|Long title||An Act to provide for the numbering and citation of future Acts of Parliament by reference to the calendar year in which they are passed.|
|Citation||10 & 11 Eliz 2 c 34|
|Introduced by||Viscount Kilmuir (the Lord Chancellor)|
|Territorial extent||United Kingdom|
|Royal assent||19 July 1962|
|Commencement||19 July 1962|
Status: Current legislation
|Revised text of statute as amended|
The Acts of Parliament Numbering and Citation Act 1962 (10 & 11 Eliz 2 c 34) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It has never been amended. It was introduced because the existing system of citing Acts by session and chapter was considered "inconvenient".
This section provides that the chapter number of every Act of Parliament passed on or after 1 January 1963 is assigned by reference to the calendar year in which it has been passed, instead of by reference to the session of parliament in which it has been passed.
It further provides that any such Act may be cited accordingly in any Act, instrument or document.
This section authorises the citation of this Act by a short title.
- Halsbury's Statutes. Fourth Edition. 2008 Reissue. Volume 41. Page 767.
- The citation of this Act by this short title is authorised by section 2 of this Act. The comma preceding the calendar year in printed copies of this Act is omitted on the authority of a note by Sir Noel Hutton QC, First Parliamentary Counsel, as to which see "The Citation of Statutes" 82 LQR 24-24. The validity of this note is questioned by Halsbury's Laws of England, Fourth Edition, Reissue, Volume 44(1), footnote 10 to paragraph 1268.
- This Act came into force on the date on which it received royal assent because no other date was specified: The Acts of Parliament (Commencement) Act 1793.
- Viscount Kilmuir, http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/lords/1962/jan/25/acts-of-parliament-number-ing-and#column_989