Date lodged: 9 January 2018
To ask the Scottish Government who would be responsible for the continued funding of the policing service on railways should the merger of British Transport Police into Police Scotland not be completed by April 2019.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 23 January 2018
Funding for railway policing comes primarily from rail operators and that will not change following integration. The Joint Programme Board is closely monitoring the progress of the programme and will provide advice to Ministers on any issues that arise.