I welcome the fact that the number of police officers in Lothian and Borders police has increased. Will the minister join me in commending West Lothian Council for setting up, in partnership with Lothian and Borders police, a specialised unit to tackle antisocial behaviour? Does she see that as a model that should be followed by local authorities and the police throughout Scotland?
The member will be aware that it is for the police to decide the most appropriate ways in which to use their resources. That is why I did not give a figure specifically for West Lothian.
If the police, local authorities and others coming together to set up specialist units to deal with antisocial behaviour is the right thing to do to give communities a better quality of life, they will have my 100 per cent backing for that. People in West Lothian are to be commended also for the work that has been done in relation to the plans for the new civic centre. I was delighted to go along to see the new facility recently. A sheriff/district court complex and a divisional headquarters for the police will be located in a local community.