Case for delegated legislation

Argue the case for delegated legislation

Case for delegated legislation

Delegated legislation is the law formed by subordinate bodies or institutions allowing parliaments delegated power to them also known as subsidiary or indirect legislation.

It has the following reasons/advantages;

  • Compensation of lost parliamentary time:

Since members of parliament are generally busy, law making time not made use of by parliament is made use of by the delegates when they make law.

  • Speed

If law is urgently required, the same may be made by a Governmental Minister or Professional body delegates are responsive to urgent needs.

  • Flexibility

It is relatively easy to make and unmake delegated legislation. Delegates are not f generally subjects are not generally subjected to rigid and binding procedures.

  • Technicality of subject matter

By delegating legislative power, rules and regulations are made by experts in the particular field. Delegates are free to consult experts on various issues.



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