HC Deb 15 March 1934 vol 287 cc576-7

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the number of persons convicted in Scotland during each of the past five years for drunkenness attributed to the drinking of methylated spirit, giving separate figures for Glasgow?

The LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. Normand)

My right hon. Friend proposes, with the hon. Member's permission, to circulate the answer in the OFFICIAL REPORT.


Can my right hon. and learned Friend give the figure for last year—a single figure?


In the six named burghs 1,002, and in Glasgow 629.

Following is the answer:

Figures are not available for Scotland as a whole, but returns in respect of six burghs (Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Perth, Inverness and Stirling) show that the number of persons convicted of offences involving drunkenness due to the drinking of methylated spirit has been as follows:

Year ended 30th April. In the six named burghs. In Glasgow only.
1929 1,017 744
1930 963 667
1931 1,031 698
1932 1,106 671
1933 1,002 629

These figures include a considerable number of repeated convictions in respect of the same persons.