Statutory Interpretation: Internal/Intrinsic aids

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The preamble
Often found in older Acts to help in finding the mischief or purpose of an Act eg. Theft Act 1968 (modernising the law on theft)
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Long title
Used to give clues as to the meaning of words used in the Act
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Short title
The name of the Act eg. The Arbitration Act 1996
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Interpretation sections
Provides meanings of words used elsewhere in the Act-seen as a modern technique
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Schedules
Provide additional information to be considered in relation to the Act
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Explanatory notes
Contained in the Act to comment on the effect of sections
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Margin notes
Small notes in the margin of an Act-when contradicting the actual words of the Act, the Act takes precedence
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Card 2

Front

Used to give clues as to the meaning of words used in the Act

Back

Long title

Card 3

Front

The name of the Act eg. The Arbitration Act 1996

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

Provides meanings of words used elsewhere in the Act-seen as a modern technique

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

Provide additional information to be considered in relation to the Act

Back

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