Chapter 16

Road vehicle design

Construction and use regulations: the legalities

In Britain, as in many other countries, laws are made by two, interlinked processes. Primary legislation first appears as a Bill which is initially presented to Parliament and is then refined by amendments being formally proposed, debated and then either accepted or rejected by vote. A final vote transforms the Bill into an Act with the full force of law. Primary legislation often contains clauses enabling responsible ministers to propose secondary legislation designed to clarify, interpret, modify or extend the primary Act. In some instances the primary Act imposes duties upon a minister which will have to be discharged through making secondary legislation.

In Britain, ...

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