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
- health and social services
- 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:
The Member in charge of the Bill, Andy Wightman MSP sends the Bill and the related documents to the Parliament.
Related information on the Bill
Why the Bill is being proposed (Policy Memorandum)
Explanation of the Bill (Explanatory Notes)
How much the Bill is likely to cost (Financial Memorandum)
Opinions on whether the Parliament has the power to make the law (Statements on Legislative Competence)
Information on the powers the Bill gives the Scottish Government and others (Delegated Powers Memorandum)
Additional Member in charge
Alison Johnstone, MSP is the additional member in charge for the European Charter Local Self-Government (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill.