Humza Yousaf says allegation of Scots 'spy' at Westminster a cause for 'concern'

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The First Minister said the allegations of spying in Westminster should 'give us all concern'.

Humza Yousaf has said SNP ministers are taking the issue of China's influence in Scotland "seriously" amid the arrest of a man from Edinburgh accused of spying for Beijing.

It comes after it emerged a Scot, who was working as a UK Parliament researcher, was one of two men arrested in March under the Official Secrets Act, accused of spying on behalf of China.

The First Minister's comments come as Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton called for the Scottish and UK governments to conduct an "immediate" strategic audit on the reach of China's influence in Scotland.Yousaf told journalists that while the news of the arrest was concerning, Government officials were taking the necessary precautions.

 

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