Interpretation Act 1978

"An Act to consolidate the Interpretation Act 1889 and certain other enactments relating to the construction and operation of Acts of Parliament and other instruments, with amendments to give effect to recommendations of the Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission."


Interpretation Act 1978 s5 states:

In any Act, unless the contrary intention appears, words and expressions listed in Schedule 1 to this Act are to be construed according to that Schedule.

Interpretation Act 1978 Sch 1 states:

“Registered medical practitioner” means a fully registered person within the meaning of the Medical Act 1983 who holds a licence to practise under that Act.


Full text:

Type: UK Public General Act🔍

Year: 1978🔍

Number: 30

Subject: Miscellaneous legislation🔍

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