§ Mr. Sarwar
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what research has been(a) commissioned and (b) evaluated by the Scottish Office in respect of racial and cultural awareness training for police officers since May 1997. 
§ Mr. McLeish
There has been no such research commissioned but the present arrangements for training police officers in Scotland in racial awareness and cultural diversity will be addressed in responding to the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry Report.
From 1 July 1999, this will be a matter for the Scottish Parliament.