Truck Act 1940

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Truck Act 1940 [1]
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Long title An Act to restrain legal proceedings under the Truck Acts 1831 to 1896 in respect of certain transactions heretofore effected which might lawfully have been effected in another form, and to remove doubts as to whether persons employed under contracts rendered illegal by those Acts are or were to be regarded for purposes other than those of the said Acts as employed under contracts of service.
Citation 3 & 4 Geo 6 c 38
Dates
Royal assent 10 July 1940
Status: Repealed

The Truck Act 1940 (3 & 4 Geo 6 c 38) was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It was one of the Truck Acts 1831 to 1940. [2] It was passed in response to the decision in Pratt v Cook, Son & Co (St. Paul's) [3] in which the court interpreted the Truck Acts in a novel way. [4]

Contents

The whole Act was repealed by sections 11 and 32(2) of, and Schedule 1 to, Part III of Schedule 5 to, the Wages Act 1986.

Section 1

Sections 1(1) and (3) were repealed by Schedule 1 to the Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1973.

Section 3

Section 3(2) was repealed in part by Schedule 1 to the Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1973.

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References

  1. The citation of this Act by this short title was authorised by section 3(1) of this Act. Due to the repeal of that provision, it is now authorised by section 19(2) of the Interpretation Act 1978.
  2. The Truck Act 1940, section 3(1)
  3. Pratt v Cook, Son & Co (St. Paul's) [1940] AC 487; 109 LJKB 298; 162 LT 248; 56 TLR 868, HL.
  4. Annual Survey of English Law 1940. London School of Economics and Political Science (University of London) Department of Law. 1940. Page 203. And see pages xxii and 211.