Date lodged: 26 January 2017
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-06094 by Michael Matheson on 25 January 2017, whether it will provide an approximate timeline of when it will publish its response to the consultation.
Answered by: Michael Matheson 8 February 2017
The Scottish Government remains in discussion with the relevant stakeholders on how best to address the concerns raised by respondents to the consultation in relation to the potential consequences of any extension to the presumption. It would not be appropriate at this stage to prejudge the outcome of those discussions.