SLD Goes Public

SLD was released to the public on 20 December 2006. The staff of the UK Statutory Publications Offices would like to welcome all our new users. The content of SLD is available for viewing and private use free of charge, but please see the Crown Copyright notice for further information about re-use of the data.

2006 Primary Legislation

All 2006 primary legislation has now been published to the website with the exception of the Armed Forces Act 2006 (c. 52). Delivery of the electronic data for this Act was delayed due to its unusual structure. It is now ready for deployment and will be available on the site within the next two days. [Updated 7.2.2007]

Update Status of SLD

Work on bringing the text of SLD fully up to date is in progress. Please see Update Status of Legislation to find out how to determine the date to which your chosen legislation has been revised and how to obtain details of any effects that have not yet been applied to it.


Annotations and Annotation Types

In Acts dating from before the basedate (1 February 1991) you will find that some annotations are listed under the wrong annotation type. For example, editorial information may appear under the annotation types for amendments or modifications. These will be progressively corrected in the course of update work.

Variant Readings of Text in Old Acts

In many pre-UK Acts, there are variant readings of the text and other notes that appeared in Statutes of the Realm that are annotated with the 'F-note' annotation type under the heading 'Amendments (Textual)'. These annotations will be reassigned to the X-note annotation type ('Editorial Information') during the early part of 2007.