§ Mr. Paton
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland to state, for the year 1952, for Scotland, the number of murders known to the police; the number of murders in which the suspected murderer committed suicide; the number of murders in which the supposed murderer was found unfit to plead or, on pleading, was found guilty but insane; the number of persons charged with murder and acquitted; the number of persons found guilty of murder and sentenced to death; the number of those sentenced to death who were subsequently found to be insane; the number of those sentenced to death who were reprieved; and the number of those sentenced to death who were actually executed.
§ Mr. J. Stuart
Thirteen cases of murder were made known to the police in Scotland in 1952. In three cases the suspected murderer committed suicide. Five persons were proceeded against for murder; of these two were found to be 125W insane and unfit for trial and three were found guilty, sentenced to death and executed.