Date lodged: 21 April 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the Scottish Prison Service regarding the delivery of purposeful activity for all prisoners, and what role Skills Development Scotland has in delivering this.
Answered by: Michael Matheson 3 May 2017
The Scottish Government has regular discussions with the Scottish Prison Service (SPS) regarding the delivery of purposeful activity for prisoners. Skills Development Scotland are represented on the Employability & Enterprise steering group which forms part of SPS's Purposeful Activity programme.
Skills Development Scotland were also one of the key strategic partners who supported development of the SPS Learning and Skills Strategy 2016-21 published in May 2016.