§ Dr. Dickson Mabon
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list each individual scheme for new hospital buildings, extensions and improvements approved in principle by the Department of Health for Scotland from April, 1960, to date; and if he will state, where possible, the permissible starting date in each case.
§ Mr. Maclay
A comprehensive list of individual schemes throughout Scotland approved in principle by my Department since April, 1960, would include so many projects of such varying significance that it would not serve any useful purpose. The main schemes due to start before 1965 were set out in my reply to the hon. Member for Lanarkshire, North (Miss Herbison) on 1st February last. If the hon. Member has any particular scheme
TABLE Crime 1958 1959 1960 Cases Made Known Persons Proceeded Against* Cases Made Known Persons Proceeded Against* Cases Made Known Persons Proceeded Against* Cruelty to and neglect of children 383 365 323 331 242 244 Lewd and libidinous practices towards children 963 345 1,041 379 1,301 466 Defilement of girl under thirteen 19 9 21 9 68 7 Defilement of girl under sixteen 214 58 159 54 277 60 Abducting girl under eighteen or defective or lunatic 1 — 1 1 — — Persons having custody of girl under sixteen causing her seduction, etc. 1 — 1 1 2 3 Exposing children under seven to risk of burning 12 2 7 — 3 1 * This column cannot be strictly related to the previous column: for example, it is not possible to distinguish cases in which more than one person was proceeded against for a single offence, or one person was proceeded against for more than one offence.