§ Mr. Hannan
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will provide a table showing separately the number of cases of cruelty to children, child neglect, and offences against children reported to the police for each of the last three years at any convenient date, and the number of cases in each group in which proceedings were taken
§ Mr. Maclay
The information for the more serious offences is given in the table below. In addition, there are a few minor offences specifically defined as involving children, and if the hon. Member is particularly interested in any of these I will try to supply the information.
of weekly pay for the Ross and Cromarty constabulary was impracticable because of staffing and other difficulties. Regulation 34 of the Police (Scotland) Regulations leaves the decision with the authority, but I have asked them to keep the position under review.