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Further Consultation on the draft Public Services Reform (Inspection and Monitoring of Prisons) (formerly Prison Visiting Committees) (Scotland) Order 2014

Further Consultation on the draft Public Services Reform (Inspection and Monitoring of Prisons) (formerly Prison Visiting Committees) (Scotland) Order 2014

Friday, September 19, 2014

ISBN: 9781784127985

Following the responses to the Consultation on the draft Public Services Reform (Prison Visiting Committees) (Scotland) Order 2014, which ran from 4 October 2013 until 31 January 2014, the Scottish Government has made a number of changes to the proposed draft Order. As a result of these changes, it is considered appropriate to hold a further period of public consultation on the revised draft Order.

Executive Summary

This consultation seeks responses on a number of questions in relation to the proposed draft Public Services Reform (Inspection and Monitoring of Prisons) (formerly Prison Visiting Committees) (Scotland) Order 2014.

When made, this Order will abolish Prison Visiting Committees, clarify the role of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons, create the roles of Prison Monitoring Co-ordinator and Independent Prison Monitor and require the Chief Inspector to establish a Prison Monitoring Advisory Group.

The consultation period runs until 13 October 2014 and all responses would be welcomed.