About

The Project

The primary aim of The Statutes Project is quite simple: to put the entire corpus of English / British parliamentary law online, for free, in multiple and easily reusable formats.

This also means producing reliable, and freely usable, metadata, finding and visualizing the relationships between the acts, and investigating ways of digitally analysing the texts.

The bulk of the content has been taken from digitized volumes over one hundred years old, and therefore out of copyright and in the public domain.

The Author

The Statutes Project has been set up by John Levin. I blog, I tweet, I write about debtors in prisons and in sanctuaries.

The Copyright

All texts, information and whathaveyou are provided as-is, and absolutely no guarantees or reassurances as to truth, accuracy or punctuation are offered. Don’t even think of citing it in front of a judge. Or a barrister. Or even some guy down the pub.

All the original material posted here is copyright John Levin and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 4.0 unless otherwise stated.

The statutes and the books from which they are transcribed are in the Public Domain being published before 1914. Some materials may have been made available by the U.K. Government under the Open Government License 3.0.

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