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English term or phrase:laid before Parliament
English translation:A comprehensive link is provided below
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03:08 Sep 7, 2006
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English term or phrase: laid before Parliament
The statutory instrument was laid before parliament on [date].

According to my knowledge about UK legislation, statutory instruments are made by executive bodies. I have naively assumed that statutory instruments are not subject to approval of Parliament, but it seems like they are generally laid before Parliament before they are enforced.

My questions are:
Why are statutory instruments laid before Parliament?
What can Parliament do to statutory instruments? Can they make amendments? Can they disapprove them?

Could anybody clarify my confusion?
sigmalanguage
Japan
Local time: 13:50
A comprehensive link is provided below
Explanation:
I am not in a position to answer your individual questions as only an historian might be able to do but you are invited to read this link and you will find find a useful explanation.

The Statutory Act of 1946 is published on the www but it would take a long time to read through it. However you can send questions to the House of Commons through an enquiry page on The Statutory Act website. I cannot tell you how long it takes to get a reply or whether they do but I appreciate you may require the information for research purposes or a thesis.

The British Embassy in Tokyo - Press Section or Cultural Section - may be able to assist you with telephone numbers for the House of Commons.

Best wishes

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statutory_Instrument

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Parliament Home Page | Houses of Parliament
Composed of the House of Commons, elected by single-member plurality for a period of not more than five years, and the appointed (and for a few members ...
www.parliament.uk/ - 20k - Cached - Similar pages
Directories - MPs - http://www.parliament.uk/directories/directories.cfm
House of Commons Home Page - http://www.parliament.uk/.../about_commons.cfm
House of Lords Home Page - http://www.parliament.uk/.../about_lords.cfm
House of Lords - Judicial Business - http://www.publications.parliament.u...
More results from www.parliament.uk »

House of Commons Home Page | Houses of Parliament
The House of Commons Commission The Administration, its governance and the services which it ... The House of Commons has adjourned for the Summer Recess ...
www.parliament.uk/about_commons/about_commons.cfm - 20k - Cached - Similar pages

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[PDF] Statutory Instruments
File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - View as HTML
in the Statutory Instruments Act 1946. The type of parliamentary control will usually be. prescribed in the parent Act. An instrument is laid before ...
www.parliament.uk/documents/upload/L07.pdf - Similar pages

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You are most welcome and I wish you the best to find the translation.

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Anna Maria Augustine at proZ.com
France
Local time: 06:50
Grading comment
The factsheet from the UK Parliament web site answered all my questions. Thank you again for your invaluable help.

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laid before parliament
A comprehensive link is provided below


Explanation:
I am not in a position to answer your individual questions as only an historian might be able to do but you are invited to read this link and you will find find a useful explanation.

The Statutory Act of 1946 is published on the www but it would take a long time to read through it. However you can send questions to the House of Commons through an enquiry page on The Statutory Act website. I cannot tell you how long it takes to get a reply or whether they do but I appreciate you may require the information for research purposes or a thesis.

The British Embassy in Tokyo - Press Section or Cultural Section - may be able to assist you with telephone numbers for the House of Commons.

Best wishes

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statutory_Instrument

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Note added at 58 mins (2006-09-07 04:06:29 GMT)
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Parliament Home Page | Houses of Parliament
Composed of the House of Commons, elected by single-member plurality for a period of not more than five years, and the appointed (and for a few members ...
www.parliament.uk/ - 20k - Cached - Similar pages
Directories - MPs - http://www.parliament.uk/directories/directories.cfm
House of Commons Home Page - http://www.parliament.uk/.../about_commons.cfm
House of Lords Home Page - http://www.parliament.uk/.../about_lords.cfm
House of Lords - Judicial Business - http://www.publications.parliament.u...
More results from www.parliament.uk »

House of Commons Home Page | Houses of Parliament
The House of Commons Commission The Administration, its governance and the services which it ... The House of Commons has adjourned for the Summer Recess ...
www.parliament.uk/about_commons/about_commons.cfm - 20k - Cached - Similar pages

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Note added at 1 hr (2006-09-07 04:17:05 GMT)
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[PDF] Statutory Instruments
File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - View as HTML
in the Statutory Instruments Act 1946. The type of parliamentary control will usually be. prescribed in the parent Act. An instrument is laid before ...
www.parliament.uk/documents/upload/L07.pdf - Similar pages

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Note added at 12 hrs (2006-09-07 15:15:14 GMT)
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You are most welcome and I wish you the best to find the translation.



Anna Maria Augustine at proZ.com
France
Local time: 06:50
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in category: 23
Grading comment
The factsheet from the UK Parliament web site answered all my questions. Thank you again for your invaluable help.
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thank you for the extensive references. That really helps. In fact, I asked this question not for any academic research. I have to translate the expression into Japanese and I need to fully understand the meaning to pick the right words.


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Robert Fox: http://www.parliament.uk/documents/upload/L07.pdf#search="st... is a parliamentary fact sheet about SIs. P3 explains the procedure for 'laying'
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  -> Thank you

agree  Cristina Chaplin
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  -> Thank you

agree  xxxAlfa Trans
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  -> Thank you

agree  R-i-c-h-a-r-d
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  -> Thank you

agree  airmailrpl: "laid before Parliament" sounds like something from the Bill Clinton era..sorry couldn't resist..
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  -> Well I have to laugh!
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