The Powers Of The Lords Essay

1164 Words Dec 13th, 2016 5 Pages
Delegated legislation (also known as secondary legislation) have many benefits with regards to passing Laws. Due to the sheer volume of Laws that need passing in England, leaving The Houses of Parliament unable to meet with the demands, thus the allowance of a second party to pass an Act (through the parenting/enabling act), both the House of Commons and the House of Lords can continue with their ever-changing workload.

Made up of two separate houses, The Houses of Parliament consist of; the House of Commons, and the House of Lords. 650 majoritarian elected individuals known as ‘Members of Parliament’ (or MPs for short), make up the House of Commons, and each MP represents a constituency, such as Conservative party member Karen Bradley who represents Leek.
The House of Lords is made up of two main parties, Lords Spiritual (made up of 26 Bishops) and Lords Temporal (made up of Hereditary peers (birthright) and Life Peers (Act 1958, appointed by the Queen). The House of Lords review any proposed by The House of Commons, and if amendments are suggested, as a result the House of Commons will then consider the changes, meaning the House of Lords and more superior in the English Courts System. Consequently this means for a Law to be passed without a form of Delegated Legislation, The House of Commons would have to dissect every proposed Law before it reaches The House of Lords, suggesting that Delegated legislation poses more benefits for The House of Commons than it does for…

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