Cabinet (Meetings)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at on 13 June 2013.

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Photo of Willie Rennie Willie Rennie Liberal Democrat

When I asked before about divisions within the police, the First Minister laughed and said that it was creative tension. Was he laughing when the chief executive of the Scottish Police Authority resigned in February? The First Minister told me that matters had been resolved, but we now discover that chaos continued at the heart of our newly centralised police force. Why did he not tell the Parliament about the resignation of that senior public leader? That stinks of a cover-up. Why was the Parliament not informed of the resignation of the authority’s chief executive? Just what did the First Minister have to hide?