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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-12517: Liam Kerr (North East Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 8 November 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what contingency plans are in place should it be decided that British Transport Police officers will not retain their dual status in Police Scotland.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 22 November 2017

As set out in the update recently provided to the Justice Committee, our planning assumption is that officers will transfer to Police Scotland with their existing status as both constables and employees. This position was reflected in a letter sent by the BTP Authority to all officers in Scotland.