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Dáil Éireann díospóireacht -
Wednesday, 15 Dec 1965

Vol. 219 No. 7

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Rules, Regulations, Orders and Bye-Laws.


asked the Taoiseach if for the benefit of Members he will indicate the precise difference between a Statutory Rule, Regulation, Order and Bye-law.

The following may be taken as the general principles governing differentiation between the types of instruments referred to:

(i) a rule is subsidiary legislation providing for procedure.

(ii) a regulation is subsidiary legislation of general application,

(iii) an order is subsidiary legislation dealing with specific persons or cases and

(iv) a bye-law is subsidiary legislation of local or other restricted application.

The maintenance of this differentiation is a matter of some practical difficulty, however, and, in this connection, the Deputy's attention is invited to Part III of the First Report of the Select Committee on Statutory Instruments appointed by Seanad Éireann on the 4th July, 1957 (Pr. 4685).