Section 22 — Application to court by survivor for provision on intestacy

Part of Family Law (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 – in the Scottish Parliament at 5:15 pm on 15th December 2005.

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Photo of Margaret Mitchell Margaret Mitchell Conservative 5:15 pm, 15th December 2005

I welcome amendment 48, which seeks to clarify the bill on the important point of prior legal rights. I also welcome amendment 49, in the name of Stewart Stevenson, which raises an important issue about the need to establish a recognised date of death when the actual date is difficult or impossible to determine.