Written evidence

 

Written evidence

The Committee has issued the following letters, requesting written evidence. The Committee has also requested a series of submissions from the Scottish Government, which can be read on the correspondence section of the Committee's webpage.

Letter to Prospect

Letter to FDA

Letter to PCS Scotland

Letter to Geoff Aberdein, former Chief of Staff to the Former First Minister

Letter to Sir John Elvidge, former Permanent Secretary

Letter to James Hamilton, independent panel member

Letter to Sir Peter Housden, former Permanent Secretary

Letter to Liz Lloyd, Chief of Staff to the First Minister

Letter to Peter Murrell, Chief Executive, Scottish National Party

Letter to Alex Salmond, Former First Minister

Letter to Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister

Letter to John Swinney MSP, Deputy First Minister

Letter to James Wolffe, Lord Advocate

Letters were also sent to civil servants involved in Government processes, requesting a chronological account of their actions. The wording of this letter can be found below:

Letter sent to civil servants involved in Government processes

The Committee sought further written evidence from the Scottish National Party on 9 September 2020:
Letter from the Convener to Peter Murrell, 9 September 2020

The Convener wrote to Sir Peter Housden on 19 October 2020:

Letter from the Convener to Sir Peter Housden, 19 October 2020 (157KB pdf)

On 29 October 2020 the Convener wrote to Liz Lloyd, Chief of Staff to the First Minister requesting additional written evidence and also to civil servant John Somers:

Letter from the Convener to Barbara Allison, 4 December 2020 (78KB pdf)

The Convener wrote to the Chief Constable on 23 December 2020 regarding any involvement from Police Scotland in the development of the procedure and in the handling of complaints:

Letter from the Convener to the Chief Constable, 23 December 2020 (144KB pdf)

Following the evidence session on 8 December, the Convener wrote to Peter Murrell requesting further written evidence:

Letter from the Convener to Peter Murrell, 23 December 2020 (82.8KB pdf)

 

Written evidence received

 

Written submission from PCS

Written submission from Prospect

Further written submission from Prospect

Written submission from FDA

Annex A to FDA's written submission

Annex B to FDA's written submission

Annex C to FDA's written submission

Annex D to FDA's written submission

Written submission from Sir John Elvidge, former Permanent Secretary

Written submission from Sir Peter Housden, former Permanent Secretary

Written submission from Peter Murrell, Chief Executive, Scottish National Party

Written submission from James Hamilton, Independent Adviser on the Scottish Ministerial Code

Written submission from Liz Lloyd, Chief of Staff to the First Minister

Written submission from Nicola Sturgeon MSP

Written submission from John Swinney MSP

Additional written submission from Peter Murrell, Chief Executive, Scottish National Party

Written submission from the Lord Advocate (this submission was previously published as an annexe to Committee papers for the meeting on 8 September 2020)

Written submission from Sarah Davidson (this submission was previously published as an annexe to Committee papers for the meeting on 3 November 2020)

The Deputy First Minister wrote to the Convener on 6 November 2020 in response to the Convener’s letters to civil servants on 29 October (published in the section above).

Nicola Sturgeon submitted additional written evidence to the Committee on 12 October 2020.

Additional written submission from Nicola Sturgeon (256KB pdf)

Written submission received from Angus Robertson, 8 December 2020 (57KB pdf)

Barbara Allison wrote to the Convener on 9 December 2020 in response to the Convener’s letters of 4 December (published in the section above).

Letter from Barbara Allison to the Convener, 9 December 2020 (110KB pdf)

On 8 January 2021, legal firm Levy & McRae, representing Former First Minister Alex Salmond, wrote to Committee members providing additional written evidence.

Letter from Levy & McRae to Committee members, 8 January 2021 (45.5KB pdf)

Following this, the Convener wrote to Alex Salmond confirming an invitation to give evidence to the Committee on 19 January.

Letter from the Convenor to Alex Salmond, 12 January 2021(72.1KB pdf)

Alex Salmond replied to the Convener's invitation to give evidence to the Committee on 19 January.

Letter from Alex Salmond to the Convener, 13 January 2021 (35KB pdf)

The Convener replied to Alex Salmond's response to the invitation to give evidence to the Committee on 19 January.

Letter from the Convener to Alex Salmond, 14 January 2021(15KB pdf)

 

Written evidence received following oral evidence sessions

 

Written submission from the Permanent Secretary following the evidence session on 18 August 2020 (624KB pdf) (This letter is also published on the Phase 1 inquiry page)

Written submission from Nicola Richards following the evidence session on 25 August 2020 (447KB pdf)

Written submission from James Hynd following the evidence session on 25 August 2020 (127KB pdf)

Further written submission received from FDA following the evidence session on 1 September 2020 (154KB pdf)

Written submission from the Permanent Secretary following the evidence session on 8 September 2020 (355KB pdf)

Written submission from Barbara Allison following the evidence session on 15 September 2020 (147KB pdf)

Further written submission from Barbara Allison following the evidence session on 15 September 2020 (140KB pdf)

Further written submission from Barbara Allison following the evidence session on 15 September 2020 (216KB pdf)

Further written submission from Sir Peter Housden following the Convener's letter of 19 October 2020 (82KB pdf)

Further written evidence from Judith Mackinnon following the evidence session on 27 October 2020 (92KB pdf)

Further written submission from Judith Mackinnon following the evidence session on 27 October 2020 (154KB pdf)

Written submission received from the Lord Advocate following the evidence session on 17 November 2020 (201KB pdf)

Written submission received from the Permanent Secretary following the evidence session on 17 November 2020 (335KB pdf)

Written submission received from Judith Mackinnon following the evidence session on 1 December 2020 (145KB pdf)

Written submission received from Nicola Richards following the evidence session on 1 December 2020 (106KB pdf)

Written submission received from John Somers following the evidence session on 1 December 2020 (124KB pdf)

Written submission received from Peter Murrell following the evidence session on 8 December 2020 (58.3KB pdf)

Further written evidence from Peter Murrell following the evidence session on 8 December 2020 (62KB pdf)

 

 
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