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Examining the advantages and disadvantages of Delegated Legislation, can it
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2. (b) Examining the advantages and disadvantages of Delegated Legislation, can it
be considered an effective form of law making?
Delegated legislation has many advantages. One of the main advantages of delegated legislation is that it saves time so that Parliament can concentrate on broader policies rather than fine detail. This allows the Government to prioritise its Manifesto promises to the electorate. The time it takes to draft a piece of delegated legislation is much less than it takes for an Act of Parliament to be passed as law. It takes much less time to draft a 6 month tenancy agreement, for example, as compared to a whole new Landlord and Tenant Act.
Furthermore, as can be seen in the above example, delegated legislation can be more specific to either a locality or to a situation. Local councils and other organisations have the expert knowledge with which to draft legislation applicable to specific situations and localities. This is why Parliament chooses to delegate authority to them to create laws, albeit under strict supervision.
Indeed, there is constant supervision of delegated legislation, some aspects of which have been covered in the previous essay. These include judicial
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