The making of laws by Parliament. Legislation determines the policy framework and reflects the different statutory rights of organisations, groups and individuals. Laws result from:
• An awareness of issues which are evident and affecting the life of the nation
• The results of commissioned research
• Recommendations from groups such as pressure groups
• Government white and green papers, which are part of the stages of consultation before a law is made.
The various stages involved in making legislation are summarised in the diagram overleaf.
Stages involved in making legislation