Control of Delegated Legislation
Delegated Legislation can be controlled in the following ways;
(i) Legislative Control:
(a) The Act of parliament which confers such power on non-legislative bodies is not to exceed the powers provided in such Acts.
(b) All the legislation designed through delegated powers must be approved by the The legislative branch of government is responsible for making laws within a country. Legislatures are made up of people called legislators who, in democracies, are elected by the country’s population More.
(c) Legislature can abolish any law it is convinced will limit the liberty of citizens.
(ii) Judicial Control:
The The judicial branch of government refers to a country’s court system. Judiciaries are responsible for interpreting and applying a country’s laws in particular cases, and can also be invested with the... More can receive and declare any delegated legislation, null and void or unconstitutional.
(iii) Administrative Control:
(a) The The executive, also referred to as the executive branch or executive power, is the term commonly used to describe that part of government which enforces the law and has overall responsibility... More can set up a committee of enquiry to probe the activities of bodies which exercise delegated powers.
(b) The executive can set up a public complaints commission to investigate any arbitrary use of delegated power.
(iv) Public Control:
(a) The press through constructive criticism can control delegated legislation
(b) The criticism from the general public, pressure groups, and public opinion is also a form of control.
(c) Publicity: Any order or regulation made through delegated legislation must be made known to the public. The public needs to be aware of its existence for acquired persons to challenge or raise an objection.