Understand how statutory rules are made

The following topic forms part of the Unit Understanding Law-making.

Understand how statutory rules are made:

Statutory legal rules: the pre-legislative process; public and private bills; private members bills; the process in parliament of a bill; commencement of an act; doctrine of parliamentary supremacy; criticisms of the process.

Delegated legislation: types – orders in council, statutory instruments, by-laws; controls on delegated legislation both by the courts eg ultra vires and parliamentary, eg scrutiny committee; advantages and disadvantages.

Influences on Parliament: Law Commission; Royal Commissions; political power; media; pressure groups.



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