Date lodged: 11 January 2018
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Justice on 10 January 2018 (Official Report, c. 17), whether (a) the cabinet secretary and (b) officials have spoken to Chief Constable Phil Gormley on or after the 7 November 2017 and, if so, (i) on what dates and (ii) what matters were discussed.
Answered by: Michael Matheson 25 January 2018
I did not speak with the Chief Constable on or after 7 November 2017.
Communications between Paul Johnston, Director General, Education, Communities & Justice, and the Chief Constable are set out as part of a letter from Mr Johnston to the Public Audit and Post-Legislative Scrutiny Committee at the following link: http://www.parliament.scot/S5_Public_Audit/General%20Documents/20180118_Letter_from_Paul_Johnston.pdf