Date lodged: 7 February 2018
To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking in response to the fire at HMYOI Polmont on 2 February 2018.
Answered by: Michael Matheson 21 February 2018
I have asked Colin McConnell, Chief Executive of the Scottish Prison Service, to respond. His response is as follows:
SPS is undertaking an assessment of risk across all residential areas of the Scottish prison estate. The information gathered from these assessments will identify any subsequent measures which may be required to prevent the occurrence of a similar incident in future.