• The legislative council was responsible
    for law making but such laws had to be approved by the Governor.
  •  The council had it as a duty to discuss and pass the budget. However, the budget had to be
    finally approved by the secretary of state for the
    colonies.
  •  The Governor presided over all
    legislative council meetings.
  •  The Governor had the power to nominate
    people into the legislative council.
  •  The Governor had
    veto power. For instance, he could refuse to assent to any bill passed by the
    legislative councils.
  •  The Governor could make law through certification. 
  • That is to say that he could make laws
    without consulting the legislative council.