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Legislation - OCR: Unit G152 - Sources of Law (OCR AS/A2 English & Welsh Law 2013) Richard W.M. Priestley

Legislation - OCR: Unit G152 - Sources of Law (OCR AS/A2 English & Welsh Law 2013)

Richard W.M. Priestley

Published March 25th 2013
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LEGISLATIONCHAPTER 1. Introduces the House of Commons, House of Lords, and the Crown- their functions and powers, together with an assessment.CHAPTER 2. Lays out the formal UK legislative process: Green and White Papers- the types of Bill and stagesMoreLEGISLATIONCHAPTER 1. Introduces the House of Commons, House of Lords, and the Crown- their functions and powers, together with an assessment.CHAPTER 2. Lays out the formal UK legislative process: Green and White Papers- the types of Bill and stages in the process. In addition, the strengths and weaknesses in our Parliamentary system are assessed.CHAPTER 3. Examines the doctrine of Parliamentary supremacy- the effect of the Human Rights Act 1998 and membership of the European Union.CHAPTER 4. This chapter defines delegated legislation- consideration is given to the types of delegated legislation: Orders in Council, statutory instruments and bylaws- Parliamentary control is discussed, including the effectiveness of affirmative and negative resolutions, and the various scrutiny committees- and the comparative advantages and disadvantages of delegated legislation are discussed with conclusions drawn.CHAPTER 5. This chapter examines the judicial control of delegated legislation in detail through the procedure known as judicial review.CHAPTER 6. Introduces statutory interpretation, together with case examples of how even simple words might be interpreted differently depending on their evolution, circumstances, technology and context. The role of Parliamentary Counsel is outlined.CHAPTER 7. Lays out the rules and aids of construction: literal, golden and mischief rules- rules of language, presumptions, and internal and external aids. Discusses the advantages and disadvantages of the different approaches and aids to statutory interpretation.CHAPTER 8. Examines the judicial approach to statutory interpretation, including a discussion on the purposive approach and the influence of both the European Union and the Human Rights Act 1998. The chapter ends with a look at possible reforms.NOTE The edited judgments of all cited cases in these chapters are laid out in an appendix.