Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 28th March 2003.

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Question S1W-32759

To ask the Scottish Executive what arrangements are proposed or are being considered regarding the terms of appointment and eligibility for reinstatement at the end of the term of appointment for persons seconded from the Crown Office and the Procurator Fiscal Service, in the light of the arrangements for the prosecution of serious crime in the High Court set out in Modernising the Effective Prosecution of Serious Crime - Appointment and Role of Advocate Deputes: The Way Forward and the announcement by the Lord Advocate on 17 December 2002.

Colin Boyd QC:

Members of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service appointed as Advocate Deputes will serve for a similar length of time as those appointed from the Faculty of Advocates. Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service staff will return to the department at the end of any period of secondment.

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