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

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2.1 Debating Bills

There is opportunity for parliamentary debate and discussion at all stages except the initial stage. This process enables politicians from all parties to participate in parliamentary debates. The debate and discussion also allows the UK Government the opportunity to reflect on its proposed laws and modify them if necessary. An intricate web of politics therefore is woven into what otherwise might appear a rather mechanical procedure for making law.

Stages of a Bill
Figure 8 Stages of a Bill

Watch the following video which explores how the House of Lords works with the House of Commons to make a Bill law.

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