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UK Statutory Instruments

Statutory Instruments (SIs) are a type of secondary legislation made by the the UK Government which cover all parts of the UK, including Scotland. When this happens the Scottish Government and the Scottish Parliament have an agreement, or “protocol”, explaining how they will work together.

The Scottish Government writes to a Scottish Parliament committee explaining if it plans to agree with the SI being made in the UK Parliament, and why. The Scottish Government makes a recommendation to say if they think the UK Government should or should not make the SI in the UK Parliament for Scotland. The committee then decides if it agrees with the Scottish Government’s decision.

Read the protocol between the Scottish Parliament and the Scottish Government

Find out more about SI notifications being considered by Scottish Parliament committees

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