HC Deb 08 February 1938 vol 331 cc876-7W
Mr. R. Gibson

asked the Lord Advocate, in view of the hardship that exists at present when a man dies intestate leaving no widow, no descendants, and no brothers or sisters but relatives on both the father's side and the mother's side, in the relatives on the father's side taking all the estate of the deceased intestate and the relatives on the mother's side taking nothing, whether he will consider amending the law anent intestate succession in Scotland to remove this hardship?

The Lord Advocate

This matter, and certain other aspects of the Scottish law of intestate succession, are at present under examination with a view to the possibility of amendment.