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The role of the Lord Advocate under the Scotland Act

EDM (Early Day Motion) 153: tabled on 07 June 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 2 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House believes that the dual role of the Lord Advocate in Scotland, whereby they are both senior Government legal adviser and head of the prosecution service, is entirely inconsistent with the needs of a modern democracy; and therefore calls on the Government to engage with the Scottish Government as a matter of urgency to allow the relevant changes to be made to the Scotland Act 1998 and ensure that a formal separation of powers is provided.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.