HC Deb 16 July 1973 vol 860 c28W
Mr. Skeet

asked the Attorney-General if he will list the number of times and the statutes in which retrospection has been authorised in Acts which have received the Royal Assent during the past three years.

The Attorney-General

No Act for which I am responsible has retrospective effect. The following provisions in Acts for which my noble Friend is responsible have retrospective effect:

Courts Act 1971, Section 44 (3), compensation for loss of employment.

Land Registration and Land Charges Act 1971, Section 3 (2), indemnity for loss incurred through error in register.

Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1971, Schedule 2, extension of limitation period.

Nullity of Marriage Act 1971, Section 6, removal of bar of collusion.

Recognition of Divorces and Legal Separations Act 1971, Section 10 (4), recognition of overseas divorces.

Matrimonial Proceedings (Polygamous Marriages) Act 1972, Section 4, right to decree of nullity and ancillary relief in polygamous marriages.

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