- It is argued that delegated legislation is not as democratic as statute law in that it is not always made by representatives of the people.
- Neither parliament nor courts of law can effectively control delegated legislation.
- It is contended that the rules tend to be very detailed and technical and are therefore difficult to comprehend.
- Delegates often sub-delegate law making powers to other persons which may lead to abuse of power. This compounds the problem of control.
- This source of law receives minimal publicity if any. The rules are to a large extent unknown