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Pledge “uklaws”

"I will write to a government minister to request that more Acts of Parliament are made available on the OPSI website. but only if 10 other UK residents will do the same."

— John Cross

Deadline to sign up by: 31st October 2006
2 people signed up, 8 more were needed

Country: United Kingdom

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The Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI) website currently includes all Acts passed after 1988 but only one Act passed earlier: the European Communities Act 1972.

See: http://www.opsi.gov.uk/acts.htm

Since ignorance of the law is no defence and legal advice can be very expensive I believe more laws should be made freely available. I list below some important Acts which are not currently available from the OPSI. Some of them have historical and constititutional importance.

Companies Act 1985
Parliament Act 1911
Bill of Rights 1689
Public Order Act 1986
Trade Descriptions Act 1968
Representation of the People Act 1983

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John Cross, the Pledge Creator, joined by:

  • Benny Spooner
  • 1 person who did not want to give their name

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