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.