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The Architects Act 1997 (see also the entry in the UK Statute Law Database) An Act to consolidate the enactments relating to architects.  Follow this link to an unofficial copy of the Architects Act as it is currently in force (September 2011).

Extracts from the Building Act 1984 including the Arrangement of Sections, the long title, sections 17 and 49 and relevant Derivations.  For the whole Act see the Statute Law Database. (The Building Act An Act to consolidate certain enactments concerning building and buildings and related matters.)

European Communities Act 1972 An Act to make provision in connection with the enlargement of the European Communities to include the United Kingdom, together with (for certain purposes) the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man and Gibraltar.  Section 2(2) provides, subject to certain provisos, that "...any designated Minister or department may by regulations, make provision ... for the purpose of implementing any Community obligation of the United Kingdom".

Data Protection Act 1998 An Act to make new provision for the regulation of the processing of information relating to individuals, including the obtaining, holding, use or disclosure of such information. (Inquirers and policy makers with an interest in the Data Protection Act may also wish to read the Legal Guidance for data controllers published by the Information Commissioner.)

Deregulation and Contracting Out Act 1994 An Act to amend, and make provision for the amendment of, statutory provisions and rules of law in order to remove or reduce certain burdens affecting persons in the carrying on of trades, businesses or professions or otherwise, and for other deregulatory purposes; to make further provision in connection with the licensing of operators of goods vehicles; to make provision for and in connection with the contracting out of certain functions vested in Ministers of the Crown, local authorities, certain governmental bodies and the holders of certain offices; and for purposes connected therewith.

Human Rights Act 1998 An Act to give further effect to rights and freedoms guaranteed under the European Convention on Human Rights; to make provision with respect to holders of certain judicial offices who become judges of the European Court of Human Rights; and for connected purposes.

Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 An Act to protect individuals who make certain disclosures of information in the public interest; to allow such individuals to bring action in respect of victimisation; and for connected purposes.

Freedom of Information Act 2000. An Act to make provision for the disclosure of information held by public authorities or by persons providing services for them and to amend the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Public Records Act 1958; and for connected purposes. (A " Short Guide to the Freedom of Information Act and Other New Access Rights" has been published by the Campaign for Freedom of Information.  It contains a model letter for use when requesting information.)

Regulatory Reform Act 2001 An Act to enable provision to be made for the purpose of reforming legislation which has the effect of imposing burdens affecting persons in the carrying on of any activity and to enable codes of practice to be made with respect to the enforcement of restrictions, requirements or conditions.

Building (Scotland) Act 2003 An Act of the Scottish Parliament to make further provision with respect to buildings, building standards, work in relation to buildings and related matters; and for connected purposes.

Fraud Act 2006 An Act to make provision for, and in connection with, criminal liability for fraud and obtaining services dishonestly.

Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006 An Act to enable provision to be made for the purpose of removing or reducing burdens resulting from legislation and promoting regulatory principles; to make provision about the exercise of regulatory functions; to make provision about the interpretation of legislation relating to the European Communities and the European Economic Area; to make provision relating to section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972; and for connected purposes. (See the following links to the  Regulators' Compliance Code proposed under the earlier LRR Bill and a Treasury Report on progress in implementing the Hampton Review of March 2005.)

 

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