HC Deb 10 February 1972 vol 830 cc436-7W
83. Mr. Edward Taylor

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the average, longest and shortest period of imprisonment served by persons released from prison after serving life sentences in the most recent annual period for which figures are available; and what were the comparable figures in each of the previous 10 years.

Mr. Gordon Campbell

The information is as follows:

picketing offence at Kincardine Power Station, and as to what instructions he has given regarding the arrest of pickets during the coal miners' strike.

Mr. Gordon Campbell

I understand Mr. Haggart was held in custody overnight on the instructions of the fiscal. The chief constable's instructions are that his officers should take such action as is necessary to ensure compliance with the law.