Introductory text

A term used to denote the text elements at the top of an item of legislation.

Introductory Text is a term used to denote the text elements at the top of an item of legislation, below the title (or short title) but above the main body.

In an Act, this will typically consist of the long title, the date the Act received the Royal Assent, and a conventional form of words to give effect to the Act called the ‘words of enactment’.

The Introductory text will be found on the Table of Contents page of an Act of Parliament.e.g. Criminal Finances Act 2017 - Legislation.gov.uk

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