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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-13586: Liam Kerr (North East Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 20 December 2017

To ask the Scottish Government whether the integration of the British Transport Police (BTP) and Police Scotland will move retired BTP officers who are in receipt of their police pension into a new segregated and protected group and, if so, (a) for what reason it reached this decision and (b) whether it will offer a crown guarantee to the retired officers.

Answered by: Derek Mackay 16 January 2018

The Scottish Government is engaging with the Trustee of the BTP pension schemes to reach agreement on how the pensions of transferring staff can be managed without detriment to them. The finalised agreement will also ensure there is no impact on the payment of pensions to retired BTP officers.