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 Scottish Parliament.

Millie Banerjee Chair of the British Transport Police Authority said: “The Authority will be keeping a close eye on this matter and will provide any assistance necessary to the DfT whilst the UK and Scottish government discuss this recommendation.

“Until then it is business as usual for the BTP.”