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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-03984: Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 24 October 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the reported comment by the General Secretary of the Scottish Police Federation that Police Scotland has "a genuine crisis coming" concerning the state of the force's estate and facilities, and what action it is taking to improve this infrastructure.

Answered by: Michael Matheson 2 November 2016

It is for the Scottish Police Authority and Police Scotland to allocate and manage their annual budget according to local and national needs and priorities. The £2 million allocated to Police Scotland as part of the Scottish Government stimulus package, announced in the Programme for Government will assist Police Scotland to make improvements to the police estate.