2 The Scottish Parliament
The time available for debate and scrutiny in the Scottish Parliament is limited. The Parliament sits on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Parliamentary Committees will normally meet on a Tuesday or Wednesday (occasionally Monday). This means that it may not be possible to hear all the detailed aspects of a particular area of legislation quickly. A system, similar to the one used in the UK Parliament, has therefore been developed to allow for the creation of subordinate legislation in the Scottish Parliament.