6. CURRENT AND FUTURE WORK PROGRAMME
The future work programme continues to be influenced by the Crerar Review and by the operation of the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act.
The creation of the new Federation structure as referred to above and the change from a largely locally delivered prosecution service to a much wider federal structure has inevitably accelerated the move away from areas or office inspections towards more targeted thematic reports.
Discussions with Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (Scotland) continue in relation to preparing a joint thematic on sexual offences and other solemn work.
In the meantime the Inspectorate is publishing a report on the Crown's preparation of summary cases in Scotland and on the operation of the Health and Safety Division.
The operation of the new federal structure is inevitably a prime topic for future inspection but needs time to bed in.