Delegated legislation


Delegated legislation

Delegated legislation (also referred to as secondary legislation or subordinate legislation) is law made by an executive authority under powers given to them by primary legislation in order to implement and administer the requirements of that primary legislation. It is law made by a person or body other than the legislature but with the legislature's authority.

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  • delegated legislation — noun Rules and orders with the force of law made by the executive under statutory authority • • • Main Entry: ↑delegate …   Useful english dictionary

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  • delegated legislation — /ˌdɛləgeɪtəd ˌlɛdʒəsˈleɪʃən/ (say .deluhgaytuhd .lejuhs layshuhn) noun subordinate legislation of an essentially subsidiary or procedural character, the power of enactment of which is delegated to the executive by the parliament in order to… …   Australian English dictionary

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  • Delegated Legislation Committees — are general committees of the House of Commons of the United Kingdom that allow for debate of statutory instruments and Church Measures that have been laid before the House of Commons. With respect to statutory instruments, it differs from the… …   Wikipedia

  • Delegated legislation in the United Kingdom — In the United Kingdom, delegated legislation is legislation or law that is passed otherwise than in an Act of Parliament (or an Act of the Scottish Parliament, Northern Ireland Assembly or National Assembly for Wales). Instead, an enabling Act… …   Wikipedia

  • Directions (delegated legislation) — Directions are a form of delegated legislation used in the United Kingdom. An Act of Parliament or other delegated legislation may confer a power on a Minister to give Directions so as to enable that Minister to give instructions to a public body …   Wikipedia

  • legislation — le‧gis‧la‧tion [ˌledʒˈsleɪʆn] noun [uncountable] LAW 1. a law or set of laws: • Under the new legislation, employers will be required to offer up to 12 weeks of paid sick leave per year. • He introduced legislation to increase the minimum wage …   Financial and business terms


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