HC Deb 06 February 1963 vol 671 cc59-60W
43. Mr. Brewis

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what compensation funds are available for citizens injured or inconvenienced as a result of assisting the police in their duties.

Lady Tweedsmuir

Under the Police (Scotland) Act, 1956, a police authority may pay rewards to civilians who have substantially contributed to the fulfilment of the functions of the police force. I understand also that a number of police authorities have recently taken out insurance policies to provide compensation where persons are killed or injured when assisting the police.