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The Statutory Instruments (Confirmatory Powers) Order 1947

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1.—(1) Where any Minister of the Crown exercises any power conferred on him by any Act of Parliament passed before the commencement of the Statutory Instruments Act, 1946,(1) to confirm or approve any orders or rules or regulations or other subordinate legislation made by an authority who is not a rule-making authority as defined in the Rules Publication Act, 1893(2), and the subordinate legislation so confirmed or approved, being of a legislative and not an executive character, is required to be laid before Parliament or the House of Commons, then, subject to the provisions of paragraph (2) of this Article, any document by which that power is exercised after the coming into operation of this Order shall be known as a statutory instrument, and the provisions of the Statutory Instruments Act, 1946, shall apply to that document accordingly.

(2) This Article shall not apply to any document which by virtue of subsection (2) of section one of the Statutory Instruments Act, 1946, is a statutory instrument within the meaning of that Act otherwise than by virtue of this Order or would be such an instrument but for regulations made under paragraph (d) of subsection (1) of section eight of that Act(3).

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The Statutory Instruments Act, 1946, commenced the 1st January, 1948, (S.I. 1948 No. 3, p. 4001 above).

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(repealed by 9 & 10 Geo. 6. c. 36).

(3)

†See the Statutory Instruments Regulations, 1947 (S.I. 1948 No. 1, p. 4002 above).

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