ACT No. XVIII of 1875

13th October, 1875

An Act for improvement of Law Reports

1. Short title. This Act may be called the (The word “Indian” omitted by A. O., 1949, Sch.) Law Reports Act, 1875.
Local extent. (Subs. by the Central Laws (Statute Reform) Ordinance, 1960 (21 of 1960), s. 3 and 2nd Sch. (with effect from the 14th October, 195), for the original para. as amended by A. O., 1949, Arts. 3(2) and 4. )[It extends to the whole of Pakistan:]
Commencement. And it shall come into force on such day as the (Subs. by A. O., 1937, for “G. G. in C.”.)[Central Government] notifies in this behalf in the (Subs, ibid., for “Gazette of India”.)[official Gazette].

2. [Repeal of Act II of 1875.] Rep. by the Repealing Act, 1876

3. Authority given. No Court shall be bound to hear cited, or shall receive or treat as an authority binding on it, the report of any case (Subs. ibid., for “decided by any of the said High Courts or by the Chief Court of Oudh on or after the said day.” For list of courts which are High; Courts for the purposes of the Government of India Act, 1935, sees. 219 of that Act.) [decided on or after the said day by any (The original words “Court in British India which is a high Court for the purposes of the Government of India Act 1935” have successively been amended by A.O. 1949, Arts. 3(2) and 4 and the Central Laws (statute Reform) Ordinance 1960 (21 of 1960) s. 3 and 2nd Sch. (with effect from the 14th October 1655) to read as above. [High Court], other than a report published under the authority of (The original word “the G.G. in C.” have successively been subs. By the Devolution Act 1920 (38 of 1920) s.2 and Sch. I,A.O., 1937 and Ord. 21 of 1960 s.3 and 2nd Sch. (with effect from the 14th October 1955 ) to read as above. [a Provincial Government].

4. Authority of Judicial Decisions:— Nothing herein contained shall be construed to give to any judicial decision any further or other authority than it would have had if this Act had not been passed.