Constitutional Law

EU Reform and the EU Referendum: implications for Scotland

The European and External Relations Committee of the Scottish Parliament is conducting an inquiry into EU reform and the EU referendum: implications for Scotland. 

The UK Government’s Scotland Bill – Call for Written Evidence by the Scottish Parliament’s Devolution (Further Powers) Committee

English Votes for English Laws

The UK Government has announced plans change the way legislation is considered in the House of Commons to give English and Welsh MPs a fairer say over laws that only affect their constituencies and are on matters which have been devolved.  These proposals  set out the proposed changes to the way legislation is considered in the House of Commons to give English and Welsh MPs a fairer say.

Accountability, audit and the further devolution of powers

The UK Command paper Scotland in the United Kingdom: An enduring settlement sets out draft clauses for the proposed devolution of further powers to the Scottish Parliament.  The Public Audit Committee is interested in establishing whether the audit and accountability arrangements which will accompany these further powers will enable Scottish Parliament to hold to account those that collect or spend public money. 

Scotland in the UK: An enduring settlement - an overview

Inquiry by the Scottish Parliament’s Devolution (Further Powers) Committee - Implementing the Smith Agreement: The UK Government’s Draft legislative Clauses

This written call for evidence invites views on the UK Government's draft legislative clauses to devolve further powers to the Scottish Parliament.

Political and Constitutional Reform Select Committee Second Report:  a new Magna Carta?

The Political and Constitutional Reform Select Committee Committee has been consulting on whether the UK should have a written constitution, and what form it should take.