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S5W-03484: Claire Baker (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 6 October 2016

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-02503 by Michael Matheson on 22 September 2016, how the use of spit hoods by the police is (a) monitored and (b) evaluated.

Answered by: Michael Matheson 27 October 2016

This is a matter for the Chief Constable of Police Scotland, under the oversight of the Scottish Police Authority. As mentioned in the Scottish Government's answer to S5W-02503, any application of a spit hood must meet the Police Scotland criteria for the use of force.