HM Inspectorate of Prosecution in Scotland: annual report 2017-2018

The Inspectorate of Prosecution in Scotland's annual report for 2017 to 2018.

Annex A


The Inspectorate's budget for 2017-18 was - £320,000

The expenditure was as follows:

Staff costs* 301,018
Subsistence and motor mileage 94
Printing and binding 1,140
Travel and accommodation 7,136
Hospitality 179
Conference fees 887
Other running costs 7,427
Total £317,881

*No member of staff earned in excess of £150,000.


50. The staff of the Inspectorate during the period of the report consisted of the Chief Inspector, an Assistant Inspector, a Legal Inspector, a Business Inspector and a Personal Assistant.

Freedom of Information (FOI)

51. We publish FOI information and all our reports on our website. During the period to the end of November 2018 three Freedom of Information requests were received and responded to within the required timescale.

Complaints Process

52. Our Complaints Handling Procedure is published on our website and seeks to resolve any dissatisfaction as quickly as possible and where necessary to conduct thorough, impartial and fair investigations of complaints. Our Complaints Handling Procedure does not extend to individual complaints about operational decisions relating to specific cases. These should be addressed to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (


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