What has the Parliament done for you?

The Scottish Parliament:

  • Makes laws on a range of matters that affect Scotland

Most proposals for new laws come from the Scottish Government. The Scottish Parliament checks and challenges these proposals and decides whether or not to agree to them.

  • Raises issues of relevance to the people of Scotland

For example, committees carry out inquiries, where they hear from the public and then make recommendations.

  • Considers petitions submitted by members of the public

What has the Parliament done for me?

Find examples below of what the Parliament has done on a subject that matters to you.