Statutory Interpretation

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1. Facts of Eastbourne Borough Coucil v Stirling

  • It was illegal to ply for hire in the street without a licence, so Stirling parked his taxi on privat land.
  • He exposed himself to people in public toilets
  • Used the vote of a dead person
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2. Ratio of Fisher v Bell

  • Weapons were an 'invation to treat'- so inviting customers to make offers to buy goods- aquitted
  • Cloth bag wasnt the same as a case or canister, guilty
  • Betting shop wasn't indoors, so not guilty

3. Ratio of Re Sigsworth

  • No ambiguity but judges decided it would be 'repugnant to public policy' so Parliament couldnt have intended it
  • 'vicinity of' should be near/on the place- guilty
  • Actions were included in the Act's intention

4. In what case did Lord Denning say that interpreting statutes to find parliaments intention was better?

  • Smith v Hughes
  • Magor and St Mellons v Newport Corporation
  • Adler v George

5. In Wood v Commissioner of Metro Police, what was the broken glass no EG with?

  • 'gun, pistol, cutlass, bludgeon or any other weapon'
  • 'lands titles and coal mines'
  • 'house office room or other place'


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