Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill is to make a statement to Holyrood in the wake of claims he advised the Lockerbie bomber to drop his appeal to smooth the way for his release.
The allegations, strongly denied by the Scottish Government, are in a book about the bomber, published on Monday.
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