Date lodged: 2 November 2016
To ask the Scottish Government which (a) ministers and (b) officials have met the chief executive of the Scottish Prison Service regarding the proposed new Highland Prison since 1 August 2016, and what information it has regarding what meetings the chief executive has had with other stakeholders.
Answered by: Michael Matheson 15 November 2016
I have monthly meetings with the Chief Executive of the Scottish Prison Service to discuss a range of operational issues. Our last meeting took place on 3 November 2016.
Since 1 August 2016, no Ministers or Scottish Government officials have met the Chief Executive of the Scottish Prison Service specifically to discuss proposals for HMP Highland. The Scottish Government has no information on any meetings that the Chief Executive of the Scottish Prison Service has had with other stakeholders regarding HMP Highland within this timeframe.