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Law and change: Scottish legal heroes
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2.2 Legislative consent motions

The Scottish Parliament can agree that the UK Parliament should legislate for Scotland on devolved matters. Such agreements can save time and the need for separate and similar legislation in both the Scottish and UK Parliaments.

In practice there are five uses of legislative consent motions which have emerged. These are set out in Figure 5.

Figure 5 outlines examples of situations when a legislative consent motion may be used.
Figure 5 Uses of legislative consent motions