List of Acts of the 5th Session of the 54th Parliament of the United Kingdom
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List of Acts of the 5th Session of the 54th Parliament of the United Kingdom

This is a list of Acts of the 5th session of the 54th Parliament of the United Kingdom, which ran from 18 November 2009[1] until 8 April 2010.[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]

33 Acts of Parliament were passed by the 54th Parliament in its 5th session: 30 Public General Acts and 3 Local Acts.

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Public General Acts

Short titleCitationRoyal Assent
Long title
2009 c. 27
16 December 2009
An Act to authorise the use of resources for the service of the years ending with 31 March 2010 and 31 March 2011 and to apply certain sums out of the Consolidated Fund to the service of the years ending with 31 March 2010 and 31 March 2011.
2010 c. 1
21 January 2010
An Act to repeal and revive provisions of the Video Recordings Act 1984.
2010 c. 2
10 February 2010
An Act to make provision for the temporary validity of certain Orders in Council imposing financial restrictions on, and in relation to, persons suspected of involvement in terrorist activity; and for connected purposes.
2010 c. 3
10 February 2010
An Act to make provision for and in connection with the imposition of duties for securing sound public finances.
2010 c. 4
3 March 2010
An Act to restate, with minor changes, certain enactments relating to corporation tax and certain enactments relating to company distributions; and for connected purposes.
2010 c. 5
18 March 2010
An Act to authorise the use of resources for the service of the years ending with 31 March 2009 and 31 March 2010 and to apply certain sums out of the Consolidated Fund to the service of the year ending with 31 March 2010; and to appropriate the supply authorised in this Session of Parliament for the service of the years ending with 31 March 2009 and 31 March 2010.
2010 c. 6
18 March 2010
An Act to enable persons to be married in a place of worship in a parish in the Church in Wales with which they have a qualifying connection; and for connected purposes.
2010 c. 7
18 March 2010
An Act to make provision for societies to be registered as co-operative or community benefit societies and to re-name the Industrial and Provident Societies Acts; to apply to registered societies the provisions relating to directors disqualification and to make provision for the application of certain other enactments relating to companies; to confer power to make provision for credit unions corresponding to any provision applying to building societies; and for connected purposes.
2010 c. 8
18 March 2010
An Act to restate, with minor changes, certain enactments relating to tax; to make provision for purposes connected with the restatement of enactments by other tax law rewrite Acts; and for connected purposes.
2010 c. 9
25 March 2010
An Act to set targets relating to the eradication of child poverty, and to make other provision about child poverty.
2010 c. 10
25 March 2010
An Act to make provision about the rights of third parties against insurers of liabilities to third parties in the case where the insured is insolvent, and in certain other cases.
2010 c. 11
25 March 2010
An Act to make provision for giving effect to the Convention on Cluster Munitions.
2010 c. 12
8 April 2010
An Act to Appropriate the supply authorised in this Session of Parliament for the service of the year ending with 31 March 2011.
2010 c. 13
8 April 2010
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.
2010 c. 14
8 April 2010
An Act to introduce a national day to raise awareness of the need to eradicate all forms of slavery, human trafficking and exploitation; and for connected purposes.
2010 c. 15
8 April 2010
An Act to make provision to require Ministers of the Crown and others when making strategic decisions about the exercise of their functions to have regard to the desirability of reducing socio-economic inequalities; to reform and harmonise equality law and restate the greater part of the enactments relating to discrimination and harassment related to certain personal characteristics; to enable certain employers to be required to publish information about the differences in pay between male and female employees; to prohibit victimisation in certain circumstances; to require the exercise of certain functions to be with regard to the need to eliminate discrimination and other prohibited conduct; to enable duties to be imposed in relation to the exercise of public procurement functions; to increase equality of opportunity; to amend the law relating to rights and responsibilities in family relationships; and for connected purposes.
2010 c. 16
8 April 2010
An Act to make provision relating to salaries, allowances and pensions for members of the Northern Ireland Assembly.
2010 c. 17
8 April 2010
An Act to make provision about police powers of stop and search; about the taking, retention, destruction and use of evidential material; for the protection of victims of domestic violence; about injunctions in respect of gang-related violence; about anti-social behaviour orders; about the private security industry; about possession and use of electronic communications devices in prison; about air weapons; for the compensation of victims of overseas terrorism; about licensing the sale and supply of alcohol; about searches in relation to persons subject to control orders; and for connected purposes.
2010 c. 18
8 April 2010
An Act to amend section 15 of the Community Care (Delayed Discharges etc.) Act 2003 so as to remove the restriction on the period for which personal care may be provided free of charge to persons living at home; and to make consequential provision.
2010 c. 19
8 April 2010
An Act to protect persons whose tenancies are not binding on mortgagees and to require mortgagees to give notice of the proposed execution of possession orders.
2010 c. 20
8 April 2010
An Act to make provision about the use or supply of tanning devices that use artificial ultra-violet radiation; and for connected purposes.
2010 c. 21
8 April 2010
An Act to amend the Sustainable Communities Act 2007.
2010 c. 22
8 April 2010
An Act to[a] Make provision for or in connection with the relief of debts of certain developing countries.
2010 c. 23
8 April 2010
An Act to make provision about offences relating to bribery; and for connected purposes.
2010 c. 24
8 April 2010
An Act to make provision about the functions of the Office of Communications; to make provision about the online infringement of copyright and about penalties for infringement of copyright and performers' rights; to make provision about internet domain registries; to make provision about the functions of the Channel Four Television Corporation; to make provision about the regulation of television and radio services; to make provision about the regulation of the use of the electromagnetic spectrum; to amend the Video Recordings Act 1984; to make provision about public lending right in relation to electronic publications; and for connected purposes.
2010 c. 25
8 April 2010
An Act to make provision relating to the civil service of the State; to make provision in relation to section 3 of the Act of Settlement; to make provision relating to the ratification of treaties; to make provision relating to the counting of votes in parliamentary elections; to amend the Parliamentary Standards Act 2009 and the European Parliament (Pay and Pensions) Act 1979 and to make provision relating to pensions for members of the House of Commons, Ministers and other office holders; to make provision for treating members of the House of Commons and members of the House of Lords as resident, ordinarily resident and domiciled in the United Kingdom for taxation purposes; to amend the Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 and to make corresponding provision in relation to Wales; to amend the Public Records Act 1958 and the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
2010 c. 26
8 April 2010
An Act to make provision about children with disabilities or special educational needs, school and other education, and governing bodies' powers; to make provision amending the Education Acts; to make provision about Local Safeguarding Children Boards; and to make provision about publication of information relating to family proceedings.
2010 c. 27
8 April 2010
An Act to make provision relating to the demonstration, assessment and use of carbon capture and storage technology; to make provision about reports on decarbonisation of electricity generation and development and use of carbon capture and storage technology; to make provision for requiring benefits to be provided by holders of gas or electricity supply licences; to make provision about functions of the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority; to make provision about general duties of the Secretary of State in relation to gas and electricity markets; to make provision about electricity generation licences; to make provision about persons authorised to supply gas or electricity; and for connected purposes.
2010 c. 28
8 April 2010
An Act to make provision amending the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, including provision about financial education, and other provision about financial services and markets; and to make provision for the administration of court funds by the Director of Savings.
2010 c. 29
8 April 2010
An Act to make provision about water, including provision about the management of risks in connection with flooding and coastal erosion.
  1. ^ The Queen's Printer edition erroneously omits the words "An Act to" from the long title.

Local Acts

Short titleCitationRoyal Assent
Long title
2010 c. i
21 January 2010
An Act to re-state and extend the categories of person entitled by birthright to be enrolled as a Freeman of Beverley; to extend the area within which entitlement to be a Pasture Freeman may arise; to modify legislation relating to such entitlement; and for related purposes.
2010 c. ii
8 April 2010
An Act to confer powers on Bournemouth Borough Council for the better control of street trading in the borough of Bournemouth.
2010 c. iii
8 April 2010
An Act to confer powers on Manchester City Council for the better control of street trading in the city of Manchester.

References

  1. ^ House of Commons, Journals of the House of Commons, 266, p. 1.
  2. ^ House of Commons, Journals of the House of Commons, 266, p. 425.
  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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