Date lodged: 7 February 2018
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Justice on 10 January 2018 (Official Report, c. 17), in light of the cabinet secretary's comment that that the timeframe for the investigation by the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (PIRC) into the chief constable was "within its gift" and would "take as long as is required", what its response is to the letter from the commissioner to the Convener of the Justice Committee on 5 February 2018, which stated that the organisation was "stretched to the limit" and that "the shortage of resources throughout 2017 has undoubtedly impacted on the speed at which the investigation team has been able to complete its work".
Answered by: Michael Matheson 27 February 2018
I refer the member to the answer to question S5W-14439 on 27 February 2018. All answers to written parliamentary questions are available on the Parliament’s website, the search facility for which can be found at http://www.parliament.scot/parliamentarybusiness/28877.aspx