Administration of Justice: Scotland

House of Lords written question – answered on 29th July 2014.

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Photo of Lord MacKenzie of Culkein Lord MacKenzie of Culkein Labour

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to the transfer of suspects and convicted criminals to and from an independent Scotland, whether or not it remains a member of the European Union.

Photo of Lord Faulks Lord Faulks The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

Both the UK Government and Scottish Government have said that there can be no “pre-negotiations” on independence in advance of the referendum. The question of how the transfer of prisoners to and from the Scottish prison estate and other parts of the United Kingdom would be affected by Scottish independence cannot be answered now because it would depend on multiple negotiations that could only take place if people in Scotland vote to leave the UK in September’s referendum.

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