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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-17524: Mike Rumbles (North East Scotland)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 27 June 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how many (a) arrests and (b) convictions there have been for email/online fraud regarding the roll-out of annual CAP Basic Payments in each of the last three years.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 20 July 2018

(a) Information on number of arrests is not held centrally. The data the Scottish Government receives from Police Scotland is a general count of the number of crimes and offences recorded by the police, split by local authority. We don’t receive further details on the characteristics or circumstances of individual crimes.

(b) Information on convictions for email/online fraud regarding the roll-out of annual CAP Basic Payments is not held centrally.

The Scottish Government does not hold this level of detail.