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

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Summary

You have explored Acts from both the Scottish and UK Parliaments and considered how legislation is structured and cited (referenced). You have also been introduced to the growing complexity of law making, both in terms of sources of legislation (two Parliaments) and the language used.

You should now be able to:

  • explain how an Act is structured
  • discuss the accessibility of language used in Acts
  • understand the role of Parliamentary Counsel.

In the next week you consider the use of delegated legislation. This links to the growing calls for reform on the grounds of accessibility to which you have been introduced during your studies of this week.

You can now go to Week 6 [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

Figure 9 Summary overview of Week 5

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