Law - Evalaution of Delegated Legislation (advantages and disadvantages)

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  • EVALUATION OF DELEGATED LEGISLATION
    • ADVANTAGES
      • 1. Saves Parliamentary Time
        • Parliament doesnt have time to discuss each small detail
      • 2. Access to Legal Expertise.
        • Modern society became technical so its impossible members of parlimanet know all knowdge needed to draw up laws on complex areas.
    • DISADVANTAGES
      • 2) Sub-Delegation
        • Means that law making authority is handed down another level - causes an arguent that most of our laws are made by civil servants - 'rubber stamped'
      • 3) Large Volume and Lack of Publicity
        • Large volume of DL also gives rise to critism since it makes it difficult to discover what the present law is.
      • 4 ) Difficult Wording
        • DL shares with Acts Of Parlimanet the same problem of obscure and complex wording that leads to a difficulty in understanding what law means.
  • DL can be amended easily when necessary so the laws can be kept up to date. Eg. Minium wage.
    • 5) Easy to Ammend
      • 4) Quick Law Making
        • ADVANTAGES
          • 1. Saves Parliamentary Time
            • Parliament doesnt have time to discuss each small detail
          • 2. Access to Legal Expertise.
            • Modern society became technical so its impossible members of parlimanet know all knowdge needed to draw up laws on complex areas.
  • Main critisicm is that DL takes away from the democratically elected HOC and non elected people to make law.
    • 1) Undemocratic
      • DISADVANTAGES
        • 2) Sub-Delegation
          • Means that law making authority is handed down another level - causes an arguent that most of our laws are made by civil servants - 'rubber stamped'
        • 3) Large Volume and Lack of Publicity
          • Large volume of DL also gives rise to critism since it makes it difficult to discover what the present law is.
        • 4 ) Difficult Wording
          • DL shares with Acts Of Parlimanet the same problem of obscure and complex wording that leads to a difficulty in understanding what law means.

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