The report presents the list of legislative standards in four categories:
General principles underpinning the delegation of legislative powers: What may constitute inappropriate delegation of power, and are there certain principles that apply to assessing the scope of such delegation?
Parliamentary scrutiny of the use of delegated powers: What standards apply to prescribing parliamentary scrutiny procedures and requirements as to the nature of accompanying documents?
Types of provision: What standards apply to certain types of legislative provision?
Policy areas: What standards apply to delegated powers in certain policy areas?