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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-03440: Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 4 October 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how many journeys have been made by the prisoner and custody escort services in each of the last three years, broken down by prison establishment.

Answered by: Michael Matheson 28 October 2016

While the core service is the escorting service to and from court, the non-core service covers various services such as inter-prison transfers and attendance at hospital appointments. For the core service, each separate journey is counted as one journey. Thus, the same person going to court, and then returning from court on the same day shows as 2 journeys. For non-core services, a return trip is counted as 1 journey.

Establishment

Core

Non Core

Core

Non Core

Core

Non Core

Core

Non Core

Aberdeen

1348

157

 

1

 

 

 

 

Addiewell

4876

966

5093

1093

5228

1059

2336

575

Barlinnie

12195

1876

11554

2147

10606

2362

5489

1385

Castle Huntly

18

3983

31

4688

17

3769

8

1877

Cornton Vale

2763

605

2586

685

2345

751

853

283

Dumfries

582

293

616

263

614

335

246

151

Edinburgh

7008

1465

7367

1441

6657

1446

3048

820

Glenochil

764

1118

621

933

738

907

336

444

Grampian

80

17

2825

389

3317

472

1357

311

Greenock

994

734

1087

805

831

849

497

406

Inverness

1579

213

1420

196

1311

204

725

110

Kilmarnock

2630

660

2578

754

2658

824

1309

410

Low Moss

4717

827

4887

1008

4853

1306

2493

674

Perth

4945

1001

5464

1066

4940

1093

2407

636

Peterhead

193

108

 

 

 

 

 

 

Polmont

6525

696

6090

526

6356

695

3159

325

Shotts

355

1125

379

1103

431

993

160

426

TOTAL

51572

15844

52598

17098

50902

17065

24423

8833

 

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

The following table shows the number of journeys for core and non-core services for the period from 1 April 2013 until 30 September 2016.

I have asked Colin McConnell, Chief Executive of the Scottish Prison Service, to respond. His response is as follows: