Date lodged: 21 November 2018
To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the comment in the report by the Auditor General, The 2017/18 audit of the Scottish Police Authority, that there has been “a lack of clarity about how the £298 million required to implement the [Police Scotland digital, data and ICT] strategy will be funded” and that this presents "a risk to both the timing of its implementation and the future financial sustainability of the Scottish Police Authority".
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 5 December 2018
The Scottish Government welcomes the work undertaken to date to develop the Police Scotland Digital, Data and ICT (DDICT) Strategy. Moving forward, it is for the Scottish Police Authority to scrutinise the delivery of that strategy, ensuring that proposals are affordable and deliver best value.
Funding of transformation activity across policing is being considered in the context of setting the 2019-20 Scottish Budget which will be published in December 2018.