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Written questions and answers

Written parliamentary questions can be asked by any MSP to the Scottish Government by any MSP to the Scottish Government or the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body. The questions provide a means for MSPs to get factual and statistical information from them. Written questions must be answered within 10 working days (20 working days during recess). Other questions such as Topical, Portfolio, General and First Minister's Question Times are taken in the Chamber.

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Question ref. S5W-08319

Asked by: Ross, Douglas, Highlands and Islands, Date lodged: 22 March 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how many times the Independent Prison Monitoring Advisory Group has met.

Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 18 April 2017

Question ref. S5W-08315

Asked by: Ross, Douglas, Highlands and Islands, Date lodged: 22 March 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how much independent prison monitoring cost in its first year of operation.

Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 18 April 2017

Question ref. S5W-08313

Asked by: Ross, Douglas, Highlands and Islands, Date lodged: 22 March 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how many vacancies there are for independent prison monitors.

Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 18 April 2017

Question ref. S5W-08314

Asked by: Ross, Douglas, Highlands and Islands, Date lodged: 22 March 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what the average frequency of monitoring visits per prison is by (a) independent prison monitors and (b) prison monitoring coordinators.

Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 18 April 2017

Question ref. S5W-08318

Asked by: Ross, Douglas, Highlands and Islands, Date lodged: 22 March 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what training existing independent prison monitors have received.

Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 18 April 2017

Question ref. S5W-08321

Asked by: Ross, Douglas, Highlands and Islands, Date lodged: 22 March 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how visits by independent prison monitors are publicised to prisoners.

Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 18 April 2017

Question ref. S5W-08316

Asked by: Ross, Douglas, Highlands and Islands, Date lodged: 22 March 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what proportion of prison monitoring visits have been carried out as part of a pre-arranged rota.

Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 18 April 2017

Question ref. S5W-08322

Asked by: Ross, Douglas, Highlands and Islands, Date lodged: 22 March 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what work has been undertaken to assess prisoners’ awareness of independent prison monitors and prison monitoring coordinators.

Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 18 April 2017

Question ref. S5W-08317

Asked by: Ross, Douglas, Highlands and Islands, Date lodged: 22 March 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what proportion of prison monitoring visits have been carried out on an unannounced basis.

Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 18 April 2017

Question ref. S5W-08312

Asked by: Ross, Douglas, Highlands and Islands, Date lodged: 22 March 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how many independent prison monitors are in post.

Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 18 April 2017