Presentation on theme: "Starter Activity Can you name 3 ways in which the Scottish Parliament is more accessible to the people. Answer like; One way in which the Scottish Parliament."— Presentation transcript:
1 Starter ActivityCan you name 3 ways in which the Scottish Parliament is more accessible to the people.Answer like;One way in which the Scottish Parliament is accessible to the people is _________(remember to explain what it is)
2 Democracy in the UK and Scotland Between 1707 and 1999 Scotland was governed by the UK Parliament in Westminster
3 In 1997, the Labour Party held a referendum on a Devolved Government for Scotland. Over 75% voted for a Scottish Parliament.The first elections were held on 6 May 1999.The first meeting of the Scottish Parliament took place on 12 May 1999.On 1 July 1999 the Parliament was officially opened by the Queen.It received its full legislative powers.
5 Devolved and Reserved Matters The Scottish Parliament was given powers to make laws in certain areas that would apply to Scotland. These were called DEVOLVED MATTERS.Areas that were deemed to be of National (UK wide) importance remained RESERVED MATTERS
6 DEVOLVED MATTERS Health Education Sport and the Arts The Environment Local GovernmentSocial WorkHousingPlanningTourismEconomic DevelopmentTransport (some aspects)Justice – Courts and Legal systemPolice and Fire ServicesAgriculture, forestry and fishing
7 RESERVED MATTERS Defence Social Security Foreign Affairs Time Currency ImmigrationGamblingEnergyWeights and MeasuresBroadcastingEconomic PolicyElectionsEqual OpportunitiesData Protection
8 TASKIn your jotters draw a table with two columns. One with the column head ‘Devolved Matters’ and the other with the head ‘Reserved Matters’DevolvedReserved
9 Place each of the matters in this list under the correct headings NHSLocal CouncilsBuilding new schoolsRAFNational LotteryWind FarmsLinks with foreign countriesFootballPlanning Permission to build a Nuclear Power StationBuilding new prisonsFree prescriptions for everyone in ScotlandID cardsIncreasing benefits
10 Place each of the matters in this list under the correct headings NHS DLocal Councils DBuilding new schools DRAF RNational Lottery RWind Farms RLinks with foreign countries RFootball DPlanning Permission to build a Nuclear Power Station DBuilding new prisons DFree prescriptions for everyone in Scotland DID cards RIncreasing benefits R
11 Lets see what you have learned so far Lets see what you have learned so far. Who do you think makes the decision about each of these issues? Write either Scottish parliament or UK parliament in your jotters1) Decision to go to war with Scottish troops2) Implementing a new curriculum in Scottish schools3) Building more council homes in Cumbernauld4) Raising the state pension age for Scottish citizens5) Building a new hospital in Glasgow6) Passing a law to combat terrorism in Scotland
12 Decision to go to war – UK Parliament Implementing a new school curriculum – Scottish ParliamentBuilding more council homes – Scottish ParliamentRaising the state pension age – UK ParliamentBuilding a new hospital – Scottish ParliamentPassing a law to combat terrorism – UK Parliament
13 TaskCan you think of areas 3 things that The Scottish Government have used its Devolved Powers to implement.Think of areas of Health, Education and Police and Fire.Write your answer in your jotter like-The Scottish Government used its devolved powers to __________(write what they done)___________ this was ____(Explain it)_____________________ they did this under the __(name devolved power)___
14 HomeworkYou have to find out three things that the Scottish Government has introduced using its Devolved Powers.What was it and what devolved powers were they using?
15 Devolved Powers - Leaflet The different powers the parliaments have can become confusing for people. Your task is to create a leaflet that will describe what devolved powers are and how the Scottish parliament has used them.What should my leaflet include?
16 What should my leaflet include? A front coverYour nameLots of colourExplanation of what devolved power isExplanation of what a reserved power isA description of the devolved powers the Scottish parliament has and what they allow the parliament to doExamples of these powers being used to create laws