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Started by: Pewfall (275) 

oh dear Tonker. I quickly corrected de facto by de jure so that is no valid argument. My link is the the current law of the land i.e. The domain is is the government's up to date website on many things. Try going to itself and you will see it was last updated on 15th October 2021. It quotes "Stay up to date with newly enacted legislation for the UK, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland as it is published to this site using our free subscription feeds, or by browsing new legislation by publication date. All Bills currently before the UK Parliament are listed on the UK Parliament website in the Parliamentary Business, Bills & Legislation section. They are published on this site once they receive Royal Assent..

It follows on to state "Legislation published recently
No new legislation published today
Legislation published on 15th October 2021"

Yes, this Act was passed in 1980. If you look at my link you will see this "Changes to legislation:Highways Act 1980, Section 137 is up to date with all changes known to be in force on or before 15 October 2021. There are changes that may be brought into force at a future date. Changes that have been made appear in the content and are referenced with annotations. Help about Changes to Legislation"

1980 was when the Act was passed. The link shows it is up to date on 15th Oct 2021.

Let me explain and break this down in layman terms to you :The Murder (Abolition of Death Penalty) Act 1965 abolished the death penalty for murder. Just because an Act was passed in 1965 does not make it necessarily defunct or less lawful or relevant due to age as you imply. Law, both civil and criminal is tweaked over time and even repealed, hence the implicit need to keep up to date.

Short version - The link i posted shows the correct 1980 Legislation , on the Government's official Website that acknowledges it is legally current, updated and reflects all tweaks that have passed by Royal Assent up to today's date of Oct 2021.

Tonker's link is an out of date recommendation copied and posted from an "archive" of an old web page.

I am no Poirot, but i have studied various aspects of England & Welsh law and my Higher Education qualifications in the same are fully recognised in the United Kingdom and many countries abroad.

Replied: 16th Oct 2021 at 21:55

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