We no longer suffer them to appeal at the prison gates to the charity and compassion of the passersby; but we still leave unblotted the leaves of our statute book
, for the reverence and admiration of succeeding ages, the just and wholesome law which declares that the sturdy felon shall be fed and clothed, and that the penniless debtor shall be left to die of starvation and nakedness.
6 APPARENTLY there's still a law on our statute books
that proclaims anyone "not in the lower classes of life" should not eat oatmeal or potatoes.
For example, there is a lack of resources for judges and administrative staff, such as statute books
, commentaries and guidelines.
Never before in any Western democracy have corporate lawyers attempted to brand or copyright generic words like summer or gold but here it is right now on our statute books
Capital punishment remains on the statute books
for 28 offences, and the courts continue to award death sentences.
Even if there is such an ancient law on the statute books
, the point is that it is not enforced; Canada, like Britain, has many republicans, and many people who openly mock and insult the British royal family (though I hasten to add that I am not among them).
Mrs Morgan, Labour MP for Cardiff North, said she was "hopeful" there would be enough time for the Bill to get on the statute books
The Liberal Democrats say few of the proposed new laws it contains will make it on to the statute books
before Parliament has to be dissolved for a General Election, which must happen by June at the latest.
But the Government was forced into a series of climbdowns over key parts of the legislation to get it on to the statute books
before the summer recess started yesterday.
Mind you, if some kid dies in London as a result of an air pistol, you can bet it'll be on the statute books
You would imagine however that it wouldn't be left for up three centuries to get rid of some of the more arcane and ridiculous laws which still sit on the statute books
, but have absolutely no relevance today.
The Labour Party has consistently passed EU legislation on to our Statute books
without any debate in Parliament.