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Question reference: S6W-24128

  • Asked by: Liam McArthur, MSP for Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats
  • Date lodged: 20 December 2023
  • Current status: Answered by Angela Constance on 16 January 2024


To ask the Scottish Government how many people under the age of 18 entered remand in (a) 2020-21, (b) 2021-22, (c) 2022-23 and (d) 2023 to date.


Data covering the period 2020-23 is available via the published National Statistics on the Scottish Prison Population.

Financial Year

Individuals under 18 arriving to remand

a) 2020-21


b) 2021-22


c) 2022-23


Information about the number of individuals under the age of 18 arriving to remand for the period d) April 2023 to December 2023 is only available via Scottish Government collections of management information. The values provided by this source are not directly comparable with those provided by our National Statistics data.

Using this management information, the number of individuals under 18 arriving to remand in 2023 Q2-Q4 was 29.