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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S5W-34000
Asked by: Liam Kerr, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Date lodged: 10 December 2020


To ask the Scottish Government, further to the statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Finance on 9 December 2020 (Official Report, c.13), whether it will confirm the amount that is being allocated to (a) the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service and (b) Police Scotland to cover the "pandemic-related income shortfalls" that were referred to by the cabinet secretary, and from which budget stream this money is being sourced.

Current status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 24 December 2020


In her statement to Parliament on 9 December 2020, the Cabinet Secretary for Finance announced additional funding to cover pandemic-related income shortfalls. This included:

(a) £8.4 million for the Scottish Courts and Tribunal Services; and

(b) £8.2 million for the Scottish Police Authority to cover a reduction in Police Scotland’s external income.

This funding has been provided through consequential funding generated by UK Government spending.

The Scottish Government will continue to work closely with the Scottish Police Authority and Police Scotland and the Scottish Courts and Tribunal Services to monitor and manage the financial impacts of COVID-19 on their budgets.