Date lodged: 16 November 2018
To ask the Scottish Government how much funding it has provided to the Scottish Sentencing Council in each year since its inception.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 29 November 2018
Under the Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Act 2008 and the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (Administrative Support) (Specified Persons) Order 2015, the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) has the statutory function of providing, or ensuring the provision of, the property, services and staff for the Scottish Sentencing Council. SCTS receives annual funding from the Justice portfolio of the Scottish Government covering all their responsibilities including in respect of the Scottish Sentencing Council.
The Scottish Sentencing Council was established in October 2015. An annual report is published each year by the Scottish Sentencing Council and this annual report includes details of their allocated funding from SCTS for each year of operation. Decisions about the annual budget of the Scottish Sentencing Council are a matter for SCTS.