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2. Controls over Delegated Legislation
Delegated legislation is controlled in two main ways. The first is through Parliamentary
controls. This occurs at three stages, and applies to statutory instruments.
(a) A Parent Act is required to give the government minister authority to act. If there is
no Parent Act, then…

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Parent Act. For example, Fulham Corporation was given the power to build public
washing facilities. It built a laundry. This was ultra vires as it went beyond their

(b) The courts can also declare delegated legislation to be unreasonable. In one case
(Strickland v Hayes) it was unreasonable to…




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