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BTPA and Force respond to publication of draft devolution legislation

22nd January 2015

BTPA and Force respond to publication of draft devolution legislation

The British Transport Police Authority (BTPA) has committed to working closely with the Scottish Government following the announcement that policing of the railways in Scotland is to be devolved. Responding to the announcement on Thursday, 22 January, Chair of the BTPA, Millie Banerjee, said: “Today’s announcement is about giving the Scottish people the power to…

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BTPA chair pens open letter to rail community

2nd December 2014

BTPA chair pens open letter to rail community

In an open letter to the rail community BTPA Chair Millie Banerjee has set out her vision for how the Authority intends to work better with colleagues in the rail world in a bid to continue ‘shaping progress together’. Dear colleague, You may remember at our annual stakeholder event I promised to write to you…

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Response to recommendation to devolve BTP

27th November 2014

Response to recommendation to devolve BTP

The BTPA has responded to a report released today that has recommended the functions of the British Transport Police in Scotland will be a devolved matter. The Smith Commission, led by Lord Smith in consultation with the Scottish Parliament’s five parties was set up to recommended a package of powers that should be devolved to…

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Authority seeks new members – now closed

20th November 2014

Authority seeks new members – now closed

BTPA Member Vacancies (x4) –  Deadline extended to 19 December 2014 The British Transport Police Authority exists to ensure the efficient and effective policing of Britain’s railways by the British Transport Police. The Authority is responsible for the strategy, the policing plan and the budget for policing the railways. The Secretary of State for Transport…

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Government concludes review into police Authority

21st October 2014

Government concludes review into police Authority

A government review into the BTPA has concluded that it is an organisation that listens, has demonstrated a willingness to work collaboratively with the rail industry and has good leadership. In the second, and final part of a review into the Authority’s work, the Minister of State for Transport Baroness Kramer has released a report…

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