Dear Alastair 

Assessment of the Scottish prison population statistics

Thank you for your letter of 21 July requesting an assessment of Scottish Government’s Scottish prison population statistics. 

I welcome your endeavours to publicly demonstrate the compliance of these statistics with the Code of Practice for Statistics. I am pleased to confirm that my team will shortly begin this assessment. 

I am copying this letter to Amy Wilson, Head of Justice Analytical Services at Scottish Government, and Rose Munenura, Head of Justice Systems Analysis Unit at Scottish Government.   

Yours sincerely 

Ed Humpherson
Director General for Regulation