HC Deb 24 February 1971 vol 812 cc135-6W
58. Mr. William Hannan

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will institute a research project into the relationship of the excess consumption of alcohol as a contributory factor in the commission of crimes, including crimes of violence.

Mr. Buchanan-Smith

The link between intoxication and the commission of crime is already established. In relation to criminological research in Scot- land, studies on several subjects include the effects of alcohol.

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