HC Deb 05 December 1967 vol 755 cc290-1W
Mr. Clark Hutchison

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what proposals he has discussed with the Lord Advocate to ensure uniformity of fines throughout Scotland for similar offences, irrespective of where they are committed.

Mr. Ross

The Lord Advocate and I are satisfied that there is no reason to change the present system whereby it is for the court to determine, having regard to all the relevant circumstances of the individual offender before it and to any maximum penalty prescribed by statute, what sentence to impose.