Private Bills

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Private bills are promoted by individuals or organisations outside the House (e.g. local authorities or companies) to obtain powers for themselves in excess of, or in conflict with, the general law. They should not be confused with private Members' bills, which are a type of public bill

Most Scottish private legislation is dealt with under a separate system of provisional orders.

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