Assisted Dying for Terminally Ill Adults (Scotland) Bill

Members Bill by Liam McArthur MSP


A picture of Liam MacArthur MSP speaking in the Scottish Parliament

Currently in Scotland assisted dying is illegal, a situation that I believe is failing too many terminally ill Scots at the end of life.

We can and must do better. That is why I am publishing my bill on assisted dying.

Naturally, the provisions I am proposing would be robustly safeguarded to ensure the process works as intended. Similar laws have been safely and successfully introduced in other countries and continue to enjoy strong public support.

I hope that as they consider the provisions of the bill my colleagues will look at the evidence supporting a change in the law, the wishes of dying Scots and vote to give terminally ill adults the choice they need.

Liam McArthur MSP
26th March 2024

Assisted Dying for Terminally Ill Adults (Scotland) Bill

The information on this website relates to the members bill consultation that was carried out by Liam McArthur MSP in 2021 on his proposals for a law on assisted dying.

The consultation document, responses, summaries and medical advisory report are retained here as a matter of public record while the bill is considered by Parliament.

As the bill has now been introduced at the Scottish Parliament all future information regarding its progress can be accessed at their website.

View the bill on the Scottish Parliament website

Read the Summary of Consultation Responses

Further information on the Bill on Scottish Parliament website

Read Consultation Responses from Organisations

Read Consultation Responses from Individuals

Read Medical Advisory Group Report (available from 12th December 2022)

Alternative format: BSL Consultation Summary

Alternative format: Easy Read Consultation Summary

Download Easy Read Consultation Response Summary (Accessible PDF)

Alternative format: Gaelic Consultation Summary

Download Gaelic Consultation Response Summary (Word Doc)

Read Consultation Information from September 2021