Government Ministers (or another authorised person) can make laws called subordinate, delegated or secondary legislation, if they have the required powers under an Act of Parliament.
Subordinate legislation is often used to:
- provide the details of how a law will be applied
- bring a specific section (or sections) of an Act into force
- amend existing Acts.
Further information on this process can be found on the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee Webpage.