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Elgin G4 Incident (R011841)

Freedom of information: Elgin G4 Incident (R011841)

Thank you for your e-mail of 26 November 2015 in which you requested the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA):

“As part of my overall investigation into the actions of HSE/DECC and the Lord Advocate Office into the “Elgin G4 incident” which occurred in March 2012 with the potential to kill over 200 people, I request the following from your office:

1)     Actual date the HSE handed over the case to your office for action?
2)     The hours spent by personnel in your office on the case since that date?
3)     The qualifications/grades/experience of legal personnel involved in the case, I am not after names or any other information that would lead to an individual being identified?”

In response to your request I can advise the following:

Point 1 – there are two reports by two separate agencies.  HSE submitted their report electronically on 6 May 2014.  The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) submitted their report on 14 March 2014.

Point 2 – the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service does not routinely collate the total costs  of  individual  cases  and  I  can  therefore  confirm  in  terms  of  Section 17 of FOISA that we do not hold the information you have requested.

Point 3 – The case has been worked on by a Procurator Fiscal Depute and then a Principal Procurator Fiscal Depute.  Both are qualified solicitors.