Format of Legislation

Start date
01 January 1987
04 473 3453
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Project Overview

This project follows a series of projects tasked with advising on ways in which the law could be made as understandable and accessible as possible. This series includes the reports on Imperial Legislation 1987, the Statutory Publications Bill 1989, and A New Interpretation Act 1990. The main subject of the project is on the question of format and design.

Terms of Reference 

The Commission is asked to examine and review:

1. the language and structures of legislation;
2. arrangements for the systematic monitoring and review of legislation;
3. the law relating to the interpretation of legislation;
4. the provisions of the Acts Interpretation Act 1924 and related legislation; and to recommend changes, as appropriate, to the relevant law and practice.