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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-06793: Douglas Ross (Highlands and Islands)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 2 February 2017

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-05946 by Michael Matheson on 1 February 2017, in light of the comment that it "allocates funding directly to NHS Boards as part of their overall funding allocations", whether the amount given to Police Scotland was reduced when this funding was allocated to the NHS boards.

Answered by: Michael Matheson 24 February 2017

From 1 April 2014, the budget for the provision of healthcare and forensic services for people in police care transferred from the Police Scotland budget within the Justice Directorate to the Health and Social Care Directorate budget and was subsequently allocated to NHS Boards.