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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-07966: Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 9 March 2017

To ask the Scottish Government (a) how many and (b) what percentage of (i) male and (ii) female prisoners who began serving a prison sentence of less than 12 months in each year since 2010 had dependant children.

Answered by: Michael Matheson 21 March 2017

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

The Scottish Prison Service does not currently hold this information.