Date lodged: 3 April 2019
To ask the Scottish Government how many times in the last year an electronic tag was removed without authorisation on the grounds of medical emergency.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 1 May 2019
Information on the overall number of tags removed for emergency medical reasons is not routinely collated by the electronic monitoring service provider.
However, in every case where the Electronic Monitoring service provider is notified that a tag has been removed for emergency medical reasons, they are required to obtain confirmation of that fact from a medical professional and where appropriate report this to the relevant authority.