Time right for look at prosecution service, says Dean of Faculty

12 Sep


The Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee has announced an inquiry into the role and purpose of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service.

The committee says the inquiry will examine the effectiveness and efficiency of the service, and has asked for written submissions by 19 October.

Commenting on the announcement, Gordon Jackson, QC, Dean of Faculty, said: “I very much welcome the inquiry. There have been concerns for some time and the feeling that the decision making processes are not as good as they once were, and that the frontline is struggling with the resources available.

“The appointment of a new Lord Advocate from outside the service provides an ideal opportunity for a full re-evaluation.”

The announcement is at http://www.parliament.scot/parliamentarybusiness/CurrentCommittees/100984.aspx