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Diligence

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at 9:31 am on 8th June 2000.

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Photo of John McAllion John McAllion Labour 9:31 am, 8th June 2000

If the minister seriously wants to be flexible about the working group, will he accept that no individual can represent a cross-party group and a political party? I am happy to volunteer to represent the Labour party on his working group.

Does the minister accept that the Scottish legal establishment, of which he and the First Minister are prime examples, has been promising a review of diligence for more than a decade—without fruit—and that there is little excuse for further delay on this important matter?

Finally, does the minister accept that the will of this Parliament is to abolish poindings and warrant sales—not to replace them with some sanitised version of the same that suits the Scottish Law Commission?