How many prosecutions are pending, in Scottish Courts, in relation to Section 127 (1) (a) of the Communications Act 2003?
Can you please also provide me with all communications between the Scottish Government and the Crown (also known as The Crown and Procurator Fiscal Service - COPFS) with regard to consideration of Prosecutions under Section 127 (1) (a) of the Communications Act 2003, since 2013."
In respect of your request for all communications between the Scottish Government and COPFS with regard to consideration of Prosecutions under Section 127(1)(a) of the Communications Act 2003 since 2013, I can advise that on 14 March 2014 Scottish Government officials copied in COPFS officials in relation to an email from UK Government officials seeking COPFS views on prosecution policy in relation to time limits on prosecutions for section 127 of the Act. On 26 November 2014 there was further correspondence. Again Scottish Government officials copied in COPFS to an email from UK Government officials confirming that the commencement of then clause 51 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill which amended section 127 of the Communications Act 2003 would be by commencement order 2 months from Royal Assent.