Chief Constable Stephen House
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Scots police chief 'concerned' at service shortcomings

27 November 2012 Last updated at 15:14 GMT

The head of Scotland's new national police force has raised concerns over a "gobsmacking major problem" in the legislation to set up the service.

Chief Constable Stephen House told MSPs he had been advised it may not allow him to control police support staff.

The new single Scottish police force will begin operating from April 2013.

BBC Scotland's political correspondent Raymond Buchanan reports.