The Scottish Parliament:
- Makes laws on a range of matters that affect Scotland
Most proposals for new laws come from the Scottish Government. The Scottish Parliament checks and challenges these proposals and decides whether or not to agree to them.
- Raises issues of relevance to the people of Scotland
For example, committees carry out inquiries, where they hear from the public and then make recommendations.
- Considers petitions submitted by members of the public
What has the Parliament done for me?
Find examples below of what the Parliament has done on a subject that matters to you.