- 28 Sep 2018
Date received: 21 August 2018
Date responded: 18 September 2018
- What objective evaluation was carried out by the Scottish government on the supporting information sent to the justice department on 16 February 2017 in regard to the revised scheme submitted in October 2016 by the Association of Commercial Attorneys?
- What parts, if any, of the supporting information was felt to be inadequate and how was this assessed?
- Did any discussions take place between the Scottish Government Justice Directorate and the Lord President's Private Office in regard to supporting information submitted on 16 February 2017 and prior to an email from Denise Swanson on 10 May.
I have concluded that the response of 21 August set out that an assessment was conducted in the context of provisions in the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions)(Scotland) Act 1990. I am content that this provides a satisfactory answer to your question but in the interests of providing additional information, an email of 25 October 2017 (below) sets out very clearly the response to submissions made by you, and that this includes the views of the LPPO.
In answer to your second point:
"did any discussions take place between the Scottish Government Justice Directorate and the Lord President's Private Office in regard to supporting information submitted on 16 February 2017 and prior to an email from Denise Swanson on 10 May."
I have concluded that we did not provide an answer to your question and I apologise that this was not done. The answer to that question is no discussions took place.
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