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Creating a new statutory power
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Is the power no wider than is required to achieve the policy objective and purpose of the legislation?
Legislation should not create a power that is wider than necessary to achieve the policy objective.
The extent of a statutory power should have a direct connection to the policy objective that the power was intended to help achieve. The power should be confined to that which is necessary to perform those actions necessary to achieve the purpose of the legislation.