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Vol 23 No 8 Aug/Sept 18

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How to Understand an Act of Parliament

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ISBN13: 9781859412060
ISBN: 1859412068
Published: June 1996
Publisher: Routledge-Cavendish
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

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There is a very real need today for people to know how to approach an understanding of the numerous Acts of Parliament and other forms of legislation, including European Legislation. Neither an Act of Parliament nor European Regulations, decisions or directives can be read without reference to the special rules of interpretation that have evolved and which govern this and indeed govern legislation in all the other forms that it takes today.

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1. How an Act of Parliament is made; 2. The Special Rules for Understanding Acts of Parliament; 3. The Elements of an Act of Parliament; 4. The Coat of Arms and the Regnal Year; 5. The Number of the Act; 6. The Long Title of the Act; 7. The Enacting Words; 8. The Short Title; 9. When an Act comes into Force; 10. The Preamble; 11. The Statement of Principle in an Act; 12. Sections,Subsections and Paragraphs; 13. Parts and Divisions; 14. Headings; 15. Marginal Notes; 16. Definitions; 17. Schedules; 18. Provisos; 19. Punctuation; 20. The Meaning of Words not defined in the Act; 21. The Difference between the General Rules and the Specific Rules; 22. The Plain Meaning Rule; 23. Manifest Absurdity and Injustice are to be avoided; 24. The Mischief Rule; 25. The Purpose of the Act of parliament; 26. Hansard; 27. Using Other Material from Outside an Act to Understanding the Meaning of the Act; 28. The Act must be read as a Whole; 29. Effect Must be Given to the Whole Act; 30. Omissions from the Act; 31. Mistakes in an Act of Parliament; 32. The Class Rule; 33. Words of a Similar Meaning; 34. Express Inclusions and Implied Exclusions; 35. Interpreting an Act in the Light of Other Acts; 36. Acts Inconsistent with Each Other; 37. Nine Classes of Acts of Parliament; 38. Acts which are Read Narrowly; 39. Acts thet apply from before the date on which they were passed; 40. The Area in which an Act of Parliament Operates; 41. How Acts of Parliament Affect the Crown; 42. How Judicial Decisions affect the reading of an Act; 43. Subordinate Legislation; 44. International Treaties and Conventions; 45. The European Law Approach; 46. European Principles; 47. European Construction; 48. Aids to Construction; 49. Now Read On.