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Achievements from 1999-2003

DescriptionCivil Law and Civil Justice achievements between 1999 and 2003
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateJuly 31, 2003

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Achievements from 1999-2003

A Fairer Scotland

  • Legislation to replace the discredited system of poinding and warrant with a humane alternative has completed its progress through the Scottish Parliament sales (the Debt Arrangement and Attachment (Scotland) Act 2002)
  • To enable incapacitated adults get others to help them with decisions they cannot make for themselves, the Executive has secured the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000. The Office of the Public Guardian was set up to deal with the affairs of adults who cannot make decisions for themselves.
  • To bring to an end the feudal system of land ownership in Scotland, the Executive has secured the Abolition of Feudal Tenure (Scotland) Act 2000, and has taken forward the modernisation of the land tenure system by introducing the Title Conditions (Scotland) Bill to Parliament.