As reported in Newsletter No 2, the Death With Dignity Bill of Jeremy Purvis, Liberal Democrat MSP, has been out for consultation by public bodies and committees through the summer. It is expected to be debated in the Scottish Parliament later this year.
Friends at the End held a well-attended meeting in May to discuss the report of the House of Lords Select Committee on Lord Joffe’s Bill (see UK entry below) and consider the Bill’s future. Although the Bill relates to England and Wales, and would not apply in Scotland, Friends at the End remains extremely interested in its future and wholeheartedly support Lord Joffe’s activities.
Source: Newsletter RtD-Europe, September 2005.