act 1981[b] and section 3 of the Children and Young Persons Act 1969; to make provision with respect to consents to prosecutions; to repeal section 9 of the Perjury Act 1911; and for connected purposes.
1985 c. 24
23 May 1985
An Act to make further provision as to the circumstances in which possession of a dwelling-house is recoverable under Case 11 in Schedule 15 to the Rent Act 1977 and Case 11 in Schedule 2 to the Rent (Scotland) Act 1984 and as to the parliamentary procedure applicable to an Order in Council under paragraph 1(1) of Schedule 1 to the Northern Ireland Act 1974 which states that it is made for corresponding purposes.
1985 c. 25
13 June 1985
An Act to make provision with respect to the English Industrial Estates Corporation and to extend the borrowing powers of the Welsh Development Agency.
1985 c. 26
13 June 1985
An Act to prohibit the supply to persons under the age of eighteen of certain substances which may cause intoxication if inhaled.
1985 c. 27
13 June 1985
An Act to make new provision for grants by the Secretary of State to the National Coal Board in respect of group deficits and further provision with respect to certain grants and payments by the Secretary of State under the Coal Industry Act 1977.
1985 c. 28
13 June 1985
An Act to exempt persons other than the actual offender from criminal liability in respect of the offence of driving or riding on a motor cycle in contravention of regulations requiring the wearing of crash-helmets.
1985 c. 29
26 June 1985
An Act to enable powers of attorney to be created which will survive any subsequent mental incapacity of the donor and to make provision in connection with such powers.
1985 c. 30
26 June 1985
An Act to provide for grants to be made to the National Dock Labour Board; to increase the limit on the amount of financial assistance to the Port of London Authority and the Mersey Docks and Harbour Company; to make further provision relating to borrowing by and the audit of the accounts of certain harbour authorities; and to repeal section 9 of the Harbours Act 1964.
1985 c. 31
26 June 1985
An Act to amend sections 28 and 43 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, sections 1 and 2 of the Badgers Act 1973 and section 1 of the Forestry Act 1967.
1985 c. 32
26 June 1985
An Act to extend provision made in section 20 of the Hill Farming Act 1946 for regulating or prohibiting the burning of heather and grass so as to include bracken, gorse and vaccinium.
1985 c. 33
26 June 1985
An Act to provide, as respects Scotland, for rebates in respect of rates on certain lands and heritages.
1985 c. 34
16 July 1985
An Act to amend certain provisions relating to the production of documents under the Road Traffic Act 1972 and the Transport Act 1982.
1985 c. 35
16 July 1985
An Act to amend the Gaming Act 1968 in respect of games which are played on bingo club premises and in which the players may be on different bingo club premises.
1985 c. 36
16 July 1985
An Act to make provision with respect to the functions of the Agricultural Training Board.
1985 c. 37
16 July 1985
An Act to make fresh provision in the law of Scotland regarding aliment; regarding financial and other consequences of decrees of divorce and of declarator of nullity of marriage; regarding property rights and legal capacity of married persons; and for connected purposes.
1985 c. 38
16 July 1985
An Act to prohibit female circumcision.
1985 c. 39
16 July 1985
An Act to increase the penalties for certain offences relating to controlled drugs within the meaning of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.
1985 c. 40
16 July 1985
An Act to amend the Licensing Act 1964 in relation to orders for extended hours at premises providing entertainment and in relation to special hours certificates.
1985 c. 41
16 July 1985
An Act to amend the Copyright Act 1956 in its application to computer programs and computer storage.
1985 c. 42
16 July 1985
An Act to oblige health authorities in England and Wales and Health Boards in Scotland to establish a complaints procedure for hospital patients and to draw such a procedure to the attention of patients.
1985 c. 43
16 July 1985
An Act to provide for greater public access to local authority meetings, reports and documents subject to specified confidentiality provisions; to give local authorities duties to publish certain information; and for related purposes.
1985 c. 44
16 July 1985
An Act to make, as respects England and Wales, provision for penalising in certain circumstances the soliciting of women for sexual purposes by men, and to increase the penalties under the Sexual Offences Act 1956 for certain offences against women.
1985 c. 45
16 July 1985
An Act to provide for the continuation of the charter trustees of any city or town and for the preservation of their powers and of the privileges and rights of the inhabitants of their area upon that area becoming comprised in a borough.
1985 c. 46
16 July 1985
An Act to provide for the payment of certain fees by insurance companies and the Council of Lloyd's.
1985 c. 47
16 July 1985
An Act to empower local education authorities to supply goods and services through further education establishments and to make loans to certain other persons to enable them to do so; to repeal section 28(b) of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975; and for connected purposes.
1985 c. 48
16 July 1985
An Act to authorise the making in an emergency of orders specifying activities which are to be prohibited as a precaution against the consumption of food rendered unsuitable for human consumption in consequence of an escape of substances; to replace the Dumping at Sea Act 1974 with fresh provision for controlling the deposit of substances and articles in the sea; to make provision for the control of the deposit of substances and articles under the sea-bed; to regulate pesticides and substances, preparations and organisms prepared or used for the control of pests or for protection against pests; and for connected purposes.
1985 c. 49
16 July 1985
An Act to regulate certain activities in connection with arrangements made with a view to women carrying children as surrogate mothers.
1985 c. 50
16 July 1985
An Act to amend the law relating to parliamentary elections in the United Kingdom and local government elections in Great Britain, to provide for combining polls taken on the same date at such elections and elections to the Assembly of the European Communities, to extend the franchise at elections to that Assembly, to amend the law relating to the effect of the demise of the Crown on the summoning and duration of a new Parliament and to repeal section 21(3) of the Representation of the People Act 1918.
1985 c. 51
16 July 1985
An Act to abolish the Greater London Council and the metropolitan county councils; to transfer their functions to the local authorities in their areas and, in some cases, to other bodies; and to provide for other matters consequential on, or connected with, the abolition of those councils.
1985 c. 52
22 July 1985
An Act to extend section 62 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1971 and section 60 of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1972 to trees in woodlands.
1985 c. 53
22 July 1985
An Act to amend the law relating to occupational pensions, social security and statutory sick pay; to empower the Secretary of State to amend section 1 of the Vaccine Damage Payments Act 1979 and extend the Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers' Compensation) Act 1979; to make provision for pensions and gratuities for members of the Horserace Totalisator Board, the Horserace Betting Levy Board and the Gaming Board for Great Britain; and for connected purposes.
1985 c. 54
25 July 1985
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.
1985 c. 55
25 July 1985
An Act to apply a sum out of the Consolidated Fund to the service of the year ending on 31st March 1986, to appropriate the supplies granted in this Session of Parliament, and to repeal certain Consolidated Fund and Appropriation Acts.
1985 c. 56
25 July 1985
An Act to make new provision for and in connection with the interception of communications sent by post or by means of public telecommunication systems and to amend section 45 of the Telecommunications Act 1984.
1985 c. 57
25 July 1985
An Act to make provision for punishing those who cause or permit intoxicating liquor to be carried on public service vehicles and railway passenger vehicles carrying passengers to or from designated sporting events or who possess intoxicating liquor on such vehicles and those who possess intoxicating liquor or certain articles capable of causing injury at designated sports grounds during the period of designated sporting events, for punishing drunkenness on such vehicles and, during the period of designated sporting events, at such grounds and, where licensed premises or premises in respect of which a club is registered (for the purposes of the Licensing Act 1964) are within designated sports grounds, to make provision for regulating the sale or supply of intoxicating liquor and for the closure of bars.
1985 c. 58
25 July 1985
An Act to make provision for the purposes of or in connection with the reorganisation into companies incorporated under the Companies Acts of the institutions regulated by or existing under the Trustee Savings Banks Act 1981 and for the treatment for the purposes of the Banking Act 1979 of any Scottish savings bank established before 28th July 1863 which has not since become a trustee savings bank.
1985 c. 59
25 July 1985
An Act to apply section 283 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1971 and section 269 of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1972 to notices and other documents required or authorised to be served or given under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.
1985 c. 60
25 July 1985
An Act to enable the United Kingdom to ratify two international Conventions relating respectively to the civil aspects of international child abduction and to the recognition and enforcement of custody decisions.
1985 c. 61
30 October 1985
An Act to make further provision with respect to the administration of justice and matters connected therewith; to amend the Solicitors Act 1974; to regulate the provision of solicitors' services in the case of incorporated practices; to regulate the provision of conveyancing services by persons as licensed conveyancers; to make further provision with respect to complaints relating to the provision of legal aid services; to amend the law relating to time limits for actions for libel and slander; and to make further provision with respect to arbitrations and proceedings in connection with European patents.
1985 c. 62
30 October 1985
An Act to provide for the establishment and functions of a body corporate to be called the Oil and Pipelines Agency, for the vesting in that Agency of the property, rights and liabilities of the British National Oil Corporation and for the subsequent dissolution of that Corporation.
1985 c. 63
30 October 1985
An Act to make provision with respect to the fluoridation of water supplies.
1985 c. 64
30 October 1985
An Act to amend the definition of "the Treaties" and "the Community Treaties" in section 1(2) of the European Communities Act 1972 so as to include the decision, of 7th May 1985, of the Council of the Communities on the Communities' system of own resources and the undertaking made by the Representatives of the Governments of the member States, meeting within the Council on 23rd and 24th April 1985 in Brussels, to make payments to finance the Communities' general budget for the financial year 1985.
1985 c. 65
30 October 1985
An Act to make provision with respect to the insolvency of companies and individuals, the winding up of companies, the disqualification and personal liability of persons involved in the management of companies and the avoidance of certain transactions at an undervalue; and for connected purposes.
1985 c. 66
30 October 1985
An Act to reform the law of Scotland relating to sequestration and personal insolvency; and for connected purposes.
1985 c. 67
30 October 1985
An Act to amend the law relating to road passenger transport; to make provision for the transfer of the operations of the National Bus Company to the private sector; to provide for the reorganisation of passenger transport in the public sector; to provide for local and central government financial support for certain passenger transport services and travel concessions; to make further provision with respect to the powers of London Regional Transport; to make new provision with respect to the constitution, powers and proceedings of the Transport Tribunal; to make provision with respect to grants payable under section 92 of the Finance Act 1965; to establish a Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee; and for connected purposes.
1985 c. 68
30 October 1985
An Act to consolidate the Housing Acts (except those provisions consolidated in the Housing Associations Act 1985 and the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985), and certain related provisions, with amendments to give effect to recommendations of the Law Commission.
1985 c. 69
30 October 1985
An Act to consolidate certain provisions of the Housing Acts relating to housing associations, with amendments to give effect to recommendations of the Law Commission and of the Scottish Law Commission.
1985 c. 70
30 October 1985
An Act to consolidate certain provisions of the law of landlord and tenant formerly found in the Housing Acts, together with the Landlord and Tenant Act 1962, with amendments to give effect to recommendations of the Law Commission.
1985 c. 71
30 October 1985
An Act to make provision for repeals, consequential amendments, transitional matters and savings in connection with the consolidation of enactments in the Housing Act 1985, the Housing Associations Act 1985 and the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985.
1985 c. 72
30 October 1985
An Act to consolidate certain enactments relating to weights and measures.
1985 c. 73
30 October 1985
An Act to amend the law of Scotland in respect of certain leases, other contracts and obligations; certain courts and their powers; evidence and procedure; certain criminal penalties; the care of children; the functions of the Commissioner for Local Administration; solicitors; and certain procedures relating to crofting and the valuation of sheep stocks; and to make, as respects Scotland, certain other miscellaneous reforms of the law.
  1. ^ The Queen's Printer edition erroneously omits the words "An Act to" from the long title.
  2. ^ The reference to the Senior Courts Act 1981 was originally to the Supreme Court Act 1981, but that Act was renamed by the Constitutional Reform Act 2005 on 1 October 2009 (along with consequential amendments to this Act).[6]

Local Acts

Short titleCitationRoyal Assent
Long title
1984 c. xxviii
20 December 1984
An Act to confirm a Provisional Order under the Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Act 1936, relating to Lochaber Water Power.
 
Lochaber Water Power Order 1984
Provisional Order to amend the Lochaber Water Power Act 1921; and for other purposes.
1984 c. xxix
20 December 1984
An Act to confirm a Provisional Order under the Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Act 1936, relating to Highland Regional Council (Uig Pier, Skye).
 
Highland Regional Council (Uig Pier, Skye) Order 1984
Provisional Order to empower the Highland Regional Council to construct harbour works at Uig in Skye.
1984 c. xxx
20 December 1984
An Act to confirm a Provisional Order under the Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Act 1936, relating to Lochmaddy and East Loch Tarbert (Improvement of Piers &c.).
 
Lochmaddy and East Loch Tarbert (Improvement of Piers &c.) Order 1984
Provisional Order to empower the Western Isles Islands Council to construct harbour works at Lochmaddy in North Uist, and to empower the said Council and the Scottish Transport Group to construct harbour works at East Loch Tarbert in Harris, in the Western Isles Islands Area; and for other purposes.
1984 c. xxxi
20 December 1984
An Act to confirm a Provisional Order under the Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Act 1936, relating to British Railways.
 
British Railways Order 1984
Provisional Order to confer powers on the British Railways Board with respect to their railway between Edinburgh and Berwick-upon-Tweed; to extend the period limited by section 54 of the British Transport Commission Act 1949; and for other purposes.
1984 c. xxxii
20 December 1984
An Act to regulate prescribed expenditure and expenditure on lending to other persons by the Greater London Council during the financial period from 1st April 1984 to 30th September 1985, including prescribed expenditure of London Regional Transport (formerly known as the London Transport Executive) and their wholly-owned subsidiaries which is to be treated as prescribed expenditure of the Greater London Council, during the financial year from 1st April 1984 to 31st March 1985; and for other purposes.
1985 c. i
24 January 1985
An Act to empower London Regional Transport to construct works and to acquire lands; to confer further powers on London Regional Transport; and for other purposes.
1985 c. ii
11 March 1985
An Act to confirm a Provisional Order under the Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Act 1936, relating to Highland Region (Kinlochbervie).
 
Highland Region (Kinlochbervie) Order 1985
Provisional Order to confer powers on the Highland Regional Council with respect to their pier at Loch Clash and their harbour at Loch Bervie; to authorise the construction of works; to provide for new harbour limits within which the Council shall have jurisdiction; and for other purposes.
1985 c. iii
27 March 1985
An Act to re-enact with amendments and to extend certain local enactments in force within the county of Surrey; to confer further powers on the Surrey County Council and local authorities in the county; to make further provision in regard to the environment, local government, improvement and finances of the county and those local authorities; and for other purposes.
1985 c. iv
4 April 1985
An Act to confirm a Provisional Order under the Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Act 1936, relating to Lerwick Harbour.
 
Lerwick Harbour Order 1985
Provisional Order to confer powers on the Trustees of the port and harbour of Lerwick as to lands; to authorise the Trustees to construct new works for the improvement of the harbour and the facilities thereat; to make provision with respect to dangerous goods; to confer powers on the Trustees and the harbour master to give directions to vessels in the port and harbour; to provide for an increase in the Trustees' powers to borrow money; and for other purposes.
1985 c. v
4 April 1985
An Act to re-enact with amendments certain local enactments in force within the borough of Bournemouth; to confer further powers on the Bournemouth Borough Council; and for other purposes.
1985 c. vi
4 April 1985
An Act to empower London Regional Transport to construct works and to acquire lands; to confer further powers on London Regional Transport; and for other purposes.
1985 c. vii
9 May 1985
An Act to provide for the further alteration of the public passenger transport routes prescribed by the Gosport and Fareham Omnibus Services Act 1929; and for other purposes.
1985 c. viii
9 May 1985
An Act to provide for the cesser of incorporation in England of The National Bank of New Zealand, Limited.
1985 c. ix
9 May 1985
An Act to provide for the vesting in Lloyds Bank Plc of the undertaking of Lloyds Bank International Limited; and for other purposes.
1985 c. x
23 May 1985
An Act to confirm a Provisional Order under the Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Act 1936, relating to Glensanda Harbour.
 
Glensanda Harbour Order 1985
Provisional Order to empower Foster Yeoman Limited to construct works at Glensanda in the district of Lochaber in the Highland Region and to exercise harbour jurisdiction in the area adjoining such works; and for other purposes.
1985 c. xi
13 June 1985
An Act to re-enact with amendments certain local enactments in force within the borough of Luton; and for other purposes.
1985 c. xii
13 June 1985
An Act to amend the Shops Act 1950 in its application to certain premises in the city of Manchester; to confer further powers upon the Greater Manchester County Council; and for other purposes.
1985 c. xiii
13 June 1985
An Act to provide for the transfer of the undertakings of certain subsidiaries of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group public limited company to RBSG public limited company; and for purposes connected therewith.
1985 c. xiv
13 June 1985
An Act to authorise the Bath City Council to appropriate a portion of Royal Victoria Park for the purpose of constructing an access to a parking place for motor vehicles.
1985 c. xv
26 June 1985
An Act to re-enact with amendments and to extend certain local statutory provisions in force within the county of Nottinghamshire; to confer further powers on the Nottinghamshire County Council and local authorities in the county; to make further provision with respect to the improvement, health and local government of the county; and for other purposes.
1985 c. xvi
26 June 1985
An Act to unite The Principal and Governors of Queen Elizabeth College and Chelsea College, University of London with King's College London; to transfer all rights, properties and liabilities from the first two mentioned colleges to King's College London; and for connected and other purposes.
1985 c. xvii
26 June 1985
An Act to re-enact with amendments and to extend certain local enactments in force within the county of Leicestershire; to confer further powers on the Leicestershire County Council and local authorities in the county; to make further provision with regard to the environment, local government, improvement, health and finances of the county; and for other purposes.
1985 c. xviii
26 June 1985
An Act to empower Associated British Ports to construct works and to acquire lands; to confer further powers on A.B. Ports; and for other purposes.
1985 c. xix
26 June 1985
An Act to make further provision for the administration of the Nottinghamshire County Council Superannuation Fund.
1985 c. xx
16 July 1985
An Act to incorporate the Royal Holloway and Bedford New College; to transfer to the Royal Holloway and Bedford New College all rights, properties, assets and liabilities of the Royal Holloway College and Bedford College and to dissolve those colleges; to enact provisions with regard to the Royal Holloway and Bedford New College; and for other purposes.
1985 c. xxi
16 July 1985
An Act to authorise The Great Southern Cemetery and Crematorium Company Limited to sell or develop certain lands forming part of Streatham Park Cemetery belonging to the said Company free from restrictions; and for other purposes.
1985 c. xxii
16 July 1985
An Act to re-enact with amendments certain local enactments in force within the borough of Harrogate; to confer further powers on the Council of the Borough of Harrogate with respect to the management of the Stray; and for other purposes.
1985 c. xxiii
16 July 1985
An Act to amend the Alexandra Park and Palace (Public Purposes) Act 1900, the Alexandra Park and Palace Act 1913 and the Alexandra Park and Palace Order 1966; to confer powers on the Council of the London Borough of Haringey as trustees with respect to the Alexandra Park and Palace; and for other purposes.
1985 c. xxiv
16 July 1985
An Act to make provision for the transfer to the State of Delaware in the United States of America of the incorporation of C-Poultry Company Limited; for the cesser of application to that company of provisions of the Companies Act 1985; and for purposes incidental thereto.
1985 c. xxv
16 July 1985
An Act to authorise the council of the city of Plymouth and Dean and Dyball (Plymouth) Limited to construct works in the Cattewater at Plymouth; to constitute a pier authority; and for other purposes.
1985 c. xxvi
16 July 1985
An Act to regulate prescribed expenditure and expenditure on lending to other persons by the Greater London Council during the financial period from 1st April 1985 to 30th September 1986; and for other purposes.
1985 c. xxvii
22 July 1985
An Act to confirm a Provisional Order under the Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Act 1936, relating to Shetland Islands Council (Omnibus Services).
 
Shetland Islands Council (Omnibus Services) Order 1985
Provisional Order to empower the Shetland Islands Council to operate an omnibus undertaking.
1985 c. xxviii
22 July 1985
An Act to empower The Scarborough Borough Council to maintain and work a cliff lift undertaking at Whitby and to maintain and work a cliff railway undertaking at Scarborough; and for other purposes.
1985 c. xxix
22 July 1985
An Act to re-enact with amendments certain local enactments in force in the city of Durham; to empower the Durham City Council to acquire land or rights therein or thereover for altering, adding to and extending the town hall in that city; to make further provision with regard to the freedom of that city; and for other purposes.
1985 c. xxx
22 July 1985
An Act to empower the British Railways Board to construct works and to purchase or use land in the city of Norwich, in the county of Norfolk; to confer further powers on the Board; and for other purposes.
1985 c. xxxi
25 July 1985
An Act to confirm a Provisional Order under the Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Act 1936, relating to East Lothian District Council (Musselburgh Links, etc.).
 
East Lothian District Council (Musselburgh Links, etc.) Order 1985
Provisional Order to repeal and to re-enact with amendments certain provisions relating to the administration and regulation of Musselburgh Links and other burgh lands adjoining Musselburgh Links; to make further provision for the administration, regulation and control of Musselburgh Links and those lands; to put beyond doubt the extent of an interdict affecting Musselburgh Links; and for other purposes.
1985 c. xxxii
25 July 1985
An Act to confirm a Provisional Order under the Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Act 1936, relating to Shetland Islands Council.
 
Shetland Islands Council Order 1985
Provisional Order to extend the provisions of the Zetland County Council Act 1974 to certain areas in the Shetland Islands Area; to repeal enactments relating to piers and harbours in the said Area; and for other purposes.
1985 c. xxxiii
25 July 1985
An Act to repeal, and re-enact with amendments, the Hastings Pier Acts and Orders 1867 to 1960; and to make further provision with respect to the Hastings Pier Company; and for other purposes.
1985 c. xxxiv
25 July 1985
An Act to re-enact with amendments and extend certain local statutory provisions in force within the county of Oxfordshire; to confer further powers on the Oxfordshire County Council and local authorities and parish councils in the county; to make further provision with respect to the improvement, health and local government of the county; and for other purposes.
1985 c. xxxv
30 October 1985
An Act to confirm a Provisional Order under the Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Act 1936, relating to Associated British Ports (Port of Ayr).
 
Associated British Ports (Port of Ayr) Order 1985
Provisional Order to empower Associated British Ports to construct works and acquire lands at the port of Ayr; to confer further powers on A.B. Ports; and for other purposes.
1985 c. xxxvi
30 October 1985
An Act to confirm a Provisional Order under the Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Act 1936, relating to Church of Scotland Trust (Amendment).
 
Church of Scotland Trust (Amendment) Order 1985
Provisional Order to extend the powers of the Church of Scotland Trust with respect to the investment of the funds belonging to or held by it, and for other purposes.
1985 c. xxxvii
30 October 1985
An Act to constitute the Dartmoor Commoners' Council for the maintenance of and the promotion of proper standards of livestock husbandry on the commons in and about the Dartmoor National Park; to regulate public access to the commons; to confer powers on that Council and on the county council of Devon with reference to those commons; and for connected and other purposes.
1985 c. xxxviii
30 October 1985
An Act to re-enact with amendments certain local enactments in force within the city of Lincoln; to make further provision with regard to the Commons and fairs of the city, the seizing of stray horses, the prevention of flooding and for the maintenance of the omnibus undertaking; and for other purposes.
1985 c. xxxix
30 October 1985
An Act to empower The Merseyside Development Corporation to make byelaws for the good rule and government of its land; to secure that certain enactments have no application to, or to the Corporation with respect to, land vested in the Corporation; to extinguish certain rights of public navigation; to control or prevent pollution in areas of water vested in the Corporation; and for other purposes.
1985 c. xl
30 October 1985
An Act to re-enact with amendments certain local enactments in force within the City of Cambridge; to confer further powers on the Council of the City of Cambridge; and for other purposes.
1985 c. xli
30 October 1985
An Act to authorise motor racing on certain streets in the city of Birmingham; to confer powers on the City of Birmingham District Council in relation thereto; and for other purposes.
1985 c. xlii
30 October 1985
An Act to re-enact with amendments certain local enactments in force within the city of Hereford; to confer further powers on the Council of the city of Hereford; to make provision with regard to the health, local government and improvement of the city; and for other purposes.
1985 c. xliii
30 October 1985
An Act to re-enact with amendments and to extend certain local enactments in force within the city of Worcester; to confer further powers on the Council of the city of Worcester; to make provision with regard to health, safety and public order within the city, the amenity of the river Severn, local government and improvement of the city; and for other purposes.
1985 c. xliv
30 October 1985
An Act to re-enact with amendments and to extend certain local statutory provisions in force within the county of Clwyd; to confer further powers on the local authorities in that county; to make further provision with respect to the improvement, health and local government of the county; and for other purposes.

Personal Act

Short titleCitationRoyal Assent
Long title
1985 c. 1
27 March 1985
An Act to enable Valerie Mary Hill and Alan Monk to be married to each other.

References

  1. ^ House of Commons, Journals of the House of Commons, 241, p. 3.
  2. ^ House of Commons, Journals of the House of Commons, 241, p. 656.
  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.
  6. ^ Constitutional Reform Act 2005, 2005 c. 4, ss. 59(5) & 148(1) & Sch. 11 para. 1(2); Constitutional Reform Act 2005 (Commencement No. 11) Order 2009, S.I. 2009/1604 (C. 83) arts. 2(b) & 2(d).

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