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 Humza Yousaf Humza Yousaf Scottish National Party

On the tragic case that Daniel Johnson mentioned, I know that the thoughts of everybody in the chamber will be with the McClelland family. Does Daniel Johnson recognise that we are introducing an offence of being “unlawfully at large”, which, in that case, would have meant that James Wright would have been arrested? Therefore, I am not sure that the case is a justification for making cutting off a tag an offence.