The General Clauses Act, 1897
General Rules of Construction
Section 9: Commencement and termination of time.
9. (1) In any 1[Central Act] or Regulation made after the commencement of this Act, it shall be sufficient, for the purpose of excluding the first in a series of days or any other period of time, to use the word “from”, and, for the purpose of including the last in a series of days or any other period of time, to use the word “to”.
(2) This section applies also to all 2[Central Acts] made after the third day of January, 1868, and to all Regulations made on or after the fourteenth day of January, 1887.
1. Subs. by the A.O. 1937, for “Acts of the Governor-General in Council”.
2. Subs.by the A.O. 1937, for “Acts of the Governor-General in Council”.
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