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8. To ask the Scottish Government what conclusions it has reached through its monitoring of the community payback order scheme on its effectiveness at reducing reoffending. (S6O-01355)
A key part of the vision for justice is shifting the balance from use of custody towards greater use of justice options in our communities. What action is the Scottish Government taking to achieve that and to make further progress in reducing reoffending?
6. To ask the Scottish Government what next steps the programme for government proposes for Scotland’s international office network. (S6O-01337)
Scottish National Party MSP for Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 3 May 2007 — Election
Also represented Kilmarnock and Loudoun
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