Regulatory Standards Bill

  • lapsed on 22 August 2017

Application of principles

11 Interpretation compatible with principles to be preferred


Wherever an enactment can be given a meaning that is compatible with the principles (after taking account of section 7(2)), that meaning is to be preferred to any other meaning.


The court may, on application or its own motion, grant leave for the Solicitor-General to be joined as a party to proceedings in which subsection (1) may be applied.


Subsection (1) applies to an enactment made before the date on which this Act comes into force only after the tenth anniversary of that date.

Compare: 1990 No 109 s 6