Scotland Act 1998

The Scotland Act 1998 is an Act of Parliament of the United Kingdom law.

It creates a Scottish Parliament, establishes an electoral law and some business rules in place for this Parliament, although the mass of the Rules of Procedure shall be regulated by the Scottish Parliament itself. He also defines the legislative powers of the Scottish Parliament in accordance with the principle of negative list, but without so that the rights of the London Parliament to diminish.

In addition, it provides for a Scottish Executive with a First Minister and several ministers, who are appointed by the Queen, after approval by Parliament.

It also regulates the financial constitution in the sense that the financial means Scotland are allocated almost entirely from the British household. The rather extensive executive and legislative powers of Scotland are therefore not supported by a corresponding financial autonomy.