21 Subordinate Legislation

Subordinate legislation is sometimes referred to as delegated legislation because, even though it is authorised by an Act of Parliament, it is made by a body outside of Parliament.

Confusingly, this type of legislation is referred to in different ways on legislative websites, including:

  • subsidiary legislation
  • legislative instruments
  • statutory instruments
  • regulations
  • subordinate legislation
  • delegated legislation.



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