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Point 1

How many SI's where there?
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3117 SIs made in 2011

Most common type of delegated legislation


Point 2

What does it do?
And example

Authority is given to ministers and government departments
To make detailed regulations in the area of responsibility

E.g Minister of Transport has the power to make road traffic regulations under the Road Traffic Acts


Point 3

Regulations are a good way of..


Updating primary legislation and
Adapting the law to changing circumstances

E.g Health and Safety at Work Act 1975 has been updated through the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992


Point 4

SIs are used to..


Implement European Union directives in English law

E.g Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1994 = implemented a directive aimed at giving greater protection to consumers


Point 5

Also used to bring..


An Act of Parliament into effect by means of a Commencement Order

E.g Equality Act 2010= brought into effect in stages by 5 Commencement Orders