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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-15626: Liam Kerr (North East Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 27 March 2018

To ask the Scottish Government under what circumstances would an identified level of risk to (a) public safety, (b) logistics and (c) value for public money cause it to reconsider the merger of the British Transport Police in Scotland with Police Scotland, and how it would define this level.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 24 April 2018

Our aim is to integrate BTP into Police Scotland safely and effectively, providing an enhanced service to both the rail industry and travelling public. The BTP integration programme has a risk register into which all partners contribute. If an issue should arise that could have a serious impact on the delivery of the programme this will be discussed with partners and escalated to the Joint Programme Board as appropriate.