Date lodged: 3 April 2017
To ask the Scottish Government when the reform of adults with incapacity legislation will take place, and who will be consulted.
Answered by: Maureen Watt 24 April 2017
Scottish Government officials are currently developing a series of proposals for reform of the Adults with Incapacity legislation based on the recommendations for change which arose from the Scottish Government's consultation on the Scottish Law Commission's report on Adults with Incapacity which was carried out last year. In May and June these proposals will be discussed informally with a wide range of stakeholders and service users. Following this further work will be done to refine the proposals before a full public consultation which will take place in the autumn of 2017.