The Interpretation Act 1978 provides that where an Act repeals and re-enacts, with or without modification, a previous enactment then, unless the contrary appears, any reference in any deed or other instrument or document to the enactment so repealed is to be construed as a reference to the provision re-enacted1. However, if specific statutes are referred to in an agreement, it is usually thought necessary to make wider provision than the 1978 Act and cater expressly for amendment and other modification of statutes as well as repeal and replacement2, for example:
‘Reference to any statute
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