§ Mr. Teddy Taylor
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) if he will publish a table showing the number of convictions for murder, attempted murder, culpable homicide, rape, and crimes of violence, respectively, in each year from 1957 to 1977;
(2) by what percentage the current numbers of convictions for murder, attempted murder, culpable homicide and crimes of violence exceeded the comparable totals, respectively, for 1963, the year before the introduction of the Bill to abolish capital punishment.
§ Mr. Millan
The figures for the numbers of persons against whom these crimes have been proved in each year from 1957 to 1976 are set out in the table below. The figures for 1977 are not yet available.
requested and could not be obtained without disproportionate cost.