HC Deb 10 February 2004 vol 417 c1255
4. Mr. Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow) (Lab)

On how many issues he has consulted the Crown Office since 1 January. [152890]

The Secretary of State for Scotland (Mr. Alistair Darling)

I met the Lord Advocate just before Christmas and discussed a number of issues with him.

Mr. Dalyell

Since the Crown Office is the lead Department on Lockerbie, would my right hon. Friend ask it what it is doing to follow up the $10 million paid on the 23 and 24 December 1988 to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine general command?

Mr. Darling

My hon. Friend has raised that matter on a number of occasions, both in questions and in an Adjournment debate. He raised it with the previous Government in 1995. As he knows, the prosecution and investigation of crimes in Scotland are entirely a matter for the Lord Advocate, but I undertake to pass his concerns on to the Lord Advocate, the Crown Office and the Foreign Office.