Section 8: Construction of references to repealed enactments

The General Clauses Act, 1897

General Rules of Construction

Section 8: Construction of references to repealed enactments.

8. 1[(1)] Where this Act, or any 2[Central Act] or Regulation made after the commencement of this Act, repeals and re-enacts, with or without modification, any provision of a former enactment, then references in any other enactment or in any instrument to the provision so repealed shall, unless a different intention appears, be construed as references to the provision so re-enacted.

3[(2) 4[Where before the fifteenth day of August, 1947, any Act of Parliament of the United Kingdom repealed and re-enacted], with or without modification, any provision of a former enactment, then reference in any 2[Central Act] or in any Regulation or instrument to the provision so repealed shall, unless a different intention appears, be construed as references to the provision so re-enacted.]


Amendments

1. Section 8 renumbered as sub-section (1) thereof by Act 18 of 1919, s. 2 and the First Schedule.

2. Subs. by the A.O. 1937, for “Acts of the Governor-General in Council”.

3. Ins. by s. 2 and the First Schedule, by Act 18 of 1919.

4. Subs. by the A.O. 1950, for “Where any Act of Parliament repeals and re-enacts”.

 

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