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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-07690: Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 3 March 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how many people it anticipates will be monitored in the expanded electronic monitoring scheme.

Answered by: Michael Matheson 16 March 2017

There are currently around 1100 people subject to electronic monitoring in Scotland.

If the current scheme is extended as set out in the consultation: "A Consultation on Proposals for Legislation", the uptake and use of the extended scheme will be for the Judiciary, Scottish Prison Service and others to decide on.

Any legislation introduced will be accompanied by a Financial Memorandum, which will include estimates of how many individuals may be subject to electronic monitoring under legislative proposals.