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The law-making process in England and Wales
The law-making process in England and Wales

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6.3 Reading a statute

The layout and structure of a statute follows a specific order. As part of this course you need to be able to refer to the areas within a piece of legislation. Below you are provided with an outline of the structure of a statute.

  1. Title
  2. Citation – chapter number
  3. Long title
  4. Date of Royal Assent
  5. Sections.