• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

delegated legisation

Extracts from this document...


Clare Beavis Delegated Legislation Delegated legislation is law that is made by certain individuals or bodies rather than parliament. It is also sometimes referred to as law made by subordinate authorities who are acting under the grant of law- making powers delegated to them by parliament. Delegated legislation is necessary because parliament doesn't have the time or expertise to create law that is detailed and contains the satisfactory amount of technical points. The detail is therefore added in by who ever the power is delegated to. One form of delegated legislation is statutory instruments. A Statutory Instrument is often abbreviated to SI and they are needed to cover all the main details and operations that are to long or complex to be included within the main body of the act. They can also be used for updating Acts. This law making power is given to Ministers, who are head of government and includes implementing EU laws. For example a Statutory Instrument can be used for the fixing of fees or charges. The Statutory Instruments can allow fees or charges to be updated without the need for a new Bill. Another example of a SI is the Road Traffic act 1988. ...read more.


However, there needs to be some control over delegated legislation other wise the law would be to rigid. One control would be about consultation. There needs to be a period of consultation that takes place when laws are made by people other than those in parliament. Consultation has to take place with experts and with those who are most likely to be affected by the provisions once they have been made enforceable. There is also a requirement for the publication of a draft of the proposed rules. Another control over delegated legislation is one that is exercised by the courts. This control is made by a procedure called Judicial Review. Judicial Review is about the validity of the rules made. This relates to the intra and ultra vires, which is whether the rules in question have been made within or beyond the powers granted by parliament in the Enabling Act. There are two different types of ultra vires, procedural and substantive. Procedural: Instruments will be held to be ultra vires if a mandatory procedural requirement has not been followed, but will not be if the procedure is only directory. Substantive: SIs are substantively ultra vires if they impose a tax, interfere with the basic rights of subject e.g. ...read more.


This vote is taken with a specified time which is either 28 or 40 days. Parliament must approve it as drafted, annual or withdraw the Statutory Instruments. They do not have the power to amend it. Due to this only a very small number of SI's are made under the affirmative resolutions procedure. The last draft that was subject to the affirmative procedure related to parliamentary constituencies and was rejected by the House of Commons. However, a negative resolution procedure is slightly different. Any SI that is not passed by the affirmative resolution will become subject to this method. The SI's in this procedure will become law unless parliament rejects in within 40days. The last negative resolution procedure was passed by the House of Lords and was related to the Greater London Authority Election Rules. The last control over delegated legislation is the joint committee on Statutory Instruments, also called the Scrutiny Committee. Scrutiny Committee's give a more effective check on all delegated legislation that is trying to passed. Its purpose is to review all statutory instruments and to draw both houses attention to anything they believe should be reconsidered. They check taxes and charges and make sure that they do not contain any ultra vires. The committee is not allowed to amend the SI's, but are only there to make sure that matters of concern are brought to both houses attention. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Criminal Law section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Criminal Law essays

  1. Using Cases to illustrate your points critically, decribe the Homocide Act 1957 and include ...

    Woolin bought about a 2-part test to be considered in murder cases, which is to ask whether death or serious harm was a virtual certainty of D's actions and whether D appreciated that such was the case. Provocation is defined in S.3 of the Homicide Act 1957; a defendant must show that he or she was provoked (R v.

  2. Law - Unit 3 - Mock Exam Question

    established the concept of a duty of care. Her friend bought her a ginger beer, it had a snail in it and she became ill. She couldn't sue the shop because no contract but sued the manufacture. Went to the House of Lords where they decided manufacture owed a duty of care.

  1. Human rights in Britain

    The Douglas's case was an example of Article 8: Right for Private and Family Life which states that every one has the right for his private and family life, his home and his correspondence. The judge in this case did not recognise and did not create a freestanding right to

  2. Alternative dispute resolution (ADR)

    The disputes may involve states, organizations, communities, individuals or other representatives with a vested interest in the outcome.

  1. Free essay

    police powers

    * Any one is whom he has reasonable grounds for suspecting to be committing an arrestable offence. * Where an arrestable offence has been committed, any one whom he has reasonable grounds for suspecting to be guilty of it. Arrest also comes under section 25 of PACE which allow the

  2. Sources of the English Legal System and the Relationship between Legislation and Judicial ...

    Relationship between the Legislation and Judicial Precedent. There is a relationship between the legislation and the judicial precedent in various ways. The legislation which is also known as the ?Act of Parliament? makes the laws. However, the judicial precedent is also known as judge-made laws that are decisions made by judges in cases before them (Elliott & Quinn, 2011).

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work