Management of Offenders (Scotland) Bill


About the Bill

A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision for electronic monitoring of offenders and as to certain other restrictive measures imposable on offenders; to make provision about periods and processes as regards disclosure of convictions by offenders; and to make provision relating to the organisation and functions of the Parole Board for Scotland.

Current Status of the Bill

This Scottish Government Bill was introduced by the Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Michael Matheson MSP, on 22 February 2018.  The Bill is currently at Stage 1.

Stage 1

The Justice Committee was designated the lead Committee for Stage 1 scrutiny.

The Committee launched a call for views on 16 March 2018. The deadline for responses was Friday 20 April 2018.


The Committee began taking evidence on the Bill on 24 April 2018.



The Committee published its Stage 1 report to the Parliament on 31 January 2019.

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