Management of Offenders (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 25th June 2019.

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Photo of Margaret Mitchell Margaret Mitchell Conservative

I am grateful to the cabinet secretary for meeting me to discuss the need for stronger risk assessment before electronic monitoring is considered. As he says, at stage 2, I tried to push for robust risk assessment procedures and for details of the risk assessment tool to be shared with the Parliament before the bill was passed. I am pleased that our discussions have at least led the cabinet secretary to lodge a stage 3 amendment that will ensure that the details of how risk will be assessed will be consulted on and that a report will be produced for the Parliament within six months of royal assent if the bill is passed today. On that basis, I am happy to support amendment 127.