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.