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Parliamentary Papers, Proceedings and Departmental Papers : UK: Orders in Council

Orders in Council

Orders in Council are made by the King acting on the advice of the Privy Council and are approved in person by the monarch.

Orders “in” and “of” Council are no different from other forms of delegated legislation. Where they are statutory they will usually involve a Parliamentary procedure. Where they are prerogative they will usually be of no particular public interest, other than to the bodies to which they refer.


Where to find Orders in Council