On Saturday, First Minister Humza Yousaf was accused of a conflict of interest over a decision to give £250,000 to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNWRA).

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Today a reader makes the point that at this junction the Scottish Government should have rectified their recordkeeping and been able to answer serious questions over the donation.

Dr Gerald Edwards of Glasgow writes:

"Alarm bells are ringing. I refer to your front-page article, ‘SNP says Tory MP should be dropped after smear’ (March 11).

The newspaper article at the centre of this storm is not “Islamophobic”, it is factual. There was no extra money, it had to be “borrowed” from elsewhere and indeed, UNICEF was the preferred recipient, not UNWRA.

Not only that, but the sums considered were £100,000 to £200,000 – yet £250,000 was actually given. The fact that Mr Yousaf’s parents-in-law were “released” the day after the donation was announced may be co-incidental but the timing is not ideal from Mr Yousaf’s point of view. He has been asked serious questions. If the SNP have learned from history it will have a proper paper trail and detailed documents to back Mr Yousaf up. The solution is simple: show them."

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