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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-15633: Liam Kerr (North East Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 27 March 2018

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the recommendation of the Justice Committee in its 11th report 2017, Stage 1 Report on the Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill (SP Paper 132), whether it will confirm Police Scotland’s training needs analysis regarding its merger with the British Transport Police in Scotland, and how much it will cost to meet these needs.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 24 April 2018

This is an operational matter for Police Scotland, however as part of the re-planning exercise currently underway, Police Scotland are analysing training needs to ensure the railway policing specialism is future proofed and preserved.