In its letter to the Permanent Secretary dated 19 May, the
Committee sought information from the Scottish Government in relation to the judicial
review. The following evidence from the Scottish Government has been
published in line with the Committee's written statement on the handling of
evidence. Redactions in purple have been made by the Scottish Parliament in accordance with that statement, all others have been made by the Scottish Government.
The Committee also requested from the Scottish Government a
written statement with an overview of the roles and responsibilities in
relation to the Scottish Government’s conduct of litigation generally and in
this case in particular; the extent to which the Scottish Government kept
emerging details and prospects of success under review; and how the decision to
settle was taken, including the timing of the decision and what factors
contributed to the cost of settlement.
Each individual PDF is linked to a footnote within the
Scottish Government's written statement - for example, Phase2FN15 is the
documents provided by the Scottish Government to support footnote 15 in its
This page should be referred to alongside the written
evidence page, which contains information relating to the whole inquiry,
including this phase of the inquiry.
The Convener wrote to the Permanent Secretary on 11 August 2020 regarding the evidence provided by the Scottish Government in relation to the judicial review:
Evidence from the Scottish Government
Scottish Government written statement, 20 July 2020
Written statement on Scottish Government participation in the Judicial Review: chronology of events, 7 September 2020 (688KB pdf)