Police Scotland accused of 'ignoring local police priorities'

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Scottish Conservative MSP Cameron Buchanan accused Police Scotland of "imposing a Strathclyde approach to policing and totally ignoring local police priorities", during general questions on 6 February 2014.

Mr Buchanan was referring to Edinburgh City Council's decision to scrap its licensing of the city's saunas, a move which has sparked criticism from women's safety campaigners who fear sex-workers will be left in a more vulnerable position.

Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill MSP said he "fully understood" the decision taken and asserted Police Scotland would continue to enforce the law and "put at the very heart the protection of those who are vulnerable".

Other issues raised include the court closures in the south of Scotland, domestic waste collection and electricity supplies in Orkney.

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