The Herald reports FDA’s response to MSPs’ review of Scotland’s prosecution service

           

Holyrood's Justice Committee has confirmed that it will start taking evidence on the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) this autumn, amid concerns over whether the department has the resources needed.

FDA Vice President and Secretary of the Procurator Fiscal section of the union, Fiona Eadie, said the pressure on the COPFS budget is "incompatible with these increased demands".

The Scotsman also reported the FDA's view that the rise in complex work at COPFS coupled with dwindling resources was creating a "huge risk" for the criminal justice system.

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