Date lodged: 5 February 2019
To ask the Scottish Government whether it will ask the Treasury to cover the costs incurred by Police Scotland in its Brexit contingency plans.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 20 February 2019
Any costs related to EU exit should not have a detrimental impact on Scotland’s public finances and should be met in full by the UK Government. The Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Economy and Fair Work and the Cabinet Secretary for Justice wrote to the Chancellor of the Exchequer on 8 February 2019 outlining that any additional costs for policing in Scotland associated with Brexit – in relation to additional police officers and any further resources that may be required - should fall to the UK Government.