Date lodged: 17 May 2018
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5T-01083 by Michael Matheson on 15 May 2018 (Official Report, c. 3), what discussions it has had or plans with Police Scotland regarding the report's comments about the escalation in threat from organised crime groups in Glasgow and the central belt, including these groups continuing "to have ready access to firearms".
Answered by: Michael Matheson 4 June 2018
I receive regular briefings from Police Scotland on all aspects of serious organised crime. In addition, Police Scotland are represented on the Serious Organised Crime Taskforce which I chair.