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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S6W-02347
Asked by: Alex Rowley, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour
Date lodged: 26 August 2021

Question

To ask the Scottish Government what additional budget it has made available to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service to meet the costs associated with malicious prosecutions in relation to the sale of Rangers Football Club, in light of reports that settlement payments have reached over £30 million.

Current status: Answered by Kate Forbes on 13 September 2021


Answer

Arrangements have been made so that the settlement of these costs will not affect the operational effectiveness of COPFS, and will not require to be met from the COPFS resource budget allocation.

Any overall funding changes required to support expenditure come from careful budget management across the Scottish Government budget. Budget transfers are reported to Parliament as part of the Autumn and Spring Budget revisions.