§ 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-136W land, studies on several subjects include the effects of alcohol.