statutory instrument

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statutory instrument (SI)

a form of SUBORDINATE LEGISLATION. They are cited by the year they are passed and by their number in the year. Non-publication is a defence. They are often accompanied by a useful but unofficial explanatory note.
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Ruling Mr Pickles had exceeded his powers, Mr Justice Sales said: "If Parliament intended to create something akin to a Henry VIII clause for such a course of action it would have used much clearer language.
He told the Commons: "The idea that the Bill with all these Henry VIII clauses is going to have an untroubled passage through the House of Lords is an illusion.
In a climbdown minutes before the vote, Justice Minister Dominic Raab vowed not to use Henry VIII clauses until MPs had a meaningful vote.