§ 15. Sir J. Duncan
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what arrangements local police authorities can make for compensation to civilians injured in the course of assisting the police; and whether he will introduce legislation to improve these arrangements.
§ Mr. Noble
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. I have no proposals for legislation.