McCreight, petitioner

Damages and compensation – Crime – Ex gratia compensation scheme. Court of Session: Dismissing a judicial review petition in which the petitioner, who had spent seven years in prison before his murder conviction was quashed on appeal, sought reduction of the Scottish Ministers' decision to refuse his application for compensation under the ex gratia scheme compensating persons for periods spent in custody following wrongful conviction or charge resulting from serious default on the part of the police force or other public authority, the court held that the ministers' decision was one they were entitled to make and was not irrational.

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