|1.||Statutory definitions and construction of words and phrases;|
|2.||Amendments made to the legislation;|
|4.||Secondary legislation made pursuant to powers in the statutes;|
|6.||Cross-references to related and other relevant provisions.|
To avoid undue repetition the annotations are arranged on the basis of sections, articles or regulations. In section 4 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, for example, "prescribed process" appears several times in the section; a cross-reference to the definition is set out at the first point in the section where this term appears. Where appropriate the authority for a statement, in the annotations, is placed after a colon. Thus the definition of controlled waters at section 30F of the Control of Pollution Act 1974 is set out as:
"Controlled waters" has the meaning given by s.30A(1) above: s.56(1) below.
Selected cases are noted at certain points; these do not comprise an exhaustive list either of the cases or of legislation which has been the subject of legal proceedings.
In editing the Manual, the objective has been to present material in an updated and convenient format. It is to be noted, however, that for the authoritative text, and amendments made to it, reference should be made to the Acts, statutory instruments and other original sources.