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Mosquito Ultrasonic Youth Deterrent Devices Written Answer, 15/01/15 [S]

Written answer given in response to Alison McInnes (LibDem) question asking the Scottish Government what its position is on the use of Mosquito ultrasonic youth deterrent devices; whether it considers these devices discriminatory; what analysis it has made about how they might impact on the (a) health and (b) behaviour of young people, and what powers it has to (i) ban and (ii) regulate their use.

The Minister for Community Safety and Legal Affairs, Paul Wheelhouse replied the Scottish Government does not support use of the Mosquito ultrasonic youth deterrent device. Its use is not consistent with our approach to tackling antisocial behaviour, nor is it consistent with our desire to promote strong and supportive communities where peopleís rights are recognised and respected.

Scotlandís Commissioner for Children and Young People is currently gathering information relating to use of the Mosquito devices in Scotland, and the views of children and young people with respect to public spaces. The results of this are expected to be collated at the beginning of this year and the commissioner will thereafter decide on how to progress any concerns raised.

For the full answer to this and other questions see the Scottish Parliament Written Answer Report 15 January 2015 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Written Answer Report 15 January 2015