Advantages and Disadvantages of Delegated Legislation

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  • Advantages and Disadvantagesof Delegated Legislation
    • Saves Parliament time
    • Passed quickly in emergencies- Orders in Council. EG. Chernobyl
    • Specialist Knowledge- By-laws and SI's
    • Democratic
      • Bylaws made by elected local councils
      • SI's made by ministers in Government- elected
      • Orders in Council- include members of Parliament
    • Sufficient controls- ensure that they are conforming to requirements
    • Undemocratic- not debated by Parliament unless Affirmative which is rare
    • Lack of publicity- so limited scrutiny
    • Contradicts separation of powers principle
    • Risk of sub-delegation
    • Not enough control- most SI's are negative so are never challenged


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