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Interpretation of Statutes - April/May 2009 (Regular and Backlog)

Question Type Question  
Long What is interpretation? Distinguish between interpretation construction of statutes.
Long Explain the general rules of construction laid down in the General Clauses Act, 1897.
Long What is literal rule? Discuss the merits and demerits of literal rule of interpretation.
Long Examine the scope and application of the rule in Heydon`s case. Illustrate your answer with the aid of decided cases.
Long "One of the cardinal rules of interpretation is that a penal statute must be strictly construed". - Comment.
Long "Beneficial construction is a tendency rather than a rule". - Comment.
Long What are internal aids to Interpretation of Statutes?
Long Explain the importance of presumptions in the process of interpretation of statutes.
Long What is repeal? Discuss the effect of repeal on pending cases..
Long Discuss the legal position if there is any conflict between a statute and the subordinate legislation.
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