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If you are using the Quick Find form on the Home Page:

  • Select Act and enter the citation in the Legislation (title & year) text box. For example, 1980 and 21 will find the Competition Act (c21).
  • Select Secondary Legislation and enter a number. For example, 1999 and 3483 will find the Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels in Crops, Food and Feeding Stuffs) (England and Wales) Regulations 1999.

Legislation Search Form

If you are using a Legislation search form, Series number can be used if you know the Chapter Numbers of an Act, Series Numbers of Secondary Legislation, etc. For example:

To search for this...Do this...
Copyright Act, Chapter 1
  1. Open one of the legislation search forms.
  2. Enter 1957 in Title or Year.
  3. Enter 16 in Series number
  4. Click on Search.

This will retrieve the Copyright Act 1957.

SI 1999 No 3483
  1. Open one of the legislation search forms.
  2. Select Secondary Legislation.
  3. Enter 1999 in Title or Year.
  4. Enter 3483 in Series number.
  5. Click on Search.

This will retrieve the Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels in Crops, Food and Feeding Stuffs) (England and Wales) Regulations 1999.

Interpretation Measure 1925 (No. 1)
  1. Open one of the legislation search forms.
  2. Enter Interpretation Measure 1925 in Title
  3. Enter 1 in Series number
  4. Click on Search.

This will retrieve Interpretation Measure 1925 (No. 1).

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