Scottish government pledges ‘speedy action’ on sexual harassment policies

Deputy first minister says ‘mistakes were made’, as Tories’ vote of no confidence in Nicola Sturgeon fails

The Scottish government has pledged “speedy action” to improve its sexual harassment policies after Nicola Sturgeon was found to have misled parliament in a scathing report on the Alex Salmond controversy.

John Swinney, the deputy first minister, told Holyrood the government accepted many of the recommendations of that highly critical report by MSPs on Tuesday, which found repeated, systemic failures in its handling of harassment complaints against Salmond.

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