Finnie wins Railway Policing Guarantee

Scottish Greens’ Justice Spokesperson, John Finnie MSP, has today (30/05/2017) won a commitment for British Transport Police (BTP) Officers transferring to Police Scotland over their future terms and conditions.

Mr Finnie moved an amendment, “Limitation on redeployment of constables,” during Stage 2 of the Justice Committee’s consideration of the Railway Policing Bill, proposing that any BTP officer who transfers into Police Scotland would continue to work on railway policing duties unless they themselves chose to move.

John Finnie said:

“The amendment puts a previous verbal assurance from Assistant Chief Constable Bernard Higgins onto a statutory footing and will provide a greater level of reassurance to officers who wish to continue their careers within railway policing.

“I am grateful to Committee colleagues and indeed Transport Minister Humza Yousaf for supporting this change.”