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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-05801: Gordon Lindhurst (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 20 December 2016

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5T-00231 by Mark McDonald on 29 November 2016 (Official Report, c. 3), whether it will provide additional resources to Police Scotland to deal with the claims of child sex abuse in football.

Answered by: Michael Matheson 17 January 2017

The Scottish Government is committed to protecting the police revenue budget in real terms for the entirety of this Parliament, delivering an additional £100 million of investment over the next five years, in addition to £55 million of reform funding in 2016-17. It is for the Scottish Police Authority and Police Scotland to determine the best possible use of its budget according to national and local priorities.