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S5W-22578: Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 5 April 2019

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-21969 by Humza Yousaf on 20 March 2019, whether the shared approach with the Scottish Prison Service has been agreed and, if so, when the (a) plans for delivery will be in place and (b) data will be published.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 25 April 2019

The Scottish Government and the Scottish Prison Service have agreed the outline of a shared approach to publishing further data. The content of these data and information will be based on user needs and policy requirements and published on an easily accessible central location on the SPS website.

In the short term this project will collate relevant data, currently spread across a number of sources, into a single place on the SPS website and the scope of this data and information will continually improve in the coming months, for example, the Prison Survey data will be placed there by the end of April 2019 and a summary of the Scottish Prison Service’s Strategic Assessment will be published in the Autumn 2019.

The Scottish Government will provide updates for users on these continuing developments via the Scottish Government webpages and other appropriate communication channels.