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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-19101: Liam Kerr (North East Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 27 September 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what further role it will have in the Police Scotland digital, data and ICT strategy.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 19 October 2018

In line with its statutory role, the Scottish Police Authority is responsible for holding the Chief Constable to account for continuous improvement, best value and the use of resources allocated to the Police Service of Scotland.

At its meeting on 27 September 2018, the Scottish Police Authority (SPA) considered the Outline Business Case for investment in Police Scotland’s Digital, Data and ICT capability and highlighted the need for robust, but agile governance that reflects the wider roles and responsibilities of the Scottish Government and scrutiny bodies. Discussions are ongoing with the SPA to establish these arrangements.