Delegated Legislation Introduction Delegated Legislation An Introduction The Law Bank 1 Delegated Legislation Introduction Key Terms and Case Law Delegated Legislation
Enabling Act Parent Act The Law Bank 2 Delegated Legislation Introduction Objectives Describe what is meant by the term delegated legislation Describe how delegated legislation in general is made Explain the structure of the Parent Act
The Law Bank 3 Delegated Legislation Introduction Introduction Definition Verb delegate pass power Delegated Legislation is a law made by a person or body to whom Parliament has delegated law-making power. The Law Bank
4 Delegated Legislation Introduction Introduction continued Most laws made by Parliament are just legal frameworks Often laws require more detailed provision Parliament does not always have enough time or expertise to do so Parliament has limited debate time and has to hold government to account
The Law Bank 5 Delegated Legislation Introduction Reasons for detailed law For a specific geographical location (requires local specialist knowledge) Technical matters (health or agriculture) require more specialist knowledge An emergency or new situation may require new law quickly if speed is important then the Parliamentary Process (as seen in our previous unit) is not quick
enough These reasons mean a need for delegated legislation The Law Bank 6 Delegated Legislation Introduction The parent (or Enabling Act)
In order to delegate you need a Parent Act This is also known as an Enabling Act This is Primary legislation Parliament gives authority to others to make law This other law is known as Secondary Legislation Parent Act enables further law to be made under this authority Parent legislation outlines framework of new law The Law Bank 7 Delegated Legislation
Introduction Parent Act Within the Act there will be an authority for a specified person (a minister) or a body (local authority) to make further more detailed law. It is these provisions that delegate laws to make powers Likely Act will specify the area in which the law will be made And procedures that the delegated body or person must go through Law making powers given to body or person best equipped with the knowledge and resources The Law Bank
8 Delegated Legislation Introduction Parent Act Very specialised or technical knowledge is given to Government Minister (i.e. the ban on smoking in public places) If a local authority is given power they will have the required local knowledge If given to a particular body (like a train company) it will be for the provision of setting fares etc The Law Bank
9 Delegated Legislation Introduction The Three Main Types Orders in Council Statutory Instruments Bye Laws The Law Bank 10
Delegated Legislation Introduction Plenary Take a look at the legislation on your desks. (The Consumer Protection Act 1987) It is a piece of primary legislation and is an enabling (parent) Act Highlight from the given pages where you think it is delegated authority and to whom The Law Bank 11
Delegated Legislation Introduction Objectives Describewhat is meant by the term delegated legislation Describehow delegated legislation in general is made Explainthe structure of the Parent Act The Law Bank 12
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