Carrying of Weapons (Children)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 5th October 2017.

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Photo of Ruth Davidson Ruth Davidson Conservative

In the aftermath of the tragic death of Aberdeen pupil Bailey Gwynne two years ago, the Scottish Government rightly issued new guidance on the handling of weapons that are suspected of being carried or are found in schools. It says that education authorities, in consultation with key partners, should develop their own policy on weapons.

What discussions have taken place between the Scottish Government and Scottish councils since that guidance was issued? Can the First Minister confirm that all councils have now developed and put in place such a policy?