Date lodged: 16 May 2016
To ask the Scottish Government whether, in light of the outcome of the Hillsborough inquests, it will reconsider the call for a review of the policing and convictions of miners arrested in Scotland during the 1984-85 miners' strike.
Answered by: Michael Matheson 26 May 2016
I refer the member to my answer to the question S4O-04044 on 25 February 2015.
The Scottish Government has no plans to hold an inquiry, either into the conduct of the police or individual criminal convictions. That does not prevent an individual from contacting the Chief Constable of Police Scotland or contacting the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission to ask them to consider complaints.