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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-01014: Douglas Ross (Highlands and Islands)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 23 June 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how much the annual cost is of an electronic tag per offender and whether it anticipates an increase in this cost.

Answered by: Michael Matheson 19 July 2016

The detail of the electronic monitoring contract, including the breakdown of the pricing schedule, is 'Commercial in Confidence'. The Scottish Government publishes a unit cost for electronic monitoring which can be found at

The resource implications of extending the current electronic monitoring service and introducing new technology, such as GPS, are currently being considered.