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S5W-06709: Gordon Lindhurst (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 31 January 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the findings of the report by HM Inspectorate of Prisons for Scotland report, HMP & YOI Cornton Vale Review Inspection 11-13 October 2016, regarding the conditions for female inmates, and how it will implement the recommendations.

Answered by: Michael Matheson 24 February 2017

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

The Scottish Prison Service (SPS) welcomes the report on HMP & YOI Cornton Vale and the Chief Inspectors’ recognition that everyone in the establishment works diligently, with purpose and focus, to achieve the best possible outcomes for the women who remain there.

HMIPS made no formal recommendations. SPS will continue to improve both the accommodation and services available to women.