§ Lord Hooson
asked Her Majesty's Government:37WA
How many nationals of other European Union member states are currently on remand in Scotland awaiting trial on charges brought against them there.
The Earl of Lindsay:
The subject of the Question relates to matters undertaken by the Scottish Prison Service. I have asked its Chief Executive, Mr. E. W. Frizzell, to arrange for a reply to be given.
Letter to Lord Hooson from the Chief Executive of the Scottish Prison Service, Mr. E. W. Frizzell, dated 27/11/95:
The Earl of Lindsay has asked me to reply to your Question about the number of nationals of other European Union member states who are currently on remand in Scotland awaiting trial on charges brought against them here.
Information on the nationality of persons held on remand in Scottish penal establishments has not been collected centrally in the past. However, the Scottish Prison Service Prisoner Records Database, recently introduced across all establishments and currently being developed further will, in future, enable us to provide such information.