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Question reference: S6W-08747

  • Asked by: Audrey Nicoll, MSP for Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: 23 May 2022
  • Current status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Keith Brown on 24 May 2022


To ask the Scottish Government when it will provide an update regarding the public consultation on legislative proposals from the Dame Elish Angiolini report of the Independent Review of Complaints Handling, Investigations and Misconduct Issues in Relation to Policing.


I am pleased to confirm the publication today of the Scottish Government’s consultation on legislative proposals arising from Dame Elish Angiolini’s report into Police Complaints Handling, Investigations and Misconduct Issues.

The consultation is available via the Scottish Government website, as well as it’s Citizen Space portal at and Police Complaints, Investigations and Misconduct: A Consultation and will run until 16 August 2022.

Once the consultation has closed and the responses analysed, a summary of this analysis will be published publicly and I will ensure Parliament is kept informed.

We wish to hear from those interested in police complaints and conduct, including those who may have previously had a negative experience in dealing with police. The responses will inform how to improve transparency and further strengthen public confidence in the police.

We commend the significant progress already made by partners to drive improvements in this area, and their ongoing commitment to deliver change.