– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 7th June 2000.

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Photo of Euan Robson Euan Robson Liberal Democrat

Question S1W-7112

To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will introduce subordinate legislation to exempt low income groups such as those on income support from court fees when lodging a small claim and, if so, when it plans to do so.

Photo of Jim Wallace Jim Wallace Liberal Democrat

In line with the practice of previous administrations, I propose to issue a public consultation document on fees in the Supreme and Sheriff Courts. Amongst other matters, I will seek views on the case for exemptions from fees for individuals on state benefits. Following the consultation, I would expect to bring proposals before the Parliament for approval later in the year.

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