HC Deb 23 April 1969 vol 782 cc75-6W
52. Mrs. Ewing

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the existing police juvenile liaison schemes established in Greenorb, Stirling; and what plans he has to assist the extension of such schemes to other towns.

Mr. Dewar

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps he is taking to assist the wider establishment of police juvenile liaison schemes.

Mr. Buchan

In addition to Renfrew and Bute and Stirling and Clackmannan Police Forces, juvenile liaison schemes are operated by Argyll, Ayrshire, Inverness, and Perth and Kinross Forces. I welcome experimentation in police methods to prevent crime. Police juvenile liaison and similar schemes are, however, essentially matters for local initiative.