Regulatory Standards Bill

  • lapsed on 22 August 2017
14 Legal effect of principles


The principles do not have the force of law (except as provided in sections 11 to 13).


No court may, in relation to any legislation (whether made before or after the commencement of this Act),—


hold any provision of the legislation to be impliedly repealed or revoked, or to be in any way invalid or ineffective; or


decline to apply any provision of the legislation—

by reason only that the provision is incompatible with any of the principles or that any provision of this Act has not been complied with.

Compare: 1990 No 109 s 4