The Scottish Government’s Draft Budget 2014-15 was published in September 2013. It covers two years, setting out draft budget figures for 2014-15 and indicative spending plans for 2015-16.
This briefing provides information about spending on the Justice and Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service portfolios, along with the central government grant to local authorities to pay for criminal justice social work. The Justice Committee has agreed to focus its scrutiny of the Draft Budget 2014-15 on the following areas:
• prisons and alternatives to custody (community sentences)
• the Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service
More detailed budgetary information on these areas is set out in this briefing, together with background information (eg on policy and other developments which may impact on the level of spending required in these areas).
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Published: 24 October 2013