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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A Bill is a proposed Act of the Scottish Parliament. A Bill that is introduced in the Scottish Parliament is scrutinised and debated by MSPs.
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MSPs take part in examining and passing proposed laws (Bills). They represent you in the Scottish Parliament and your local area. And they examine the work of the Scottish Government.
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Information about committees and records of all debates, questions and answers.
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You can get involved with the Scottish Parliament by joining a Cross-party group, submitting a petition, lobbying or exploring our education resources.
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Visit the Scottish Parliament
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The Scottish Parliament examines what the Scottish Government is doing, makes new laws on devolved matters and debates the issues of the day.
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Scottish Parliament staff need access to relevant and timely evidence and an awareness of key policy issues. They draw upon many sources, including academic expertise.
We manage a range of activities for individual academics and higher education institutions. Through these activities, they can get involved in the work of Parliament.
Our programme for Academic Engagement aims to strengthen links with Scotland's universities. It also aims to better understand what is happening in academia and vice versa.
Find out more about the Academic Fellowship Scheme
Find out how to apply for an internship place
Find out how to join the academic network
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