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Statement by the Lord Advocate to Parliament: Clark & Whitehouse

Feb 2021

I am grateful for the opportunity to make a statement following the disposal, last week, of the actions brought against me by David Whitehouse and Paul Clark.

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Response to Scottish Parliament committee request

Jan 2021

As explained in a letter dated 10 November 2020 to the convener of the Scottish Parliament Committee on the Scottish Government Handling of Harassment Complaints, the material held by the Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) in relation to the criminal investigation and prosecution of Alex Salmond, as in any case, was obtained and is held by COPFS for that sole purpose.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): information for those due to attend court

Jan 2021

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to have a significant impact on the Scottish criminal justice system. COPFS is working closely with justice partners and with Scottish Government on measures which will support the fair and effective administration of justice whilst respecting the public health guidance which has been issued.

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