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Parliamentary Counsel Office

What we do

We draft all bills for the Scottish Government's legislative programmes, ensuring laws of the highest quality.

We are responsible for:

  • drafting and helping deliver bills to make clear, effective and accessible law
  • maintaining and enhancing our position as Scotland's centre of legislative excellence and helping improve the overall quality of Scotland's law
  • advising on legislative and constitutional matters and on parliamentary procedure
  • helping plan and manage legislative programmes
  • drafting or reviewing significant subordinate legislation

Who we are

Cabinet Secretary and Ministers

Management