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S5W-15631: Liam Kerr (North East Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 27 March 2018

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-14860 by Humza Yousaf on 26 February 2018, whether it will provide the information that was requested regarding whether it will provide a list of consultants involved in the British Transport Police merger with Police Scotland and what (a) their remit is and (b) fees they are being paid, and from which budget those fees will be drawn.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 24 April 2018

Further to the meeting of the JPB on 20 February 2018 a detailed re-planning exercise is now underway to ensure robust delivery plans are in place for all of the key elements of the programme and to establish a new delivery date. Resourcing will also feature as part of the re-planning exercise. Transitional costs for the Authority and Police Scotland are being funded from the police reform budget and will not be an additional burden on the operational policing budget or rail operators.

The Scottish Police Authority required the Provision of Programme Management Services to Deliver a Mobilisation, Transition and Transformation Programme to support the Operational Integration of British Transport Police in Scotland. Details of the awarded contract can be found at the following links: