Statutory Instrument of the Welsh Assembly [from Print source using OSCOLA]


A statutory instrument is also known as an SI.

When using legislation in your work you must be clear as to whether or not you are dealing with the law as it was passed by Parliament initially, or the law as in force currently.

Standard Form

As a footnote:

Title of Statutory Instrument Year, SI number Section if required.


Control of School Premises (Wales) Regulations, 2008/136 reg 4.

The St Clears-Pembroke Dock Trunk Road (A477) (Sageston-Redberth Bypass) Order, 2000/1172.

Town and Country Planning (Amendment of Appeals Procedures) (Wales) Rules, 2007/2285 r 2.

Reference List

List statutory instruments in alphabetical order under the heading Legislation and subdivide Legislation into Statutes and Statutory Instruments as appropriate.

In the case of Statutory Instruments from the Welsh Assembly, the word Wales is normally included in brackets in the short title unless the Act is obviously a local one. Abbreviations of sections of statutory instruments are only to be used in footnotes. When referring to a section of an SI in the text, pinpoint references should be written in full, e.g.

The application of rule 2 of the Town and Country Planning (Amendment of Appeals Procedures) (Wales) Rules 2007/2285, in particular sub-section 2(a), has shown that ...

Regulation 4 of the Control of School Premises (Wales) Regulations 2008/136 states that ...


  • Reference: Faculty of Law, University of Oxford, OSCOLA: Oxford Standard for the Citation of Legal Authorities (4th edn Oxford University 2010) 25.