Other public institutions

These are the institutions that are meant to protect us. The people at the heads of these institutions are the ones that can really make a difference.

Only by putting pressure on our councillors, are we likely to influence those below.

We have lots of questions for them too, because many residents suspect self-serving collusion between these bodies, again showing more concern for their own wellbeing than those of the citizens they were set up to protect. They all play a role in this sorry mess.


Nicola Sturgeon

First Minister
e: FirstMinister@scotland.gsi.gov.uk
w: www.gov.scot and firstminister.gov.scot
t: @NicolaSturgeon

“As head of the Scottish Government, the First Minister is responsible for the overall development, implementation and presentation of the administration’s policies […]”

Position: actively helpful, slow to respond, does not respond, has not responded

Read her response: [link to reponse category id]


Sir Stephen House

Chief Constable Police Scotland
e: stephen.house@scotland.pnn.police.uk
w:
 www.scotland.police.uk
t:  @policescotland

Police Scotland’s purpose is to improve the safety and wellbeing of people, places and communities in Scotland. This includes local crime investigation, public protection and local intelligence. Alongside the local policing divisions, there are a number of national specialist divisions. The Specialist Crime Division (SCD) provides specialist investigative and intelligence functions such as Major Crime investigation, Public Protection, Organised Crime, Counter Terrorism, Intelligence and Safer Communities.

Position: actively helpful, slow to respond, does not respond, has not responded

Read his response: [link to reponse category id]


Frank Mulholland QC, Lord Advocate

The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS)
e: RIU@copfs.gsi.gov.uk
w:
 www.crownoffice.gov.uk
t: @COPFS

“The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) is Scotland’s prosecution service. We receive reports about crimes from the police and other reporting agencies and then decide what action to take, including whether to prosecute someone.”

Position: actively helpful, slow to respond, does not respond, has not responded

Read his response: [link to reponse category id]


Jim Martin

The Scottish Public Services Ombudsman
e: they do not publish their email address
w: 
www.spso.org.uk
t:  @SPSO_Ombudsman

“The Scottish Public Services Ombudsman (SPSO) is the final stage for complaints about councils …”

Position: actively helpful, slow to respond, does not respond, has not responded

Read his response: [link to reponse category id]


Rosemary Agnew

The Scottish Information Commissioner
e: SIC@itspublicknowledge.info
w: www.itspublicknowledge.info
t:  no twitter account

“The Scottish Information Commissioner promotes and enforces both the public’s right to ask for information held by Scottish public authorities and good practice by authorities. Through her work she supports the openness, transparency and accountability of public bodies.”

Position: actively helpful, slow to respond, does not respond, has not responded

Read her response: [link to reponse category id]


Ian Gordon OBE QPM LL.B (Hons)

Convener of The Standards Commission
e: enquiries@standardscommission.org.uk
w: 
www.standardscommissionscotland.org.uk
t: no twitter account

The Commission was established under the Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Act 2000. Its remit is to advance high ethical standards in public life. Its main tool is the promotion and enforcement of Codes of Conduct for councillors (approved by the Scottish Parliament). It deals with complaints of misconduct against individual members. It does not deal with issues of maladministration; these are matters for the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman (see above).

Position: actively helpful, slow to respond, does not respond, has not responded

Read her response: [link to reponse category id]


Caroline Gardner

The Auditor General Scotland
e: info@audit-scotland.gov.uk
w: www.audit-scotland.gov.uk
t: @AuditScotland

“She is responsible for the audit of most public bodies, except local authorities, and her role is to help ensure that public money is spent properly, efficiently and effectively. She is independent and reports in public and to Scottish Parliament’s Public Audit Committee.”

Position:  actively helpful, slow to respond, does not respond, has not responded

Read her response: [link to reponse category id]