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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-21528: Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 7 February 2019

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5T-01479 by Humza Yousaf on 5 February 2019 (Official Report, c 7), whether it will provide an update on its scrutiny of the reported allegations of mismanagement and a cover-up at the former Scottish Crime and Drug Enforcement Agency after the relevant legal decisions have been made.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 1 March 2019

This is an operational policing matter and it is important to let Police Scotland and the Scottish Police Authority determine their response before considering any further options around the scrutiny or investigation of these allegations.

The Chief Constable has asked DCC Fiona Taylor to lead a review of the chronology, previous investigations and what steps were taken at the relevant time. He will report her findings to the Scottish Police Authority by the end of March 2019, including a consideration of what further steps, if any, are required.