External Aids of Statutory Interpretation

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  • SI- External Aids
    • Hansard
      • Previously Hansard was not allowed to be used as an external aid by the courts following Davies v Johnson 1978
        • This position has recently changed (Pepper v Hart 1993) allowing the courts to reference Hansard when interpreting statute
    • Dictionaries
    • Legal Textbooks
    • Academic Writings
    • Law Commission reports
    • Case Law from other jurisdictions


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