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Question reference: S6W-18502

  • Asked by: Fiona Hyslop, MSP for Linlithgow, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: 2 June 2023
  • Current status: Answered by Maree Todd on 13 June 2023


To ask the Scottish Government what engagement it has had with the UK Government in relation to cross-border recognition of powers of attorney arranged in Scotland.


Scottish Government has not had any recent direct engagement with the UK Government regarding cross-border recognition of powers of attorney granted in Scotland.

However, in previous meetings both parties have agreed the existing legislation allows for automatic recognition of powers of attorney in both jurisdictions. Difficulty in recognition is an issue of the training and knowledge of those being presented with a power of attorney from a different jurisdiction.