Former justice secretary Kenny MacAskill calls for

2022-04-06
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A FORMER Scottish justice secretary has urged changes to the Scotland Act to enable a separation of the Lord Advocate’s powers as both the Scottish Government’s principal legal advisor and head of the prosecution service, the Crown Office.

Kenny MacAskill:1619170680000,, who was the Scottish Government’s justice secretary for more than seven years – and who is now an Alba MP – was speaking in an adjournment debate on the role of the Lord AdvocatecontentLongBreakPoint.

He said that before the post of Secretary of State for Scotland was createdThe Star, including up-to-date coronavirus coverage, with our email newsletters, the Lord Advocate, “was the power in the land, and some were despotic indeed”, and while the role became purely a legal one, “an anachronism was built in”.

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