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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Super-affirmative SSIs

Super-affirmative SSIs are used when the changes they would make need a lot of consideration by the Parliament. 

Super-affirmative SSIs are looked at by the Parliament before they are made. The Scottish Government sends the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee a draft of the SSI and any more information it has. The DPLR Committee will then look at the SSI. A lead committee can also look at it, but it does not have to. They can also hear from people who are interested in the SSI.

The Parliament usually has 60 or 90 days to look at what the draft SSI does. The DPLR Committee, and usually the lead committee, then write a report to the Scottish Government.

After the Scottish Government has considered any suggestions, it introduces the SSI as a normal affirmative SSI.