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A retreat from Pepper v Hart? A reply to Lord Steyn

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This article shows how the House of Lords has, in recent years, embarked on a retreat from its landmark decision in Pepper v Hart which had relaxed the rule prohibiting courts from using ministerial statements made in Parliament for the purpose of interpreting statutes. This development was initiated by a lecture given by Lord Steyn in May 2000 and subsequently published in this journal. The article attempts to refute the reasons advanced in support of the retreat. In addition, it sets out to...

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10.1093/ojls/gqi027

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Law, Law Faculty, Institute of European and Comparative Law
Role:
Author
Journal:
Oxford Journal of Legal Studies
Volume:
25
Issue:
4
Pages:
629-674
Publication date:
2005-12-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1464-3820
ISSN:
0143-6503
URN:
uuid:43daa13e-519a-4efd-a741-64c5d41e3ba6
Source identifiers:
283437
Local pid:
pubs:283437
Language:
English

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