§ Mr. R. Gibson
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will explain the discrepancy between the number of persons convicted for drunkenness in Glasgow in 1937, given by him as 6,605, and the number given by the chief constable of Glasgow in his report for that year, page 44, as 14,055?
§ Mr. Colville
Following is a statement showing how the figures referred to in the question are made up.
The total of 6,605 given in my reply to the hon. and learned Member on the 17th February is the total number of convictions in the Glasgow Police and Sheriff Courts of offences in which drunkenness formed a specific part of the charge. It is made up as follows:1940W
Drunk and Incapable 6,315 Drunk in charge of a horse, child, etc. 70 Drunk, or Drinking in a She been 2 Drunk and entering a public house 54 Drunk in charge of a motor vehicle 164 Total 6,605
The figure of 14,055 is the number of persons proceeded against but not necessarily convicted in the Glasgow Police Courts for drunkenness and for other offences committed while under the influence of intoxicating liquor. It includes offences in which drunkenness is not a constituent part of the charge, and is shown on page 44 of the Chief Constable's Report for 1937, to be made up as follows:
Assault on Wives 416 Theft 23 Fraud 3 Malicious Mischief 6l Indecent Exposure 60 Indecent Behaviour 66 Betting 4 *Breach of the Peace 4,307 Contempt of Court 1 Brothels 1 Harbour By-Laws 2 Drunkenness 8,121 Drunk in charge of Horse, etc. 77 Drunk and entering Public House 75 Police Acts (Contraventions) 502 Prostitutes Importuning 28 Road Traffic Act 2 Street Obstructions 4 Tramway Act 1 Begging 262 Vagrancy and Trespass 39 Total 14,055 *Includes Petty Assaults.