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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S6W-03943
Asked by: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats
Date lodged: 22 October 2021


To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6T-00179 by Keith Brown on 21 September 2021, whether it will provide the dataset used to arrive at the assertion about the number of fatal accident inquiry recommendations.

Current status: Answered by Keith Brown on 16 November 2021


The dataset which was used to advise of the number of fatal accident inquiry recommendations is the Fatal Accident Inquiry Report 2020-2021. The statistics that inform the report are compiled by Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service and confirmed with Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service.

The report was laid before the Scottish Parliament on 17 June 2021 and published on the Scottish Government website

Fatal Accident Inquiries (FAIs): statistics 2020-2021 - (

The published information is set out below.

The statistics for the period 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021 for Fatal Accident Inquiries under the 2016 Act are as follows.

  • Number of FAIs that ended during the year: 61
  • Number in which recommendations requiring a response were made: 8
  • Number of such recommendations made: 18
  • Number of such recommendations in relation which a response was received by SCTS under section 28(1): 17
  • Number of such recommendations in relation to which a notice was published by SCTS under section 28(7) (signalling that no response was received): 1

All 2016 Act determinations, recommendations and responses are accessible from the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service web portal at: