§ Mr. Hooley
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether the Chief Constable of Aberdeen is still responsible for law and order on oil rigs and other offshore installations; and what vessels are available to him to exercise these duties.
§ Mr. Harry Ewing
The police responsibility in relation to offshore installations is to respond to situations which require a police presence. Grampian police have this responsibility in relation to installations operating from Aberdeen. The Grampian Police Authority does not own any vessels, but arrangements have been made for police officers to go to the rigs in any circumstances where they need to.