Introduction to Delegated Legislation
- Introduced as parliament does not have the time to pass the every law which is required each year.
- Parliament gives the power to other people and organisations to make laws
- This power is given through the Enabling Act
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Types of Delegated Legislation
There are three main types of Delegated Legislation
- Statutory Instruments
- Orders in Council
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- Bylaws are made by councils and public bodies.
- E.g. a local council may wish to ban drinking in its town centre.
- Public corporations, such as the bus and train services are able to impose fines for non payment of fares.
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Orders in Council
- Are laws passed by the Privy Council : made up of the monarch and senior politicians.
- The laws can be made without the whole of parliament sitting.
- The Privy Council has the power to pass laws in times of emergency with permission of the Queen under the Emergency Powers Act 1920 (such as war)
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- Are regulations made by government departments to implement the provisions made in Acts of parliament.
- E.g. the department of transport can make changes to the speed limit within for example in residential areas.
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