Henry wrote:Surprised to see that MSP's didn't already have such parliamentary privilege.
They have partial privilege, but not as much as MPs.
What about with those in the Welsh/London Assemblies, do they not have such protection as well atm?
In general, the Welsh and London assemblies have less powers than the Scottish parliament, so I'd imagine they don't.
Another thing, can this policy actually be implemented under Scottish Parliament?
The relevant law is Section 41 of the Scotland Act 1998
, so it would require legislation at Westminster to do. I don't think it would be enormously difficult to persuade Westminster to give more powers to Scotland, since there's a Westminster bill
right now doing that, with all party support.
It'd be stupid if it couldn't but I remember someone saying that some of our policies couldn't be implemented by the parliament so I'm just curious.
Giving extra powers to the Scottish parliament would require consent from Westminster, yes.