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The Scottish Parliament and law making
The Scottish Parliament and law making

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In this week you explored the fundamentals of the UK’s constitution. An understanding of the overall picture of the UK provides a foundation on which to build your knowledge of the Scottish Parliament, its powers, role and relationship with the UK Parliament.

You should now be able to explain the different elements of the UK’s constitution. Before moving on take a few moments to reflect on what you have learnt about the sources and principles which underpin the UK’s constitution during this week of study.

You should now be able to:

  • explain the UK’s constitutional arrangements
  • define the UK’s constitution
  • explain the principle of the rule of law.

In the next week you explore the law-making processes of the Scottish Parliament.

You can now go to Week 3 [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

Figure 17 Summary overview of Week 2