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Bills and Laws

Secondary legislation

Find out about secondary legislation


No procedure or laid only SSIs

No procedure SSIs are also called laid only SSIs. They are often 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).

No procedure SSIs are looked at by the DPLR committee who write a report about them. They can also be looked at by the lead committee but they don’t have to be.

The Parliament cannot stop a no procedure SSI. Committees can write a report to the Parliament with their concerns or raise issues with the Scottish Government, for example by:

  • inviting a minister to answer questions at a committee meeting
  • writing to the Scottish Government for more information