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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-05946: Douglas Ross (Highlands and Islands)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 5 January 2017

To ask the Scottish Government which Police Scotland divisions pay the NHS to provide medical services in custody centres.

Answered by: Michael Matheson 1 February 2017

On 1 April 2014, the delivery of healthcare to people in police custody became the responsibility of NHS boards. Police Scotland does not pay the NHS to deliver healthcare services. Rather the Scottish Government allocates funding directly to NHS boards as part of their overall funding allocations.