Delegated Legislation

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WHAT IS DELEGATED LEGISLATION?

Delegated Legislation islaw made by a person or body to whom parliament has delegated law making power.

parliament doesn't have the time or expertise to make detailed laws therefore they delegate it to the appropriate person or body. 

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.

PARENT/ENABLING ACTS

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)

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