Reserved or Devolved?
The Scottish Parliament is responsible for all matters not reserved for Westminster.
- training & lifelong learning
- local government
- social work
- economic development
- financial assistance to industry
- transport (road network, bus policy, ports and harbours)
- most aspects of criminal and civil law
- criminal justice and prosecution system
- police and fire services
- natural heritage
- built heritage
- food standards
- the arts
- public registers & records.
Some reserved matters have devolved aspects. For example, equal opportunities policy is central to all the Scottish Parliament’s deliberations and activity; and while the control of broadcasting is a reserved power, the Scottish Parliament quite rightly takes a keen interest in the cultural and economic impact of Scottish broadcasting.
Constituents should approach their MP for matters primarily related to:
- finance & the UK economy
- national insurance;
- social security (benefits, DLA, CSA);
- employment and job centres;
- trade & industry;
- transport (railways);
- national security;
- foreign affairs;
- immigration and nationality;
- the constitution;
- equal opportunities;
- misuse of drugs;
To contact Michael Connarty MP, phone 01324 474832
To contact Eric Joyce MP, phone 01324 638919
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