Damages (Scotland) Bill

The Commission responded to a request to look specifically at provision in the new bill set out at s7(1)(C) to disregard the relative’s income in the calculations of entitlement to compensation for wrongful death. The current model is based on an outdated concept of a family set up and does not encompass, for example, same sex families or civil partners. Therefore, the Commission supports this provision in the Bill.

The Commission response is now available for download.

Please contact the Policy Team on 0141 228 5910 if you require any further information.

Last Updated: 22 Sep 2010