HC Deb 23 July 1973 vol 860 c316W
Mr. Skeet

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list the number of times and the statutes in which retrospection has been authorised in Acts originating in his Department which have received the Royal Assent in the past three years.

Mr. Anthony Royle

Section 1 of the Sri Lanka Republic Act 1972, Section 1 of the Sierra Leone Republic Act 1972, and Section 3 (4) (a) and Section 4 (2) of the Overseas Pensions Act 1973 contain provisions of retrospective effect.