After section 17

Part of Family Law (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 – in the Scottish Parliament at 3:00 pm on 15th December 2005.

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Photo of Phil Gallie Phil Gallie Conservative 3:00 pm, 15th December 2005

I was persuaded by Rosemary Byrne's argument. She made the point that the amendment would allow the courts to consider the role of grandparents. Christine Grahame said that the courts can already do that, but amendment 41 seeks to ensure that the grandparents charter is recognised in the bill. Kenny MacAskill and others said that they have a great deal of respect for the grandparents charter. To my mind, there is value in recognising the charter in the bill.