Date lodged: 19 February 2018
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-13691 by Annabelle Ewing on 24 January 2018, what progress has been made with the establishment of the joint working group; what the key milestones are in this process; what the reason has been for the reported delay with it being set up, and whether the Orange Order will be invited to join and/or participate in it.
Answered by: Annabelle Ewing 6 March 2018
An initial working group meeting is due to take place later this week, hosted by Police Scotland. The group is expected to comprise COSLA, Police Scotland the Scottish Government/Transport Scotland. The key milestones going forward will be discussed at this meeting.
When the group meets it will also be able to consider how to appropriately capture and consider the views of other stakeholders, such as the Orange Order.