5. To ask the Scottish Government what impact a presumption against short sentences will have on female offenders. (S5O-03621)
A recent analytical report from the Ministry of Justice, “Economic and social costs of reoffending”, shows that there is a societal cost of £18 billion a year in the United Kingdom. Therefore, does the cabinet secretary agree that Scottish Conservatives in the Scottish Parliament, and the new UK Government Secretary of State for Justice, Robert Buckland, should get behind the presumption...
I, too, commend my colleague Fulton McGregor. I attended but did not speak in the debate in May. That was when I first really understood the scope and scale of the issues that are being raised by the Give Them Time campaign, which I also commend for its persistence and tenacity in pursuing the issue and highlighting it to members. Many members, including Brian Whittle and my colleague Jenny...
Scottish National Party MSP for Motherwell and Wishaw
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 2011 — Election
Also represented Central Scotland
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