Rennie comments on establishment of committee of inquiry

Commenting on the resolution of the Scottish Parliament’s business bureau to establish a committee to look into the Scottish Government’s procedures and handling of the Alex Salmond case, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

“All parties have unanimously agreed to the establishment of this committee and its remit and timescale are now being finalised.

“We have previously suggested that the SNP should consider stepping aside from chairing this committee. However, it is now up to them to put forward a convenor who can command the respect of parliament.

“This committee will 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.”

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