Delegated Legislation

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What is Delegated Legislation?
Delegated legislation is legislation passed by bodies other than parliament but with the permission of parliament
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How do parliament give this permission?
Through an enabling/parent act
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Give examples of enabling Acts
Local government Act 1972
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Types of Delegated Legislation?
Orders in council, Statutory instruments and by laws
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Who makes orders in council?
Queen and privy council
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What are orders in council used for?
Ordinary statutory instrument would be inappropriate for instance when transferring responsibilities between government departments
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What else can they be used for
To dissolve parliament in preparation for a general election and sometimes to make specific law changes such as the misuse of drugs act 1971 to reclassify cannabis
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Which is the most common type of delegated legislation
Statutory Instruments there were 3117 statutory instruments made in 2011
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Give an example of what statutory instruments can be used for
Authority given to ministers and govenrment departments to make detailed regulations for their areas of responsibilty. They are also used to implement European Union directives in English law
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