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

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In this week you considered how MSPs and MPs are elected, who is eligible to vote and noted the differences in the systems between the Scottish and UK Parliaments. You learnt about the work of MSPs and the role of parliamentary committees. If you wish to learn more about your MSP or MP and the work they do, visit the relevant parliamentary website. If you wish to ask them a question you can do so by email or letter. Their contact details are available via the parliamentary website.

You should now be able to:

  • explain who can vote in Scottish and UK Parliament elections
  • explain the differences between Scottish and UK Parliament elections
  • discuss the principles underpinning the Code of Conduct for MSP.

In the next week, the final week of the course, you explore how individuals are encouraged to become involved in law making and how they can do so.

You can now go to Week 8 [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

Figure 11 Summary overview of Week 2