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S5W-05323: Anas Sarwar (Glasgow)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 6 December 2016

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will encourage the Scottish Prison Service and the NHS to extend their memorandum of understanding from nine to all 14 NHS boards in order to improve through care.

Answered by: Shona Robison 20 December 2016

The nine NHS Boards that have signed the memorandum of understanding, each has at least one prison within its territorial boundary. The other five Boards do not. However, going forward, if a prison is to be built within the boundary of any of these five Boards, it is expected that they would sign and implement the memorandum of understanding.