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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-17543: Liam Kerr (North East Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 28 June 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the updated rules for Scottish Police Authority board meetings and the extension of circumstances in which meetings may be held in private.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 23 July 2018

This is a matter for the Scottish Police Authority. However, the Scottish Government welcomes any improvements aimed at strengthening the Scottish Police Authority's corporate governance procedures and revisions to its Standing Orders are part of that. The Standing Orders, approved by the Authority’s Board on 28 June 2018, provide greater transparency as to why an agenda item may be taken as an item of private business.