Internal guidance on interpreting and drafting laws

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Dear Law Commission,

Please can you provide me with copies of your internal guidance and policies on interpreting and drafting laws. Please take guidance to include rules and instructions.

You may have general guidance on matters such as human rights, Crown Immunity and devolution. You may also have specific guidance on special types of legal entities such as:

(a) The Duchy of Cornwall;
(b) The Duchy of Lancaster;
(c) The City of London Corporation;
(d) The Crown Estate;
(e) The Sovereign;
(f) Foreign Governments;
(g) the Houses of Parliament.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Cross

Communications Law Com, Law Commission

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Dear Mr Cross

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Communications Law Com, Law Commission

[Subject only] RE: Freedom of Information request - Internal guidance on interpreting and drafting laws

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Saunders, John (Law Commission), Law Commission

Dear Mr Cross
 
Thank you for your request for information dated 16 May 2015.
 
You asked for copies of our internal guidance and policies on interpreting
and drafting laws.
 
In fact the Commission has not produced any such guidance or policies, so
there is nothing produced by us that I can send you.
 
There is, however, an official on-line link which does provide guidance
about the drafting of legislation and it may be that you will find this
helpful. 
 
This link is at
[1]https://www.gov.uk/government/collection...
 
If you are not content with the manner in which we have handled your
request for information, you can ask us to conduct an internal review of
the request.  Please contact Dan Leighton, our FoI co-ordinator, who will
explain and initiate the internal procedure for you.  We ask that any
request for a review is made within two months of today's date.
 
If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have a
right of appeal to the Information Commissioner at:
 
The Information Commissioner's Office,
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.
 
Yours sincerely
 
John Saunders
 

John Saunders | Law Commission
Statute Law Repeals Team Manager
1st Floor, Tower, Post Point 1.55, 52 Queen Anne’s Gate, London SW1H 9AG
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Tel: 020 3334 3751 | Fax: 020 3334 0201 | Web: www.lawcom.gov.uk
Email: [email address]
 

 

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