Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill [HL]

Explanatory Notes

Annex A – Glossary

Draft-affirmative procedure

Statutory Instruments that are subject to the "draft-affirmative procedure" require the approval of both Houses of Parliament before they have effect.

Made-affirmative procedure

Statutory Instruments that are subject to the "made-affirmative procedure" become effective immediately, but require the approval of both Houses of Parliament within a certain period. It allows powers to be exercised quickly.

Negative procedure

Statutory instruments that are subject to the "negative procedure" automatically become effective unless they are annulled by either the House of Commons or the House of Lords.

Orders in Council

Orders in Council are used when an ordinary statutory instrument would be inappropriate, such as for transferring responsibilities between government departments. They are issued by and with the advice of HM Privy Council and are approved in person by the monarch. Orders in Council were used to transfer powers from Ministers of the UK government to the devolved governments. They are used to extend UK legislation to the Crown Dependencies and British Overseas Territories.

Regulations

Regulations are a form of Statutory Instrument (SIs).

Statutory Instrument (SI)

Statutory instruments are a type of delegated (or secondary) legislation. They can be used to make specific changes to the law under powers from an existing Act of Parliament, without Parliament having to pass a new Act.

 

Prepared 25th January 2018