Date lodged: 2 August 2016
To ask the Scottish Government whether it took legal advice regarding the information sharing proposals in the named person legislation and, if so, who gave the advice and when it was received.
Answered by: Mark McDonald 22 August 2016
It is standard practice for the Scottish Government not to state whether legal advice has been sought or received or to reveal the content of that advice. On introduction, the Presiding Officer stated that the Children and Young People Bill would, in her opinion, be within the legislative competence of the Scottish Parliament.