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European Charter of Local Self-Government (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill

Overview

 

This Member’s Bill was introduced by Andy Wightman MSP. It proposes to incorporate the European Charter of Local Self-Government into Scots law.

You can find out more in the document prepared on behalf of Andy Wightman MSP that explains the Bill.

Why the Bill was created

 

With this Bill, the Member aims to strengthen the status and standing of local government by incorporating the Charter into Scots law.

You can find out more in the document prepared on behalf of Andy Wightman, MSP that explains the Bill.

Where do laws come from?

The Scottish Parliament can make decisions about many things like:

  • agriculture and fisheries
  • education and training
  • environment
  • health and social services
  • housing
  • justice and policing
  • local government
  • some aspects of tax and social security

These are 'devolved matters'.

Laws that are decided by the Scottish Parliament come from:

Bill stage timeline

The European Charter of Local Self-Government (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill is currently at Introduced

Introduced

The Member in charge of the Bill, Andy Wightman MSP sends the Bill and the related documents to the Parliament. 

Bill as Introduced European Charter of Local Self-Government (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill

Additional Member in charge

An additional member in charge is another member designated by the member in charge. Designation of another member as member in charge can be made at any time, but is normally made at the time of introduction. It gives the member who introduced the Bill an assurance that any necessary procedural steps can still be taken if they are unavailable for a period or on a particular occasion.
Alison Johnstone, MSP is the additional member in charge for the European Charter Local Self-Government (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill. 

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