Community Payback Orders

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at on 17 March 2011.

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Photo of Frank McAveety Frank McAveety Labour

Can the cabinet secretary justify the £10,000 expense to the taxpayer of keeping the individual who breached the first community payback order in prison due to his refusal to conform to the expectations of the CPO? What will he do if others who are issued with community payback orders exhibit the same pattern of conduct?