Name the criticism’s that have been leveled against delegate legislation as a source of Law

  • 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

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