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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We will either elect a Scottish Parliament that will use its new powers to take a different path from the Tories or we will continue as we have over the last few years with cuts to public services.
This is a Scottish Government Bill and was introduced to the Scottish Parliament on 5 March 2009.
So far, both the Scottish Parliament and the Welsh Assembly have taken liberties.
Mr Salmond told the Scottish Parliament a deal on "judicial co-operation" struck between Libya and Britain on May 29 - when Tony Blair was in Tripoli - could involve Megrahi as it covered areas like "law, extradition and prisoner transfer".
McLetchie has been facing growing pressure to give details of taxi journeys to and from the Scottish Parliament.
Recent articles regarding a regional assembly use the Scottish parliament as a model of successful devolution but they studiously ignore the fact that the Scottish parliament takes pounds 950m a year of English taxpayers' money.
He described the Scottish Parliament as 'a promise delivered' and denied that devolution represented the end of Britain.
The employment minister told MSPs she won't make it to Edinburgh until after the Scottish Parliament elections in May.
All colleges offering photography courses will be asked to nominate two graduates to take part in the Scottish Parliament contest.
This was introduced into the Scottish Parliament on 6 October 2008 and is currently being considered by the Education, Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee at Stage 1.
The Assembly has done a 'far better' job of selling the benefits of devolution than the Scottish parliament, one of the architects of Scottish devolution claimed last night.

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