HC Deb 25 October 1976 vol 918 cc95-6W
Mr. Reid

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish in the Official Report a full list of Scottish local authorities with refuges for battered wives.

Mr. McElhone

Refuges for battered wives are known to exist in the following Scottish local authority districts:

  • Edinburgh.
  • Glasgow.
  • Dundee.
  • Aberdeen.
  • East Kilbride.
  • Falkirk.
  • Clackmannan.
  • Dunfermline.
  • Perth and Kinross.

The extent of local authority involvement in the management of refuges varies from one refuge to another. Because there is no obligation to report the existence of refuges there may be refuges not known to my Department in other areas.

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