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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-01208: Claire Baker (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 4 July 2016

To ask the Scottish Government whether it has carried out an assessment of Police Scotland's estate and, if so, when and whether it will provide details.

Answered by: Michael Matheson 1 August 2016

< >The Scottish Government has not carried out an assessment of Police Scotland's estate. Assessment and maintenance of the police service are matters for the Scottish Police Authority.

In June 2015, the Scottish Police Authority approved an estate strategy for Police Scotland, to support improved service delivery by transforming the police estate into one which was modern, flexible and fit for future policing across Scotland.

Work continues to implement this strategy, a key element of which is an evaluation of the current police estate. The evaluation is built upon an assessment of service demand. The supply of premises from the existing estate is considered to assess whether it matches that demand and whether buildings are the right size, in the right place and in the right condition to support the effective and efficient delivery of police services to the communities of Scotland.