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

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Figure 1: Catherine Bebbington for © Scottish Parliament Corporate Body http://www.parliament.scot/ Fol/ Scottish_Parliament_Licence_2017.pdf

Figure 2: House of Lords © Parliamentary copyright

Figure 3: Houses of Parliament from the river Thames © BBC

Figure 4: © Scottish Parliament Corporate Body http://www.parliament.scot/ Fol/ Scottish_Parliament_Licence_2017.pdf

Figure 5: from: The Scotland Bill: Devolution of Scotland's Parliament Research Paper 98/7 1998 http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/ documents/ RP98-1/ RP98-1.pdf © Crown

Figure 6: © Crown (HM Government)

Box 1: extract from: Kelly, R. and the Parliament and Constitution Centre. (2005). Drafting Legislation and the Parliamentary Counsel Office Available at http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/SN03756/SN03756.pdf. ©Crown (HM Government)

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Audio Visual

2.1 Debating Bills: How the Lords works with the Commons to make a bill law | A day in the life | https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=-L5nSn_mbOs House of Lords Parliamentary copyright. WWW.parliament.uk I

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