RepositoryDerbyshire Record Office
Archive Reference / Library Class No.ACT
TitleParliament of the United Kingdom
DescriptionPublished copies of Public General, Local, Personal and Private Acts 1798-1973
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Archive CreatorParliament of the United Kingdom
Custodial HistoryThis collection was inherited by Derbyshire Record Office through the County Quarter Sessions and County Council who maintained a collection of published acts of Parliament, including for their own reference.
ArrangementArranged chronologically. Each year may be arranged slightly differently depending on how the acts were published and bound together. Most years consist of several volumes, with each type of act (i.e. Public General, Local, Private) arranged chronologically.
Organisation Sub-TypeCentral government
Access ConditionsTo request access to a particular Act, please provide the year the Act was passed, the type of Act and if possible the chapter number. See below for link to the UK Legislation website for lists of the Acts, including chapter numbers.
Finding AidsA chronological list of the Local and Private (Personal from 1948) Acts of Parliament can be found via the link below.
RelatedMaterialTexts of more recent Local Acts can be see at and copies ordered from The Stationery Office Ltd.

Some Acts are also held as individual records, particularly those relating to Enclosure (see Q/RI) and several relating to public works such as railways and canals. Search the catalogue using key words from the title of the Act to see if a copy is available.
Volunteer OpportunityPlease contact us if you would like to discuss remote volunteer opportunities to improve this catalogue by identifying Derbyshire entries from the online indexes.
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