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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-03794: Mary Fee (West Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 17 October 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how much the Scottish Prison Service (SPS) spends on carrying out purposeful activity in prisons, given in (a) cash terms and (b) as a percentage of the SPS budget, also broken down by prison.

Answered by: Michael Matheson 9 November 2016

I have asked Colin McConnell, Chief Executive of the Scottish Prison Service, to respond. His response is as follows:

The SPS does not collect financial information in the format requested. Financial information related to Purposeful Activity is available within SPS Annual Report and Accounts 2015-2016. This information can be accessed via the SPS Website at the following address:

The specific financial information is contained within pages 40 – 50 of this document.