"Kenny MacAskill is now considering the details of all of those representations and the reports which he is required to take."
Mr MacAskill is due to decide within the next two weeks on an application for Megrahi's release on compassionate grounds, as well as a Libyan government request for a transfer to allow him to serve out his sentence in his homeland.
Earlier this week, a letter from seven US senators including Edward Kennedy and John Kerry urged Mr MacAskill to keep Megrahi behind bars.
On Tuesday, judges at the High Court in Edinburgh who accepted Megrahi's application to drop his appeal were told Megrahi's health had recently worsened very considerably.
By dropping his appeal, Megrahi has removed one potential obstacle to his transfer to a jail in his homeland.
However, a Crown appeal against the length of his sentence is still ongoing.
Scotland's top prosecutor, Lord Advocate Elish Angiolini, will now have to consider whether that should also be dropped.
Megrahi is serving a life sentence of at least 27 years following his 2001 conviction for the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 in 1988.
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