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Law: Legislation

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Recommended Resources for Finding Legislation online

Use these resources to find UK and Scottish Acts/Statutes and Statutory Instruments.

Printed resources: Acts

Westminster Acts

Year

Title

Location

1991-

Current law statutes

REF LAW JF 6 SCO

1949-1990

Scottish current law statutes

REF LAW JF 6 SCO

1949-1996

Public general acts and measures

REF LAW JF 4 PGA

1866-1949

Public general acts and church assembly measures

REF LAW JF 12.2. LAW ACT

1830-1865

Public general statutes

REF LAW JF 4 PGA

Acts of the Scottish Parliament

1999-

Acts of the Scottish Parliaments

REF LAW JF 4 SCO

(Recent acts are in boxes next to the dark blue books)

Table of Regnal Years: 1066-1625

Sovereigns

Commencement of Reign

Length of Reign in Years

William I

October 14, 1066

21

William II

September 26, 1087

13

Henry I

August 5, 1100

36

Stephen

December 26, 1135

19

Henry II

December 19, 1154

35

Richard I

September 23, 1189

10

John

May 27, 1199

18

Henry III

October 26, 1216

57

Edward I

November 20, 1272

35

Edward II

July 8, 1307

20

Edward III

January 25, 1326

51

Richard II

June 22, 1377

23

Henry IV

September 30, 1399

14

Henry V

March 21, 1413

10

Henry VI

September 1, 1422

39

Edward IV

March 4, 1461

23

Edward V

April 9, 1483

-

Richard III

June 26, 1483

3

Henry VII

August 22, 1485

24

Henry VIII

April 22, 1509

38

Edward VI

January 28, 1547

7

Mary

July 6, 1553

6

Elizabeth I

November 17, 1558

45

James I

March 24, 1603

23

Charles I

March 27, 1625

24

Table of Regnal Years: 1649-1952

Commonwealth

January 30, 1649

11

Charles II

May 29, 1660

37

James II

February 6, 1685

4

William and Mary

February 13, 1689

14

Anne

March 8, 1702

13

George I

August 1, 1714

13

George II

June 11, 1727

34

George III

October 25, 1760

60

George IV

January 29, 1820

11

William IV

June 26, 1830

7

Victoria

June 20, 1837

64

Edward VII

January 22, 1901

9

George V

May 6, 1910

26

Edward VIII

January 20, 1936

1

George VI

December 11, 1936

15

Elizabeth II

February 6, 1952

-

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