Legislation ontology

IRI:
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/legislation/
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  1. Classes
  2. Object Properties
  3. Data Properties
  4. Namespace Declarations

Classes

Act of Parliamentc back to ToC or Class ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/legislation/ActOfParliament

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/legislation/
An Act of Parliament creates, amends or repeals legislation. An Act is a Bill having been passed by Parliament and been given Royal Assent. Acts of Parliament which are in force comprise statute law also known as the statute book.
is in domain of
Delegatesop

Day countc back to ToC or Class ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/legislation/DayCount

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/legislation/
An Act of Parliament may define a day count during which Parliament may scrutinise an item of secondary legislation. These may be sitting days or statutory days, as described in the time period ontology. The Statutory Instruments Act 1946 defines a default period of 40 statutory days of scrutiny for instruments subject to parliamentary procedure. The enabling Act may define an exception to this default - commonly 28, 60 or 120 days. The European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 defines a period of 10 sitting days of scrutiny for proposed negative statutory instruments.
is in domain of
Countdp, Has day typeop
is in range of
Imposes day count dutyop

Day count typec back to ToC or Class ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/legislation/DayCountType

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/legislation/
A day count type can be sitting days or statutory days, as defined in the time period ontology.
is in range of
Has day typeop

Draft and made statutory instrument subject to parliamentary procedurec back to ToC or Class ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/legislation/DraftAndMadeStatutoryInstrumentSubjectToParliamentaryProcedure

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/legislation/
The National Archives classify made instruments as legislation and draft instruments as draft legislation. Parliament considers both made and draft instruments as part of the legislative process, distinct from a FRBR work as used by The National Archives. Parliament includes draft instruments in its description of statutory instruments which are modelled here together.
has super-classes
Statutory enabled thingc
is in domain of
Coming into force datedp, Coming into force notedp, Embodied as draft statutory instrumentop, Embodied as made statutory instrumentop, ISBNdp, Preceded by proposed negative statutory instrumentop

Draft statutory instrumentc back to ToC or Class ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/legislation/DraftStatutoryInstrument

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/legislation/
Draft statutory instruments are laid before Parliament, and may be objected to. A draft instrument is made into secondary legislation when signed by a government minister. Draft statutory instruments are published by The National Archives and classified by them as a FRBR work.
is in range of
Embodied as draft statutory instrumentop

Enabling powerc back to ToC or Class ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/legislation/EnablingPower

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/legislation/
A power delegated by one or more items of primary legislation, enabling the exercise of regulations as described in the Act.
is in domain of
Combinesop, Imposes day count dutyop, Imposes laying dutyop, Imposes procedure dutyop
is in range of
Combinesop, Delegatesop, Enabled byop

Laying dutyc back to ToC or Class ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/legislation/LayingDuty

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/legislation/
The duty of a body to lay papers before Parliament as imposed by an Act of Parliament.
is in range of
Imposes laying dutyop

Made statutory instrumentc back to ToC or Class ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/legislation/MadeStatutoryInstrument

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/legislation/
Made statutory instruments may progress from draft, or be laid without draft before Parliament as made. Parliament may consider particular instruments as made with imposing a duty to lay. For example: commencement orders. Made statutory instruments may be objected to within Parliament. A made instrument has been signed into secondary legislation by a government minister. Made statutory instruments are published by The National Archives and classified by them as a FRBR work.
is in domain of
As series itemop, Made datedp, SI identifer in yeardp, SI prefixdp, SI yeardp
is in range of
Embodied as made statutory instrumentop

Procedurec back to ToC or Class ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/legislation/Procedure

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/legislation/
A parliamentary procedure in a House or Houses. For example: the passage of a made affirmative statutory instrument through both Houses. Procedures may be specific to a House, or may include consideration by a joint committee, comprised of Members of both Houses. Joint House procedures are modelled as a single procedure.
is in range of
Imposes procedure dutyop

Proposed negative statutory instrumentc back to ToC or Class ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/legislation/ProposedNegativeStatutoryInstrument

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/legislation/
A regulation - made under a power or powers set out in clauses 7, 8 or 9 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 - which government ministers propose be laid under the negative procedure. Sifting committees of either House may recommend that any subsequent statutory instrument or instruments be laid under the affirmative procedure.
has super-classes
Statutory enabled thingc
is in range of
Preceded by proposed negative statutory instrumentop

Statutory enabled thingc back to ToC or Class ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/legislation/StatutoryEnabledThing

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/legislation/
A thing which exists following the exercising of an enabling power.
has sub-classes
Draft and made statutory instrument subject to parliamentary procedurec, Proposed negative statutory instrumentc
is in domain of
Enabled byop

Statutory instrument seriesc back to ToC or Class ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/legislation/StatutoryInstrumentSeries

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/legislation/
A statutory instrument may appear in one or more series, or in none. Series include: Welsh Instruments, corresponding to Wales Statutory Instruments; Northern Ireland Orders in Council; Commencement Orders; Appointed Day Orders; Legal Statutory Instruments; and Scottish Statutory Instruments, being United Kingdom instruments that have particular application to Scotland.
is in range of
In seriesop

Statutory instrument series itemc back to ToC or Class ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/legislation/StatutoryInstrumentSeriesItem

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/legislation/
A statutory instrument series item links a draft or made statutory instrument subject to parliamentary procedure to a statutory instrument series. A statutory instrument can be included by means of an item in more than one series excepting these cases: Northern Ireland series instruments do not form part of any other series; legal series instruments do not form part of any other series; National Assembly for Wales series SIs and Scottish series instruments can be included in the commencement order series but no other. Commencement order series items may also form part of either the Welsh or Scottish series. Where an instrument appears as an item in more than one series, the citation order is formed by (1) the commencement order series and item identifier followed by (2) any other series and item identifier. Where the instrument is made by the Welsh Ministers, the 'W. / Cy.' number follows the SI number.
is in domain of
In seriesop, SI series item identifierdp
is in range of
As series itemop

Object Properties

As series itemop back to ToC or Object Property ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/legislation/asSeriesItem

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/legislation/
Relates a made statutory instrument to a statutory instrument series item. A made statutory instrument may belong to more than one series by means of a series item. A series item is formed of a single made statutory instrument.

Combinesop back to ToC or Object Property ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/legislation/combines

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/legislation/
Relates enabling powers delegated from Acts of Parliament to a combined enabling power. Allows powers to be combined to authorise statutory enabled things.
has domain
Enabling powerc
has range
Enabling powerc

Delegatesop back to ToC or Object Property ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/legislation/delegates

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/legislation/
Relates an Act of Parliament to an enabling power delegated by that Act. An Act of Parliament may delegate more than one enabling power. Secondary legislation may delegate powers to enable further legislation, being sub-delegation into tertiary law. Such law may be made without statutory instrument and is not itself subject to parliamentary procedure.
has domain
Act of Parliamentc
has range
Enabling powerc

Embodied as draft statutory instrumentop back to ToC or Object Property ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/legislation/embodiedAsDraftStatutoryInstrument

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/legislation/
Relates a draft or made statutory instrument subject to parliamentary procedure to draft legislation published by The National Archives and identified by them as a FRBR work. A draft or made statutory instrument subject to parliamentary procedure is embodied as a single draft statutory instrument, or none. A draft statutory instrument is related to one draft or made statutory instrument subject to parliamentary procedure, or to none.

Embodied as made statutory instrumentop back to ToC or Object Property ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/legislation/embodiedAsMadeStatutoryInstrument

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/legislation/
Relates a draft or made statutory instrument subject to parliamentary procedure to made legislation published by The National Archives and identified by them as a FRBR work. A draft or made statutory instrument subject to parliamentary procedure will be embodied as a single made statutory instrument, or none. A made statutory instrument is related to one draft or made statutory instrument subject to parliamentary procedure, or to none.

Enabled byop back to ToC or Object Property ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/legislation/enabledBy

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/legislation/
Relates a statutory enabled thing to an enabling power. A statutory enabled thing is enabled by an enabling power and an enabling power may enable more than one statutory enabled thing.

Has day typeop back to ToC or Object Property ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/legislation/hasDayType

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/legislation/
Relates a day count to its type, being sitting days or statutory days as defined in the time period ontology. A day count is described by a single day count type and a day count type may describe more than one day count.
has domain
Day countc
has range
Day count typec

Imposes day count dutyop back to ToC or Object Property ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/legislation/imposesDayCountDuty

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/legislation/
Relates an enabling power to a day count. For statutory instruments the default count is 40 statutory days, as set out by the Statutory Instruments Act 1946. An enabling Act may override this count. A day count is set by a single Act of Parliament. A single Act of Parliament may specify differing day counts for different enabling powers. A statutory instrument is required to have a single day count when enabling powers are delegated from more than one Act of Parliament.
has domain
Enabling powerc
has range
Day countc

Imposes laying dutyop back to ToC or Object Property ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/legislation/imposesLayingDuty

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/legislation/
An enabling power may impose a duty to lay papers before Parliament. A laying duty is imposed by a single enabling power.
has domain
Enabling powerc
has range
Laying dutyc

Imposes procedure dutyop back to ToC or Object Property ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/legislation/imposesProcedureDuty

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/legislation/
A duty to follow a procedure is imposed by an enabling power. An Act of Parliament that delegates an enabling power may impose a duty to follow a particular procedure, or none.
has domain
Enabling powerc
has range
Procedurec

In seriesop back to ToC or Object Property ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/legislation/inSeries

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/legislation/
Relates a statutory instrument series item to a statutory instrument series. A series may have one or more items, or none. A series item places an instrument in a single series.

Preceded by proposed negative statutory instrumentop back to ToC or Object Property ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/legislation/precededByProposedNegativeStatutoryInstrument

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/legislation/
Relates draft or made statutory instruments subject to parliamentary procedure to proposed negative statutory instruments which precede them. A draft or made statutory instrument subject to parliamentary procedure may be preceded by one or more proposed negative statutory instruments, or by none. A proposed negative statutory instrument may precede the laying of one or more draft or made statutory instruments subject to parliamentary procedure, or none.

Data Properties

Coming into force datedp back to ToC or Data Property ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/legislation/comingIntoForceDate

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/legislation/
The date on which a statutory instrument comes into force. Schedules within an instrument may come into force on different dates. Coming into force details would be given in a coming into force note where no single coming into force date is given.

Coming into force notedp back to ToC or Data Property ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/legislation/comingIntoForceNote

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/legislation/
A coming into force note sets out details of the commencement of provisions or effects forming part or parts of an instrument, or the instrument as a whole.

Countdp back to ToC or Data Property ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/legislation/count

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/legislation/
The number of days of a particular type, being the period during which a statutory instrument or proposed negative statutory instrument is subject to parliamentary scrutiny.
has domain
Day countc
has range
integer

ISBNdp back to ToC or Data Property ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/legislation/isbn

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/legislation/
An identifier conforming to the ISBN standard.

Made datedp back to ToC or Data Property ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/legislation/madeDate

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/legislation/
The date on which a statutory instrument is made by a government minister.
has domain
Made statutory instrumentc
has range
date

SI identifer in yeardp back to ToC or Data Property ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/legislation/siIdentiferInYear

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/legislation/
The identifier in year part of a statutory instrument number, for example, '925' in 'SI 1986/925'.
has domain
Made statutory instrumentc
has range
literal

SI prefixdp back to ToC or Data Property ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/legislation/siPrefix

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/legislation/
The prefix part of a statutory instrument number, for example, 'SI' in 'SI 1986/925'.
has domain
Made statutory instrumentc
has range
literal

SI series item identifierdp back to ToC or Data Property ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/legislation/siSeriesItemIdentifier

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/legislation/
The identifier of an item within a series, for example, '121' in ' SI 2018/647 (W. 121)'.
has domain
Statutory instrument series itemc
has range
literal

SI yeardp back to ToC or Data Property ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/legislation/siYear

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/legislation/
The year part of a statutory instrument number, for example, '1986' in 'SI 1986/925'. The SI year is the year the instrument was laid before Parliament, except when laid in draft in one calendar year, made in a following year and having its SI year updated.
has domain
Made statutory instrumentc
has range
literal

Namespace Declarations back to ToC

dc
http://purl.org/dc/terms/
foaf
http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/
legislation
https://ukparliament.github.io/ontologies/legislation/
owl
http://www.w3.org/2002/07/owl#
rdf
http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#
rdfs
http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#
xmlschema
http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#

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