§ Mr. Dempsey
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many policemen were murdered in the course of their duty in each year since 1918; and if he will indicate The years when capital punishment was and was not in force.
§ Mr. Ross
Figures are not available for 1918–48, but during the period 1949 to 1969 four police officers were murdered in Scotland in the course of their duty as follows:
1951 … … 1 1952 … … 1 1969 … … 2 (a single incident)
Capital punishment was in force for the murder of a police office acting in the execution of his duty until 9th November, 1965.