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What are Statutory Instruments?

Post by: 20/04/2018 0 comments 3800 views

This video talks about the nature of statutory instruments, and the scrutiny that they often pass in Parliament.

Video Information

This video covers:

  • Laws often omit details and allow ministers to introduce the details as ‘orders’ called statutory instruments.
  • Some must be approved by Parliament in what is known as the Affirmative Resolution Procedure.
  • Others will take immediate effect.
Information for Teachers

Teachers can use this video as an introductory tool for students, at the start of a lesson, or as a summary at the end.

The video provides a sound summary of main topic areas and covers key points, including:

  • The system of checks within Parliament that allows for greater scrutiny and accountability.
  • The specific procedure for statutory instruments.

With thanks to:

  • Lord Norton

Image – Big Ben (UK Parliament-Jessica Taylor)

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