AS Law OCR Delegated Legislation


There are three main types of Delegated Legislation;


1. Statutory Instruments:This term refers to rules and regulations made by government minister. These bodies are given authority to make regulations for areas under their responsibility. E.g. Parliament gave power to the Education Minister to raise the school leaving age from 15-16 (done in 1971). This is one of many acts which give a Minister of State power to make delegated legislation through statutory instruments.


2. By Laws: These can be made by local authorities (such as train companies) to cover matters within their own area, for example a county council can pass laws affecting the whole county whilst a district or town council can only make by-laws for its own district or town. These local laws can be very limited as to what law is made and many local bylaws will involve traffic control such as parking restrictions. E.g. a very specific law; Banning of Feeding of birds in Trafalgar Square London (2002), or car bans in the city centres or car park and ride schemes are other examples.


3. Orders In Council: The Queen and Privy Council have the authority to make orders in council. The Privy Council is made up of the Prime Minister and other leading members of the government. This type of delegated legislations effectively allows the Government to


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