Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill said the Criminal Cases Bill "confirms our commitment to be as open and transparent as possible" about the Lockerbie bomber's case.
Mr MacAskill was giving evidence to the Justice Committee on 21 February 2012.
The Scottish government's Criminal Cases [(Punishment and Review) (Scotland)] Bill could permit publication of information about the case of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, who abandoned his second appeal days before he was sent home to Libya on compassionate grounds.
It would let the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission (SCCRC) decide whether information it gathered and referred to the Appeal Court should be published.
At the Justice Committee on 7 February 2012, the Justice for Megrahi group said the Criminal Cases Bill "could create as many difficulties as it could solve".
The justice secretary told MSPs he disagreed with campaigners who believed it was possible for Scottish ministers to deal with the issue of publication of information relating to Megrahi's appeal through subordinate legislation.
He inisted the bill was "the most appropriate vehicle" to allow the SCCRC to release the information or not as it saw fit.
Mr MacAskill confirmed that UK Justice Secretary Ken Clarke was in discussions with the SCCRC about the case.
[A report in today’s edition of The Sun can be read here.]