HC Deb 01 May 1973 vol 855 cc295-6W
Mr. W. H. K. Baker

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many prosecutions were brought in Scotland, in each of the past five years to the nearest convenient date, under the Obscene Publications Acts; and what proportion was successful.

Mr. Gordon Campbell

None. The Obscene Publications Acts do not apply to Scotland. The number of prosecutions relating to indecent advertisements and obscene publications brought under the relevant statutory provisions or under common law, is as follows: —

Persons Disposed of
Year Sheriff Court Police and Burgh Court Total Found Guilty
1967 9 2 8
1968 9 7 13
1969 2 1 3
1970 3 2 4
1971 5 8 13