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The Police Service of Scotland (Conduct) Regulations 2014

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17.—(1) The constable and the deputy chief constable must, not more than 10 working days after a notice is given under regulation 15(5), seek to agree a joint list of witnesses based on the lists provided under regulation 15(4) and (6) and provide that list to the person conducting the misconduct proceedings.

(2) If it is not possible for the constable and the deputy chief constable to agree a joint list of witnesses, they must each supply to the person conducting the misconduct proceedings the lists provided under regulation 15(4) and (6).

(3) Not more than 10 working days after receiving lists of witnesses under paragraph (2), the person conducting the misconduct proceedings must—

(a)decide which, if any, of the listed witnesses should give evidence at those proceedings; and

(b)notify the constable and the deputy chief constable of that decision.

(4) The person conducting the misconduct proceedings may determine that witnesses not included in any list under this regulation or regulation 15(4) and (6) (whether joint or otherwise) are to give evidence at those proceedings.

(5) The person conducting the misconduct proceedings must not decide, in pursuance of paragraphs (3) or (4), that any witness is to give evidence at those proceedings unless the person conducting the misconduct proceedings reasonably considers that it is necessary for the witness to do so.

(6) The deputy chief constable must, not less than 5 working days before the date of the misconduct proceedings, notify in writing any witness who is to give evidence at those proceedings.

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