§ Mr. Donald Stewartasked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many men were employed in fishing in Scotland at the latest count; and what was the figure five years ago.

§ Mr. YoungerThe numbers of regularly and partially employed fishermen

144Wif available, of the current year for the number of cases of burglary; and by what percentage this figure is up or down on the same period in 1978;

(2) if he will give the figures for the first six months, or longer period if available, of the current year for the number of cases of assault to severe injury or damage to life; and by what percentage this figure is up or down on the same period in 1978;

(3) if he will give the figures for the first six months, or longer period if available, of the current year for the number of cases of assault and robbery; and by what percentage this figure is up or down on the same period in 1978;

(4) if he will give the figures for the first six months, or longer period if available, of the current year for the number of cases of rape and attempted rape; and by what percentage this figure is up or down on the same period in 1978;

(5) if he will give the figures for the first six months, or longer period if available, of the current year for the total number of cases of murder and culpable homicide; and by what percentage this figure is up or down on the same period in 1978.

§ Mr. YoungerThe provisional figures for the period January to September 1979 are shown in the table below:

in Scotland at the end of December in 1973 and 1978 are given below:

1973 1978 Regularly employed 8311 7863 Partially employed ^{*}1336 1378 Total 9647 9241 ^{*}Includes 253 crofter fishermen in 1973 and 206 in 1978.