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 Pauline McNeill Pauline McNeill Labour 5:15 pm, 15th December 2005

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Amendment 47, by agreement, withdrawn.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].