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

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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.

The debating chamber of the Scottish Parliament
Figure 1 The debating chamber of the Scottish Parliament
Committee room inside the Scottish Parliament
Figure 2 Committee room inside the Scottish Parliament

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