The 'A-Z index' enables you to browse legislation using an alphabetical index. Select the 'A-Z index' link from the search bar at the top of the page.
When you select the 'A-Z index' link, this page appears:
The alphabetical order of the index is based on the legislation title. By default, legislation beginning with the letter 'A' is displayed.
The results are displayed 20 to a page. If there are more than 20 results, you can move through the pages using the page navigation facility displayed at the top and bottom of the table. This facility is described more fully in Working with Search Results.
On the 'A-Z Index' page you can do the following:
You can select another
letter from the index at the top of the page to view legislation with
titles starting with that letter.
For instance, in the illustration below we have selected the 'K' hyperlink:
You can refine the search
by selecting a specific type of legislation from the 'Legislation type'
drop-down list at the top of the page.
For instance, you can choose to list all legislation or all secondary legislation or, as in the example below, all UK Statutory Instruments.
By default, the ‘All Primary’ entry is selected, which means that all primary legislation is listed.
Each entry in the list operates as a hyperlink. Clicking on an entry will take you to the ‘Results within legislation’ page for the selected item of legislation.
The ‘A-Z index’ will always produce the latest versions of legislation, applicable to the widest geographical extent. This is because the facility deems that you have specified two additional search criteria: an ‘As at the date’ of today’s date and an extent of ‘UK (Applicable to)’. If you want to search using any other date or extent criteria, please use ‘Advanced search’.
Note that the word 'The' at the start of a title is ignored for the purposes of determining the initial letter under which it will appear. For example, 'The Environment (Northern Ireland) Order 2002' is listed under 'E' not 'T'.