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Definition of Delegated legislation

Delegated legislation Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Parliamentary Procedure
Regulations made by departments, boards or agencies by virtue of the power conferred on them by some Act of Parliament. Delegated legislation may be reviewed by the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations and revoked by the House.

Synonym: subordinate legislation.

Compare: legislation.
Under the authority of the Clerk of the House of Commons
Delegated legislation Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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In parliamentary systems of government, primary legislation and secondary legislation (also referred to as delegated legislation) are two forms of law, created respectively by the legislative and executive branches of government. Primary legislation may consist of statutes that set out broad outlines and principles, delegating authority to an executive branch. That branch can then issue secondary legislation, specifying substantive regulations, and procedural regulations for implementing them.

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