Unformatted text preview: The Use of Hansard
For over leo years the counts held that
Hansard could not be consulted for the purposey
of statutory interpretation.)
Reasons . CAN Beswick v Beswick ( 1968 ) (12 In park
this traditional rule was introduced because it
was thought that consulting Hansard would lead
to unnecessary expense. an
delays. (1) _It might
be a challenge to parliamentary supremacy in that
it was thought that the law was that which was
passed by the Parliament not that was discussed . ")
Looking at the proceedings may lead to the suggestion.
that the counts were questioning or impeaching the..
process of Parliament contrary to Article 9
of the Bill of Rights 1689.
(8) In Black - Clawson International had v. Papairwerks
etc AG. ( 1175) hard wilberforce / gave two realout
for this traditional approach The first is a
practical objection :" the counts would have to
interfirst two documents instead ofone . Un The
Second is a constitutional objection concerning the
divison in functions between Parliament-and the
courts : it would be a degradation of that process
if the counts were to be merely a reflecting
mid cos of what some other interpretation agency...
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