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How the Parliament works

This page has BSL information about how the Scottish Parliament works.

The Scottish Parliament and the Scottish Government

Learn about the differences between parliament and government

How laws are passed

Find out how Bills become laws for Scotland

How committees work

Learn about Scottish Parliament committees and what they do

First Minister's Question Time (FMQs)

What happens when MSPs question the First Minister

Decision Time and voting

Learn about how decisions are made in the Debating Chamber

The Presiding Officer (PO)

Find out about the role of the PO. (This video features the Presiding Officer and Deputies from an earlier session of parliament.)


Legislative Consent

How the Scottish Parliament consents to Westminster making laws for Scotland


Why are there two votes?

An explanation of the Scottish Parliament voting system

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