Article 31 — Interpretation
31.1 In these Regulations, a reference to:
(a) a provision of any law or regulation includes a reference to that provision as amended or re-enacted from time to time;
(b) the masculine gender includes the feminine and the neuter; and
(c) writing includes any form of representing or reproducing words in legible form.
31.2 The headings in these Regulations shall not affect its interpretation.
31.3 A reference in these Regulations to a Part, Article or Schedule by number only, and without further identification, is a reference to a Part, Article or Schedule of that number in these Regulations.
31.4 A reference in these Regulations to a Schedule, an Article or a Part using a short form description of such Schedule, Article or Part in parenthesis are for convenience only and the short form description shall not affect the construction of the Article or Part to which it relates.
31.5 A reference in an Article or other division of these Regulations to a paragraph, subparagraph or Article by number or letter only, and without further identification, is a reference to a paragraph, sub-paragraph or Article of that number or letter contained in the Article or other division of these Regulations in which that reference occurs.
31.6 Each of the Schedules to these Regulations shall have effect as if set out in these Regulations and references to these Regulations shall include reference to the Schedules.
31.7 Any reference in these Regulations to "include", "including", "in particular" "for example", "such as" or similar expressions shall be considered as being by way of illustration or emphasis only and are not to be construed so as to limit the generality of any words preceding them.