Henry VIII clause legal definition of Henry VIII clause
statutory instrument (redirected from Henry VIII clause)
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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And he criticised the Bill's "Henry VIII clauses
", created to allow reform with little parliamentary scrutiny.
In a climbdown minutes before the vote, Justice Minister Dominic Raab vowed not to use Henry VIII clauses
until MPs had a meaningful vote.
Henry VIII clauses
are so named because the tyrant king would often take it upon himself to change legislation set down by Parliament.