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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-16888: Liam Kerr (North East Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 24 May 2018

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-14713 by Annabelle Ewing on 6 March 2018, whether the planned and subsequent meetings were held and, if so, (a) on what date or dates, (b) whether it will publish the minutes, (c) what key milestones were (i) discussed and (ii) agreed, and which stakeholders' views were sought.

Answered by: Annabelle Ewing 7 June 2018

The tripartite working group – comprising representatives of Police Scotland, CoSLA and the Scottish Government - met on 8 March. The meeting was chaired by Police Scotland. There are not currently plans to publish the minutes.

It was a positive meeting at which a range of issues was discussed, including the importance of stakeholder engagement. The group agreed that its initial focus should be to work collaboratively to reach a shared understanding of the issues in relation to traffic regulation at pre-planned events. Work is on-going in that connection. This will give further shape to the next steps of the group. No date is currently set for the next meeting of the group, which is due to be hosted by the local authority representatives.

Police Scotland have advised the group that they would revert to pre-existing arrangements while the work of the tripartite group is on-going.