Management of Offenders (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3

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

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Fulton MacGregor Fulton MacGregor Scottish National Party

In that hypothetical situation, my understanding is that the obligation would rest with the local authority that the person came from, unless, while they were in custody, arrangements were made for them to move elsewhere. That makes exactly my point: such arrangements are made every day and services are in place to do that.

As I said earlier, the intentions behind amendments

2 and 128 are positive. I have spoken to Daniel Johnson in committee about them and I know that they are based on a positive intention. However, I do not think that the bill is the right place for them: I do not think that we should be centralising in that fashion. I will not support amendments

2 and 128.