The parent Act
The parent/enabling act
In order for Parliament to delegate its power to another, a parent (enabling) act must be passed. The parent Act contains the outline framework of the new law. Within the act there will be authority for a specified peron (e.g. government minister) or body (e.g. local authority) to make further and more detailed law. It is also likely that the act will specify the area within which law can be made, and any procedures that the delegated persn or body must follow when making the delegated laws.