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Chamber and committees

Question reference: S6W-11314

  • Asked by: Gordon MacDonald, MSP for Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: 30 September 2022
  • Current status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by George Adam on 3 October 2022


To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to increase transparency regarding the Crown consent process and how bills apply to the Crown.


Scottish Government policy is that legislation should apply to the Crown in the same way as any other person unless there is a legitimate reason for a different approach. It is the Scottish Government’s intention that we will make clear in a Bill’s accompanying documents how provisions in a Bill apply to the Crown and why Crown consent is required.