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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-21953: Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 7 March 2019

To ask the Scottish Government, further to its response to the Freedom of Information request FOI/19/00340, regarding the provision of a breakdown of the time delay between the imposition and start of community payback order work placements for 2017-18, how many of the orders referred to in the response were delayed each month due to (a) the ongoing completion of community payback orders, (b) medical reasons and (c) other reasons.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 19 March 2019

The information is provided in the following table:

 

 

Time between imposition of order and start  of work placement

Reason for work placement starting later than 7 working days after order imposed

Person currently on order or  supervision

Person ill(1)

Other reason(1)

Reason not provided

Total

Over 2 months  to 3 months

 72

5

170

18

265

Over 3 months to 4 months

 45

5

93

6

149

Over 4 months to 5 months

 45

3

78

7

133

Over 5 months to 6 months

 32

1

65

5

103

Over 6 months to 7 months

 17

0

25

3

45

Over 7 months to 8 months

 8

1

33

2

44

Over 8 months to 9 months

 10

1

34

2

47

Over 9 months to 10 months

 7

0

13

1

21

Over 10 months to 11 months

 7

0

4

1

12

Over 11 months to 12 months

 3

1

3

0

7

Over 12 months

 1

0

4

2

7

Total

 247

17

522

47

833

(1) There may be instances where the delay results from medically related matters but where the reason is recorded under "other client based" reason (part of the "other reason" category) rather than the "person ill" category.