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S5W-01484: Claire Baker (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 14 July 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how many Fiscal Works Order (a) referrals, (b) placement starts, (c) completions and (d) hours there have been, broken down by (i) local authority and (ii) offence type since rollout in April 2015.

Answered by: Michael Matheson 11 August 2016

This information is not currently available.

Detailed statistics for Fiscal Works Orders (FWOs) will be included in the annual Criminal Justice Social Work Statistics in Scotland bulletins from 2015-16 onwards. This will include data on the number of assessments undertaken by local authorities; the number of orders commenced; the number of orders completed/terminated; and the number of orders commenced broken down by the number of hours involved. This data will be available at a local authority level, and the Scottish Government currently anticipates that the 2015-16 statistics will be published in February or March of 2017.

The Criminal Proceedings in Scotland bulletin will also include data on FWOs from 2015-16, including information on the offence types for which FWOs have been imposed. We currently anticipate that the data for 2015-16 will be published in December 2016.