RULES OF STATUTORY CONSTRUCTION: PARLIAMENT CANNOT LEGISLATE IN HASTE AND REPENT AT LEISURE
It is interesting to look at a short extract from the judgment of the Administrative Court in Hertfordshire County Council & Ors v Secretary of State for Housing, Communities And Local Government  EWHC 1093 (Admin). Parliament cannot legislate in haste and repent at leisure.
The court was considering whether legislation allowed the convening of local government meeting remotely. Regulations made as a result of coronavirus allowed this for a limited period. The question was whether it was allowed by statute once those Regulations ceased to have effect.
LEGISLATION PASSED IN HASTE HAS NO SPECIAL RULE OF CONSTRUCTION
The court was considering a submission in relation to construction that included the remark that the legislation was passed hurriedly.