Correspondence

2019

At its meeting on Wednesday 20 February 2019, the Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Read the letter:

At its meeting on Thursday 28 March 2019, the Committee considered a response from the Permanent Secretary of the Scottish Government to its letter of 26 February. The response can be read below:

The Committee agreed at its meeting on Thursday 28 March 2019 to respond to the Permanent Secretary's letter of 22 March, and to write to the First Minister. Copies of these letters can be found below:

The Committee received a response from the First Minister on Monday 15 April 2019 and from the Permanent Secretary on Wednesday 1 May 2019:

The Committee agreed at its meeting on Thursday 9 May 2019 to respond to the letters from the First Minister and Permanent Secretary. Copies of these letters can be found below:

The Committee received a response from the Permanent Secretary on Wednesday 12 June 2019 and from the First Minister on Thursday 13 June 2019:

The Committee wrote to the Permanent Secretary on 2 September 2019 regarding media reports on the Scottish Government payment of the expenses of the civil litigation on the judicial review:

The Permanent Secretary responded on 4 September 2019:

At its meeting on 5 September 2019, the Committee agreed to write back to the Permanent Secretary. This letter was sent on 12 September 2019:

The Permanent Secretary responded on 26 September 2019:

 At its meeting on 2 October 2019, the Committee agreed to write back to the Permanent Secretary. This letter was sent on 9 October 2019:

The Permanent Secretary responded on 31 October 2019:

2020

The Convener wrote to the Permanent Secretary on 30 April 2020:

The Permanent Secretary responded on 13 May 2020:

The Convener wrote back to the Permanent Secretary on 19 May 2020:

The Permanent Secretary replied on 3 June 2020:

The Convener wrote back to the Permanent Secretary on 5 June 2020:

The Convener wrote to the Permanent Secretary on 30 June 2020:

The Convener sent two letters to the Permanent Secretary on 17 July 2020:

The Permanent Secretary responded to these letters on 24 July 2020:

The Permanent Secretary wrote to the Convener on 20 July 2020 regarding further Scottish Government submissions: 

The Convener wrote to the Permanent Secretary on 31 July 2020 inviting her to an upcoming evidence session and also provided an initial response to elements of the Permanent Secretary's letter of 20 July 2020.

The Permanent Secretary replied to the 31 July letter on 7 August 2020:

The Convener wrote back to the Permanent Secretary regarding both written and oral evidence on 11 August 2020:

The Deputy First Minister wrote to the Convener on 3 August 2020 regarding the review of the Scottish Government's procedure for the handling of harassment complaints involving current or former Ministers:

The Deputy First Minister wrote to the Convener on 3 August 2020 regarding the Ministerial Code:

The Convener wrote to the Permanent Secretary on 11 August 2020 regarding the Judicial Review (this letter is also published on the Phase 2 - Judicial Review webpage):

The Committee received the following letters and timeline from the Scottish Government in response to its letters dated 11 August 2020:

Letter from the Permanent Secretary to the Convener, 13 August 2020 (164KB pdf)

Scottish Government written statement on the on the development of "the procedure": chronology of events (789KB pdf)

Letter from the Deputy First Minister to the Convener, 14 August 2020 (201 KB pdf)

Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP, Jackie Baillie MSP and Murdo Fraser MSP sent a joint letter to the Convener on 19 August 2020, the Convener responded to this letter on 20 August 2020:

Joint letter from Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP, Jackie Baillie MSP and Murdo Fraser MSP, 19 August 2020 (109KB pdf)

 

Letter from the Convener to Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP, Murdo Fraser MSP and Jackie Baillie MSP, 20 August 2020 (137KB pdf)

The Convener wrote to the Deputy First Minister on 21 August 2020 in response to his letter of 14 August 2020:

Letter from the Convener to the Deputy First Minister, 21 August 2020 (72KB pdf)

The Permanent Secretary wrote to the Convener on 21 August 2020 following her evidence session on 18 August 2020:

Letter from the Permanent Secretary to the Convener, 21 August 2020 (605KB pdf)

The Convener responded to the Permanent Secretary on 28 August 2020:

Letter from the Convener to the Permanent Secretary, 28 August 2020 (92KB pdf)

The Convener wrote to the Lord Advocate on 28 August 2020:

Letter from the Convener to the Lord Advocate, 28 August 2020 (92KB pdf)

The Deputy First Minister wrote to the Convener on 31 August 2020:

Letter from the Deputy First Minister to the Convener, 31 August 2020 (150KB pdf)

The Convener wrote to the Deputy First Minister on 2 September 2020:

Letter from the Convener to the Deputy First Minister, 2 September 2020 (558KB pdf)

The Deputy First Minister responded to the Convener on 7 September 2020:

Letter from the Deputy First Minister, 7 September 2020 (154KB pdf)

The Committee received a letter from legal firm Levy & McRae on behalf of former First Minister Alex Salmond on 4 September 2020:

Letter from Levy & McRae, 4 September 2020 (247KB pdf)

The Permanent Secretary wrote to the Convener on 9 September 2020 following up on her evidence session on 8 September:

Letter from the Permanent Secretary to the Convener, 9 September 2020 (166KB pdf)

Following the Committee meeting on 8 September the Convener wrote to the Deputy First Minister on 10 September 2020:

Letter from the Convener to the Deputy First Minister, 10 September 2020 (77KB pdf)

The Convener responded on 10 September 2020 to the letter from the legal firm Levy & McRae dated 4 September 2020:

Response to Levy & McRae, 10 September 2020 (86KB pdf)

Email correspondence from Levy & McRae Solicitors LLP to Clerks, 12 September 2020:

Email from Levy & McRae Solicitors LLP, 12 September 2020 (112 KB pdf)

 

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