Justice

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 4th September 2009.

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Photo of Richard Simpson Richard Simpson Labour

Question S3W-26822

To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make all convicted prisoners in Scottish prisons who are nationals of countries with which the United Kingdom has prisoner transfer agreements aware that they can apply for a face-to-face meeting with the Cabinet Secretary for Justice before a decision is made by him on prisoner transfer.

Photo of Kenny MacAskill Kenny MacAskill Scottish National Party

No, because that is not the case. Other Prisoner Transfer Agreements operate on a different basis, and the process for considering representations from relevant parties was unique to this case.

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