HC Deb 21 December 1973 vol 866 cc469-70W
Mr. Millan

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give for the last 12-month period for which figures are available for Scotland and Glasgow, respectively, the number of cases in which a child, as defined for the purposes of the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968, has been sentenced by a court to a fine.

Mr. Gordon Campbell

Information is readily available only in respect of children under 16 years of age. In the year 1972, 817 such children proceeded against were fined in the criminal courts in Scotland, 293 in Glasgow.