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S5W-22288: Angela Constance (Almond Valley)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 21 March 2019

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-21307 by the Lord Advocate on 11 February 2019, what (a) internal and (b) external evaluation it used to support the assertion that "the system works well".

Answered by: James Wolffe QC 17 April 2019

I refer the member to the answer to question S5W-21307 on 11 February 2019 to which she refers. As previously advised the Scottish Fatalities Investigation Unit of COPFS and the Death Certification Review Service (DCRS) are in frequent contact regarding relevant deaths. This is often as a result of discussions between the offices of the Head of SFIU and the Senior Medical Reviewer at DCRS. There has been no internal or external evaluation of this relationship; the experience of the Crown is that it works well.

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