Date lodged: 28 June 2018
To ask the Scottish Government how much it has spent to date on the proposed merger of British Transport Police in Scotland with Police Scotland.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 26 July 2018
As confirmed in the letter dated 29 May to the Justice Committee from the Chairs of the Joint Programme Board the estimated staff costs to the Scottish Government to financial year end 2017-18 are £310,000. This is based on all officials engaged on the project from Royal Assent of the Railway Policing (Scotland) Act 2017.
Scottish Government will provide projected costs of the merger as they emerge through the course of the re-planning process.