From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishon the statute bookon the statute bookSCLofficially part of the lawThe government would like to see this new law on the statute book as soon as possible. →statute book
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on the statute book• It is clear that the Government are determined that the Bill will be on the statute book before the generalelection.• The Actenshrinesprinciplessocialworkersfought hard to get on the statute book.• The hon. Gentleman said that I had said that we would keep internmenton the statute book.• The fact remains that internment is on the statute book and is available to the Government to use.• The number of laws on the statute book increases cumulatively since governments repeal relatively few laws.• I repeat what I have said before: internment has been retainedon the statute book.• Some of those old laws are still on the statute book.