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Interpretation Act 2005

Repeals and savings.

3.—(1) The following Acts are repealed:

(a) the Interpretation Act 1889;

(b) the Interpretation Act 1923 ;

(c) the Interpretation Act 1937 ;

(d) the Interpretation (Amendment) Act 1993 .

(2) (a) The repeal by this Act of an Act which assigns a meaning to a word or expression in another enactment does not affect the meaning so assigned if—

(i) in the absence of that meaning in this Act, or

(ii) by the application to the other enactment of the meaning assigned by this Act to the same or a similar word or expression,

the other enactment would be changed in intent or become unclear or absurd.

(b) The repeal by this Act of an Act which provides for any matter (other than a matter to which paragraph (a) relates) in another enactment does not affect the matter so provided for if—

(i) in the absence of that matter being provided for in this Act, or

(ii) by the application to the other enactment of a matter provided for by this Act which corresponds to a matter provided for in the repealed Act concerned,

the other enactment would be changed in intent or become unclear or absurd.