HC Deb 16 February 1973 vol 850 cc448-9W
Mr. James Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many in the age groups 15 to 17 years and 18 to 20 years receive day or block release in Lanarkshire; and what percentages they represent of their age groups.

Mr. Gordon Campbell

In session 1971–72, of young people resident in Lanarkshire approximately 4,040 in the 15–17 age group and approximately 4,030 in the 18–20 age group received day or block release. This represented respectively 13 per cent. and 15 per cent. of the age groups.