[Ed. ~ You will note
from the letter above that the chairman of the Scottish
Affairs Committee Mohammad Sarwar MP
is using ambiguous terms to make anything seem like something
or nothing at will by claiming: "It's a long accepted principle
that the interpretation of our orders of reference is a matter
for the Committee." "Long standing principle"
or "practice" has no meaning in law and is generally
used by bureaucratic lackeys to justify the order of the day.
However, Mohammad Sarwar MP is actually
admitting thatt it is a matter for his Committee to selectively
interpret their orders of reference in which ever way they choose.
Incredibly, he then tries to claim that the matters raised by
William Scott fall outside the Committee's
remit. This is institutional paralysis at its most effective
and is, to put it bluntly, BULLSHIT.To read William
W Scott's letter to the Freedom of Information
Unit, and other info', click
To read exchanges
between the Lord Advocate and John
Home Roberston MSP and William W Scott
and John Home Robertson MSP,