FOI Request - Home Background Reports

Request 101000416938

1. Please provide a breakdown of how many Home Background Reports were requested from your local authority by each prison in year since 2013/14, and the year up to date.
- How many of these were requested (a) more than 6 weeks, (b) 6 weeks, (c) 5 weeks, (d) 4 weeks, (e) 3 weeks, (f) 2 weeks, (1) week or less in advance of a parole board meeting date.

2. Please provide a breakdown of how many Home Background Reports that were requested were provided (a) before the deadline, (b) on the deadline, (c) 1-2 weeks after the deadline, (d) 3-4 weeks after the deadline, (e) more than 4 weeks after the deadline, by each prison in each year since 2013/14, and the year up to date.

3. Please provide a breakdown on the average time it took to prepare a Home Background Report in each year since 2013/14, and the year up to date.

4. Please provide details on how many occasions did a Home Background report became outdated causing a need for a new one to be requested due to a change in the date of a parole board meeting in each year since 2013/14, and the year up to date.

Response 29-02-2016

1.

2013/14

Glenochil – 10

Craiginches – 1

Polmont – 1

Justice Directorate – 1

Shotts – 1

2014/15

Barlinnie – 1

HMP Inverness – 1

Glenochil – 2

Polmont – 1

Saughton – 1

HMP Grampian – 1

2015/16

Barlinnie – 3

Peterhead – 1

HMP Inverness – 4

Glenochil – 3

Polmont – 2

Shotts - 1

***Note we cannot answer the second part of this question. We do not keep an electronic record of the date of the parole board meeting, we only keep a record of the date it is requested for and so this information is exempt under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, information not held.

2. All  reports were completed for the deadline.

3. ***Note we cannot answer this question. We do not keep a record of how long it takes to prepare a home background report and therefore this information is exempt under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, information not held.

4. None

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