Reasons for Delegated Legislation

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The Need to Update the Level of Fines and the Mini

Some laws change regularly and it is too much to expect Parliament to change the law on every occasion. Every now and then, the level of fines are changed and it is for the Government (Ministry of Justice or Home Office) to bring these into effect. The minimum wage is changed every year and there is no need for MPs and Lords to sit through a lengthy legislative process in order to bring about such minor changes. Ministers can have the benefit of further consultation before regulations are drawn up. Consultation is particulary important where it is necessary to make sure that regulations are technically workable. 

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The Need to Deal with the Specific Needs of Public

Transport providers have to make several rules in order to ensure passenger and staff safety and efficiency of the service. Parliament is not particularly concerned with minor regulations such as rules about fare evasion, abuse against staff or offenses committed on transport services. Transport providers themselves know what needs to be done and it is for them to make and enforce the rules that affect them (under the Regulation of Railways Act 1889). 

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Summary

  • The Need to Update the Level of Fines and the Minimum Wage
  • The Need to Deal with the Specific Needs of Public Authorities

For an exam question on Reasons of Delegated Legislation, also refer to three advantages of Delegated Legislation. 

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