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Hong Kong and United Kingdom Statutes

Legislation in Hong Kong is made up of

  • Ordinances passed by the Legislative Council (LegCo).
  • Regulations, rules, orders or resolutions which are made by other people or bodies empowered by law.  

Legislation in England is made up of:

  • Acts of Parliament
  • Statutory instruments 

Legislation in other parts of the UK

  • Scotland and Northern Ireland enact their own laws on certain topics via the Scottish Parliament and the Northern Ireland Assembly, respectively.
  • Wales, while not having a separate legal system, can also enact some of its own laws through the National Assembly for Wales. The English and Wales legal/court systems are considered together, such that the single jurisdiction contains the law of “England and Wales”.