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

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


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.

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

Note on the publication of a redacted report

Letter from James Hamilton to the Deputy First Minister on delivery of the report

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