Po­lice to hand back Govt. cash

The Sunday Post (Newcastle) - - EXCLUSIVE -

SCOT­LAND’S na­tional po­lice force will hand back mil­lions of pounds from its bud­get be­cause it can’t spend the money quickly enough.

Se­nior fig­ures from Po­lice e Scot­land will meet with the Govern­ment next week to dis­cuss re­turn­ing a sub­stan­tial sum of re­form fund­ing.

It has pre­vi­ously been re­ported Po­lice Scot­land is set to “un­der­spend” its cap­i­tal re­form bud­gets by £22 mil­lion this year.

Scot­tish Po­lice Author­ity chair­man An­drew Flana­gann said clar­ity was needed overr whether the force could keep the money or whetherr it should “make a de­fin­i­tive state­ment of how much we want to hand back”.

An­drew Flana­gan.

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