The newly appointed Justice Minister Harley C has passed a new Act of Parliament earlier this morning in what is his first action as Minister of Justice. His bill, now the Delegated Legislation Act 2020, allows for the creation of legislation to be made outside of Parliament thereby paving way for people outside of the Essexian Parliament to have the power to create changes to the law. Despite criticism from some ministries including the Interior, the Justice minister claims that it will not take away from the parliamentary sovereignty that is so highly valued within Essexia. He claimed after the assertion of the bill into law that “This process will not take away from the parliamentary Sovereignty as delegated legislation can only be made if a parent act allows it and these must be passed through parliament”.
This new Act could put the parliamentary law-making sovereignty at risk. If this is true there may be a large backlash from the people of Essexia as they value the current system so highly. This new system could potentially mean that the voice of the people is less powerful through their elected body having less lawmaking power, and appointed cabinet ministries having more of it. However, if done right this new system could allow minor changes within the law to be adjusted rather than creating fully fleshed new Acts of Parliament which would be much quicker and take less of parliaments time so they can turn their attention to more pressing issues. The law-making process is also said to be heavily regulated by bodies such as the Law Commission who will scrutinise the new legislation and make sure that it does not breach the parameters set for it.
Overall the efficiency and effectiveness of this new system will be determined by the execution of what has been put in place by the Crown Minister. The system could either work really effectively alongside the current law-making process or it could detract from the current system and leave the law-making process worse off. If the Crown Minister’s previous work is anything to go off then we shouldn’t have anything to worry about seeing as the Legal Essexian Database Act, Law Commission Act, and the Brothels Act – all highly accredited pieces of legislation – were masterminded by him.