28. Mr. R. W. SMITH
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if the Government propose to introduce legislation dealing with the question of sexual offences against young persons in Scotland; and, if so, when such legislation will be introduced?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for SCOTLAND (Sir John Gilmour)
I propose to await the Report of the Scottish Committee on Young Offenders, which is now sitting, and to consider the two Reports together. I may add that I have already taken action on recommendations of the Committee which did not require legislation.
When does the right hon. Gentleman expect that the Juvenile Offenders Committee is likely to report, as it is more than a year since it was set up?