What is the difference between a Bill and a Statute?


A Bill is a draft law. It may be proposed by an MP or Minister.

A Statute is a formal written enactment of a legislative body other than Parliament. For example, enactments made by the National Resistance Council are referred to as statutes, while those made by Parliament are referred to as Acts.

A  Statute may also refer to a body of laws, which are collected and arranged according to a scheme.