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To ask the Scottish Executive when it will announce the terms of reference for the public inquiry into the Clostridium difficile outbreak at the Vale of Leven Hospital and when it will formally set up the inquiry.
Answered by Nicola Sturgeon (25/06/2009): The Crown Office statement of 24 June indicated that they will not pursue criminal prosecutions following the investigations into the circumstances surrounding the Clostridium difficile outbreak. In my statement to Parliament on 22 April, I indicated my intention to appoint Lord Coulsfield as Chair. Since that time, good progress has been made in establishing an Inquiry secretariat and sourcing accommodation. However, I regret that Lord Coulsfield is now unable to undertake the role of chair of the Inquiry because of circumstances affecting his health. I am grateful to Lord Coulsfield for the preliminary work he had already taken forward.
I intend to make rapid progress in identifying a new chair for the Inquiry. However, under the terms of the Inquiries Act 2005, I am obliged to consult the chair of the Inquiry on the terms of reference. In these circumstances, I am unable to make an announcement at this stage about the terms of reference and setting up date of the Inquiry but will take forward efforts to appoint a new chair as a matter of urgency, and will return to Parliament as soon as possible to fulfil the requirements of the Inquiries Act 2005.
Note: This page contains both questions laid by Gil as MSP for West of Scotland (2007-2011, title starts "S3W/O") and Clydebank & Milngavie (2011-present, title starts "S4W/O")