Election 2021

The Scottish Parliament is in recess ahead of the election on 6 May.

Because of Covid-19, there are some changes to how the Parliament prepares for the election.

Find out more in our Election 2021 pages

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Bills and Laws

Secondary legislation

Find out about secondary legislation


How does the Parliament look at secondary legislation?

Secondary legislation comes to the Scottish Parliament as SSIs (Scottish Statutory Instruments). SSIs can cover any subject area the Parliament looks at, like justice, the environment or education.

Because some SSIs need more parliamentary scrutiny than others, SSIs can follow different procedures. The different procedures are: