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Statutory Instruments Legislation in United Kingdom

The pieces of legislation are:

  • The Statutory Instruments Act 1946
  • The Statutory Instruments Regulations 1947
  • The Statutory Instruments (Confirmatory Powers) Order 1947
  • The Laying of Documents before Parliament (Interpretation) Act 1948
  • The Statutory Instruments (Production and Sale) Act 1996
  • The Regulatory Reform Act 2001

The Statutory Instruments Act 1946

A piece of legislation applied, and power to apply Act conferred, by enactments listed in Chronological Table of the Statutes; excluded by Universities (Scotland) Act 1966 (c. 13), s. 15 and Cathedrals Measure 1976 (No. 1), s. 4(3)

It was a piece of legislation to repeal the Rules Publication Act 1893 (1893 c. 66), and to make further provision as to the instruments by which statutory powers to make orders, rules, regulations and other subordinate legislation are exercised.

The Statutory Instruments Regulations 1947

The Statutory Instruments Regulations 1947 was made on 15 December 1947; it was laid before Parliament on 16 December 1947 and it come into force on 1 January 1948.

The Statutory Instruments (Confirmatory Powers) Order 1947

The Statutory Instruments (Confirmatory Powers) Order 1947 was made on 19 December 1947: it was laid before Parliament on 7 December 1947 and come into force on 1 January 1948.

It established that “(w)here any Minister of the Crown exercises any power conferred on him by an Act of Parliament passed before the commencement of the Statutory Instruments Act 1946( ) to confirm or approve any orders or rules or regulations or other subordinate legislation made by an authority who is not a rule-making authority as defined in the Rules Publication Act 1893( ), and the subordinate legislation so confirmed or approved, being of a legislative and not an executive character, is required to be laid before Parliament or the House of Commons, then, subject to the provisions of paragraph (2) of this Article, any document by which that power is exercised after the coming into operation of this Order shall be known as a statutory instrument, and the provisions of the Statutory Instrument Act 1946 shall apply to that document accordingly.”

Laying of Documents Before Parliament (Interpretation) Act 1948

This piece of legislation declares “the meaning of references in Acts of Parliament and subordinate legislation to the laying of instruments or other documents before Parliament or before either House of Parliament, and the effect during a vacancy in the office of the Lord Chancellor or of the Speaker of the House of Commons of the requirement in section four of the Statutory Instruments Act 1946, to send notification forthwith to each of them of an instrument’s being made so as to operate before it has been laid before Parliament.”

Statutory Instruments (Production and Sale) Act 1996; 1996 Chapter 54

This piece of legislation was designated to “make provision (with retrospective effect) for the printing and sale of statutory instruments under the authority of the Queen’s printer, for their issue under the authority of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office and for the reception in evidence of lists of such instruments which do not bear the imprint of the Queen’s printer.”

Regulatory Reform Act 2001; 2001 Chapter 6

A piece of legislation “to enable provision to be made for reforming legislation which has the effect of imposing burdens affecting persons in the carrying on of any activity and to enable codes of practice to be made with respect to the enforcement of restrictions, requirements or conditions.”

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See Also

  • Statutory Instruments made under pre-1948 Acts
  • Statutory Instruments
  • Delegated Legislation
  • Explanatory Memoranda to Statutory Instruments
  • Statutory Instrument Drafting
  • Secondary Legislation
  • Delegated Legislation Committees
  • Parliament Dissolution
  • Statutory Instrument
  • Legislation Citation
  • Enactment
  • Citations
  • Orders in Council
  • Regulations
  • Legislation


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