HC Deb 28 April 1953 vol 514 c96W
51. Colonel Gomme-Duncan

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many prosecutions have taken place since 1945, under the Children and Young Persons (Scotland) Act, 1937, for selling tobacco to young persons under 16 years of age; and in how many cases convictions were obtained.

Mr. J. Stuart

I regret that the information required is not available, but the number of prosecutions is small. The total number of prosecutions for minor offences under the Children and Young Persons (Scotland) Acts, 1908 to 1937, for each of the years from 1945 to 1951 was 86, 35, 14, 25, 25, 35 and 46 respectively.

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