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Commercial Laws

British Coat of Arms

These Acts of Parliament relate to laws concerning commercial transactions: duties and bounties, imports and exports, the manufacturing of goods, and all related subjects.

To ease your search for specific topics, keywords in each act are highlighted in red. By simply scanning through the chronological list, you should easily be able to narrow in on desired items. Through the reign of George II, acts are listed by the year in which the Parliamentary session ends ; from George III on they are by date of passage .

Local and Personal Acts, and Private Acts are identified by "Cap." numbers in green.

Some subjects, though, attracted such extensive legislation that the numerous acts relating to them can be found on seperate pages. Select from the links below for laws concerning:

Red dotFish and Fisheries
Red dotBeer, Wine and Spirits
Red dotWool, Cotton, Fibers and Fabrics

For other related material contained within legislation filed elsewhere, see also:

Red dotMunicipal and Transportation Laws
Red dotAgricultural and Rural Laws
Red dotSocial Laws
Red dotScottish Laws

The Acts are arranged according to the reigns of the British Kings and Queens.
Select from below to view a particular era.
Commonwealth
1642-1660
Charles II
1660-1685
James II
1685-1689
William & Mary
1689-1702
Anne
1702-1714
George I
1714-1727
George II
1727-1760
George III
1760-1820
George IV
1820-1830
William IV
1830-1837
Victoria
1837-1901


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1660

* Dated from the death of Charles I


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(Later William III)

1693 1693-94 1694-95 1695-96 1698 1698-99

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1702 1703-04 1704-05 1705 1706

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1718 1722 1727

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1728 1729 1731 1734 1735 1738 1744 1745 1746 1748 1749 1750 1758

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1762 1765 1770 1772 1774 1781 1782 1787 1790 14th May 1796 30th December 1797 21st June 1798 4th January 1799 16th May 1800 30th May 1800 20th June 1800 30th June 1800 9th July 1800 28th July 1800 31st December 1800 24th March 1801 20th June 1801 21st November 1801 30th April 1802 26th June 1802 20th July 1804 23d July 1806 19th February 1807 25th April 1807 1st June 1808 15th April 1813 10th July 1813 1st December 1814 6th July 1815 11th July 1815 26th February 1816 4th March 1816 11th April 1816 21st May 1816 22d June 1816 23d March 1819

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24th June 1822 1st July 1822 9th June 1824

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14th August 1834 13th August 1836

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4th July 1838 27th July 1838 16th August 1838 4th August 1845 26th June 1846 3d July 1846 27th July 1846 18th August 1846 28th August 1846 23d April 1847 22d July 1847 26th June 1849 5th August 1850 11th April 1851 20th May 1851 5th June 1851 1st August 1851 7th August 1851 3d July 1854 10th July 1854 31st July 1854 12th August 1854 23d July 1855 23d June 1856 8th August 1859 15th May 1860 22d July 1861 6th August 1861 13th July 1863 30th June 1864 13th May 1872 7th August 1874

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