What are the Henry VIII powers?

Henry VIII clauses are provisions sometimes included in bills to allow ministers to make amendments to not only secondary legislation but also primary legislation (Acts of Parliament), without having to go through the full process that an Act of Parliament would require.

In the EU Withdrawal Bill, there are several instances of these rights being used, such as in clauses 7,8 and 9. These powers derive their name from The Statute of Proclamations in 1539, in which Henry VIII gained the right to pass laws directly, bypassing parliament

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