Lord Henry Thring, Practical Legislation (1902)
By: Lord Henry Thring
Citation: Lord Henry Thring, Practical Legislation: The Composition and Language of Acts of Parliament and Business Documents (London: John Murray, 1902).
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[…] In the Home Rule Bill of 1886, entitled Irish Government Act, 1886, a good example will be found of the compression into a few sentences, at the beginning of the Bill, of the whole principle of the measure. Section 1 declared, On and after the appointed day there should be established in Ireland a legislature consisting of her Majesty the Queen and an Irish legislative body. The second
section declared that, with the exceptions and subject to the restrictions in this Act mentioned, it shall be lawful for her Majesty the Queen by and with the advice of the Irish legislative body to make laws for the peace, order and good government of Ireland, and by any such law to repeal and alter any law in Ireland. […]