Date lodged: 16 February 2017
To ask the Scottish Government how much support it provides to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal service to speed up the delivery of justice in cases involving domestic abuse and sexual violence.
Answered by: Michael Matheson 14 March 2017
Funding from the £20million Violence Against Women and Girls Justice Budget to tackle violence against women and girls has provided £950,000 in each of the years 2015-16 and 2016-17 and will provide £950,000 in 2017-18 to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service specifically for the prosecution of cases involving domestic abuse and sexual violence. This is in addition to established funding for the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service.