Enabling powers

ENABLING POWERS. A term used in equity. When the donor of a power, who is the owner of the estate, confers upon persons not seised of the fee, the right of creating interests to take effect out of it, which could not be done by the donee of the power, unless by such authority; this is called an enabling power. 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 1928.

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COUNCIL NORTH TYNESIDE (ON STREET PARKING PLACES) CONSOLIDATION ORDER 2014 VARIATION ORDER 2015 North Tyneside Council gives notice that it proposes to make a Variation Order under Sections 32 and 35 and Part IV of Schedule 9 to the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 and all other enabling powers.
The Children and Families Act 2014 gives the Secretary of State enabling powers to regulate the retail packaging of tobacco products, regulate the markings on and appearance of tobacco products.
She said: "I have agreed to establish a working party and I am now considering whether there can be an amendment in the House of Lords for enabling powers.