Date lodged: 9 March 2017
To ask the Scottish Government further to the answer to question S5W-07139 by Michael Matheson on 8 March 2017, what the timeline is for (a) the process of identifying the sites, (b) community consultation and (c) providing an update on this matter.
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 timeline will be dependent on the availability of suitable sites and planning permission being obtained. Community consultation will also form part of the planning process.