April 23, 2024



This article discusses types of Acts and the process of law-making in different parliaments. For a list of legislation see Acts of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, Acts of the Scottish Parliament or Acts of the National Assembly for Wales. An Act of Parliament in the United Kingdom is primary legislation. These Acts are passed by the Parliament of the United Kingdom in London, by the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh or by the National Assembly of Wales in Cardiff. A draft piece of legislation is called a bill, when this is passed by Parliament it becomes an Act and part of statute law.

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