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Meeting of the Parliament 16 May 2019 [Draft] : 16 May 2019 View PDF version
The Minister for Community Safety (Ash Denham)

As outlined in a written answer to Liam Kerr,

“The Scottish Government is committed to improvin...

Meeting of the Parliament 16 May 2019 [Draft] : 16 May 2019 View PDF version
Ash Denham

I thank Liam Kerr for raising the issue. I believe that the letter that he refers to came this week—I think that it was dated 15 May. Obviously, the cabinet secre...

Meeting of the Parliament 16 May 2019 [Draft] : 16 May 2019 View PDF version
Ash Denham

The Government has a positive record on strengthening the rights of victims and witnesses and the support that is available to them. In 2019-20, we are providing ...

Meeting of the Parliament 16 May 2019 [Draft] : 16 May 2019 View PDF version
The Minister for Community Safety (Ash Denham)

Delivering community payback orders and ensuring completion of those orders are the responsibility of the relevant local authority. Some 70 per cent of orders are successfully completed, as ...

Meeting of the Parliament 16 May 2019 [Draft] : 16 May 2019 View PDF version
Ash Denham

Community payback orders are not just abandoned—70 per cent of orders are successfully completed, and individuals will have their cases reviewed in court if progress is not satisfactory. The...

Meeting of the Parliament 16 May 2019 [Draft] : 16 May 2019 View PDF version
Ash Denham

I do.

“I want a smarter justice system that reduc...

Meeting of the Parliament 16 May 2019 [Draft] : 16 May 2019 View PDF version
The Minister for Community Safety (Ash Denham)

The Scottish Government does not publish statistics on the number of divisional police officers in Scotland. The latest figures published by Police Scotland show that there were 1,495 office...

Meeting of the Parliament 16 May 2019 [Draft] : 16 May 2019 View PDF version
Ash Denham

The operational deployment of police officers is a matter for the chief constable. Deputy Chief Constable Will Kerr, who leads on local policing, reported to the ...

Meeting of the Parliament 16 May 2019 [Draft] : 16 May 2019 View PDF version
The Minister for Community Safety (Ash Denham)

The quarterly strength statistics that were published on 7 May show that there were 17,251 police officers in Scotland on 31 March, which is an increase of 81 police officers in the past yea...

Meeting of the Parliament 16 May 2019 [Draft] : 16 May 2019 View PDF version
Ash Denham

I do. The Scottish Government has been clear that costs relating to EU exit should not have a detrimental impact on Scotland’s public finances. We have written to...

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