Scottish Parliament

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Scottish Parliament

by virtue of the Scotland Act 1998, there is a devolved Scottish Parliament as of 1 July 1999. It has at least all the powers of a big local authority (with a tax raising power it has not exercised, yet) and all the pomp, officials and expense of a sovereign parliament. Since its creation it has banned fox hunting and smoking.
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Donald is backing Isabelle's brother James and sister Lindsay, who plan to ask the Scotish Parliament to give judges the power to pass whole life sentences in the worst murder cases.
In 2004 the company won the contract to install blast-proof doors in the main debating chamber building of the Scotish Parliament.
Edward2008 wasn't impressed by Gordon Brown's redeployment of Jack McConnell to avoid a by-election: "No doubt the good people of Motherwell and Wishaw are pleased that their elected representative to the Scotish Parliament will be working less for them now that he has to do this part-time job for Westminster.