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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S6W-05326
Asked by: Willie Rennie, North East Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats
Date lodged: 13 January 2022

Question

To ask the Scottish Government what legal advice it received in relation to the facilitation of the sale of the Dalzell steelworks, and whether it contained a single view or range of views on whether it complied with state aid rules.

Current status: Answered by Ivan McKee on 27 January 2022


Answer

I am unable to confirm on the basis of Section 2.38 of the Ministerial code. Ministers must not divulge either who provided the advice or its contents (whether it is from the Law Officers or from anyone else). This applies to all forms of legal advice, including advice on a particular subject or advice associated with clearance of a document.