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S5W-20708: Mary Fee (West Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 20 December 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what measures will be in place to support people to comply with conditions imposed through electronic monitoring under its Management of Offenders (Scotland) Bill.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 17 January 2019

There is currently an 80 per cent completion rate for electronically monitored orders. Some of those who are electronically monitored currently will already have statutory supervision, for example those on Parole licence.

Measures within the Management of Offenders Bill, will allow for the first time that electronic monitoring can be imposed with a Community Payback Order (CPO) at first instance. This will allow Courts to put a supervision requirement in place where they think it would be beneficial for an individual to have further support. As per the answer to S5W-20709 on 17 January 2019, the Scottish Government are also piloting ways of providing additional support to individuals subject to electronic monitoring. All answers to written parliamentary questions are available on the Parliament's website, the search facility for which can be found at http://www.parliament.scot/parliamentarybusiness/28877.aspx .