WHAT IS DELEGATED LEGISLATION?
Stemming from the Local Government Act (1972), Delegated Legislation is a Law made by someone, other than Parliament, but with the authority of Parliament.
The authority is usually laid down in a ‘Parent’ Act, known as an Enabling Act, which creates the framework of the law, allowing delegated legislation to make a more detailed law in the area.
An Act of Parliament will set the framework for the Delegated Legislation. An example of an Enabling Act could be the Disability Discrimination Act (1995) which gave the Secretary of State powers…