HC Deb 31 January 1980 vol 977 cc732-3W
Mr. Meacher

asked the Solicitor-General for Scotland if he will list for 1978, by each Scottish police area (a) the number of deaths in police custody, (b) the total population, (c) the number of arrests and (d) the ratio of deaths in custody to population and to number of arrests.

The Solicitor-General for Scotland

The information requested is not readily available. I shall reply to the hon. Member as soon as possible.