In the Media

Slopping out court appeal blunder

PUBLISHED June 7, 2004

Ministers have missed the deadline for appealing against a ruling on slopping out in jail.

Justice Minister Cathy Jamieson insisted at the time there were grounds to challenge Lord's Bonomy's judgement. But in order to do that an appeal had to be lodged at the Court of Session within 21 days.
An "administrative error" is being blamed for ministers' failure to meet the deadline.