Having heard what the minister said, I take it that the length of the relationship is one of the factors that could be taken into account. I recognise that it is not the only factor and I am not saying that it should be taken into account in every case. I wanted that to be made clear.
I am happy with what the minister said on amendment 48. I am trying to ensure that there is no legal challenge once a sheriff makes a decision. I will seek to withdraw amendment 47 and not move amendment 48.
Amendment 47, by agreement, withdrawn.
Amendment 48 not moved.
Amendment 49 moved—[Stewart Stevenson].