Commenting on today’s Parliamentary Bureau meeting and discussions over a parliamentary inquiry, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:
“Scottish Liberal Democrats have said throughout this process that the police investigation must be the priority. These complaints deserve to be thoroughly investigated by the police without political interference.
“There was unanimity at today’s meeting that there should be a new parliamentary inquiry. To that end, parliamentary officials have been asked to work up the remit and scope for an inquiry.
“This inquiry must be precise and structured. It must address the concerns that have arisen over the actions of the First Minister, her advisers and officials. Its purpose will be to give confidence that people can make complaints about harassment in the future and have their complaint dealt with seriously and effectively.”