Nicola Sturgeon will not return to Holyrood this week after the police earlier this month raided her home and arrested her husband, Peter Murrell.
She is planning to take part in the proceedings virtually, her spokesperson said.
Deputy leader of Scottish Labour, Jackie Baillie, accused Nicola Sturgeon of truing to avoid scrutiny.
She said: “Try as she might to avoid the spotlight, it’s clear that the former First Minister is at the heart of the chaos engulfing the SNP.
“The failures and secrecy of the Sturgeon era are overshadowing Humza Yousaf.
“Nicola Sturgeon has a responsibility to represent her constituents in parliament regardless of the scrutiny she is under.”
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