To ask Her Majesty’s Government what meetings and discussions they have had with Police Scotland regarding the transition of British Transport Police officers in Scotland to Police Scotland; and whether they will place in the Library of the House a copy of any written reports supplied to Police Scotland about this matter.
14 December 2016
No meetings or discussions have taken place with Police Scotland. The Government is however working closely with the Scottish Government and with the two police authorities - the British Transport Police Authority and the Scottish Police Authority - on the arrangements required to enable the smooth transfer of the British Transport Police’s railway policing functions in Scotland to Police Scotland. No written reports have been supplied to Police Scotland on this matter.