Part of the Brunswick Town Trail.
43 Brunswick Place
My work has developed a bit since I filled out the application back in Feb or whenever it was. I’ve got a couple of ‘poems’ a temporary wall based installation and my new Stars original + questionnaire and goodies for you.
Come and read the papers with a cup of tea.
Open every Saturday and Sunday in MAY
7th & 8th, 14th & 15th, 21st & 22nd and 28th & 29th
From 11am till 5pm
A close up of a date (30thNov) from the Fireworks Act 2003. I thought it had a suitably celebratory sub-text for the Artist Open Houses Festival 30th Year tribute page!!
Missing Girl is part of the Brunswick Town Trail
Carte blanche, which means unconditional authority or power, was coined during the mid 1600s and literally means in French “blank document.”
On authenticity and formatting of Acts of Government.
I hope he doesn’t mind, but it sounds better in the words he used:
…it was more out of interest - as someone who works with legislation, and has been responsible for producing two Acts in the last 2 years (and is currently working on a third Bill), I was intrigued at the bullet points, as they are not something I have seen before.
The answer, as provided by your colleague, is also interesting. It seems that in the version you worked from, Parts 6 and 7 of Schedule 1, which list a number of other public bodies subject to the Act, were bulleted. As your colleague says, the version currently on the online legislation database does not use this formatting. It’s difficult to check this against old online versions, because the National Archive has recently replaced the old websites (opsi.gov.uk and the statute law database) with the new legislation.gov.uk. But I’m working with one of the Archive teams on a separate project, and can ask them whether they have access to former versions of the Act as posted online, or whether they are aware of a change in the house formatting guidelines which resulted in bullet points being removed from more recent versions. I can also check this with Parliamentary Counsel’s Office - these are the lawyers who actually draft legislation.
Hard copies can be purchased from The Stationery Office (including their online store) but the current version they are selling was the Act as reprinted in 2007, so this almost certainly wouldn’t be the same as whatever you worked from.
Looking at the attachments your colleague sent, it seems the PDFs were created from a Microsoft Word document, which is not a format that would have been published on a Government website (as it could easily be edited by users, which could lead to confusion or ambiguity about the statute). It’s possible that the text you used was taken from another website, which had published its own version of the Act in a Word document. Some organisations do this - see, for example: http://www.cfoi.org.uk/pdf/foia2000.pdf
In summary, there is no one “version” of an Act, and It’s important to remember that legislation does get amended regularly anyway, so your work can only ever be a snapshot of a particular version at a particular time.