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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-18841: Liam Kerr (North East Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 17 September 2018

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-18239 whether it will answer the question that was asked in terms of how much it estimates the Police Scotland Digital, Data and ICT strategy will cost.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 2 October 2018

The Scottish Police Authority considered the Digital, Data and ICT Outline Business Case (OBC) at its meeting on 27 September 2018. The overall financial requirements of a number of options are outlined within the OBC.

The estimated total cost of the preferred option approved by the SPA Board is:

  • £244m in capital in reform funding over 9 years
  • £54m in reform funding over 9 years

The Outline Business Case estimates that this level of investment would deliver £357m in benefits, delivered over 9 years.