Essays Tagged: "Scottish Parliament"

"Will the UK Constitutional reform programme 'save' the state or hasten its demise."

nt of Tony Blair than in the previous century. Power has been devolved away from Westminster to the Scottish Parliament, and to the assemblies of Wales and Northern Ireland. The Upper Chamber of the W ... ew of the situation.Scotland:Over the last quarter of a century there have been growing calls for a Scottish Parliament, with the Scottish Nationalist Party (SNP) now the second largest party in Scotl ...

(16 pages) 174 1 4.3 Apr/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

The Scottish Parliament

INDRODUCTION:The creation of a new Scottish Parliament has, undeniably, a serious impact on the people of Scotland - the strength of de ... e, financial and legislative - the only area of the devolved United Kingdom to hold such powers.The Scottish form of devolution was drafted upon the 1997 referendum which resulted in a 74.3% agreement ... should have tax varying powers, derived from a 59% turnout. This was granted on the basis that the Scottish Parliament would be responsible for legislation in all areas that were not specifically ret ...

(15 pages) 62 1 5.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Great Britian

Monetary Union for the time being. Constitutional reform is also a significant issue in the UK. The Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales, and the Northern Ireland Assembly were establi ... t populous country in Europe. The English constitute more than 80% of the nation's inhabitants. The Scottish makes up nearly 10%, and there are smaller groups of Irish and Welsh descent. Great Britain ...

(4 pages) 54 1 5.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Devolution: Compare differences between Scottish Parliament and Westminster

for devolution for Scotland was secured. Elections were then held in May 1999 and the newly created Scottish Parliament gained Power in July 1999. This essay will explore Scottish Devolution and compa ... o party race, with the views of the minority not getting equally heard in the House of Commons. The Scottish Parliament, however, has adopted the electoral system known as Proportional Representation, ...

(5 pages) 29 0 5.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Evaluate the Case for Using Referenda to Decide Important Issues in the UK

successful given the fact that it was the second Referendum for the same issue. A staggering 74% of Scottish people voted ‘yes’ to having a Scottish Parliament. This was a manifesto commitme ... tland as they were in favour of the separate Parliament. Almost immediately after the yes vote, the Scottish Parliament Act 1998 was passed, making this an extremely successful Referendum (Scottish Pa ...

(6 pages) 540 0 0.0 Oct/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Specific Policies

Describe the types of Pressure Groups in the UK.

Nuclear waste at Dunraye in parliament to help a pressure group concerned with the problem. In the Scottish Parliament there is a special Petition Committee which investigates petitions and informs t ... e Minister to which each petitions concerns. This an effective way of pressure as it means that the Scottish Executive will be able to find out problems and will be able to see how many people want a ...

(2 pages) 33 0 2.3 Jan/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government