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Lord Hardie and Mr Colin Boyd appointed Law Officers

17/05/1999

Scotland's First Minister Donald Dewar MP MSP today appointed Lord Andrew Hardie QC and Mr Colin Boyd QC as Lord Advocate and Solicitor General respectively in the Scottish Executive.

Lord Hardie and Mr Boyd were appointed as Lord Advocate and Solicitor General for Scotland in May 1997. The responsibilities of the Lord Advocate for the prosecution and investigation of crimes and offences are devolved and the Lord Advocate and Solicitor General will therefore be the Law Officers of the Scottish Executive.

Biographical details are attached.

News Release: 1042/99
17 May 1999