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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-08313: Douglas Ross (Highlands and Islands)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 22 March 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how many vacancies there are for independent prison monitors.

Answered by: Michael Matheson 18 April 2017

The optimum number of independent prison monitors is dependent on the experience and availability of IPMs in each prison which can vary significantly. There is therefore no set quota by which to measure vacancies.