Cabinet (Meetings)

Part of First Minister's Question Time – in the Scottish Parliament at 12:00 pm on 7 June 2007.

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Photo of Annabel Goldie Annabel Goldie Conservative 12:00, 7 June 2007

I hope that those vital issues will include sentencing. The Scottish Executive plans to replace jail sentences of less than six months with community sentences. Is the First Minister really telling us that people who pose a risk to the public, such as muggers, housebreakers and violent individuals who assault and terrify their partners, will not get the punishment that would give their victims justice?