Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill


About the Bill

Scotrail trains in a station

A Bill for an Act of Parliament to make provision about the arrangements for the Police Service of Scotland to police railways and railway property; and for connected purposes.

This Scottish Government Bill was introduced by the Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Michael Matheson MSP on 8 December 2016. 

Read the Railway Policing (Scotland)Bill and its accompanying documents

Stage 1

The Justice Committee was designated lead committee for the Bill by the Parliamentary Bureau on 13 December 2016. 


The Committee began taking evidence on the Bill on 7 March 2017.

Background information

This information was provided by Dr Kath Murray and was not commissioned by the Committee. It is published for information only.






The Committee published its Stage 1 Report on the Bill on 28 April 2017.


Consideration of the Bill at Stage 1 concluded with the debate in the Chamber of the Scottish Parliament on 9 May 2017.