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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-12362: Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 2 November 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what meetings and discussions (a) ministers and (b) officials have had with (i) Police Scotland, (ii) the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service and (iii) other stakeholders in the last year regarding the zero-tolerance policy towards domestic abuse, and whether it will publish any (A) minutes and (B) correspondence.

Answered by: Michael Matheson 16 November 2017

The content of the Joint Protocol on Domestic Abuse is an operational matter for Police Scotland and COPFS. It lies within the Lord Advocate’s independent function as head of the system of prosecution. The Scottish Government had no active role in the development or publication of the Protocol.