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

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Week 6: Exploring legislation


In this week you explore and consider the growing use of secondary legislation for the purposes of law making. You also consider the processes for scrutiny in both the Scottish and UK Parliaments and explore some of the challenges presented by secondary legislation.

By the end of this week you will be able to:

  • explain what secondary legislation is
  • understand why secondary legislation is used
  • Understand the difference between primary and secondary legislation.