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

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3.7 Acts of Scottish Parliament

Figure 15 shows the number of Acts passed by the Scottish Parliament from 1999 - 2017. Figure 16 shows the origin of Acts between 2009 and 2016, indicating whether they originated from Government, Members, Private or Committee Bills.

Acts of the Scottish Parliament 1999 to 2017
Figure 15 Acts of the Scottish Parliament 1999 to 2017
The origin of Acts of the Scottish Parliament 2009 - 2016
Figure 16 The origin of Acts of the Scottish Parliament 2009 - 2016

If you wish to find out more about the work of the Scottish Parliament then the annual reports provide a good starting point and can be found using the search function on their website [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

You should now watch the following video in which Iain Gray, MSP, reflects on legislation of the Scottish Parliament and the important role that law plays in society.

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Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Act 2007
Figure 17 Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Act 2007

Before moving on to the next week watch this clip which explores the work of the Scottish Parliament in 2014:

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You can find out more about the work of the Scottish Parliament and how to follow their work on the Scottish Parliament website.

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