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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-14486: Elaine Smith (Central Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 7 February 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether young offenders institutions should be run by the private sector.

Answered by: Michael Matheson 22 February 2018

The Scottish Government has a commitment to a publicly owned and run prison service. That is why in August 2007, we confirmed that any further new prisons in Scotland would be owned and operated by the public sector.