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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-03673: Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 11 October 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the decision by the Scottish Police Authority to hire an interim chief financial officer via a service company; whether it is satisfied that this decision complies with the Scottish Public Finance Manual and for what reason, and whether it will publish all correspondence that it has had with the authority regarding the appointment.

Answered by: Michael Matheson 1 November 2016

This is a matter for the Scottish Police Authority and it will be for the Chief Executive in his role as Accountable Officer to satisfy the SPA's auditors that the actions taken in this case were compliant with the Scottish Public Finance Manual

Scottish Ministers were not requested to approve the approach taken by the Scottish Police Authority or to agree any special arrangements.