Holyrood staff refuse to hand over named-person witnesses

Holyrood staff refuse to hand over named-person witnesses (The Times)

Holyrood staff refused demands from civil servants working for the Scottish government to hand over the identities of committee witnesses, it has been revealed.

One clerk was so concerned about “inappropriate” requests about their work scrutinising the SNP’s “named person” policy that they objected to senior colleagues.

According to emails released under freedom of information, clerks in the parliament also refused a request from the government to have an official sit in on a focus group, and raised concerns that inaccurate information was provided by the government when it came under pressure to explain its actions.

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