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Byelaw in United Kingdom

Definition of Byelaw

In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Byelaw :

A form of *delegated legislation, made principally by local authorities. District and London borough councils have general powers to make byelaws for the good rule and government of their areas, and all local authorities have powers to make them on a wide range of specific matters (e.g. public health). Certain public corporations (such as the British Airports Authority) also make byelaws for the regulation of their undertakings. A statutory power to make byelaws includes a power to rescind, revoke, amend, or vary them. By contrast with most other forms of delegated legislation, byelaws are not subject to any form of parliamentary control but take effect if confirmed by a government minister. It is common for central government to prepare draft byelaws that may be made by such authorities as choose to do so. Byelaws are, however, subject to judicial control by means of the doctrine of *ultra vires.

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  • Article Name: Byelaw
  • Author: Agostino Von Hassell
  • Description: Definition of Byelaw In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Byelaw : A form of [...]

This entry was last updated: April 20, 2015


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