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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S6W-01783
Asked by: Jamie Greene, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Date lodged: 23 July 2021

Question

To ask the Scottish Government what analysis it has carried out regarding whether the size of fixed penalty notice fines are a sufficient deterrent for antisocial behaviour.

Current status: Answered by Ash Denham on 18 August 2021


Answer

We are always ready and willing to listen to those tackling antisocial behaviour directly in our communities – they have the knowledge and expertise and we value their views. In our regular discussions with Police Scotland and local authorities on these issues, there have been no calls for the Scottish Government to consider an increase in the level of Fixed Penalty Notice for antisocial behaviour.

We therefore have no current plans to increase the penalty. Any proposed increase would have to be carefully considered to ensure the change was effective, proportionate and avoided unintended consequences.