HC Deb 07 July 1919 vol 117 cc1435-6W

asked the Lord Advocate whether he is aware of the delay that is taking place in the distribution of deceased soldiers' estates in conformity with the rules of division of the Act of Intestacy; whether the distribution according to the law is causing much dis- appointment and hardship; and whether he can now make a definite statement regarding the introduction of an amending Bill in the light of present-day circumstances?


I am aware that the present law regarding intestate movable succession in Scotland operates inequitably in some cases. A Bill has been drafted to deal with the matter, and my right hon. Friend hopes to introduce it at an early date.