Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance

New Britain: Old Politics Developed Post-16 Education and Training

In 1999 the Westminster Labour Government delivered its 1997 general election promise of UK constitutional reform, establishing the Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly. With primary as opposed to secondary legislative powers, it is the Scottish Parliament that has most power of the two new institutions of government. The legislation creating the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood had a number of aims, including bringing democratic accountability to the already extensive administrative devolution that Scotland enjoyed, extending devolution to new areas with new powers, initiating a more proportional electoral system and ushering in new and more modern forms of politics and government based on accessibility, participation and consultation.

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