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Petition by Robert Adamson  
 
Closed Petitions - Petition PE1329  
Petition by Robert Adamson calling on the Scottish Government to put in place a review of the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 with a remit to bring it up to date, specifically to introduce legislation that will cover the area surrounding deceased adults and in particular the role of the Public Guardian in these cases.  
Petitioner: Robert Adamson  
Number of signatures: 28  
Date lodged: 28 May 2010  
SPICe Briefing: Briefing for PE1329 
Summary:

Written Questions for PE1329  

Written Submissions for PE1329  

15 June 2010 :   The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government, the Office of the Public Guardian, Scottish Law Commission, Age Scotland, Alzheimer Scotland and the Law Society of Scotland seeking responses to points raised in the petition and during the discussion. <Link to Official Report 15 June 2010 

5 October 2010 :   The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government and the Scottish Law Commission seeking a response to specific points. Link to Official Report 26 January 2010" 

23 November 2010 :   The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government seeking a response to specific points. Link to Official Report 23 November 2010" 

22 February 2011 :   The Committee agreed to close the petition under Rule 15.7 of Standing Orders on the grounds that the Minister for Community Safety has confirmed that he has no current plans to review the legislation but that the Scottish Government has noted the suggestions put forward during the consideration of the petition and will take these into account in any review. Further, the Minister has confirmed that the Scottish Government will ensure that the Code of Practice for Welfare and Continuing Attorneys makes it clear that the Public Guardian does not carry out investigations when the adult has died. Link to Official Report 22 February 2011" 

 
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