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.

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Bills and Laws

Secondary legislation

Find out about secondary legislation

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What sort of things can be done by secondary legislation?

Secondary legislation can:

  • give more information about how a law will operate
  • be used to say when parts of the new Act should become law (when a bill is passed, it doesn’t always become law straight away)
  • keep existing laws up to date