Discuss the disadvantages of delegated legislation.

The government of the day will have an agenda or legislative programme which will keep Parliament busy and leave it only a limited time to deal with everything. This leads to some legislation being delegated.

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In this essay we discuss whether delegated legislation is:

  • Based on an undemocratic system;
  • Subject to sufficient debate and publicity;
  • Sufficiently scrutinised by Parliament;
  • Subject to too much sub-delegation.

The essay looks at the problems caused by the sheer volume of Statutory Instruments and the effectiveness of judicial review as a remedy.


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