Date lodged: 4 February 2019
To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with (a) the Scottish Police Authority and (b) Police Scotland regarding (i) pay for and (ii) the retention of police staff.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 21 February 2019
Regular Scottish Government discussions with Scottish Police Authority and Police Scotland have noted that they expect to receive a pay claim from Trade Unions in due course. Recent discussions have focused on the Staff Pay Reward and Modernisation project (SPRM), an extensive programme of work to harmonise police staff pay, terms, and conditions. The recruitment and the retention of police staff is a matter for Scottish Police Authority and Police Scotland.