Publication - Independent report

Independent report by James Hamilton on the First Minister’s self-referral under the Scottish Ministerial Code

Published: 22 Mar 2021
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Public sector

Mr Hamilton has found no breach of the Ministerial Code by the First Minister.

Published:
22 Mar 2021
Independent report by James Hamilton on the First Minister’s self-referral under the Scottish Ministerial Code

Mr Hamilton was asked to investigate whether there had been any breach of the Ministerial Code by the First Minister, the nature of any such breach and, if a breach had occurred, to advise on the appropriate remedy or sanction. The completed report shows that Mr Hamilton has found no breach of the Ministerial Code.

We have published Mr Hamilton's note on redactions with the report as he has requested in his letter to the Deputy First Minister.