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S5W-02239: Andy Wightman (Lothian)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 31 August 2016

To ask the Scottish Government, further to its news release of 27 January 2016, Common Land to be reviewed, what progress it is making with the review of the Division of Commonties Act 1695, and what discussions it has had with the Scottish Law Commission regarding the matter.

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 20 September 2016

Following a request by the Scottish Government, the Scottish Law Commission has agreed to consider the Division of Commonties Act 1695 as part of its next tranche of statute law repeals work. General information on the statute law repeals work is on the Commission’s website at: http://www.scotlawcom.gov.uk/law-reform/law-reform-projects/joint-projects/statute-law-repeals/. In line with the Commission’s normal practice, the Commission will undertake research and then consult formally on the repeal proposal. I have asked the Commission to ensure that when it sends out its consultation covering the 1695 Act it includes the member as one of the people receiving the consultation.