statutory instrument
a form of delegated legislation regulated by the Statutory Instruments Act 1946. They are cited by the year they are passed and by their number in the year. Non-publication is a defence. They are often accompanied by a useful but unofficial explanatory note. Normally they may be annulled by the House within 40 days of being laid before either House.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

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