Orders in Council

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Orders in Council


  • the Queen
  • the Privy Council (senior politicians etc.)
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Orders in Council


  • to transfer responsibilites between government departments
  • to make specific law changes (see example)
  • to bring acts of parliament into force
  • to give legal effect to European Directives under powers given by the European Communities Act 1972
  • in emergency situtations under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004
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Orders in Council


  • used to change the classification of cannabis from a class B to a class C drug
  • this was an alteration of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971
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