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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-07687: Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 3 March 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what impact the expansion of GPS and alcohol monitoring technologies will have on the daily cost of monitoring (a) overall and (b) per person compared with the cost for custodial sentences.

Answered by: Michael Matheson 16 March 2017

The Scottish Government is consulting on legislative proposals for Electronic Monitoring until 19 May 2017.

Alongside this consultation we will be developing the potential costs associated with the introduction of GPS and alcohol monitoring technologies. These potential costs will be reflected in the financial memorandum of any Bill that we introduce.