Public Board Meeting - Glasgow

31 October 2017
14.00 - 16.00

Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel
G81 4SA

The public session of this meeting is open for members of the public, interested parties and media representatives to attend. Please confirm your attendance in advance by email to or telephone 01786 896 878.

Please note, in the interest of safety and security, please be advised that bags larger than A3 size will not be permitted within the Public Board venue.  Attendees with larger sized bags will be asked to arrange alternative storage prior to admission (storage can not be provided).

For those unable to attend in person, the meeting will be available to watch live or recorded (within 24 hours of the meeting) through our dedicated Livestream channel:

However, please note that due to streaming over the internet, several factors, including the specification of the device you are using to view the meeting, as well as your internet connection speed bandwidth, may affect the quality of your live viewing experience.

PUBLIC QUESTIONS: In summer 2017, the SPA Board introduced a facility allowing the public to participate and inform the SPA’s scrutiny of policing during board meetings held in public. The Board would therefore welcome relevant questions in advance of public Board meetings. Questions must be submitted via e-mail to the SPA at the following address: and should arrive no later than noon on Monday 30 October 2017. While every effort will be made to raise relevant questions during the Board's consideration, we cannot guarantee that every question will be addressed at the meeting. Questions submitted which are related to items on the meeting agenda are most likely to inform members scrutiny of issues.

PUBLIC QUESTIONS SUBMITTED: A number of questions were submitted ahead of the Board meeting. These include questions related to the recent appointment by the SPA of its Chief Officer, financial planning and costs associated with BTP integration, and clarity on the status and representation of BTP officers following transfer.

Please note that the following agenda is subject to change.

Date: Tuesday 31 October 2017
Time: PUBLIC Session:  14.00
Venue:  Golden Jubilee Hotel, Clydebank, Glasgow
Chair:  Andrew Flanagan

1. Introduction / Welcome * - Andrew Flanagan, Chair, SPA

1.1  Chair’s Opening Remarks
1.2  Apologies
1.3  Declarations of Interest
1.4  Any other business

2. Minute and Actions from previous meeting: * - Andrew Flanagan, Chair, SPA
(For Approval)
2.1  Minute of Board Meeting held on 28 September 2017
2.2  Rolling Action Log

3. Matters Arising - Andrew Flanagan, Chair, SPA

4. Business Conducted Since Last meeting held 28 September 2017 - Andrew Flanagan, Chair, SPA
(verbal update) * (For Ratification)
5.1  Summary Note from Closed Session Board Meeting held on 28 September 2017 - Andrew Flanagan, Chair, SPA
5.2  Summary Note from Closed Session Board Meeting held on 4 October 2017 - Andrew Flanagan, Chair, SPA


6. Policing 2026 Implementation Plan:
6.1 Corporate Services Transformation (Presentation) - Tom McMahon, Director Business Integration, PS
6.2 Summary of Year 1 Deliverables - DCO David Page, PS

7. Stop & Search Code of Practice: Police Scotland Implementation Report - ACC Mark Williams, PS

8. British Transport Police Integration Update:

8.1  Corporate Business Integration - Tom McMahon, Director Business Integration, PS
8.2  Operational Policing Integration - ACC Bernie Higgins, PS

9. Terms of Reference for Performance Briefings (For Approval) - George Graham, Policing Committee Chair

10. Committee Chair’s Reports (Public and Closed Session):* - Andrew Flanagan, Chair, SPA

10.1 Audit
10.2 Finance (Next meeting 8th November)
10.3 Forensic Services (Next meeting 7th November)
10.4 People
10.5 Policing

11. Board Workplan - Andrew Flanagan, Chair, SPA

12. AOB* - Andrew Flanagan, Chair, SPA

13. DATE OF NEXT MEETING: * - Andrew Flanagan, Chair, SPA
PUBLIC SESSION – Tuesday 28 November 2017 (QPR), Stirling Court Hotel, Stirling.