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

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You have been introduced to where the ideas for the need for an Act of the Scottish Parliament may come from and considered why new laws may be needed. You have also seen that in the Scottish Parliament the process for public engagement is transparent and public engagement is encouraged. While the Scottish Parliament may seem remote, there are many opportunities for citizens in Scotland to participate and such participation is welcomed.

You should now be able to:

  • explain why law changes
  • explain some of the ways in which law is changed
  • understand how you can contribute to the work of the Scottish Parliament.
Figure 14 Summary overview of Week 8