What is delegated legislation mean?
Delegated Legislation is needed because it plays an important part in the smooth running of Parliament and Law as a whole. Parliament cannot cope with the demand for new laws, and so delegating the responsibility to another body takes the pressure off Parliament and allows the act to be passed faster, as it does not have to travel through the system as shown earlier. Also, this type of legislation can be more subject specific, using technical knowledge from qualified individuals, creating a more thorough, detailed and smoother running piece of legislation. Delegated legislation can also be put into place if problems arise with existing legislation, as it is not feasible to take into account every aspect and every future problem when creating the legislation in the first place. For example, if a new piece of legislation needs to be introduced regarding the running of hospitals, there may only be few members of parliament in the medical profession, and so there would not be the necessary background knowledge in Parliament. In this case, Parliament may delegate the responsibility of creating the legislation to the British Medical Association. Examples of how Delegated Legislation is controlled are as follows: Consultation those in the profession, as shown above, are consulted with regards to the subject (E.g. BMA with respect to legislation involving hospitals). An example of delegated legislation and its effects can be seen in Wolverhampton with the recent introduction of banning drinking in public places (e.g. West Park, Dudley Street). This is to help cut down on drink related crimes.