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"Confusion is exacerbated by the practice of publishing amendments without their accompanying text. When a statutory provision is amended over and over again, the result is 'an impenatrable mess'. The result is often so complex that 'it is barely intelligible to trained lawyers, let alone to laymen and women'."

Yes, it's something I raised before on another article. Amending acts with insertions &c makes things a lot worse. Just print the entire new text instead.

I think one nadir was the Pension Schemes Act 1993 Commencement (No 6) Order Amendment Order, where the operative function was to change the 6 to 6A because they'd lost track of how many commencement orders there had been.

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