In re Woking Urban District Council (Basingstoke Canal) Act 1911: CA 1914

The court discussed why marginal notes are not to be used as an aid for stautory interpretation: ‘I am aware of the general rule of law as to marginal notes, at any rate in public general Acts of Parliament; but that rule is founded, as will be seen on reference to the cases, upon the principle that those notes are inserted not by Parliament nor under the authority of Parliament, but by irresponsible persons.’


Phillimore LJ


[1914] 1 Ch 300


England and Wales

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