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financial memorandum


An accompanying document to a public bill setting out best estimates of the bill’s costs on the Scottish Administration, local authorities and others.
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By-Election


The method of filling a constituency vacancy arising during a parliamentary session.
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by-election


The method of filling a constituency vacancy arising during a parliamentary session.
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Westminster


The colloquial name for the UK Parliament, comprising the House of Commons and the House of Lords.
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absolute majority


When the number of members voting for a proposition is more than half of the total number of seats for members of the Parliament or, in the case of a committee or sub-committee, more than half of the number of members of that committee or sub-committee. In a Parliament with 129 seats, 65 votes would be required to obtain an absolute majority. An ex [..]
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accompanying documents


The documents that accompany a bill on its introduction.
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accountable officer


An officer accountable to the Parliament for the actions, including the accounts and audit, of a particular public body, under the Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000, based on the report of the Financial Issues Advisory Group. For example, the Clerk is the principal accountable officer for the parliamentary corporation.
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Acts of the Parliament of Scotland


The laws passed by the former Scottish Parliament which ceased to exist in 1707 on the union of the Parliaments.
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acts of the parliament of scotland


The laws passed by the former Scottish Parliament which ceased to exist in 1707 on the union of the Parliaments.
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Acts of Union


The respective Acts of the Scottish Parliament and the English Parliament ratifying the 1707 union of the two Kingdoms set out in the Treaty of Union.
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