asked the Solicitor-General for Scotland if he will make a statement on the recently completed fatal accident inquiry into the causes of the fire at Kirkcaldy Victoria hospital nurses' home.
The inquiry is not concluded until the sheriff principal has made a determination. It would not be appropriate to make any further comment until this has been done. In his determination, the sheriff will set out the circumstances of the death so far as they have been established to his satisfaction, including where and when the death took place; the cause of death; the reasonable precautions, if any, whereby the death might have been avoided; and any other facts which are relevant to the circumstances of the death. The Lord Advocate will be sent a copy of the determination on the conclusion of the inquiry and members of the public, on payment of the appropriate fee, may also obtain a copy from the sheriff clerk at Kirkcaldy.