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PE01672: Scottish Law Commission Report on Prescription


Petitioner: Hugh Paterson


Date Lodged: 10 October 2017

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to consider remedial action in terms of the law relating to prescription and limitation.








Petition History:


7 December 2017: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Link to the Official Report 7 December 2017

10 May 2018: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government and Registers of Scotland. Link to Official Report 10 May 2018

8 November 2018: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Link to the Official Report 8 November 2018.

9 May 2019: The Committee agreed to close the petition under Standing Orders Rule 15.7 on the basis that the Scottish Government has no plans to amend the law of prescription, but has agreed to update relevant guidance. The Committee also agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Link to Ofiicial Report 9 May 2019


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