Introduction to Delegated Legislation

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Delegated Legislation

"Delegate" - To pass down powers to a person or body of whom parliament has enabled

Why do we pass down powers to other bodies?

Most statutes which are passed by Parliament are simply legal frameworks for other, more detailed law to define, such as common law or DL. The reason for this is down to parliamentary time and how the legislative process is so lengthy, the in power government are more wanting to implement manifesto policies rather than detailed legislation. 


Another reason they may do this is based on geography. For example Parliament is situated in westminister and discuss mainly national issues. People who live in the lake district will need


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