Community Safety

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at 2:49 pm on 21st February 2007.

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Photo of Margaret Mitchell Margaret Mitchell Conservative 2:49 pm, 21st February 2007

I regret that I will not have time to take any interventions. If I have time later on, I will come back to the member.

Better still, ministers have reserved the right to add to the list of pay-as-you-go criminals at any time. It is difficult to see how those on-the-spot fines will do anything other than inconvenience the criminals. They will certainly do nothing to make communities safer and merely serve to downgrade offences that the public rightly regards as serious incidents of antisocial behaviour. Such incidents are rife in our local communities. [Interruption.]