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Section 4.17. Parliament will determine its own sessions and adjournments providing that it assembles within seven days after each general election, and it must assemble each year for the regular sessions as provided by law. The Presiding Officer will summon extraordinary sessions, whenever she/he deems it necessary, or if required by the Scottish Government, or by one-third of the members of Parliament.

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    Administrator #1  •  2020-08-20 17:42:07

    Section 4.17. Section 4.17. Parliament will determine its own sessions and adjournments; providing, that it assembles within seven days after each general election, and it must assemble each year for the regular sessions as provided by law. The Presiding Officer will summon extraordinary sessions, whenever she/he deems it necessary, or if required by the Scottish Government, or by one-third of the members of Parliament.

      • Miles

        Section 4.17. Affected by my comments made earlier in this constitution exercise.

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Proposed Amendment to Section 4.17.

  • NSCNICK

    Section 4.17. Section 4.17. Parliament will determine its own sessions and adjournments; providing, that it assembles within seven days after each general election, and it must assemble each year for the regular sessions as provided by law. The Presiding Officer will summon extraordinary sessions, whenever she/he deems it necessary, or if required by the Scottish Government, or by one-third of the members of Parliament, or by public petition.

      • Caledonialan

        Section 4.17. There would need to be rules for such a public petition, which would presumably be applicable only during normal recess periods.

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Proposed Amendment to Section 4.17.

  • Jim Osborne

    Section 4.17. This is a comment not an amendment. The principle behind 4.17 is right. Parliament must have control of the order of business in order to help create an effective separation of powers between Executive and Legislative arms of the state. It would be useful to debate further how this separation can be best achieved. 4.17 is a good start

      • Admin/CfS6

        Section 4.17. As you say Jim, this is a comment but you placed it as an Amendment. Please flag again for removal and click Comment immediately below where you wish to respond. Thanks.

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      • Jim Osborne

        Section 4.17. The principle behind 4.17 is right. Parliament must have control of the order of business in order to help create an effective separation of powers between Executive and Legislative arms of the state. It would be useful to debate further how this separation can be best achieved. 4.17 is a good start

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