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Authority Meeting

Date : 25 August 2022
Time : 10.00
Location : Executive Suite, Level 9, Technology & Innovation Centre, 99 George Street, Glasgow, G1 1RD

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1. Introduction and Welcome:
1.1 Chair’s Opening Remarks
1.2 Apologies
1.3 Declarations of Interest and Connections
1.4 Any Other business
1.5 Decision on taking business in private (Items 12-15)

2. Minute and Actions from previous meeting:
2.1 Minute from meeting held on 23 June 2022 for approval
2.2 Rolling Action Log and Matters Arising
2.3 Decisions since last meeting

3. SPA Chair’s Report
Report for Discussion presented by the SPA Chair

4. Committee and Oversight Group Reports
Report for Discussion presented by the Committee and Oversight Group Chairs

5. Chief Constable’s Report
Report for Discussion presented by the Chief Constable

6. HMICS Annual Report
Report for Discussion presented by Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary in Scotland

7. SPA Chief Executive’s Report
Report for Approval presented by SPA Chief Executive

8. Forensic Services Director’s Report
Report for Discussion presented by SPA Forensic Services Director

9. SPA Scheme of Financial Regulations
Report recommended for Approval by the Resources Committee, presented by the Chief Executive Officer

10. Local Policing Service Delivery Review
Report for Discussion presented by Deputy Chief Constable, Local Policing

11. Financial Performance Quarterly Review
Report for Discussion presented by the Chief Financial Officer, Police Scotland

The following items will be taken in private

12. Minute for approval relating to items held in private on 23 June 2022

13. Resource Spending Review Update
Report for Discussion presented by the Chief Financial Officer, Police Scotland

14. Referrals from Resources Committee for Approval
14.1 Business Cases
14.1.1 Leadership Programme
14.2 Contract Awards
14.2.1 Leadership Programme
14.2.2 Vehicle Maintenance
14.2.3 Soft FM
14.2.4 Forensic Toxicology Casework Analysis

15. Pay Update
15.1 Police Officer
Report for Discussion by SPA Chief Executive
15.2 Police Staff
Report for Approval presented by the Deputy Chief Officer, Police Scotland

Subject to agreement by the Authority at agenda item 1 above, items of business will be considered in private for the reasons noted below:
Items 12-15, in accordance with the SPA’s Standing Orders section 20.
Circumstances in which meetings may be held in private include where:
• information relating to identified or identifiable individuals (including members of staff) could be disclosed where there is a risk of a breach of data protection legislation.
• public discussion of the information may prejudice any police operation or the prosecution of offenders.
• disclosure of information could prejudice national security.
• matters to be discussed are the subject of legal proceedings (including misconduct or disciplinary proceedings) or where the information to be discussed consists of or includes legal advice provided to the Authority or to a third party.
• an obligation of confidentiality exists in respect of the information to be discussed.
• confidential commercial or financial information not already in the public domain could be disclosed.
• proposals for significant organisational change, significant changes to the terms and conditions of staff or other sensitive matters are being considered.
• discussion in public would be likely to inhibit the free and frank provision of advice or the free and frank exchange of views for the purpose of deliberation.
• other, exceptional circumstances exist that would justify considering the matter in private, such circumstances to be agreed by the Board and included in the minute of the meeting


Approved Minute