Life After Pepper v Hart

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In Pepper v Hart [1993] AC 593 the House of Lords decided that the Courts could examine Hansard as an aid to statutory construction provided:

The legislation in question was ambiguous, obscure or led to absurdity;

The material relied on consisted of statements by a Minister (or the promoter of the bill); and

The statements relied on were clear.

This article examines what affect this decision and the Pepper v. Hart case had on subsequent cases.

Keywords: Hansard; Pepper V. Hart; judicial review; ministerial practice

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 1, 1996

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