"All information on Lady Poole's decision to withdraw as head of the Scottish Government's Covid-19 Inquiry. This should include all correspondence between her, the Scottish Government, the Scottish Courts Service and ministers. Any responses as a result of this communication would also be appreciated."
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FOI 202200323158 - Information Released - Annex
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The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
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