Delegated Legislation

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  • Delegated Legislation
    • Reasons for delegated legislation
      • saves parliamentary time
      • deals with complex issues, can make use of ecperise
      • quick to amended eg reclassification of drugs
      • allows fast legislative response in national emergencies
      • allows for local need and concerns to be met
      • allows for updating of primary legislation
    • Statutory Instruments
      • made by government ministers around 3,000 passed each year
      • can be introduced by negative, affirmative or super affirmative resolution
      • national in effect
      • e.g Higher Education Act increased student fees
    • Bylaws
      • made by local authorities or public corporations
      • local bylaws cover matters of local concern e.g parking restrictions
      • Local Government Act 1972 - gave local authorities powers to make bylaws
      • Railways Act 1993
      • public corporations cover matters that affect public using their services
    • Orders in Council
      • made by the Queen and Privy Council
      • national or local in effect or specific to the activity aimed at
      • Emergency Powers Act 1920
      • usually drafted by a Government Minister then approved by the Queen ans three or four Privy Councillors


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