Police Station Duty Scheme

Alistair P Sloan made this Freedom of Information request to Scottish Legal Aid Board

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Alistair P Sloan

Dear Sirs,

This is a formal request for information in terms of Section 1(1) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Following the decision of the UK Supreme Court in the case of Cadder v HM Advocate the Scottish Legal Aid Board has devised a police station duty scheme. There has been significant press regarding non-participation by the majority of criminal practitioners in private practice and a large number of local faculties not participating.

Will the Scottish Legal Aid Board confirm which solicitors are registered on the scheme, including the firms for which they work (where held)?

I look forward to your response in this matter.

Yours sincerely,
Alistair P Sloan

Sarah Kingham, Scottish Legal Aid Board

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Dear Mr Sloan

Thank you for your e-mail received on 29 July 2011 in which you request information regarding the solicitors registered on the police station duty scheme.

We are treating this as a request for information made under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. You will receive a full response as soon as possible and, in any event, within 20 working days of the date we received your request.

In the meantime, if you have any queries about this matter, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely,

Sarah Kingham

Sarah Kingham
Senior Administrative Officer
Chief Executive’s Office
The Scottish Legal Aid Board
44 Drumsheugh Gardens
Edinburgh
EH3 7SW
TEL: 0131 240 1963
FAX: 0131 220 5145

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Sarah Kingham, Scottish Legal Aid Board

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Alistair P Sloan left an annotation ()

Section 30 justifications are an absolute joke. However, the s.26 exemption can't be argued against so no request for review is going to be submitted on this request.