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

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In this week you learnt about the law making processes of the Scottish Parliament. You have explored how Bills become law, the different types of Bill and begun to understand the Scottish Parliament’s role in law making. You will learn to read an Act of the Scottish Parliament in later weeks.

You should now be able to:

  • explain the different types of Bills
  • describe the stages in the law making process of the Scottish Parliament
  • explain the legislative competence of the Scottish Parliament.

In the next week you learn about the law making process in the UK Parliament. The UK Parliament legislates on reserved matters and matters where a legislative consent motion has been passed by the Scottish Parliament.

You can now go to Week 4 [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

Figure 18 Summary overview of Week 3