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UK media laws: Other legislation

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THE HOUSE OF COMMONS DISQUALIFICATION ACT 1957
5&6 Eliz. 2 c. 20
Repealed by House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975 and Northern Ireland Assembly Disqualification Act 1975.

THE OBSCENE PUBLICATIONS ACT 1959
7&8 Eliz.2 c.66
1. Test of obscenity. Specifically excludes 'anything done in the course of a cinematograph exhibition (within the meaning of the Cinematograph Act, 1952), other than one excluded from the Cinematograph Act 1909 by subsection (4) of section seven of that Act (which relates to exhibitions in private houses to which the public are not admitted), or to anything done in the course of television or sound broadcasting'.

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THE CHARITIES ACT 1960
8 & 9 Eliz. 2 c. 58
 Repealed that part of Cinematograph Film Production (Special Loans) Act 1949 which allowed the National Film Finance Corporation to hold land. The repeal itself was repealed by the Education Act 1973.

THE MERCHANT SHIPPING ACT 1970
1970 c. 36
87. The merchant navy uniform
(5) Nothing in this section shall prohibit or restrict the use of a merchant navy uniform or any part of it for the purposes of any stage, film or television performance, unless the use is such as to bring the uniform into disrepute.

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THE SUPERANNUATION ACT 1972
1972 c. 11
22. Pension schemes of various statutory bodies: removal of requirement to obtain Ministerial approval for certain determinations, etc.
        Bodies can make gratuities, etc. Covers British Film Fund Agency [under Cinematograph Films Act 1957]

(5) Power to Secretary of State to amend National Film Finance Corporation regulations or any repeal of Cinematograph Film Production (Special Loans) Act 1949. Act of 1949, Sch.6 is repealed in part.

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