Delegated legislation

1. Delegated legislation, also known as secondary legislation, is a form of law not made by an Act of Parliament but by a government minister, a delegated authority, or another body to which Parliament has delegated law-making powers.

2. Delegated legislation is created to fill in the detail of primary legislation, or laws passed by Parliament. This includes regulations, orders, rules, schemes and by-laws. It is used to update or supplement existing laws and to respond to changing circumstances.

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