The Rise of Prospective Henry VIII Clauses and Their Implications for Sovereignty
 Public Law 113
12 Pages Posted: 9 Mar 2016
Date Written: March 8, 2016
The paper considers the operation of statutory clauses which empower a body other than Parliament to alter statutes passed after the empowering statute. It considers the circumstances in which the inclusion of this power is justifiable, and the implications of this power for parliamentary sovereignty and the doctrine of implied repeal.
Keywords: parliamentary sovereignty; Henry VIII clauses; delegated legislation
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