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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S6W-09907
Asked by: Donald Cameron, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Date lodged: 21 July 2022

Question

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the development of a forensic laboratory to be run by the Scottish Police Authority Forensic Services, as announced on 9 July 2021.

Current status: Answered by Keith Brown on 4 August 2022


Answer

A new forensic laboratory based at Junction 24 Business Park in Glasgow is being prepared for the handover of the Post Mortem Toxicology Service from the University of Glasgow to Scottish Police Authority (SPA) Forensic Services.

In July 2022, I visited the laboratory which is now fully-fitted out and being set up for the transfer of the service which is due to take place on 1 December 2022.

SPA Forensic Services are also working closely with the University of Glasgow and the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service to ensure continuity of the Post Mortem Toxicology Service throughout this transfer period.