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Delegated or secondary legislation allows the Government to make changes to the law using powers confered by an Act of Parliament. Statutory instruments form the majority of delegated legislation.
Statutory instruments are made in a variety of forms, most commonly Orders in Council, regulations, rules and orders. The form to be adopted is usually set out in the enabling Act.
Church of England Measures are the instrument by which changes are made to legislation relating to the administration and organisation of the Church.
A form of delegated legislation to which special parliamentary procedure applies. Part of this procedure gives those people or bodies who are especially affected by the order to petition against it to either House.
Statutory instruments (SIs) ruled to be hybrid instruments because they affect some members of a group (be it individuals or bodies) more than others.
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