John Poses Questions Following Stephen Lawrence Revelations

John has posed a series of Parliamentary questions to discover what secretive activities UK Police forces have carried out in Scotland. These questions came after it was revealed that friends and family of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence were investigated by police officers for a potential smear campaign.

Question S4W-16187: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Independent, Date Lodged: 28/06/2013

To ask the Scottish Government how much it has contributed to police units with a UK-wide remit in each year since 1999, broken down by unit.

Question S4W-16186: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Independent, Date Lodged: 28/06/2013

To ask the Scottish Government whether it is aware of any illegal activity carried out in Scotland by the Special Demonstration Squad or the National Domestic Extremism Unit and, if so, whether it will institute an inquiry into those activities.

Question S4W-16185: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Independent, Date Lodged: 28/06/2013

To ask the Scottish Government whether the Lord Advocate has directed or can direct the (a) UK security services,  (b) Special Demonstration Squad, (c) National Domestic Extremism Unit and (d) other police units with a UK-wide remit when they operate in Scotland.

Question S4W-16184: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Independent, Date Lodged: 28/06/2013

To ask the Scottish Government whether it has any jurisdiction over police units with a UK-wide remit operating in Scotland and, if so, which units; under whose direction they operate in Scotland, and to which minister they are accountable.

John expects to have received the answers to these questions by 26/07/2013.