Date lodged: 23 September 2016
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-02245 by Michael Matheson on 14 September 2016, whether it will provide the information that was requested regarding how the public can access full details of criminal convictions, including with regard to sentencing and the charges that led to the conviction, in the form of an extract conviction.
Answered by: Michael Matheson 5 October 2016
As noted in answer to S5W-02245, the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) are required to handle the release of conviction information in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1988 and other relevant legislation. I am advised by the SCTS that they are in the process of undertaking a review of its policies on the provision of such information and the member may wish to contact SCTS for further information.