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by Staff Reporter
22 April 2024
Nicola Sturgeon’s Commons evidence session postponed

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Nicola Sturgeon’s Commons evidence session postponed

Nicola Sturgeon’s appearance before the UK’s parliament’s Scottish Affairs Committee has been postponed.

The former first minister was due to appear before the committee next week as part of its inquiry into intergovernmental relations.

But an update from the committee clerks has confirmed this session is no longer going ahead “due to a change in witness availability”.

A new date for the meeting has not yet been set.

Sturgeon’s husband Peter Murrell, the former chief executive of the SNP, was last week charged with embezzlement of funds from the party.

He was re-arrested and questioned by police on Thursday in connection with the Operation Branchform investigation into the SNP’s finances.

He was charged that evening, a statement from Police Scotland confirmed.

Speaking on Friday, Sturgeon told reporters it has been an “incredibly difficult” time.

The Scottish Affairs Committee has previously taken evidence from former first minister Alex Salmond and constitution secretary Angus Robertson, among others.

The inquiry marks 25 years since the re-establishment of the Scottish Parliament.

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