HC Deb 23 October 1973 vol 861 cc485-6W
Mr. Galbraith

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will institute an inquiry into reparation by the offender to the victim in Scotland; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Gordon Campbell

Yes. The Scottish Council on Crime has recently given some initial consideration to reparation by the offender and has recommended that a thorough and detailed review of the subject be carried out by an appropriate body. Because of its potential importance both for the prevention of crime and for helping the victims of crime I have decided, in consultation with my center hon. and learned Friend the Lord Advocate, to set up a committee of inquiry with the following terms of referenceTo examine reparation by the offender to the victim in Scotland and, in particular, whether there should be statutory provision

Mr. Gordon Campbell

A discussion paper entitled "A Coastal Planning Framework", which incorporates results from the coastal survey, is being circulated to local planning authorities in Scotland this week. I shall send a copy to the hon. Member.

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