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Scottish Police Authority (SPA) Executive: review

Published: 2 Mar 2018
Part of:
Law and order

This review considers how the executive of the Scottish Police Authority (SPA) can most effectively support the board to deliver its statutory functions.

43 page PDF


43 page PDF


Scottish Police Authority (SPA) Executive: review

43 page PDF



1. Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Bill: Policy Memorandum, page 9

2. Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Bill: Policy Memorandum, page 16

3. Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012, Part 1, Section 2

4. (a) that the main purpose of policing is to improve the safety and well-being of persons, localities and communities in Scotland, and

(b) that the Police Service, working in collaboration with others where appropriate, should seek to achieve that main purpose by policing in a way which—

(i) is accessible to, and engaged with, local communities, and
(ii) promotes measures to prevent crime, harm and disorder.

5. Thematic Inspection of the Scottish Police Authority - Phase 1 Review of Openness and Transparency, page 5

6. The Police Service of Scotland (Senior Officers)(Conduct) Regulations 2013

7. The Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 part 3 duties to publish information

8. The Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) (Scotland) Regulations 2012

9. The Equality (Specific Duties) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2016

10. The Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Act 2000

11. The Public Records (Scotland) Act 2011

12. Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

13. The Data Protection Act 1998

14. The Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Act 2002

15. The Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014

16. The Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Act 2011

17. The Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 Part 4

18. The Climate Change (Duties of Public Bodies: Reporting Requirements) (Scotland) Order 2015