Scottish Parliament

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A body established by the Scotland Act 1998 (and operative from July 1999), having 129 elected members (Members of the Scottish Parliament; MSPs) and possessing limited primary legislative powers over such matters as health, school education, and forestry, as defined within the Act. It may alter the basic rate of income tax in Scotland by up to three pence in the pound. The Scottish Executive (the devolved government of Scotland) is formed by the party or parties with the majority of seats in the Parliament. See devolution.

Subjects: Law.

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