Scottish Lord Advocate, the country's top attorney, replied to a request from the Parliament’s cross-committee on tackling drug deaths and drug harm for an update on her consideration of a prosecution policy for a pilot safer drug consumption facility in Glasgow.
In her statement, the Right Honourable Dorothy Bain KC (Independent party) said she "would be prepared to publish” a prosecution policy by which “it would not be in the public interest to prosecute drug users for simple possession offenses” committed within the center, located in an area “where public injecting is already a significant issue.”
Glasgow’s pilot center, along with other co-located services, all together would offer medical support and assistance to drug users.
“I have not been asked to sign off or approve any facility and it would not be appropriate for me to do so. However, prosecution policy is for me alone to set and this policy, and the consequences which flow from it, have been considered deeply and thoroughly,” …