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Statute Law (Repeals) Bill

Watch live coverage as MPs debate the Statute Law (Repeals) Bill at second reading from 4.30pm on 7 January 2013.

The bill aims to repeal laws recommended by the Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission as no longer having a practical use.

Some of the laws for repeal date back more than two centuries, such as the Philanthropic Society's Act 1806. Others apply to former British overseas territories, such as the Calcutta and South-eastern Railway Act 1857.

The Scottish Parliament has passed a Legislative Consent Resolution in respect of the bill and it has been passed by the House of Lords. MPs will move to consider all remaining stages of the bill following the second reading.

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