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FB's writings in Chronological Order

 

1990 - 1999

 

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1990
1990.001 Book 20 The All England Law Reports Annual Review 1989 (chapter entitled ‘Statute Law’) Published by Butterworths
1990.002 Book 21 Bennion on Statute Law (SL) (3rd edn) Publishing Details
. 00a SL - Dedication

Bennion on Statute Law (3rd edition, 1990) - This authoritative and heavily-cited law book is out of print. Francis Bennion however now makes it available in electronic form from here without charge. Each portion of the book is downloadable as an Adobe pdf file by clicking the links in the adjacent column. (Please note that some of the files are large though none exceeds one megabyte.) For details of the book, reviews, etc. click the first link on the left.

 

 

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Bennion on Statute Law (3rd edition, 1990) - This authoritative and heavily-cited law book is out of print. Francis Bennion however now makes it available in electronic form from here without charge. Each portion of the book is downloadable as an Adobe pdf file by clicking the links in the adjacent column. (Please note that some of the files are large though none exceeds one megabyte.) For details of the book, reviews, etc. click the first link on the left.

 

 

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Bennion on Statute Law (3rd edition, 1990) - This authoritative and heavily-cited law book is out of print. Francis Bennion however now makes it available in electronic form from here without charge. Each portion of the book is downloadable as an Adobe pdf file by clicking the links in the adjacent column. (Please note that some of the files are large though none exceeds one megabyte.) For details of the book, reviews, etc. click the first link on the left.

 

 

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Bennion on Statute Law (3rd edition, 1990) - This authoritative and heavily-cited law book is out of print. Francis Bennion however now makes it available in electronic form from here without charge. Each portion of the book is downloadable as an Adobe pdf file by clicking the links in the adjacent column. (Please note that some of the files are large though none exceeds one megabyte.) For details of the book, reviews, etc. click the first link on the left.

 

 

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Bennion on Statute Law (3rd edition, 1990) - This authoritative and heavily-cited law book is out of print. Francis Bennion however now makes it available in electronic form from here without charge. Each portion of the book is downloadable as an Adobe pdf file by clicking the links in the adjacent column. (Please note that some of the files are large though none exceeds one megabyte.) For details of the book, reviews, etc. click the first link on the left.

 

 

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. 00b SL - Title etc.
. 00c SL - Contents
contents
. 00d SL - Prefaces
. 00e SL - Table of Cases
. 00f SL- Table of Statutes
. 00g SL - Table of Statututory Instruments
. 001 SL - Introduction
intro
. 008 SL - Part I - Statutory Texts
part1
. 009 Pt I Ch 1 -What statute law is
ch1
. 020 Pt I Ch 2 -The drafting of legislation
ch2
. 041 Pt I Ch 3 -The arrangement of an Act of Parliament
ch3
. 053 Pt I Ch 4 -Statutory instruments
ch4
. 059 Pt I Ch 5 -Legislation of the European Communities
ch5
. 066 Pt I Ch 6 -Statute consolidation and revision
ch6
. 078 Pt I Ch 7 -Official publication of statutory texts
ch7
. 082 SL - Part II -Statutory Interpretation
part2
. 083 Pt II Ch 8 -The technique of statutory interpretation
ch8
. 104 Pt II Ch 9 -Legislative intention I: rules of construction
ch9
. 136 Pt II Ch 10 -Legislative intention II: principles derived from legal policy
ch10
. 158 Pt II Ch 11 -Legislative intention III: presumptions derived from the nature of legislation
ch11
. 187 Pt II Ch 12 -Legislative intention IV: linguistic canons of construction
ch12
. 208 SL - Part III -The Need for Processing of Texts
part3
. 209 Pt III Ch 13 -Difficulties of the statute user
ch13
. 217 Pt III Ch 14 -Vices that block comprehension
ch14
. 230 Pt III Ch 15 -Doubt-factor I: ellipsis
ch15
. 237 Pt III Ch 16 -Doubt-factor II: the broad term
ch16
. 248 Pt III Ch 17 -Doubt-factor III: politic uncertainty
ch17
. 252 Pt III Ch 18 -Doubt-factor IV: the unforeseeable development
ch18
. 255 Pt III Ch 19 -Doubt-factor V: the fallible drafter
ch19
. 282 SL - Part IV -Dynamic and Static Processing of Texts
part4
. 283 Pt IV Ch 20 -The nature of dynamic processing
ch20
. 288 Pt IV Ch 21 -Dynamic processing: the administrative processor
ch21
. 297 Pt IV Ch 22 -Dynamic processing: the judicial processor
ch22
. 325 Pt IV Ch 23 -Static processing of texts
ch23
. 342 SL - Appendices
appends
. 343 App A -Draft processing Bill
apa
. 346 App B -Illustration of the Composite Restatement method
apb
. 350 SL - Table of References
. 357 SL - Index
index
. 999 SL - Back cover

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1990.003 . ‘Pedestrians and Motor Roads. A Walk On the Wild Side’ 6/10 Walk (J of Ped A) Spring 1990 32
1990.004 . ‘Northern Ireland: Four Fatal Errors’ Ulster Conservatives Mainland Support Group, 24 Jul 1990
1990.005 . ‘Support Group for Ulster Conservatives’ .
1990.006 . ‘The Treatment of Blasphemy in English Law’ Lecture delivered at St Edmund Hall Oxford on 13 Mar 1990
1990.007 . The founding of the World of Property Housing Trust (now Sanctuary housing) (pdf version) .
1990.008 T053L Ulster ruled by political parties it didn’t elect The Times,
1990.009 T054L IRA murder of Ian Gow MP The Times, 1 Aug 1990
1990.010 T055L Why not treat Conservatives as an Ulster political party? The Times, 16 Oct 1990
1990.011 . ‘The BBC and bucking the trend’ Letter to Marmaduke Hussey (BBC)
1990.012 DT008L ‘A European federation’ Daily Telegraph, 1 May 1990
1990.013 DT009L ‘Ian Gow and Ulster integration’ Daily Telegraph, 3 Aug 1990
1990.014 DT010L ‘More on Ulster integration’ Daily Telegraph, 12 Sep 1990
1990.015 DT011L ‘Prince Charles’s role’ Daily Telegraph, 27 Sep 1990
1990.016 DT012L ‘Tory leadership election 1990’ Daily Telegraph, 8 Nov 1990
1990.017 . Review of The Law-making Process 3rd edition by Michael Zander, 134 SJ 2 (12 Jan 1990) p.44
1990.018 ES001L No split on Ethical Code of Positive Sexuality London Evening Standard, 6 Feb 1990

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1991
1991.001 Book 22 The All England Law Reports Annual Review 1990 (chapter entitled 'Statute Law') Published by Butterworths
1991.002 . ‘A Grocer in Oxford Street’ COUNSEL Apr 1991
1991.003 . Pedestrians in country lanes (letter) 6/15 Walk (J of Ped A) Autumn/Winter 1991 33
1991.004 . Statute Law reform (letter) Counsel Jul 1991
1991.005 Book 23 The Sex Code: Morals for Moderns Publishing Details
  295 The 60 precepts  
1991.006 T056L Keeping the common law up to date The Times, 31 Oct 1991
1991.007 DT013L ‘Local taxation’ Daily Telegraph, 22 Feb 1991
1991.008 DT014L ‘Compensation for the Birmingham Six’ Daily Telegraph, 25 Mar 1991
1991.009 . “Rushdie ‘not worth defending’” News Release, Embargo 22.00 hours 2 Jan 1991
1991.010 SLR003A Review of Crown Office Proceedings by Richard Gordon Statute Law Review, Summer 1991, 12, pp 84-85

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1992
1992.001 Book 24 Statutory Interpretation (2nd edn) Publishing Details
1992.002 Book 25 The All England Law Reports Annual Review 1991 (chapter entitled ‘Statute Law’) Published by Butterworths
1992.003 T057L Consent to a private prosecution The Times, 24 Aug 1992
1992.004 T058L Licensing of homicide by judges The Times, 23 Nov 1992
1992.005 . ‘Does God Know Me?’ Interview with the Bishop of Oxford
1992.006 . Independence of the Law Commission SJ Jun 1992
1992.007 . Inserting implied words in Acts SJ Aug 1992

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1993
1993.001 . ‘The readership of legal texts’ Clarity 27 Apr 1993 18
1993.002 Book 26 The All England Law Reports Annual Review 1992 (chapter entitled ‘Statute Law’) Published by Butterworths
1993.003 SLR004A ‘Hansard - help or hindrance? A draftsman’s view of Pepper v Hart’ Stat LR (Winter 1993) 14, p.149 - 162
1993.004 Book 27 Statutory Interpretation (2nd edn First Supplement) Publishing Details
1993.005 . ‘Statute law reform - is anybody listening?’ (An updated version of 1989(05)) Clarity 29 Dec 1993 19
1993.006 . The need for training in statutory interpretation 143 NLJ 8 Jan, 12 Mar 1993
1993.007 . ‘Legal Death of Brain-Damaged Persons’ [1993] NILQ 269
1993.008 . ‘Legal Death of Brain-Damaged Persons’ (letter) LSG May 1993
1993.009 . ‘Legal Death of Brain-Damaged Persons’ (evidence) Evidence to the HL Select Committee (unpublished)
1993.010 DT015L ‘The nudity taboo’ Daily Telegraph, 22 Jan 1993
1993.011 DT016L ‘Salman Rushdie refuses to use the law’ Daily Telegraph, 18 Feb 1993
1993.012 DT017L ‘BBC Director General as a corporation’ Daily Telegraph, 8 Apr 1993
1993.013 Video Text of TV broadcast on BBC2 ‘Scrutiny’ programme Broadcast on BBC2 on 20 Mar 1993. Text published only on this web site
1993.014 . ‘The author’s voice’ The Author, Summer 1993
1993.015 . 'Is the Companies Act 1985 s 156(2) ambiguous?' SJ 7 May 1993
1993.016 . 'The difference between paedophilia and pederasty' SJ 23 Jul 1993
1993.017 LRB001L Truth about Spelling 15 London Review of Books No. 5 (11 Mar 1993)

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1994
1994.001 Book 28 The All England Law Reports Annual Review 1993 (chapter entitled ‘Statute Law’) Published by Butterworths
1994.002 . ‘Judicial decisions: a riposte’ Clarity 30 Mar 1994 31
1994.003 SLR005A ‘The Law Commission’s Criminal Law Bill: no way to draft a code’ Stat LR (1994) 15, pp.108 - 115
1994.004 SLR006A If it’s not broke don’t fix it: review of the NZ LC’s proposals on the format of legislation’ Stat LR (1994) 15, pp.164 - 169
1994.005 Book 29 ‘Teaching law management’ in Reviewing Legal Education ed Peter Birks OUP, Publishing Details
1994.006 . ‘Want to know the law? - it’ll cost you’ Times 26 Jul 1994
1994.007 NH001A ‘That fallacious “Golden Rule”’ New Humanist Vol. 109 No. 1 (1994)
1994.008 . Law Texts and Legislative History’ Paper for Conference on Legal Drafting Ottawa 1994
1994.009 T059L Humanist morality The Times, 13 May 1994
1994.010 T060L Should we have a ‘not proven’ verdict? The Times, 6 Sep 1994.
1994.011 . ‘Widening the aims of legal clarity reformers’ Clarity 1994
1994.012 . (1) Clarity of inquest verdicts; (2) use of ‘summonsed’ .

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1995
1995.001 SLR007A ‘How they do things in France’: review of Written Law in France Stat LR (1995) 16, p.90 - 97
1995.002 Book 30 The All England Law Reports Annual Review 1994 (chapter entitled ‘Statute Law’) Published by Butterworths
1995.003 . ‘How they all got it wrong in Pepper v Hart’ BTR (1995) 325
1995.004 Book 31 Statutory Interpretation (2nd edn Second Supplement) (cumulative) Publishing Details
1995.005 Book 32 Halsbury's Laws of England (4th edn reissue) title Statutes (rewritten version) Publishing Details
1995.006 . ‘Don’t put the law into public hands’ Times, 24 Dec 1995
1995.007 NH002A ‘Bitter roots or real books?’ New Humanist Vol. 110 No. 1 (1995)
1995.008 T061L Can non-lawyers understand legislation? The Times, 1 Feb 1995
1995.009 T062L Pakistan threat to non-Islamic religions The Times, 22 Feb 1995
1995.010 T063L How bank holidays spread to neighbouring days The Times, 5 Sep 1995
1995.011 T064L Official failure to resist direct action militants The Times, 20 Sep 1995
1995.012 T065L Government interference with prosecution policy The Times, 28 Dec 1995

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1996
1996.001 Book 33 The All England Law Reports Annual Review 1995 (chapter entitled ‘Statute Law’) Published by Butterworths
1996.002 SLR008A ‘Codifying the tort of breach of statutory duty’ Stat LR (1996) 17, p192-209
1996.003 .

The Salman Rushdie Fatwa (TV interview)

(Also reported on the 'Hindu Vivek Kendra' website)

The Secularist Nov-Dec 1996
1996.004 NH003A ‘Struck by (bottled) lightning’ New Humanist Vol. 111 Nos. 3 & 4 (1996-1997)
1996.005 T066L Using inexperienced legislative drafters The Times, 5 Mar 1996
1996.006 T067L Islam’s unlawful English parliament The Times, 29 Apr 1996
1996.007 T068L European court extends its own jurisdiction The Times, 11 Jun 1996
1996.008 T069L Goldsmith’s absurd referendum question The Times, 30 Nov 1996
1996.009 . ‘Francis Bennion’s letters from Cyprus 1994 - 1996’ .

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1997
1997.001 Book 34 The All England Law Reports Annual Review 1996 (chapter entitled ‘Statute Law’) Published by Butterworths
1997.002 Book 35 Statutory Interpretation (3rd edn) Publishing Details
1997.003 T070L Judicial officers must be ‘high-principled’ The Times, 8 Jan 1997
1997.004 T071L MPs who will not take the oath The Times, 16 May 1997
1997.005 T072L Overruling of film censor by local authority The Times, 4 Jun 1997
1997.006 T073L Attack on Viscount Tonypandy The Times, 22 Oct 1997
1997.007 T074L Meaning of ‘public authority’ in Human Rights Bill The Times, 8 Dec 1997
1997.008 DT018L ‘Tories and European Integration’ Daily Telegraph, 21 Jun 1997
1997.009 DT019L ‘Patten the last Hong Kong governor’ Daily Telegraph, 1 Jul 1997
1997.010 DT020L ‘Mo Mowlem admonished’ Daily Telegraph, 25 Jul 1997
1997.011 NLJ...L 'Opposites attract' (Statutory interpretation: there is no golden rule, mischief rule or literal rule) 147 NLJ 9 May 1997, p 684
1997.012 NLJ...L 'Dolly the sheep' and the legal meaning of a word 147 NLJ 16 May 1997, p 716
1997.013 NLJ...L 'Bad Law' (Wayward Law Lords encourage sloppiness) 147 NLJ 1 Aug 1997
1997.014 NLJ...L 'Plain English' and correct legal terminology 147 NLJ 15 Aug 1997, p 1232
1997.015 NLJ...L 'Manufactured Law' (Judges invent a rule of ‘good public administration') 147 NLJ 19 Dec 1997

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1998
1998.001 . ‘Which sort of Human Rights Act?’ 148 NLJ (1998) 488
1998.002 Book 36 The All England Law Reports Annual Review 1997 (chapter entitled ‘Statute Law’) Published by Butterworths
1998.003 JPN001A ‘Threading the Legislative Maze 1’ 162 JPN (1998) 356
1998.004 JPN002A ‘Threading the Legislative Maze 2’ 162 JPN (1998) 436
1998.005 . Power to exclude an Act by contract 1 148 NLJ (1998) 953
1998.006 . Power to exclude an Act by contract 2 148 NLJ (1998) 986
1998.007 JPN003A ‘Threading the Legislative Maze 3’ 162 JPN (1998) 516
1998.008 JPN004A ‘Yes, we do live in a democracy’ 162 JPN (1998) 575
1998.009 JPN005A ‘Threading the Legislative Maze 4’ 162 JPN (1998) 596
1998.010 . ‘Rewriting history in the Court of Appeal’ [the Bentley case] 148 NLJ (1998) 1228
1998.011 JPN006A ‘Threading the Legislative Maze 5’ 162 JPN (1998) 696
1998.012 JPN007A ‘Local Government Finance: Is the Capping Regime Lawful?’ 162 JPN 796
1998.013 . ‘Citation of unreported cases - a challenge’ 148 NLJ (1998) 1520
1998.014 JPN008A ‘Threading the Legislative Maze 6’ 162 JPN (1998) 856
1998.015 JPN009A ‘Threading the Legislative Maze 7’ 162 JPN (1998) 995
1998.016 JPN001L When Acts do not make new law (letter) 162 JPN (1998) 367
1998.017 JPN002L ‘Fractions of a day rule’ (letter) 162 JPN (1998) 701
1998.018 . ‘So Why Did The Oxen Need A Ford?’ Oxford Today, Michaelmas 1998, pp. 28-30
1998.019 T075L New House of Lords should not be elected The Times, 9 Mar 1998

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1998.020 T076L New House of Lords should not be chosen like a jury The Times, 9 Jun 1998
1998.021 T077L Frank Field MP as a man of principle The Times, 5 Aug 1998
1998.022 T078L More objections to proportional representation The Times, 5 Oct 1998
1998.023 . Judges confuse long title and preamble (again) 148 NLJ 20 Mar 1998
1998.024 . Multiculturalism: other passengers on the Clapham omnibus 148 NLJ 15 May 1998

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1999
1999.001 JPN010A ‘A Human Rights Act Provision Now in Force’ 163 JPN(1999) 164
1999.002 . Judicial usurpation of legislative power 149 NLJ (1999) 421
1999.003 JPN011A ‘Threading the Legislative Maze 8’ 163 JPN (1999) 264
1999.004 . ‘Multiple agreements under the Consumer Credit Act 1974’ CICC 1 (in 1976(04) releases 49 & 50)
1999.005 . ‘The Scottish and Welsh elections: a trial run of PR’ [Jenkins Report] 149 NLJ (1999) 634
1999.006 JPN012A ‘Threading the Legislative Maze 9’ 163 JPN (1999) 364
1999.007 . ‘The Human Rights Act 1998’ 7 CLW 16/1999
1999.008 Book 37 The All England Law Reports Annual Review 1998 (chapter entitled ‘Statute Law’) Published by Butterworths
1999.009 . Evidence on codifying parliamentary privilege JC on Parl Priv HL Paper 43-III 30 Mar 1999
1999.010 . ‘Yes it’s true: PR equals fudge’ [Jenkins report contd] 149 NLJ (1999) 786
1999.011 JPN013A ‘Threading the Legislative Maze 10’ 163 JPN (1999) 484
1999.012 JPN014A ‘Threading the Legislative Maze 11’ 163 JPN (1999) 624
1999.013 . ‘Goodbye and good riddance to the GAAR?’ Tax P Aug 1999 10
1999.014 . Legal meaning of ‘as of right’ 149 NLJ (1999) 1296
1999.015 JPN015A ‘Threading the Legislative Maze 12’ 163 JPN (1999) 683
1999.016 . In Parliament 1 ‘Farewell to Richard Hudson’ 149 NLJ (1999) 1654
1999.017 . In Parliament 2 ‘Integrity and disability’ 149 NLJ (1999) 1699
1999.018 . ‘Spouses partners and parenting’ 149 NLJ (1999) 1701
1999.019 . In Parliament 3 Abolition of hereditary peerage 149 NLJ (1999) 1735

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1999.020 . In Parliament 4 ‘Reflections on the Queen’s Speech’ 149 NLJ (1999) 1795
1999.021 . In Parliament 5 Banning fur farming 149 NLJ (1999) 1834
1999.022 . In Parliament 6 ‘Electronic Communications Bill’ 149 NLJ (1999) 1870
1999.023 Book 38 Statutory Interpretation (3rd edn Supplement) Publishing Details
1999.024 . In Parliament 7 Complications of human rights law 149 NLJ (1999) 1903
1999.025 JPN016A ‘Section 3(1) of the Human Rights Act 1998’ 163 JPN (1999) 984
1999.026 JPN017A ‘Parental responsibilities: a misleading definition’ (letter) 163 JPN (1999) 246
1999.027 . ‘Who will fight for open courts? .
1999.028 . ‘Should we apologise for slavery colonisation and imperialism?’ Oxford Times, 9 Jul 1999
1999.029 . ‘Addendum re multiple agreements’ CONSUMER CREDIT CONTROL via Release 50
1999.030 . FB's reply to John Death's criticism of his article on PR 149.NLJ (1999) 848
1999.031 . ‘Current slavery in Sudan’ .
1999.032 T079L More on judicial expansionism The Times, 14 Apr 1999
1999.033 T080L Delay in activating Human Rights Act 1998 The Times, 21 May 1999
1999.034 T081L Should there be an English Parliament? The Times, 10 Jun 1999
1999.035 T082L Reliance on implication in legislation The Times, 19 Jun 1999
1999.036 T083L More on judicial expansionism The Times, 26 Nov 1999
1999.037 . ‘The British Empire and slavery’ Letter to Evan Harris MP,
1999.038 . Criminalising religious discrimination 149 NLJ (1999) 632
1999.039 . Objections to proportional representation 149 NLJ (1999) 996, 1000

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1999.040 JPN003L Parental rights 163 JPN (1999) 246
1999.041 JPN004L Gay adoption 163 JPN (1999) 931
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