Women Offenders

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at 2:48 pm on 13th April 2005.

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Photo of Pauline McNeill Pauline McNeill Labour 2:48 pm, 13th April 2005

I do not dispute the figures—certainly not with Mr Stevenson, who tends to be good at quoting such things. Nevertheless, does he accept that some women have got into a cycle and prefer, for their own reasons, to do the time and that, therefore, the figures include women who just refuse to pay their fines?